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Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some point. [...]

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Published on August 8th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Travel
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When Will You Own A Tesla?

Written by William Cowie - 10 Comments

What do you think about electric cars? That’s a question which evokes a surprisingly strong reaction. Few people, it seems, are indifferent to the topic of changing what we drive. Some think electric cars will help save the planet; others think they’re a do-gooder’s overpriced and overrated flavor of the month.
History
The automobile, one of the [...]

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Published on August 6th, 2014
Modified on August 7th, 2014 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Automotive
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Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

Written by William Cowie - 11 Comments

When is the last time you got into a heated argument about cars? Cars in general are not controversial. Yes, there is the odd low-key Chevy vs. Ford thing from days gone by and that sort of thing, but most people generally don’t get worked up about cars, arguing about them after dinner in mixed [...]

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Published on May 28th, 2014 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Insurance
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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 - 9 Comments
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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