How to Get Out of a Car Lease Without Ruining Your Credit

Leasing your car can be an expensive way to get around. And if you suddenly find yourself unable to afford your existing auto lease, you can't just put your car up for sale or run to the dealer to trade it in. But what most don't know is: Yes, you … [Read more...]

10 Costly Driving Habits

Once upon a time, the only certainties in life were “death and taxes.” Today, it’s safe to say we can add a third -- rising gas prices. The price of fuel keeps going up, with nary an end in sight. Need some ways to save on gas? Here are ten driving ha … [Read more...]

Should You Ever Buy a Brand New Car?

True penny pinchers always buy used cars over new ones for one rock solid reason: new cars depreciate by thousands of dollars the second you drive off the lot. But three years ago, before my financial epiphany, I bought a new car, and I don’t regret i … [Read more...]

The Cost of a Long Distance Commute

Have you every considered a long distance commute to take a better job or to live where you want? If so, exactly how much would that long distance commute cost? … [Read more...]

Do You Fix Your Dings?

Less than two years after buying a new pickup truck, I had received not one, but two grapefruit-sized dents – one for each side – thanks to two different drivers’ reluctance to use a rear-view mirror. … [Read more...]

The Rich Borrow Free

Ever wonder about 0% loans? Are they too good to be true? And if so, why would the company even offer it? … [Read more...]

When Your Car is a Gold Digger: Budgeting for Auto Maintenance

Your car. You love it when it takes you to work or through winding mountains on a weekend escape. When it comes time for oil changes and tune-ups, however, your car stereo plays a different tune. For many even minor car repairs can put a dent in … [Read more...]

Can You (Really) Save on Car Insurance?

Car insurance. You hate paying for it until you need it. And a few months later you hate paying for it again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually get a cheaper car insurance policy? The ads claim you can save on car insurance just by switching c … [Read more...]

Ex-Car Salesman Tells All: How to Beat the Auto Dealerships at Their Own Game

I once worked as a car salesman. I learned you don’t need a full set of teeth to be a winning car salesman and the nicer a salesman is to a customer, the more that customer overpays. I also learned the car salesman’s playbook. And of course, I’m willi … [Read more...]

The Best New Cars for College Graduates

After graduation you’ll need some new wheels to get to that all-important first job. But which new car is for you? Money Under 30 picks the top new cars for college graduates and young professionals under 30 based on affordability, reliability, and a … [Read more...]