Automobile

#21: Auto Leases

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday until the series concludes; you can keep tabs on the action at the 25 Rules index. Rule #21: Lease a new car or truck only if you plan to replace …

Categories: Automobile, Money

#20: Automotive Purchases

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday until the series concludes; you can keep tabs on the action at the 25 Rules index. Rule #20: The best way to save money on a car is to buy …

Categories: Automobile, Money

Ten Ways To Save Money On Your Evening Commute

If you’re reading this at work just before leaving, you might want to think about the many ways you can save money on the way home with almost no effort at all. Here are ten useful ways to save cash during your evening commute. Clean any junk out of your car before you go This …

Categories: Automobile

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Car (And One After Buying)

If you’re going through the process of buying an automobile (as I am right now), there are many thoughts that are likely to pass through your head – and none of them should involve kicking tires. To avoid being suckered into buying a certain car when you get on the dealer’s lot, it’s a good …

Categories: Automobile

Facing My Financial Fears: Buying A Car

This week, The Simple Dollar is doing a five part series on financial topics that scare me just a bit. Researching and then writing about them will (hopefully) alleviate some of that fear. Purchasing a car is a significant financial move for many of us. It’s almost traditional to visit several dealerships, select one, and …

Categories: Automobile, Shopping

A Gas Station Trick That Puts Money In Your Pocket

The next time you fill up, spend an extra few minutes at the gas station performing a simple, free task, and you’ll put a few dollars right in your pocket. The secret is air. Most gas stations have a free air pump for your tires available on the side of the station. A lot of …

Categories: Automobile, Frugality