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Five Common and Expensive Car Buying Mistakes

By Jason Lancaster As a person who worked in car dealerships for nearly 10 years, I can tell you that a lot of people make expensive mistakes when buying a new or used car. Fortunately, these common mistakes are easy … Continue reading

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How Soda & A Pack of Cigs Kept Me from Buying My Dream Truck

Ok, I admit it. I have a serious addiction. Two of them in fact. Everyday, I allow myself one soda and a pack of cigarettes. On Saturday, I have two sodas. My elixir of choice is Diet Mountain Dew. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Auto Numbers Game

By Joseph Ganem Just about every financial decision we make involves comparing numbers. But, often the numbers shown are not the ones you should compare. The sellers of automobiles and related products are masters at leading people down the wrong … Continue reading

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Should Rising Gas Prices Make You Buy a New Car?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that gas prices are soaring sky high. As a result, many people are rushing out to trade in their older, larger, inefficient cars for newer smaller, more efficient models. But is … Continue reading

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Can a Brand New Car Be a Better Deal than a Used Car?

Since I first became interested in personal finance a few years ago, I have been dead set against buying a new car. As a person who likes to save money, the thought of buying something that would depreciate tremendously as … Continue reading

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Gas and 9/10 Cent: What Difference Does It Make?

My husband and I often remember prices differently: I think it was $5; he thinks it was $4. Turns out it was $4.99. The difference is how we view the cost — I automatically round up in my mind: $0.89 … Continue reading

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