Will You Save Money if You Refill Fuel in the Morning?

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

The kind of car that you drive can say a lot about you as the owner. For one thing, the model of car that you drive reveals how much money you pay for annual maintenance and fuel costs. A low-value home that needs intensive rehabilitation is called a “money pit” but the same idea can also be applied to automobiles.

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How to Turn in a Leased Car

By |April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

A few weeks ago I wrote about how terrible it was preparing my car to be turned in at the end of a lease, and how I hated having to wait and find out if they are going to charge me for damages that were above and beyond "normal wear and tear". I was told that I would hear from

The End of a Car Lease Sucks

By |March 14th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Three years ago I leased a new car and thought it was a pretty darn good idea. I loved the fact that I could just basically "borrow" a car for three years and then give it back without any questions asked. On Monday my lease expired and I turned it in. Many of the benefits I listed in that first

Living Gas Tank to Gas Tank

By |February 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Last weekend I was back home spending a day with my family while I was in St. Louis, and spending time in my hometown reminded me of the days when I was in high school and didn't have more than a few hundred bucks to my name. I was driving a crappy car that hardly ever worked, but I needed