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Buying a Car

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Quora | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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.

Dude, Here's Your Car

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 07.20.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- For car buyers seeking auto loans, happy days are here again. U.S. banks and auto finance companies are once again welcoming all kinds of ...

My Automotive Wish List

Tim Healey | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Tim Healey

We've noticed a few across-the-board issues that seem to plague almost all automakers, and we're wishing for some change.

Inflation's All But Gone - Here's How It Will Affect Your Bottom Line

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It's a good time to buy a car or refinance a mortgage, thanks to super-low inflation and interest rates. Invest in a savings accou...

You and Your Car: You Better Love the One You're With.

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trevor Traina

The reality has set in that whatever is in your garage now will likely be there next year too.