Brian Martucci is an award-winning independent journalist with a passion for transforming complex ideas into accessible, relevant and engaging stories.



In-depth guides and primers on top tourist hubs and overlooked gems.

Startups & Small Business

Over five years in the early stage trenches. No victory is too small.

Personal Finance

Sensible, relatable personal finance advice (and consent). No judgments.


In-depth, critical reporting on the public interest. No agenda (unless you have one).

Timelier Than Your Average Deep Dive

Most of my work for Money Crashers is evergreen, meant to last for months or years without going out of style. With a few tweaks, my piece on safety tips for international travelers will probably be useful a decade from now. Barring some catastrophic change in lending...

COCO Pitch Night 2018 – Nobody Recognizes the Mayor

Five fantastic pitches, two winners, and a mayor who apparently needs to get out more. COCO Pitch Night 2018, the fifth annual, went off without a hitch on January 23rd at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the coworking hub's flagship space. I've covered at least one...

How I Finally Learned to Say ‘No’

Years ago, I worked for a national quick-serve restaurant chain. My home shop was among the system's busiest – a real hive of busy work. During rushes, the back of the house was chaotic beyond description, but I thrived there. I took pride in being the first to pipe...

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