The Five Most Expensive Traffic Violations

April 14, 2015

The cost of incurring a traffic violation has gotten much higher in recent years. Fines in many jurisdictions have doubled, tripled, or even more. Even worse – because they are recurring – are the insurance surcharges that apply after most violations. And at the extreme, some violations can even result in jail time. Here is a list of […]

How to Put an End to Car Loans Forever

October 24, 2013

For most people, a car loan is the single biggest debt payment they make each month – right after the mortgage payment. But what if you could put an end to car loans forever? How much would that improve your household budget, and your financial situation overall? With the high cost cars today, is that […]

How Much Does it Really Cost to Own a Car?

July 29, 2013

Do you ever find yourself wondering at the end of each month, where does all the money go? One place you might want to take a very close look at is your car expense. Most people look at their car expense as a list of separate expenses – car payments, gasoline, repairs, auto insurance, etc. […]

How to Buy a Car with Bad Credit and No Cosigner

April 8, 2013

Can you buy a car with bad credit and not have to use a cosigner? The answer is yes, however it is not nearly as clean and neat as buying a car with a conventional loan. You have to use your imagination, and prepare for a less comfortable situation. Here are some options: 1. The […]

How to Buy a Used Rental Car

December 27, 2012

With the rise in new car prices, the used car market has become more competitive in recent years. Prices are up and cars are hard to find. But there is a source of used cars – a pretty big one – that most people are completely unaware of. Rental car companies hold onto their cars […]

Do You Really Need Car Rental Insurance?

December 12, 2012

If you ever rented a car you probably know about car rental insurance. More formally known as the loss damage waiver, or LDW, it most typically covers the deductible portion of damage to the rental car not covered by your regular insurance, but it can cover even more. The coverage is completely optional, but car […]

My 2 Biggest Money Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

October 10, 2012

One of my goals in life is to avoid making significant money mistakes that set me back financially. However, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes that have cost me dearly. Here are some of the biggest financial mistakes I’ve made, and how you can avoid them. Learn from my mistakes so you don’t have […]

Sell a Car on Craigslist Without Losing Sleep

February 22, 2012

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the trouble to sell a car on Craigslist, last month we sold our car on Craigslist for $3000 more than the dealer offered us on a trade-in.  I’d never put up a car for sale by owner and didn’t really know much about the detail of how to sell […]

14 Car Buying Lessons to Help You Get a Good Deal & Avoid Regret

November 17, 2011

Buying a car can be an exhausting process and you have many opportunities to slip up and pay for things that you don’t really need.  Each time my wife and I buy a car, we get better at the process and get more for our money. We just spent the last month and a half […]

Get Your Car Ready for a Roadtrip

June 16, 2010

Summer road trips can be a lot of fun, driving across country with friends or family is an experience you won’t likely soon forget.  Getting your car ready for a road trip can help make it a more enjoyable experience by hopefully avoiding any car problems on the way. One thing many people don’t think […]

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