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Buying a Car

6 Things You Must Know Before Buying A Car

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 04.19.2016 | OWN

You arrive at the dealership well caffeinated and armed with printouts from your exhaustive Internet research—you've got the car picked out and have...

The Best and the Worst Time of the Year to Buy a New Car

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor Whatever your reason for buying a new car -- it's your first set of wheels, your family size has changed or your o...

20 Cheapskate Secrets to Buying a New Car

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Jeff Yeager, Contributor Prepare for sticker shock and new-car-loan awe. The average new car transaction price was $34,428 in December 2015, accor...

My Car Is All Worn Out. What Should I Do?

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

While a new car does increase some of your costs it also reduces some and most importantly, gives you a better chance of having reliable transportation for a longer period of time with a manufacturer warranty to protect your financial risk of major repairs.

You Just Realized You Signed A Bad Deal On Your Car. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

Car buying can be a nightmare -- everybody knows that.

Powering Cars With Sunshine

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope.

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Some utility companies are starting to encourage consumers to make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A poll last year found that nearly half of American households could purchase an EV for their next car; it would be a great fit for their driving needs, and they would have a place to charge it with electricity. We're talking about many millions of people. Are you one of them?

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Quora | Posted 10.04.2014 | Money
Quora

If you get a bad feeling about the way someone's acting, the way the vehicle drives, the story you're being told about the reason for the sale, the fact that the seller's a Raiders fan -- whatever -- listen to your gut. There are millions of cars in the world. You can always find another one.

I'm a Certified Pre-Owned Spouse!

Monique Honaman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

Can you imagine if being "pre-married" (the previously married kind, not the never-before-married kind) meant that you had to complete a 172-point inspection before you could marry again? Think of all the different things you would want to put on your 172-point inspection checklist.

Test Drive Tips That Could Save You Thousands

Brian Moody | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

When you do take your test drive, there are a few specific things you should be looking, listening and sniffing for. Yes, sniffing.

Mercury Retrograde Ends on July 1st: 5 Ways to Re-Take Control of Your Life!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Strike up the band and break out the champagne because on July 1st Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct." Say hallelujah!

Mercury Retrograde: June 7 to July 1st - 8 Ways To Survive It!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Unless you've been living in a cave, you've most likely heard of the cosmic event called, Mercury Retrograde. Well, get ready to buckle up your seat belt and strap yourself in because this event will happen again from June 7 to July 1.

Finally Someone Is Sending Car Salesmen to the Junkyard: An Interview with Ale Resnik, Co-Founder of Beepi.

Adam Hanft | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Adam Hanft

Until now, buying and selling a car was the root canal of transactions. Every step is usually fraught with ugh, including the painful, ritualistic negotiation process.

Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Many think art -- particularly original art -- is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie's or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don't buy.

How I Avoided Buying a Lemon of a Car from a Relative and Saved Money

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The next time you're ready to buy a car, or want to buy a car for your son or daughter, you may want to forgo buying one from a relative.

Is This the Car Dealership of the Future?

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.11.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

For the average person, buying a car is a process wrought with unending frustration replete with all the drama of a daytime soap opera. Many people contend with Shakespearian levels of lies, deceit, fear, exploitation, and often make bad decisions under duress.

The Secret to Beating a Car Dealership

Adam Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

While it's true that getting a good price is a big part of the hunt, the biggest, most important, super-secret strategy to turn the stealth hunter (them) into the prey: stand tough and fight to maximize your dollar throughout the process.

Don't Honk the Wrong Horn!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Tamara Jacobs

Several years ago I made, what I thought was at the time, a momentous decision. I was having a good year, and I wanted to show the world that I had arrived. So, what did I do? -- I went out and bought the biggest and flashiest Jaguar I could find.

What You Need To Know When Buying A Car, From Lauren Fix (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

If you're in the market for a new car, Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, has some great tips that she shared when she joined me on this episode of Mondays ...

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

This week on Mondays With Marlo, we broached a new topic -- cars, driving and all things automobile! Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® joined me to chat abo...

A Look at the Dangers of On-the-Lot Financing

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Drew Hendricks

On-the-lot financing is becoming more popular as many people with bad credit or no credit attempt to buy vehicles. However, for many, the loans that buy them a dream car turn out to be a nightmare.

How to Know When to Lease, Buy New, or Buy a Used Car

Women & Co | Posted 12.22.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? While you may be dreading the prospect of negotiating with a salesperson, you have important choices to make: To lease, to buy, or to buy new or used?

The Weather Makes Us Buy Things We Shouldn't Buy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

If it's hot while you're looking for a house to buy, beware. You may end up spending more than you should. Abnormal weather makes shoppers more irr...

You Don't Need a Hybrid

Brian Moody | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Brian Moody

Just because you want to use fewer resources and pollute less, you don't need a hybrid. In fact, there are plenty of great alternatives out there that sip fuel, cost less and provide a better driving experience than a hybrid.