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

11.12.16
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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

10.25.16
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Ameriprise Auto Insurance Review

Ameriprise offers quality coverage and excellent customer service at a reasonable price, but it’s not available everywhere. Ameriprise is known for its low rates, so

10.18.16
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How to Buy a Car With No Credit

One of the most financially terrifying things that can happen is to have your car break down beyond repair when you have no credit or

10.17.16
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Best Non-Owner Car Insurance for 2016

If you don’t own a car, you don’t legally need to carry liability insurance. The policy on whatever vehicle you’re borrowing or renting will cover

10.14.16
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How to Find High-Risk Car Insurance

Motorists who want to save money on their car insurance should do everything they can to avoid being labeled as high-risk drivers by insurance carriers.

10.14.16
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MetLife Auto Insurance Review

MetLife offers excellent auto insurance coverage and reasonable pricing, but customers have been less than impressed with the service they’ve received. MetLife offers several auto

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 9): Trimming Your Spending – Transportation

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from

10.12.16
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Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

When you’re in the market for a new or used car, it’s smart to shop around. Beyond searching for the best price on the right car

10.07.16
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Nationwide Auto Insurance Review

Nationwide provides a wide variety of coverage options, but its rates aren’t the most affordable and customers have expressed dissatisfaction with its claims service. Nationwide

10.07.16
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Allstate Auto Insurance Review

Allstate offers solid protection and safe driving bonuses that are hard to find elsewhere, but high premiums and frequent rate hikes continue to drive customers

10.07.16
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Progressive Auto Insurance Review

Progressive consistently offers affordable auto insurance rates, but there’s a tradeoff in customer service. Progressive is one of the best places to turn to if

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