Car Dealer Secrets: How To Sell Your Car For Maximum Profit


You’ll get the most for your car if you sell it yourself. You’ll get even more if you sell it the right way. Make the most from your vehicle with these simple steps.

6 Ways to Reduce Your Car Insurance Rates After an Accident

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You swerved for a skunk and wrecked your ride; now your car insurance is going to double, right? Not necessarily. With the right insurer — or some clever maneuvering — you can still save money on car insurance after an accident.

Auto Financing For Smart People: Tips For Saving On Your Car Loan

How to finance a car the smart way; auto financing tips.

Save money on auto financing by knowing your credit score and leveraging competing loan offers at the dealership. Put money down, keep the term as short as you can afford, and — of course — don’t buy more car than you can afford.

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth The Premium Price?

debating used versus pre owned cars

Auto manufacturers offer certified pre-owned programs to alleviate car buyers’ concerns about buying a lemon. But how much more should you be willing to pay for a certified pre-owned car?

Rolling in the Dough: How to Drive Your Car to 200,000 Miles


I’ve never owned a new car, and I don’t think I’m missing a thing. For starters, a new car depreciates the second you drive it off the lot. And monthly car payments, whether by lease or purchase, saddle drivers with yet another monthly expense to bear. That’s why I’ll be driving my sweet 1998 Toyota minivan to 200,000 miles and beyond.

Get the Best Deal on a New Car with One Simple Email

Get the best deal on a new car by creating a public email bidding war among dealers.

How can you get the best deal on a new car? Learn how to send one simple email that will have car dealers scrambling to give you the best deal on a new car.

10 Used Cars Under $20K So Fun To Drive, You’ll Forget How Little You Paid


These affordable used cars are all under $20,000 but are so fun-to-drive, you’ll forget how little you paid as soon as you drift through your first offramp.

Funny Money: How to Deal with Mechanics When You Know Nothing About Cars

A broken car in the snow

Some smart people really love dumb people with problems. Because they are smart enough to know they can trick the dumb people with problems into giving them lots of money to fix those problems … that only they are smart enough to fix. The smart people in this instance are car mechanics, and the dumb […]

Car Dealer Secrets: How To Buy An Extended Car Warranty

The powertrain warranty covers the drivetrain, transmission, and engine.

In my last post I gave you some questions to ask before you say yes to an extended auto warranty. Today we’ll dive deeper and explore how much car warranties cost and, if you do buy, how to choose the best extended warranty for your needs. As a preface, we’re talking here about the extended warranties […]

Car Dealer Secrets: Four Questions To Ask Before You Buy An Extended Auto Warranty

Extended auto warranties are like insurance policies for your car's mechanics.

When I was a kid I went along with my father and watched him buy things like televisions, furniture, and even a few cars. He was a shrewd buyer and I remember being impressed how quickly and firmly he said NO to any sort of extended warranty. He taught me to buy quality products; after […]