car http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/138/all en-US 5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_72593117_LARGE.jpg" alt="going car free is easy in these cities" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's ample evidence that walkable neighborhoods breed <a href="http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/12/growing-evidence-shows-walkability-is-good-for-you-and-for-cities/383612/">safer, healthier, and more democratic constituencies</a>. And even in cities with high levels of smog &mdash; here's looking at you, Los Angeles &mdash; studies show that the <a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/walking-and-cycling-good-for-health-even-in-cities-with-higher-levels-of-air-pollution">health benefits of walking</a> or cycling or recreation or as a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-morning-commute">means of commuting</a> far outweigh the negative health risks associated with breathing in air pollution. What's more, when city dwellers opt to walk or cycle instead of relying on gas guzzlers, overall air pollution levels can be reduced. It's a win-win-win. You don't need a car to get around these U.S. cities.</p> <h2>1. Boston</h2> <p>Nicknamed America's Walking City, Boston's relatively small footprint is dense with small neighborhoods, each with a unique character and a smattering of restaurants, shops, and convenience stores. That is to say that most Bostonians can complete their daily errands without ever putting the key in the ignition. Boston is also a city where owning a car, in many cases, costs more than it's worth. Take, for example, these<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/06/30/got-these-back-bay-parking-spots-could-yours/BOvFjiiID0xWUJtQZxjdNM/story.html"> tandem, uncovered parking spaces</a> in the high-end Beacon Hill neighborhood. For about a half million dollars, they can be yours. No, this isn't a one-time fluke in pricing. That's actually the going rate. A pair of parking spots on the same street <a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/11/03/look-back-some-priciest-parking-spots-boston/tIPhO225Vv5Mrdxy8aVYjJ/story.html?p1=Article_Related_Box_Article">sold for $560,000</a> at an auction in 2013.</p> <h2>2. New York</h2> <p>The city that never sleeps &mdash; Manhattan, in particular &mdash; is as pedestrian-friendly as they come. With sidewalks, bike lanes, buses, and subway routes galore, New York brings amenities such as markets, shops, workplaces, medical centers, and gyms in close proximity to the apartments and condos where people live. The city also has easy street crossings and long block lengths, making for more pleasurable pedestrian routes. There is, however, <a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/plans-studies/sustainable-communities/bmn/bronx_metro_report/walkability.pdf">room for improvement</a>. Manhattan is by far the most walkable of New York's boroughs, but it accounts for just 8% of the city's population. Other boroughs aren't actually all that walkable. In the Bronx, neighborhood decline and disinvestment in public transit has made walking around some neighborhoods difficult and less enticing. In truth, the real walkability winner here is Manhattan, and not all of New York City.</p> <h2>3. Washington, D.C.</h2> <p>Much of the nation's capital has walkable zones where residential and retail spaces are in close proximity. And, unlike New York, these zones are evenly distributed between downtown areas and the suburbs. That means it's not just the <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/521438/washington-d-c-the-most-walkable-city-in-the-us">heart of the city that's walkable</a>, but the outskirts, as well.</p> <h2>4. San Francisco</h2> <p>The Golden Gate City was built on 42 hills &mdash; terrain that can make for treacherous gear shifting. And while all those hills will do a number on your calf muscles, there's truly no better way to get around San Francisco's densely populated districts. That's because a quarter of the 49 square-mile city's office, retail, and multi-family rental space is located within the bounds of <a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/foot-traffic-ahead-2016/">walkable neighborhoods</a>. And while it's possible to break out of these neighborhood walkability zones and <a href="http://www.sfwalkingman.com/">trek the entire city by foot</a>, it's not exactly the fastest or most practical method of getting around. Alas, every city has its walkability limits.</p> <h2>5. Detroit</h2> <p>Oddly enough, you can get around Motor City just fine by foot &mdash; no motor required. In fact, these days <a href="http://wdet.org/posts/2016/06/20/83328-going-motorless-in-the-motor-city/">pedestrian-friendly projects</a> are sprouting up all over Detroit. And it's not just for the sake of recreation. About a quarter of all households citywide lack access to a motor vehicle. New walking path projects can help many in this demographic commute to and from the places they need to go, such as work, the grocery store, and school. And since you can't walk everywhere, new bike paths are surfacing, as well. Whereas Detroit had no bike lanes a decade ago, there are now nearly 200 of them.</p> <p><em>What other cities are good for going car-free? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-hidden-advantages-to-getting-rid-of-your-car">7 Hidden Advantages to Getting Rid of Your Car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-good-life-on-less-energy-even-in-the-us">The good life on less energy--even in the US</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/did-your-car-break-down-check-for-recalled-parts-and-fix-it-for-free">Did your car break down? Check for recalled parts and fix it for free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-know-how-to-use-a-parking-meter-serious-question">Do you know how to use a parking meter? Serious question.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Cars and Transportation bike car car-free city environmentally friendly public transportation transportation u.s. cities walking Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1755541 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_73183307_MEDIUM.jpg" alt="is a car service plan worth it?" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Considering the purchase of an <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-extended-warranties-ever-a-good-deal">extended warranty for a vehicle</a> can lead to serious mockery from the frugal. Everyone <em>knows </em>that dealerships tack large markups to these policies, extracting hundreds of extra dollars from customers. Consumer Reports warns that more than half of people who buy an extended warranty never use it, and even the minority that do use it end up, on average, spending more on the warranty than they save on repairs.</p> <p>But suppose you are able to purchase a warranty at a <a href="http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/secrets-of-an-ace-negotiator-part-ii.html">low markup over the dealer's wholesale price</a>? Should you buy a warranty if it's a great deal?</p> <p>I recently found myself in this position after getting offered a price on a Toyota Extra Care Vehicle Service Agreement so low that a friend who worked at a different dealership urged me to snap it up. But still, I worried. Because even at a good price, coverage that I never used would still be money down the drain.</p> <p>I wished for a crystal ball that would tell me whether the used car I was buying &mdash; a late model Highlander Hybrid &mdash; would ever need the services covered by this plan. Seeing the future is impossible, of course. But with some digging, I found resources that helped me make an educated guess by answering the following questions.</p> <h2>How Long Would the Warranty Cover My Car?</h2> <p>The dealer was offering me an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty, which sounded like a lot of coverage. But when I looked closer, I realized that the mileage limit was based on the odometer's mileage, not the miles I drove. Since the car already had about 60,000 miles on it, that meant this warranty would cover 40,000 miles of my driving. And since the certified preowned car came with a free one-year warranty, the VSA, if I bought it, it would kick in on year two. Assuming that the car would hit 100,000 miles after four years of driving, this meant that the supposed eight-year policy would really cover me for about three years. I used this information to calculate the cost per year.</p> <p>If you're not sure if a vehicle you're buying is already covered by a warranty, you can check by calling a dealership of that brand, or by getting a VIN-based report from CarFax or CarMD.</p> <h2>What Is the Rate for the Car I'm Buying?</h2> <p>When buying a VSA, it's like betting against the company that your car will break down. Of course, the carmaker and dealership know more about the car's reliability record than you do, so it's a bet that's stacked against you. However, it would help to know how likely it is that you'll need to repair your car during the warranty period, and fortunately, that information is available.</p> <p>One step you can take is to consult the reliability rating of your car's make and model on ConsumerReports.com. My particular car got high marks in this area, which was a strike against buying the warranty. In surveys, Consumer Reports has found that owners of more reliable vehicle makes tend to be less satisfied with their purchases of warranty plans.</p> <p>You can get more specific by ordering a Vehicle History and Title Report from CarMD, a company that sells a diagnostic tool that plugs into the car to tell you why the check engine light is on. You can order a report by typing the VIN into <a href="https://www.carmd.com/wp/how-to-run-a-health-and-history-report-without-a-tool/">CarMD's site</a>, and in addition to useful information about the car's history, CarMD will draw upon its large database to tell you whether a check-engine light repair is expected within the next year. CarMD showed me a report for a car with the same make, model, and mileage as the one I was buying, and the report indicated that no such repair was expected in the next 12 months.</p> <p>That was another strike against buying the VSA.</p> <p>What repairs can cause that light to go on? About 85% of the systems in the car, says CarMD spokeswoman Kristin Brocoff.</p> <p>&quot;It's not just a handful of parts. The car's check engine light can alert you to anything as small as a loose gas cap and serious as engine failure,&quot; she said.</p> <h2>What Are Car Repairs Likely to Cost Me?</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5170/reviewing_car_service_plan.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>CarMD can help answer this question too, using data from repair shops nationwide. The vehicle history includes a five-year cost of ownership estimate, which includes fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and depreciation. For my vehicle of choice, Brocoff broke down the $50,433 cost listed on the report, and revealed that repairs over the next five years are expected to run $1,689.18, or $337.80 per year. This was more than the per-year price of my warranty, so, if all those expected repairs were covered by the warranty I was offered, maybe I would come out ahead by buying the warranty.</p> <p>Another way CarMD can help you predict your car's future is its regularly updated <a href="https://www.carmd.com/wp/vehicle-health-index-introduction/2016-carmd-vehicle-health-index/">Vehicle Health Index</a> reports, which are free dispatches on the cost and incidence of repairs for <em>all</em> cars. For instance, the 2016 VHI says that the typical &quot;check engine light&quot; repair in my region, the West, costs $403.42. Knowing that, I know I would have to get hit with at least two such repairs that were covered by my warranty to make the coverage pay off.</p> <h2>Will the Warranty Even Cover the Expected Repairs?</h2> <p>Up until this point, things have looked good for buying the warranty, because the data predicts that I'd spend a few hundred dollars a year on car repairs. But this is where things get head-scratchy. Some potential repairs would be covered by two <em>other </em>warranties that would come free with my car, and those that aren't might not be covered by the VSA, either.</p> <p>Like many certified used vehicles, my car came with a limited powertrain warranty, which covers &quot;major engine, transmission components, and all internally lubricated parts,&quot; up until my odometer hits 100,000 miles, i.e., for about the same amount of time as the VSA they want to sell me. Because it's a hybrid, Toyota is required by law to also provide a warranty for the hybrid battery, covering about the same period. So, only repairs that don't involve the powertrain or the hybrid battery could potentially be covered by the VSA. Then, of course, the VSA has a specific list of components it covers, and anything not listed there would cost me out of pocket.</p> <p>How do you know what parts are most likely to break? Again, I got help from CarMD's 2016 Vehicle Health Index, which told me that the <a href="https://www.carmd.com/wp/vehicle-health-index-introduction/2016-carmd-vehicle-health-index/#stats">most common check-engine-related repair</a> for all cars was replacing the oxygen sensor (average cost $250), followed closely by replacing the catalytic converter ($1,153!), and replacing ignition coils and spark plugs ($390 for both). Searching for these repairs on the list of items covered by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sc.toyotafinancial.com/web/tfs/pub/contents/vsa/TFS_VSA_Platinum_VSA_eBrochure.pdf">Toyota's powertrain warranty and the Toyota Extra Care Platinum VSA</a>, I found the O2 sensor listed on neither, the catalytic converter and ignition coils listed on the VSA, and spark plugs listed on neither. The high cost and high ranking of catalytic converter replacement was definitely a point for buying the warranty; then again, even at the second most likely repair, this job only accounted for about 7% of all car repairs. And despite all the data I'd read, I could not really predict how likely it was that my car would need a new catalytic converter during the warranty coverage.</p> <p>After investing multiple hours researching the likelihood of needing the offered VSA, I came to the frustrating conclusion that buying it or not buying it was basically a toss up.</p> <p>My educated guess based on my research is that my car may need one or two of the smaller covered repairs during the coverage period, but that the out-of-pocket cost would be close to what I paid for the warranty. On the other hand, reading CarMD's reports made me feel more secure that the odds of a really expensive repair hitting me in the next few years was probably not very high.</p> <p>One actionable thing I learned from this experience is that if you opt to buy a VSA, you should absolutely not pay the first price offered by the dealership. My dealership's finance guy first offered me the plan at twice the price he eventually ended up offering it at. All it took to cut the price in half was telling him that I didn't want to buy it.</p> <p><em>Have you purchased a similar warranty on your vehicle? Share your experience with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-to-drop-collision-coverage-on-your-car">When to drop collision coverage on your car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-much-does-it-cost-every-time-you-get-into-your-car">How Much Does it Cost Every Time you Get Into Your Car?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers">Ask the Readers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-uber-saving-or-costing-you-money">Is Uber Saving or Costing You Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation car car insurance car maintenance car repair car service plan mechanic saving money service plan Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Carrie Kirby 1753054 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Easy Fixes to Boost Your Car's Re-Sale Value http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-fixes-to-boost-your-cars-re-sale-value <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-easy-fixes-to-boost-your-cars-re-sale-value" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000040971784_Large.jpg" alt="washing car" title="washing car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you ready for a new car? Great. But is your current car ready to be sold?</p> <p>You may not think fixing it up is worth the time and effort (can't the new owner do that?), but those old tires, stained seats, and burned-out tail lights could cost you money.</p> <p>According to Lauren Fix, spokeswoman for the nonprofit <a href="http://www.carcare.org/">Car Care Council</a>, the value of a mid-range car can be increased by $2,000 or more if you just spruce it up by making some quick and easy repairs. &quot;If you can brag about your car's new brakes or high-quality tires, it will probably sell much quicker,&quot; she says.</p> <p>Here are eight ways to make your car look as close to &quot;like new&quot; as possible, and get hundreds &mdash; or thousands &mdash; more when you sell it.</p> <h2>1. Polish up the Front</h2> <p>Nothing says &quot;beater car&quot; like a cracked windshield and blown-out headlights. But fixing lights just means a quick trip to the auto parts store, and as a bonus, they're generally inexpensive to replace. If yours are dingy, buy a headlight-cleaning product that will leave the plastic light covers bright and clear.</p> <p>In the case of windows, the cost of repairing chips and cracks on the windshield is typically low relative to the amount that potential buyers will mentally deduct from your car's overall price if you leave the damage as is. So, even if it seems a bit costly, the up-front cost of fixing your windshield will probably be more than compensated for in the final re-sale price.</p> <h2>2. Clean up the Interior</h2> <p>It's easy to clean and vacuum your floor mats if they're dirty. But if they're worn through or soiled beyond repair, it's also cheap and easy to swap them with new ones, which should cost no more than $30 at the auto supply shop.</p> <p>For the rest of your interiors, clean and treat the leather, and vacuum and scrub the carpeting. But don't use household cleaners &mdash; the materials in your car are different than those in furniture and carpets. Spring for cleaning products made for the job.</p> <h2>3. Shine Your Wheels</h2> <p>Nothing makes an old car look newer than shiny, lustrous wheels, so take time to clean out the dirt and grime, and use a tire-shine product on the sidewalls.</p> <p>Then, check for wear and tear. If your tire treads are noticeably worn, at least replace them with some matching used tires (they can cost as little as $30 per tire). If you're not going to replace tires that are fast-approaching their use-by date, then expect to knock off a significant amount &mdash; at least $300, probably closer to $500 &mdash; from your asking price.</p> <h2>4. Make Easy Repairs</h2> <p>Look all over your car &mdash; inside, outside, and under the engine &mdash; to see what first impressions you can improve. Is the key fob battery dead, or a tail light burnt out? Those are easy replacements that don't cost a lot.</p> <p>Make sure there are no warning lights glowing on the dashboard. If the &quot;windshield washer fluid low&quot; light is on, that's a no-brainer &mdash; top it off. If the &quot;check engine&quot; light is on, then get it checked. It could be a simple, inexpensive fix. If it costs more than you want to spend, at least divulge the problem to potential buyers &mdash; being honest goes a long way.</p> <h2>5. Wax On, Wax Off</h2> <p>If your car's paint job is faded, all you need is wax and polish to restore some shine &mdash; and car value. But if your car's value is in the upscale range &mdash; above $40,000 &mdash; it may be worth paying a professional detail shop to clean and polish it thoroughly. The difference between super-clean and dingy could be thousands of dollars.</p> <h2>6. Erase the Dents and Dings</h2> <p>While it probably isn't worth investing in serious body work, some parking-lot scratches can be polished out for an affordable amount. Check with your car insurance company or Angie's List for reputable firms that specialize in dent removal. A huge dent in your car is worth spending $100<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&ndash;</span>$200 on to get removed, because it could get you a few more thousand in the sales price, says Lauren Fix of the Car Care Council. But if you go for cheap or shoddy bodywork, that could actually reduce your car's value, she adds. &quot;You would be better off disclosing that the car needs some body work.&quot;</p> <h2>7. Consider Springing for New Brakes</h2> <p>If your car is a luxury model, new brakes are worth the cost. If it's a mid-range or economy car, consider knocking off $100<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&ndash;</span>$150 from your asking price, instead. But if the brakes are really bad &mdash; squeaking every time you come to a stoplight &mdash; then pony up for replacements. Squeaky brakes will stay in a potential buyer's mind more than anything else about your car.</p> <h2>8. Get Your Car's Info in Order</h2> <p>Okay, you you've had your car maintained regularly and the battery is practically brand new &mdash; but can you prove it? The selling process really starts with rounding up your paperwork. That's why you should keep a folder of maintenance and repair records on your car. Besides providing evidence, an orderly folder shows that you really cared about your vehicle. If you don't have your service receipts, ask your dealer, regular mechanic, or oil-change center if they can print a statement that summarizes your visits.</p> <p>Also, get a vehicle history report from CarFax or Experian to present along with the car. Besides showing the vehicle's ownership history, it'll prove your car was never in an accident.</p> <p>If you can show buyers all your maintenance and service records, that &mdash; along with all the inexpensive fixes you've made &mdash; will go a long way towards giving your car's next owner peace of mind.</p> <p><em>What inexpensive fixes have you made prior to selling a car?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/vanessa-richardson">Vanessa Richardson</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-fixes-to-boost-your-cars-re-sale-value">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-cheap-ways-to-make-your-car-look-awesome">12 Cheap Ways to Make Your Car Look Awesome</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-these-car-buying-incentives-get-you-to-buy-a-new-car">Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-support-your-broke-parents">How to Support Your Broke Parents</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-celebrities-with-shockingly-low-net-worths">6 Celebrities With Shockingly Low Net Worths</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance car car maintenance care sale used car Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:00:09 +0000 Vanessa Richardson 1278532 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Best Time to Buy a Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-best-time-to-buy-a-car-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-best-time-to-buy-a-car-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-buying-car-99704034-small.jpg" alt="couple buying car" title="couple buying car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best time to buy a car, online jobs for college students, and Warren Buffet's tips for investing.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Time-Buy-Car-34024797">The Best Time to Buy a Car</a> &mdash; Did you know the best day of the week to buy a car is Sunday? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/online-jobs-college-students/">6 Online Jobs for College Students</a> &mdash; For college students looking to make some extra money, Swagbucks and writing blogs are a couple good online options. [Chrisitan PF]</p> <p><a href="http://thecollegeinvestor.com/3395/warren-buffetts-top-5-tips-investing/">Warren Buffet's Top 5 Tips for Investing</a> &mdash; Learn a lesson from Warren Buffet and remember that cash is king. [The College Investor]</p> <p><a href="http://theconsciousspender.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/summer-is-fun-when-money-is-involved/">Summer Is Fun When Money Is Involved</a> &mdash; When shopping for a summer pool party, take the opportunity to teach your kids a financial lesson by showing them the art of meal planning. [The Conscious Spender]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrush.com/6-ways-to-improve-your-focus-and-beat-procrastination/">6 Ways to Improve Your Focus (and Beat Procrastination)</a> &mdash; If you want to improve your focus, turn off your technology and set a mini-goal. [Money Crush]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapsters.org/coffee-shop-workspace-etiquette-101/">Coffee Shop Workspace Etiquette</a> &mdash; When turning a coffee shop into your workspace, be sure to buy at least one thing for every three hours you spend working there. [Cheapsters]</p> <p><a href="http://luke1428.com/all-work-and-no-play-combating-the-dangers-of-workaholism/">All Work and No Play: Combating the Dangers of Workaholism</a> &mdash; To combat the dangers of workaholism, take the time to relax and reflect. [Luke 1428]</p> <p><a href="http://www.monicaonmoney.com/the-surprising-habit-thats-making-you-poor/">The Surprising Habit That's Making You Poor</a> &mdash; Did you know that social media usage can wreak havoc on your finances? [Monica On Money]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/how-to-hire-handyman/">How to Hire a Good Handyman</a> &mdash; Sites like Angie's List can help you make sure you hire a good handyman. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-creative-ways-to-capture-vacation-memories">5 Creative Ways to Capture Vacation Memories</a> &mdash; Creating a photo wall is just one way to capture vacation memories. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-best-time-to-buy-a-car-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dead-car-battery-give-it-a-glass-of-red-wine">Dead car battery? Give it a glass of red wine.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-to-drop-collision-coverage-on-your-car">When to drop collision coverage on your car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/think-you-can-afford-more-house-in-the-exurbs-think-again">Think you can afford more house in the exurbs? Think again.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best best money tips car purchase time Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:01:47 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1183627 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance Premium http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-lower-your-car-insurance-premium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-lower-your-car-insurance-premium" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/insurance-agent-134214747-small.jpg" alt="insurance agent" title="insurance agent" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on lowering your car insurance premium, helping friends who are bad with money, and what to buy in August.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://smartmoneychicks.com/2995/5-ways-to-lower-your-car-insurance-premium/">5 Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance Premium</a> &mdash; If you want to lower your car insurance premium, ask about discounts and change your coverage. [Smart Money Chicks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-help-friend-who-is-bad-with-money">Money Matters: How to Help a Friend Who Is Bad With Money</a> &mdash; To help a friend who is bad with money, point him or her in the direction of financial tools. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://savingslifestyle.com/2014/07/what-to-buy-in-august/">What to Buy in August</a> &mdash; August is a great time to buy linens and bicycles. [SavingsLifestyle.com]</p> <p><a href="http://simplefinanciallifestyle.com/is-fear-preventing-you-from-simplifying-your-finances">Is FEAR Preventing You From Simplifying Your Finances?</a> &mdash; Just doing it and starting small can help you simplify your finances. [Simple Financial Lifestyle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/depression/">How Depression Threatens Financial Well-Being</a> &mdash; Since depression causes people to not have the same thoughts as someone who isn't depressed, it can threaten their financial well-being. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.frugalrules.com/frugal-tips-foodies/">3 Frugal Tips for Foodies Who Love Eating Out</a> &mdash; If you have a friend who is a foodie, take them to a restaurant week. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Uses-Lemon-23121786">Beyond Lemonade: 25 Cool Uses for Lemons</a> &mdash; You can use lemons to disinfect wounds and refresh your garbage disposal. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/iced-coffee-home-coffee-maker/">How to Make Iced Coffee at Home (Without a Coffee Maker)</a> &mdash; You don't need a coffee maker to make iced coffee. All you need is a jar, a strainer, and coffee grounds! [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/dealing-with-small-business-debt/">3 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Dealing with Small Business Debt</a> &mdash; Before you deal with business debt, figure out the debt time frame. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/where-and-how-to-celebrate-world-breastfeeding-week-this-august">Where (and How) to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week This August</a> &mdash; Did you know August is National Breastfeeding Month? [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-lower-your-car-insurance-premium">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-decide-to-buy-a-car">6 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Buy a Car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-things-insurance-agents-dont-want-you-to-know">14 Things Insurance Agents Don&#039;t Want You to Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-having-a-paid-off-car-is-surprisingly-great">5 Ways Having a Paid Off Car Is Surprisingly Great</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car insurance Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1178258 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Maintain the Value of Your Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-maintain-the-value-of-your-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-maintain-the-value-of-your-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family-car-88749620-small.jpg" alt="family car" title="family car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on maintaining the value of your car, things you should buy in bulk, and organizational tools.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/maintain-value-of-your-car/">Ten Ways to Maintain the Value of Your Car</a> &mdash; Getting the oil changed regularly and driving it easy can help you maintain the value of your car. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/7-things-you-should-buy-in-bulk/">7 Things You Should Buy in Bulk</a> &mdash; You should consider buying toilet paper and vitamins in bulk. [Cash the Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Organizational-Tools-35359021">Get Your Life Together With These 15 Types of Organizational Tools</a> &mdash; Desk organizers and DIY memory boards are just a couple tools that can help you get your life together. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/07/28/using-decisive-for-your-decisions/">Using &quot;Decisive&quot; for Your Decisions</a> &mdash; If you want to make smart decisions, find a way to be detached from your short-term emotions. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/early-retirement-higher-medical-bills/">How Early Retirement Could Mean Higher Medical Bills</a> &mdash; Did you know retiring at 62 instead of 65 could mean up to $51,000 more in medical bills? [Money Smart Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stackthechips.com/6-purchases-that-pay-for-themselves/">6 Purchases That Pay For Themselves</a> &mdash; Reusable water bottles and programmable thermostats are a couple purchases that will pay for themselves. [Stack the Chips]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/easy-ways-to-save-money-on-your-wedding">Three Easy Ways to Save Serious Money on Your Wedding</a> &mdash; Save money on your wedding by renting a wedding dress. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/07/21/whos-the-boss-of-your-finances/">Who's the Boss of Your Finances?</a> &mdash; To take charge of your finances, stay informed and analyze your mistakes. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/07/how-can-i-save-money-on-kids-sports-pictures/">How to Save Money on Kids Sports Pictures</a> &mdash; Taking your own pictures of your kids when they play sports can help you save. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-rules-for-the-21st-century-parent">7 Rules for the 21st Century Parent</a> &mdash; It is important to know your children's passwords (depending on their age) to keep them safe online. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-maintain-the-value-of-your-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dead-car-battery-give-it-a-glass-of-red-wine">Dead car battery? Give it a glass of red wine.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-these-car-buying-incentives-get-you-to-buy-a-new-car">Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car value Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1173260 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Car Edition http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-car-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-car-edition" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-shopping-478789579-small.jpg" alt="car shopping" title="car shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on keeping your car expenses from draining your bank account.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/car-buying-tricks">Car Buying Guide: Tricks to Save Thousands</a> &mdash; Negotiating via phone or email and financing wisely can help you save thousands when buying a car. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Questions-Ask-Used-Car-Seller-31000145">8 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car</a> &mdash; When buying a used car, ask the seller for maintenance records. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://sustainablepersonalfinance.com/16-driving-tips-to-improve-gas-mileage/">16 Driving Tips to Improve Gas Mileage</a> &mdash; You can reduce your gas mileage by using cruise control and checking your gas cap. [Sustainable Personal Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.budgetblonde.com/2013/07/26/buying-and-leasing-cars/">The Difference Between Buying and Leasing Cars</a> &mdash; If you move around a lot for work or pleasure, leasing a car may be a better option for you than buying one. [Budget Blonde]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/how-to-protect-your-car-from-depreciation/">How to Protect Your Car from Depreciation</a> &mdash; Keeping your mileage down and holding onto your maintenance records can protect your car from depreciation. [Thousandaire]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/save-money-at-the-gas-pump/">Save Money at the Gas Pump</a> &mdash; To save at the pump, maintain your car properly and plan your trips efficiently. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/01/20-ways-to-waste-money-on-your-car.html">20 Ways to Waste Money on Your Car</a> &mdash; Using a dealer for oil changes and not changing your fuel filter can end up costing you more on your car. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/car-salesmen-tricks-they-do-not-want-you-to-know/">Car Salesman Tricks They Do Not Want You to Know</a> &mdash; Car salesmen do not want you to know the car's real invoice cost. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/live-without-car/">How to Live Without a Car</a> &mdash; If you want to eliminate your car expenses entirely, consider using services like ZipCar. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/surviving-and-thriving-on-an-extended-car-trip-with-your-kids">Surviving and Thriving on an Extended Car Trip with Your Kids</a> &mdash; Packing treats (or &quot;bribes&quot;) can help make extended car trips with your kids a success and keep them frugal. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-car-edition">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-used-car-salesman-reveals-dirty-tricks-and-how-to-beat-them">A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-your-new-tires-really-6-year-old-ticking-time-bombs">Are your new tires really 6-year old ticking time-bombs?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car Cars Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1146782 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save Money at the Gas Pump http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gas-186261713.jpg" alt="gas pump" title="gas pump" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money at the pump, plugging your financial leaks, and conversation starters that make mingling fun.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/10-ways-to-save-money-at-the-gas-pump/">10 Ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump</a> &mdash; Using your brakes as little as possible and avoiding traffic can help you save at the gas pump. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/03/pf/financial-leaks.moneymag/index.html?section=money_pf&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_pf+%28Personal+Finance%29">Plug the financial leaks, now!</a> &mdash; Don't waste your flexible spending dollars or pay too much for auto insurance. [CNNMoney]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Easy-Conversation-Starters-34313495">40 Conversation Starters That Make Mingling Fun</a> &mdash; Asking someone what their favorite holiday is can be a great conversation starter. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/03/12/why-paying-with-cash-hurts-and-why-it-should/">Why paying with cash hurts (and why it should)</a> &mdash; Paying with cash hurts because it forces you to consider the real purchase price of what you are buying. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http:// http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/03/10/how-to-save-money-on-road-trips/">How to save money on road trips</a> &mdash; To save money on road trips, map out your optimal route to save on gas. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/10-practical-ways-to-avoid-overspending-when-shopping.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadyToBeRich+%28Ready+To+Be+Rich%29">10 Practical Ways to Avoid Overspending When Shopping</a> &mdash; Steer clear of samples and ads to avoid overspending when shopping. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/5-pre-application-tips-appeal-landlords/">5 Pre-Application Tips to Appeal to Landlords</a> &mdash; Have references and cosigners lined up before applying for a lease. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/03/early-retirement-its-all-in-the-numbers/">Early Retirement - It's All in the Numbers</a> &mdash; To retire early, lower your living expenses and remember that timing is everything. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/how-to-avoid-amazon-shipping-fees/">How to Avoid Amazon Shipping Fees</a> &mdash; Avoid Amazon shipping fees by paying for Amazon Prime if you tend to buy from Amazon frequently. [Lazy Man and Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-things-stay-at-home-parents-can-do-now-for-going-back-to-work-later">10 Things Stay-at-Home Parents Can Do Now for Going Back to Work Later</a> &mdash; If you are a stay-at-home parent thinking about going back to work, try to stay current in your profession. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-benefits-of-a-walkable-neighborhood">The Benefits of a Walkable Neighborhood</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-save-money-on-gas">8 Cheap Ways to Save Money on Gas</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Travel best money tips car gas pump Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1130797 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save a Fortune When Buying a Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-a-fortune-when-buying-a-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-a-fortune-when-buying-a-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-4430180-small.jpg" alt="car" title="car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving a fortune when buying a car, Black Friday sales to shop now, and sensible saving tips for a family.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/11/how-to-save-a-fortune-when-buying-a-car.html">How to Save a Fortune When Buying a Car</a> &mdash; Doing your research and getting the inside scoop can help you save a fortune when buying a car. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Early-Black-Friday-Deals-2013-32425125">Early Black Friday Sales to Shop NOW!</a> &mdash; Head to Walmart now to take advantage of &quot;Black November&quot; sales! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/sensible-saving-tips-for-a-family/">Sensible Saving Tips for a Family</a> &mdash; Save on your bills by evaluating your bills for items you can live without, then get rid of those items! [Narrow Bridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/4-ways-fight-claw-increasingly-elusive-american-dream.html">4 Ways to Fight and Claw Your Way to the Increasingly Elusive American Dream</a> &mdash; To achieve the American Dream, get a job and keep it, and save like your life depends on it. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/5-international-travel-costs-to-watch/">Traveling Abroad for the Holidays? 5 International Travel Costs to Watch</a> &mdash; If you are traveling abroad for the holidays, watch out for credit card fees. [Credit Sesame]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/how-to-break-bad-habits-replace-with-good-one/">How to Break a Bad Habit in 21 Days (Reader Challenge)</a> &mdash; Automating your finances is one way to break a bad habit. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2013/11/12/the-5-best-ways-to-teach-kids-about-money/">The 6 Best Ways to Teach Kids About Money</a> &mdash; Using cash and providing an active allowance are two great ways to teach kids about money. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/slideshow/credit/T065-S001-your-guide-to-holiday-tipping/index.html">Service Providers You Should Tip for the Holidays</a> &mdash; Be sure to tip your mail carrier a gift and your trash collector up to $30 this holiday season. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://wifemomgeek.com/6-thanksgiving-traditions-start-family-year/">6 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start With Your Family This Year</a> &mdash; This Thanksgiving, start the tradition of displaying a Thankful Tree in your kitchen or dining room. [Wife Mom Geek]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-ways-to-show-your-kids-good-health-fitness-and-nutrition">8 Ways to Show Your Kids Good Health, Fitness, and Nutrition</a> &mdash; To show your kids good health, fitness, and nutrition, use words they understand. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-a-fortune-when-buying-a-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-smart-shopping-reminders-that-will-save-you-big">6 Smart Shopping Reminders That Will Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-used-car-salesman-reveals-dirty-tricks-and-how-to-beat-them">A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/car-buying-part-1-going-for-broker">Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Shopping best money tips buying car fortune save Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1098581 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Tips to Keep Your Car's High Value http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-to-keep-your-cars-high-value <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-tips-to-keep-your-cars-high-value" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-wash-4525113-small.jpg" alt="car wash" title="car wash" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="165" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips to keep your car's high value, secret Starbucks savings tips, and making your nest egg last a lifetime.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2013/09/20-tips-to-keep-your-cars-value-high/">20 Tips to Keep Your Car's High Value</a> &mdash; Not smoking in your car and washing your car regularly will help it hold its value. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Tips-Saving-Money-Starbucks-3751741">Don't Tell Anyone: 11 Secret Starbucks Saving Tips</a> &mdash; To save money at Starbucks, bring your own cup. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2009/09/five-ways-to-make-your-nest-egg-last-a-lifetime.html">Five Ways to Make Your Nest Egg Last a Lifetime</a> &mdash; Delaying claiming social security and withdrawing your funds carefully can make your nest egg last a lifetime. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2013/09/01/7-rules-for-growing-slow-but-sustainable-wealth/">7 rules for growing slow (but sustainable) wealth</a> &mdash; If you want to grow slow yet sustainable wealth, create residual income streams and scale your financial growth. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/04/how-to-save-down-payment-house/?ncid=widgusdail00000002">How to Save $20,000 for a Down Payment in Just 2 Years</a> &mdash; Save for a down payment on a house by moving to a smaller apartment to save money. [DailyFinance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/dont-fall-for-these-6-common-food-fakes-0913/">Don't Fall for These 6 Common Food Fakes</a> &mdash; Avoid buying pre-ground coffee. Instead, buy beans and grind them on your own at home. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.budgetinginthefunstuff.com/staying-on-a-budget-in-high-cost-of-living-areas/">Staying on a Budget in High Cost of Living Areas</a> &mdash; To stay on budget when living in a high cost area, take advantage of public transportation. [Budgeting in the Fun Stuff]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/infantsee-offers-free-vision-screenings-for-babies">InfantSEE Offers Free Vision Screening for Babies</a> &mdash; Early eye and vision examinations are important for your child's health, so get your child examined! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2013/09/04/what-clay-pigeon-shooting-can-teach-you-about-finances/">What clay pigeon shooting can teach you about finances</a> &mdash; Just like with a clay pigeon target, you have to anticipate where your finances are headed so you can be better prepared for the future. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/costs-of-investing/">Don't Be Kept In The Dark About The Costs Of Investing</a> &mdash; When investing, be prepared for professional fees and funds. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-to-keep-your-cars-high-value">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dead-car-battery-give-it-a-glass-of-red-wine">Dead car battery? Give it a glass of red wine.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-these-car-buying-incentives-get-you-to-buy-a-new-car">Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car value Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:00:29 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 981775 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-used-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-used-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-4960033-small.jpg" alt="car" title="car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on questions to ask when buying a used car, summer fun for frugalists, and resume tips and tricks.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Questions-Ask-Used-Car-Seller-31000145">8 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car</a> &mdash; When buying a used car, be sure to ask for an accident record and maintenance records. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2013/07/15/free-or-cheap-summer-fun-for-frugalists/">Free or cheap summer fun for frugalists</a> &mdash; To have fun, frugalists can take advantage of $1 and $5 movies or learn a skill with a free workshop. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/07/resume-tips-and-tricks.html">Resume Tips and Tricks</a> &mdash; An excellent resume needs to be searchable, easy to read, and quantitative. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2013/07/17/starting-the-school-year-the-frugal-way/">Starting the School Year the Frugal Way</a> &mdash; Before you head to the store to buy school supplies, search your home for the supplies your child will need. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenpandatreehouse.com/2013/07/how-far-would-you-go-to-pay-off-student-loans/">How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Student Loans?</a> &mdash; Pay off your student loans by working during the summer or applying for programs with work terms. [Green Panda Treehouse]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2013/07/18/10-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-your-first-internship">10 Things They Don't Tell You About Your First Internship</a> &mdash; When you start your first internship, no one really tells you that work casual and campus casual are not the same thing. [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/be-a-full-time-blogger/">How to Be a Successful Full-Time Blogger in 6 Months</a> &mdash; If you want to be a full-time blogger, start by assessing your ability to work alone. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/three-tips-for-new-landlords-2/">3 Tips for New Landlords</a> &mdash; New landlords should make sure to have insurance and tenant agreements. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2013/07/16/is-there-morality-in-personal-finance/">Is there morality in personal finance?</a> &mdash; Personal finance can teach you the importance of taking responsibility for your actions. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/3-good-reasons-to-let-your-kids-be-bored">3 Good Reasons to Let Your Kids be Bored</a> &mdash; Allowing your kids to be bored promotes creativity. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-used-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-car-payments-are-too-much-what-should-i-do">My car payments are too much! What should I do?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-things-you-should-always-buy-used">8 Things You Should Always Buy Used</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/giving-up-your-car-may-be-easier-than-you-think">Giving Up Your Car May Be Easier Than You Think</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips buying car questions used Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980708 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save on Your Rental Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-your-rental-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-on-your-rental-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-4869760-small_0.jpg" alt="car" title="car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on your rental car, overcoming newlywed challenges, and summer jobs for kids.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Money-Rental-Car-25282550">10 Strategies to Save on Your Rental Car</a> &mdash; To save money on your rental car, research insurance and prepay. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/overcome-5-newlywed-financial-challenges.html">How to Overcome 5 Newlywed Challenges</a> &mdash; When deciding between having joint or solo bank accounts, remember that every couple is unique and must decide what is best for them as a couple. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/seven-summer-jobs-for-kids">7 Summer Jobs for Kids</a> &mdash; This summer, encourage your child to wash cars or be a lifeguard. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.careerealism.com/balancing-career-family/">10 Tips for Balancing Career and Family</a> &mdash; Creating a family playlist and making a daily phone call to your family from work can go a long way in balancing work and a happy family life. [Careerealism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T004-C011-S002-best-sites-to-save-on-auto-insurance.html">Best Sites to Save on Auto Insurance</a> &mdash; InsuranceQuotes.com is just one site that can help you save on auto insurance. [Kiplinger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/be-ready-to-lose-your-wallet/">Be Prepared to Lose Your Wallet</a> &mdash; You may want to consider making photocopies of all the cards in your wallet so you are able to shut down those cards immediately if you lose your wallet. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/blog&mdash;get-paid-to-do-online-searches?ref=bfv">Get paid to do online searches</a> &mdash; Did you know the Bing search engine gives you points that you can use towards gift cards? [MSN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2007/10/save-money-on-m.html">Save Money on Moving</a> &mdash; To save money when moving, don't hire professional movers. DIY instead! [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2013/06/27/7-foods-that-reduce-stress-and-improve-health/">7 Foods That Reduce Stress and Improve Health</a> &mdash; Reduce your stress levels by eating turkey and spinach. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/3-reasons-to-tie-the-knot-before-buying-a-home/">3 Reasons to Tie the Knot Before Buying a Home</a> &mdash; It may be a good idea to get married before buying a home because no marriage contract may mean no home contract. [Credit Sesame]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-your-rental-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-theft-while-traveling">7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Theft While Traveling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-brexit-could-affect-your-travel-plans">Here&#039;s How Brexit Could Affect Your Travel Plans</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-take-one-vacation-day-and-save-thousands">How to Take One Vacation Day and Save Thousands</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips car rental Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980275 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/7432638308_954186bb86_z.jpg" alt="car dealership" title="car dealership" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on things car salesmen don't want you to know, busting out of your money comfort zone, and keeping your relationship fresh.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Car-Salesmen-Tricks-28307430">Win the Negotiation: 7 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know</a> &mdash; It is better to talk to a manager than a salesman when buying a car. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/getting-out-of-money-comfort-zone/">4 Ways to Bust Out of Your Money Comfort Zone</a> &mdash; Bust out of your money comfort zone by finding ways to make extra money. [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2013/02/6-ways-to-keep-your-relationship-fresh.html">6 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Fresh and Exciting</a> &mdash; To keep your relationship fresh and exciting, have date nights. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/america-saves-week/">America Saves Week</a> &mdash; Get on board with America Saves Week by creating your savings goals! [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id18062-9-oops-moments-that-i-ultimately-paid-for-one-way-or-another.html">9 'Oops' Moments That I Ultimately Paid For (One Way or Another)</a> &mdash; Don't make the mistake of not reading the fine print on your coupons. It could end up costing you! [Len Penzo]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/02/27/7-critical-truths-we-forget-all-too-soon/">7 Critical Truths We Forget All Too Soon</a> &mdash; Remember that small steps get you to big places. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2013/02/10-mistakes-companies-make-that-destroy-employee-productivity/">10 Mistakes Companies Make That Destroy Employee Productivity</a> &mdash; One big mistake companies make that destroy employee productivity is skimping on employee compensation. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/7-cheap-places-to-visit-in-the-u-s/">7 Cheap Places to Visit in the U.S.</a> &mdash; Want to go on a cheap vacation? Try visiting Portland, Maine. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://sweatingthebigstuff.com/3-things-pay-for-that-prove-weve-become-lazy-americans/">3 Things We Pay For That Prove We've Become Lazy Americans</a> &mdash; If you are paying for housekeeping services, there's a chance [Sweating The Big Stuff]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-be-a-loving-husband-and-dad">7 Ways to Be a Loving Husband and Dad</a> &mdash; To be a loving husband and dad, let your wife know how much she means to you every day. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-these-car-buying-incentives-get-you-to-buy-a-new-car">Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation automobiles best money tips car salesmen Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 968156 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Buy a Used Rental Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-buy-a-used-rental-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-buy-a-used-rental-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/241913139_e17414a884_z.jpg" alt="How to Buy a Used Rental Car" title="How to Buy a Used Rental Car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on buying a used rental car, learning to ski or snowboard for less, and saving on health insurance.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/how-to-buy-a-used-rental-car/">How to Buy a Used Rental Car</a> &mdash; Buying a used rental car will get you better prices than you would get at a car dealer. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/learn-to-ski-or-snowboard-for-less-in-january/">Learn to ski or snowboard for less in January</a> &mdash; Want to learn to ski or snowboard for less? Take advantage of discounted and free instruction during Learn to Ski &amp; Snowboard Month! [Living On The Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/save-money-on-health-insurance/">5 Ways to Save Money on Health Insurance</a> &mdash; Avoiding the emergency room is one way to save money on health insurance. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/tips-for-buying-and-selling-college-textbooks/">Tips for Buying and Selling College Textbooks</a> &mdash; When buying and selling textbooks, remember to take good care of your book so it gets the best value when you go to sell it. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/becoming-your-own-financial-expert/">The Secret to Becoming Your Own Financial Expert in 2013</a> &mdash; If you want to become your own financial expert in 2013, remember that expertise takes time and consistent action. [PT Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://notmadeofmoney.com/blog/2012/12/four-questions-to-ask-before-moving-out-on-your-own.html">Four Questions to Ask Before Moving Out on Your Own</a> &mdash; Before you move out on your own, take into consideration if you have steady, reliable employment. [Not Made of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/10/10jan04b.cfm#.UOHWbY57PIY">A Spending Plan for Frugal Living</a> &mdash; It's important to tailor your spending plan to your needs and to adjust it as your life changes. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/why-personal-savings-is-critical/">Why Personal Savings is Critical</a> &mdash; Personal savings is critical because if you get a hefty bill in the mail, you want to be able to pay it off. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.financefox.ca/4-avoidable-money-mistakes/">4 Avoidable Money Mistakes</a> &mdash; Not having enough insurance is a money mistake everyone can avoid. [Finance Fox]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/New-Years-Resolutions-Research-12966264">6 Tips To Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick</a> &mdash; To make your new year's resolutions stick, remember to stay positive! [SavvySugar]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-buy-a-used-rental-car">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-tell-if-a-car-service-plan-is-worth-it">How to Tell If a Car Service Plan Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cities-for-going-car-free">5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-car-payments-are-too-much-what-should-i-do">My car payments are too much! What should I do?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-things-you-should-always-buy-used">8 Things You Should Always Buy Used</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/giving-up-your-car-may-be-easier-than-you-think">Giving Up Your Car May Be Easier Than You Think</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips buying car rental car used Tue, 01 Jan 2013 10:48:30 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 961780 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Fighting Killer Gas Prices http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/6004638708_0b41a5344c_z-1.jpg" alt="Fighting Killer Gas Prices" title="Fighting Killer Gas Prices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fighting killer gas prices, hidden money wasters, and shrinking your smartphone bill.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/10/23/killer-gas-prices-six-ways-to-fight-back/">Killer Gas Prices: Six Ways to Fight Back</a> &mdash; Stop warming up your car. It will save you money on gas. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Things-Youre-Wasting-Your-Money-25554906">6 Hidden Money Wasters</a> &mdash; Daily deals and disposable items are money wasters you might think are actually saving you money. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-shrink-supersize-smartphone-bill">How to Shrink Your Supersize Smartphone Bill</a> &mdash; To shrink your smartphone bill, track your usage. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/bust-through-a-career-slump-plateau/">How to Bust Through a Plateau and Overcome a Career Slump</a> &mdash; Overcome a career slump by reaching out to someone who inspires you. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/08/08oct27e.cfm?slider">Avoiding Holiday Debt</a> &mdash; Want to avoid holiday debt? Shop early for the best selection. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/five-ways-to-decorate-a-home-on-a-budget/">Five Ways to Decorate a Home on a Budget</a> &mdash; To decorate a large wall without breaking the bank, hang a quilt. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/how-to-rollover-your-401k-into-an-ira/">How to Rollover Your 401k into an IRA</a> &mdash; In order to rollover your 401k into an IRA, you must first officially terminate your employment. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/counteroffer-salary-sample-letter-lowball-offer/">I've Been Lowballed, Now What? Snatch a Higher Salary With These 4 Counteroffer Tips!</a> &mdash; If you want a better salary offer, take the time to research industry and real life salaries for your position. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/5954196/five-counterintuitive-ways-to-use-procrastination-and-become-productive">Five Counterintuitive Ways to Use Procrastination and Become Productive</a> &mdash; Planning to wait until the last minute to do something frees your mind to work on other items on your to do list. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-throw-a-halloween-themed-baby-shower">How to Throw a Halloween-Themed Baby Shower</a> &mdash; When throwing a Halloween-themed baby shower, play games with a Halloween twist. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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