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Matt Brownell

Matt Brownell joined MainStreet in August 2010 as a staff writer covering deals and bank rate news. Prior to joining MainStreet, he worked as an editor for a small marketing firm in Boston, The Ictus Initiative, and blogged on personal finance topics for ONEin3Money.org. A native Bostonian, he received a bachelor¿s degree in English from Harvard in 2008.


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How to Talk to a Debt Collector

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

If you get the dreaded call, don't panic -- just follow these steps and keep your wits about you.

11:01AM 03/26/12

Travel Site Does the Price Matching for You

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Tingo will rebook your room and automatically refund the difference if the price of your hotel drops.

10:05AM 03/22/12

Wal-Mart's Disc Conversion: Is It Worth It?

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Wal-Mart wants you to pay up to $5 for a digital copy of your DVDs. Here's how to tell if it's really worth the price.

11:52AM 03/21/12

10 Things You Should Always Buy in Bulk

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Considering a membership to your local warehouse club store? See if you buy a lot of these items regularly.

09:00AM 03/21/12

How Long Will Your Leftover Beer Last?

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

If you managed to come through St. Patrick's Day with unopened beers, here's your drinking deadline.

10:42AM 03/20/12

Should I Recycle This? How to Trash 9 Items

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

While some items are clearly destined for the recycling bin, others are more ambiguous.

10:30AM 03/19/12

What Were They Thinking? 4 Stupid Fee Names

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Fees are bad enough on their own, but their names can make them even more frustrating.

10:59AM 03/16/12

7 Products You're Paying Too Much For

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Don't help these companies make huge profit margins at your expense.

09:00AM 03/15/12

Celebrity Deal Sites: Please Don't Let This Become a Trend

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

NBA veteran Tracy McGrady has launched a deal site, and we're really hoping other celebrities don't follow suit.

10:05AM 03/14/12

This Penny Auction Site Could Actually Snag You a Deal

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

A new auction site gives you the chance to get big discounts on gift cards -- and it's not a total scam, for once.

11:50AM 03/13/12

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