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5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com.
There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan.
But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction.
Automobile [...]

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Published on April 18th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Frugality
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Smartphone apps to help you avoid traffic

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This article comes from Nate Segall from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
Traffic – we despise it, we can’t stand it and we’ll do anything to avoid it. You can catch the morning news before you head out to work, tune in to the traffic updates on the radio – or you can download a traffic application [...]

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Published on April 4th, 2014
Modified on March 11th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Miscellany, Productivity
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Putting the brakes on aggressive driving’s exorbitant cost

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 5 Comments

According to a new survey from Insure.com, the most expensive 2014 car to insure in the United States is the $110,000 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, which requires a few bucks less than $3,200 in premiums to cover for 12 months.
The super car is better known in some quarters as “Godzilla,” for it is a monster [...]

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Published on March 12th, 2014 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Automotive
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How to save money on road trips

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

It is time to plan summer vacations. If you are planning to fly to your destination, now is the best time to start setting up price alerts for the plane tickets and signing up for credit cards if you want to use the miles and perks that come with carrying a particular airline card. With an [...]

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Published on March 10th, 2014
Modified on March 7th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality, Planning, Travel
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The true cost of owning a car

Written by Linda Vergon - 2 Comments

This post comes from Cathy at our partner site Quizzle.com.
If you’re a driver, you’ve undoubtedly thought about how much it costs to buy a car. Maybe you’ve lusted after a $500,000 Lamborghini, while knowing you can only afford a $20,000 Honda Civic. And you’ve probably considered the cost of purchasing a car when you’ve created [...]

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Published on September 27th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Frugality
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Killer Gas Prices: Six Ways to Fight Back

Written by Ed Avis - 10 Comments

The news that gas prices are on the rise again reminded me of the summer of 2007. At the time both of my sons were playing travel baseball, which meant we were driving all over northern Illinois every weekend.
We owned a beautiful Chrysler Pacifica at the time — a sporty, comfortable, large car that was [...]

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Published on October 23rd, 2012
Modified on October 27th, 2012 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Frugality
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Do It Yourself (DIY) and Save Money

Written by Nickel - 17 Comments

We recently bought a new car and I’m interested in increasing the cargo capacity. Remember, we have four (rapidly) growing boys, so space is at a premium. As it turns out, this particular vehicle doesn’t come from the factory with roof rails installed, but you can get them as a dealer add-on.
Not surprisingly, if you [...]

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Published on July 11th, 2012
Modified on July 27th, 2012 - 17 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Frugality
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Find Cheap(er) Gas With Your Phone

Written by Nickel - 3 Comments

This is just a quick tip for those of you that are traveling by car this summer… If you want to shave a few bucks off the cost of your travels, consider using your smartphone to find the best gas prices.
By far the best service that I’ve found for this is GasBuddy.com, which has free [...]

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Published on July 10th, 2012
Modified on July 27th, 2012 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Online, Travel
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Gas Prices, Revisited

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

Today is Memorial Day. In addition to be an important American holiday, Memorial Day also marks the traditional start of the summer driving season in the United States. I thus thought it would be worth taking another look at gas prices.
While gas prices usually jump over Memorial Day weekend and then continue increasing into the [...]

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Published on May 28th, 2012
Modified on June 10th, 2012 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Energy
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Average Price of a New Car?

Written by Nickel - 11 Comments

Having just bought two cars in the past month, I was interested to read a handful of interesting car-related tidbits this weekend. For starters, the average price of a new car or light truck in April was just a shade over $30k. $30,303 to be exact, which represents a $1200 increase over last year.
Needless to [...]

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Published on May 7th, 2012
Modified on May 17th, 2012 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Automotive
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