Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

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.


Recent Articles By The Author

How to Talk to a Debt Collector

How to Talk to a Debt Collector

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

Travel Site Does the Price Matching for You

Travel Site Does the Price Matching for You

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

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

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

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.

10 Things You Should Always Buy in Bulk

10 Things You Should Always Buy in Bulk

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

How Long Will Your Leftover Beer Last?

How Long Will Your Leftover Beer Last?

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