Car Buying: Are You Paying Too Much?

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Car?

Americans love cars. Driving a car is synonymous with the American dream – being behind the wheel of a car represents freedom, mobility, independence, travel, new horizons, adventure… everything that makes America great. Whether it’s driving to the prom, getting your kicks on Route 66, stopping by a fast food drive-through or a drive-in movie, most of America’s cultural memory involves cars.

But as much as Americans love their cars, our cars do not always love us. Cars are expensive – more expensive than most people might realize.

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Save Money by Using Less Gas

Save Money by Using Less Gas

We’ve all seen gas prices soar this year and while they’re now on the down-slope, driving – especially in areas where commuting by car is a necessity – can mean a huge hit to our household budgets each month. Every time I fill up, I am shocked by the total that comes up even though I drive a small, fuel-efficient sedan, so I’ve been making an effort to lengthen the time between trips to the pump by using less gas.

Here are a few tips to lessen your gas usage – and the hit to your wallet.

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Lease a Car or Buy a Car?

Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

In our economically uncertain times, people all across the country are cutting back on their spending, and trying to make smarter financial decisions. We are saving more and spending less. If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be weighing the benefits and disadvantages of buying a car versus leasing one. Here are some things to consider.

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5 Tips for Money-Smart Car Care

So you got a fantastic deal on that car. You made the tough choices: new or used? Lease or buy? You’ve been careful about your credit, so you found a car loan that fits your budget. You’re off to a great start. Here are some tips for keeping your wheels on the smart-money highway.

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