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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 13, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Starting this week, I'm in hiding from Audi Financial Services. They're coming after me, I know, because I'm on the lam with...

  • April 18, 2013

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

  • February 11, 2013

    There are several options to help you cut down on the cost of your commute.

    If feasible, you may consider occasionally walking or riding a bike to work. Not only will you save money, but you will establish a pattern of healthier living. ...

  • 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 14, 2012

    Ah, the holidays. TV specials. Eggnog. Christmas carols. Holiday parties. And shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. It is the time of year when the malls are crowded and the automobile...

  • December 12, 2012

    I was responsible with money all throughout college. While my friends were out partying with the money their parents gave them, I babysat on Saturday nights, had an on-campus job and tutored to make extra cash.

    My motto was “work hard, play...

  • 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

    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...