Thou Shalt Not Idle

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Welcome to the latest installment of Money Saving Mondays, an ongoing series where we share simple, actionable tips that you can use right away to start saving money immediately. Today's tip will help you save money on gas: quit idling! Studies show that letting your engine idle for any longer than ten seconds uses more gas than turning off the engine and starting it up … [Read more...]

The Real Cost of Owning a Car

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When most people go car shopping they only consider the actual purchase price and forget about all the other costs of owning a car.  But the truth is all those additional costs may be greater than the price of the car itself.  Before you run off and buy more car than you can afford, consider these often forgotten costs of owning a car. Finance Charges Unless you have enough … [Read more...]

Car Buying Tips and Tricks

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When I bought my first new car, I was just out of college and felt flush with cash. I had just started working full time and I was enjoying my new salary. I couldn't be bothered trying to sell my used car, so after donating the old clunker to charity, I confidently strolled into the Volkswagen dealership to pick out a brand new Jetta. The salesman must have heard cash … [Read more...]

When is the Best Time to Buy a New Car?

Buying a new car can be a nerve-wracking experience.  As soon as you walk in to the dealership the salesmen start circling like vultures.  They just can't wait to sink their teeth in to you and suck you dry. But all is not can still strike a good deal if you do your homework first and stick to your guns.  And you can increase your negotiating power if you know the … [Read more...]