Best Money Tips: How to Buy a $5,000 Car

By Linsey Knerl on 5 April 2010 0 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you tips for buying a good $5,000 car, how TV can actually save you some cash, and why financial intervention with aging parents may be a difficult thing to do.

Top 5 Articles

How to Buy a $5,000 Car — As someone who has never purchased a new car, and frequently goes through private sellers to obtain my “rides”, I can attest to all of these clever tips for avoiding high car payments and keeping away from lemons! Money Talk News

Make Blooming Tea for a Drinkable Decoration — Not only does it quench a vicious thirst, but this tea looks awesome atop your countertop or dining table! Lifehacker

How Television Can Save You Money — This article makes a lot of sense (and the last point about “trash television” gave me a chuckle). See why it may be worth it to keep your cable turned on! Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

DIY Headboard from Kitchen Cabinet Doors — This is an awesome tutorial, inspired by old cabinet doors that you no longer need in the kitchen. (I suggest the Re-Store if you need to pick a few up for cheap.) Remodelaholic via TipNut

Taste-Test Experiment: Brand name vs. Store Brand Cereals — The results of the all-kid panel trying out various sugary cereals is humorous and educational. How did many popular varieties stack up against the Albertson’s brand? See for yourself. Len Penzo

Other Essential Reading

Six Secrets of a Credit Score — While not all of these are going to be “secret” to everyone, they are certainly some of the most important factors that go into a credit score. Bone up to be ready for your number! Budgets are Sexy

Going Full-Time with Your Side Business: When Is It the Right Time? If you’ve find success with a freelance or moonlighting endeavor, it may be possible to make it your full-time gig. Answer these questions to see if now is the best time to do it. Studenomics

Meatless Monday: Cinnamon Apples with Rice — If you’re on a budget and like apples, this meatless dish might be a great choice. Check out the yummy asparagus side! Bargain Briana

How to Do a Home Inventory — This is something that a lot of us have on our “to-do” list, but never quite get around to. Read these tips for motivation and education. Your possessions are worth it! Cash Money Life

Financial Intervention with Aging Parents — It’s a difficult topic to bring up, but something that needs to be addressed. Get some solid advice for dealing with aging parents and their often dire financial situation. Eliminate the Muda

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