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  • October 28, 2013

    Congratulations. You’re driving off the dealer lot with your nostrils filled with that new car smell. You used savvy shopping and hard-as-nails negotiating to drive down the sticker price and the...

  • May 22, 2013

    There are signs that America’s credit crunch is easing. Auto sales have been growing for several months. Mortgage interest rates have been at rock bottom for so long that many homeowners with good credit have...

  • April 18, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you thought the price of health care is high, wait...

  • April 1, 2013

    The Federal Reserve's moves to drive down mortgage rates have produced a great side effect for U.S. consumers — record-low rates on car loans, too.

    "Auto-loan rates are the lowest we've ever seen," says Greg McBride of market watcher...

  • December 19, 2012

    Few inhalants are more intoxicating than new car smell. But while new car smell isn’t damaging to your lungs, it can be damaging to your budget. The average price for a new vehicle topped $30,000 this summer, according to TrueCar.com estimates....

  • December 18, 2012

    It’s easy to spend $25,000 or more on an automobile, making it the second largest purchase for many folks, second only to the house with the garage where you’ll be parking the car. And while...

  • December 3, 2012

    Pretty much everything I did with my money immediately after college was a mistake, starting with a series of loser boyfriends and progressing into a love affair with vintage clothing, karaoke and crazy costume parties. But through it all, I had...

  • November 21, 2012

    Interest rates may be at record lows, but that doesn’t mean you should pull the trigger on a major purchase before you’re ready. Whether you’re...

  • November 21, 2012

    Unfortunately, picking a topic to write about came a little too easily this time around. You see, I totaled my first car two weeks ago. As you can imagine, such an experience involves learning a...

  • October 12, 2012

    Like so many personal finance questions, it depends on your situation.

    Let’s first assume that you don’t have a reliable car and you need one to get from A to B. Furthermore, let’s assume that the main place you need to get to is school or...