02.21.17
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15 Simple Driving Tactics That Will Save You Surprising Money (and Time, Too)

One of my biggest financial frustrations is stopping at a gas station. You dump fuel in your car, spend $40 or more, and then all

01.11.17
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Can the GM BuyPower Card Help You Save on a New Car?

We’ve all heard of earning cash back, airfare, and hotel stays with credit card rewards, but what about a new car? The GM BuyPower card

12.29.16
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Auto Owners Insurance Review

Auto-Owners Insurance is a mutual insurance company operating in 26 different states through independent representatives. They offer basically every type of insurance under the sun,

12.28.16
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Six Ways Seniors Can Save on Car Insurance

Young drivers typically see their car insurance costs drop as they gain experience behind the wheel, but when they become senior citizens, their rates may

12.21.16
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Do You Need Insurance for a Moped or Scooter?

More and more Americans are looking for ways to save money on their transportation costs. One solution is riding a moped or a scooter instead

12.19.16
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Can I Pay My Auto Loan With a Credit Card?

Can you pay your auto loan with a credit card? Well, yes… technically you can. Most lenders won’t allow you to use a credit card to pay

12.16.16
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Why Do You Need a Down Payment, Anyway?

When it comes to navigating through life, there are certain financial traditions and transactions that are difficult to avoid – among them paying taxes annually,

12.11.16
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How Big Should My Down Payment on a Car Be?

Reader Jimmie wrote in with a good question about the ideal down payment on a car: I’m going to buy a new car in several

12.11.16
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How Much Is a Speeding Ticket Going to Cost You?

Before we pass our road test and receive a freshly minted driver’s license, we learn that moving violations and speeding tickets can be costly. Most of us

12.02.16
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How to Get a Cheap Rental Car

For most people, the vacation planning hierarchy goes flight, hotel, then vehicle. But don’t treat your car rental as an afterthought — knowing your needs

11.30.16
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How to Make Money Driving for Uber

Thanks to the modern marvel of the Internet, a slew of disruptive technologies have completely reshaped entire industries over the last decade. Think about how Amazon.com reinvented shopping

11.12.16
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Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan Before You Head to the Dealership

Heading to the car dealership just to look around isn’t a bad idea if you need a new car, right? Just because you look doesn’t mean

11.06.16
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The Dead Minivan Experiment: How We’re Trying to Become a One-Car Family

A few weeks ago, my 2007 periwinkle blue minivan lay unworkable in the driveway. With jumper cables in hand, my husband tried to bring her

11.02.16

State Farm Auto Insurance Review

State Farm offers solid coverage and excellent customer service, but it may not be your most affordable option. State Farm is the nation’s largest auto

11.01.16
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Here’s How Much Your Credit Score Impacts Your Mortgage and Auto Loan Rates

When you apply for a new loan, the most influential factor in determining your interest rate is your credit and, more specifically, your credit scores.

10.30.16
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Road Outrage: Low-Income Drivers Are Charged More for Car Insurance, Even With a Clean Record

There’s an unfortunate reality when it comes to auto insurance that many drivers may not be fully aware of: Low-income drivers who have a perfect

10.27.16
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Caught Driving With No Car Insurance? Here’s What It’ll Cost You

In 49 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, driving without auto liability insurance is against the law. Even New Hampshire, the only

10.26.16
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Is AAA Worth It?

If you’ve ever broken down on the side of the road or had to get a car towed, you’ve probably wished you had some kind

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