When he heard a dripping sound from the second-floor bedroom in his southern California condo at 4 a.m. last June, he thought the sink was leaking. Unfortunately, his water heater had ruptured, causing water to cascade down the ceiling, ruining pretty much everything in the room. “For a second, I wished I could crawl back in bed,” says Nelson, 26, who ended up paying $2,000 in out-of-pocket costs, with homeowners insurance covering the rest. Millions of Americans can relate.
This year may be your last best chance to really start saving. The economy is humming along, having grown for 102 months in a row, the third-longest expansion in American history. The Federal Reserve, fresh off three interest rate hikes last year, appears determined to repeat the feat in 2018 as the unemployment rate continues to hover around post-Great Recession lows. This confluence of factors is a boon for savers.
On the one hand, they are incredibly loyal bank customers, spending an average of 16 years using the same primary checking account, according to a recent Bankrate survey. That’s three years longer than an American family typically lives in the same home. But they’re also dissatisfied. Less than a third of Americans have confidence in financial institutions, according to Gallup, while individual banks are held in low esteem by consumers compared to tech behemoths, such as Google and Facebook.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".