02.24.16
Car Insurance in West Virginia

Car Insurance in West Virginia

West Virginia holds a peculiar record: It has the most deer-vehicle collisions per capita. That’s not something to be proud of, but it shouldn’t worry

02.14.16
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Five Things You Could Afford If You Didn’t Buy a New Car

America’s love affair with cars has reached critical mass. According to Experian’s quarterly “State of the Automotive Finance Market,” the average car payment for a

02.10.16
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Five Monthly Bills You Could Live Without

When people finally decide they want to get ahead financially, most choose one of two strategies: They either look for ways to earn more money, or they

02.01.16
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Why No One Should Get an 84-Month Car Loan (Ever)

Experian’s quarterly “State of the Automotive Finance Market” report gets worse each time I read it, and the third-quarter summary for 2015 (the most recent available)

01.29.16

The Simple Dollar Guide to Auto Loans

Getting an auto loan isn’t as tricky as securing a mortgage, since the lending criteria are a bit more flexible. But you still want to

12.08.15
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The Best Affordable SUVs

SUVs have gotten incredibly popular over the past two decades, and that trend looks set to continue — especially as gas prices have fallen in the

12.06.15

Best Car Insurance Companies of 2016

The best car insurance companies offer comprehensive coverage, superior customer service, financial strength, and painless shopping experiences to get you the best car insurance quotes.

11.13.15
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Is Uber Financing a Bad Idea?

With its innovative technology, user-friendly platform, and promise to save its users money, ride-sharing app Uber has quickly become a dominant disruptive force in the transportation-for-hire industry — one

10.22.15
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Best Cheap Car Insurance Options in 2016

Whether you have a set of shiny new wheels or a decaying rust bucket, cheap car insurance is a must for staying legal on the

10.07.15
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Why Aren’t Car Loans More Regulated?

By Peter Miller Auto debt has become a trillion-dollar industry, yet it’s a form of financing largely exempt from government oversight. Car and truck buyers

10.01.15
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Simple Ways to Save $$$ on Car Insurance

If you’re in a hurry, the moral of the story is simply this: Know your coverage, and MOST IMPORTANTLY shop around for the best rates

09.29.15
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Student Guide to Car Insurance

If you’re lucky enough to drive your own set of wheels during college, now’s the time to do a little bit of homework on car

08.27.15
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Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

It’s a familiar scenario for anyone who has rented a car lately: You’re tired after a long flight, and it’s finally your turn at the

06.23.15
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How Much Does Car Insurance Cost?

How much is car insurance going to cost you? It’s not an easy question to answer. The quote you receive could be painfully high or

06.14.15
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The Best Used Cars for Simply Getting Around

It’s expensive to buy and own a car — the American Automobile Association (AAA) pegs the cost of owning a vehicle at a whopping $8,698 a year. But

05.26.15
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Walking, Bicycling, Driving, and Cost-Effectiveness

Recently, it was announced that a grocery store is opening within two miles of my home. This is actually pretty good news for me as,

05.11.15
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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

05.08.15
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Why You Shouldn’t Lease a Car (and Other Similar Money Moves)

More than once on this site, I’ve argued on behalf of renting instead of buying a home. Renting comes with a number of financial advantages,

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