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Car buying can be a stressful experience. From deciding whether to buy used or new or lease, these articles provide advice on how best to navigate the full process.

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Should you buy a car used or new?

When it comes time to buy a car, one of the most frequent questions we hear are whether new or used cars are better? Many people’s knee jerk response is that used cars are a better value (lower cost than

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Turning Down the Upsell

I bought my very first laptop during the summer of 2000. There are cell phones today that have better specs than that laptop, but back then, it was a top-of-the-line machine. Another way to say this: I paid way more

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The Process of Selling My Car

This past month I stocked up on greasy hair gel, white strips for my teeth, and ironed my only suit. It was time to sell my used car! I had gone through the process before, but I was extremely lucky.

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Should I Repair an Old Car or Buy a New One?

This past week I started hearing some weird noises from my 12 year old van. Anytime I started my air conditioning unit it started making a sputtering noise. So, I took it into the repair shop that I regularly have

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What To Do About Unexpected Car Expenses?

As the Christmas season moves in, like a thief in the night (not really but it sounds cool), it puts pressure on our budget. To mount even more on top of the holiday season, we are having problems with our

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How Long Should You Keep a Car?

I’ve come to a fork in the road with my beat-up, 210,000 mile, 2004 Saturn Ion. I wrote about her awhile back, when I duct-taped the passenger-side door (I’ve had to tape ‘er several times since then – and the door is still

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20 Tips to Keep Your Car’s Value High

Your car is the second largest investment in your life (coming in right after your home). Yes, it’s an investment, not a commodity. In order to maximize that investment, you need to make sure you keep its value high. While

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Why Choose a Car Loan?

People that are saving money to purchase a car are usually faced with the question of whether they should purchase a car outright with the money that they have saved or if they should use that money as a down

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