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).


I managed to avoid political reporting until earlier this year, when I published a series of candidate profiles and issue pieces for OZY. Some of my conclusions have held up better than others. Nothing is written, but this story, about the GOP's efforts to maintain...

Your IP Won’t Protect Itself

First off, some sad news: the last issue of Minnesota Business magazine has rolled off the digital presses. Minnesota Business was, in the words of former editor-in-chief Steve LeBeau, the Twin Cities' true "community business" monthly: an inclusive, supportive...

Righting Wrongs in St. Paul

In early April, I wrote about the wide, wonderful world of freeway caps, also known as highway lids (because, of course, not every limited-access roadway is free to use). Born of the urban freeway backlash of the 1970s and lately enjoying a resurgence in urban cores...

3 Fam 3 Biz

There's not much about my work that I actively dislike. If you put me on the spot and asked me to name the one part of the job I could do without, I'd finger those long, silent stretches spent wrangling staccato thoughts into fluent sentences. I'm not the only solo...

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...

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