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How to Avoid Paying Extra Fees on Your Car Rental When You're Under 25

When you’re over the age of 24, your options in life are endless—at least when it comes to renting a car. But if you’re a young driver, you better saddle up to the idea of renting an old minivan with crazy, added fees. Read more...
Tags: Travel, Money, Insurance, Car, Rental Car, Lifehacks


When Is Leasing a Car Better Than Buying?

My old jalopy is about to die on me yet again, so it’s time for a new car. I’m wondering if I’d be better off leasing my next car instead of buying it. Which is the better deal, leasing or buying with an auto loan? Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Top, Cars, Autos, Ask Lifehacker, Loans, Lifehacks, Buying, Leasing


How To Ensure You’ll Always Find A Parking Spot In America’s Busiest Cities

  The only thing worse than bad traffic is having to look for parking in a busy city but some destinations are just close enough that it’s faster to drive than deal with airports or you’ve got an occasion bringing you to downtown. Whatever the reason, searching for parking can be a frustrating, stressful, and time-consuming quest but there is an app that solves all those problems. One Day Before The free app SpotHero (available for Android and iOS) let’s you search and reserve a parking s...
Tags: Travel, Money, New York City, America, Tech, Spain, Car, United States, Serbia, Bahrain, Andorra, Spothero, Pictures And Video, Times Square


Research Used Cars Online: 5 Great Sites

People research (and buy) everything online, from simple household items like laundry detergent to more complex items like electronics. But what about cars? Buying a used car online may seem like a stretch, but researching used cars is a no-brainer. You’ll be empowered by all of the information you’ve collected and by the time you arrive at the dealership, you’ll be ready to make a deal. If you’re in the market, research used cars online. There are many sites available to you, and we’ve included...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Advice, Uncategorized, Cars, Car, Vehicles, Tips, Autos, Kelley Blue Book, Truck, Trucks, Save Money, Cost, Ownership, Carfax


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Car Insurance

Car insurance can be very confusing for anyone. It’s also one of those things that can be very costly if not done right. We rounded up the 10 key things that you may not know about your car insurance. Having “No-Fault” Insurance Many people mistakenly think that when they have a no-fault car insurance, no one will be blamed or considered at fault in the event of an accident. If you cause an accident or scratch a car when you park, having this type of insurance doesn’t necessarily mean that you...
Tags: Money, Automotive, Lifehacks, Don


Art and Engineering: How Dan Wright’s fast fine art is a long slow metal chase

Photos courtesy the author. [Editor’s Note: Louise Ann Noeth recently caught up with artist Daniel Wright to discuss his racing-inspired sculptures, the inspiration behind them, and the process by which he sculpts and casts them.] We who choose to admire art, and perhaps purchase ones that “speak” to us in some way, rarely have a clue about the tedious journey the piece took to get to our eyeballs and then inveigle its way into our hearts. Cast investment art such as bronze sculpture is a long ...
Tags: Utah, Money, University, Autos, Richard, Sam, Bentley, Zenith, Mattel, Wright, Dan, Bryant, University of Utah, TIG, Cork Ireland, CNC


6 Important Things You Need to Do After Buying A Lemon Car

In a list of expensive purchases that are supposed to last, a car tops the list. It’s supposed to be a lasting purchase. So, when your newly bought car spends more time in a mechanic’s garage than on the road or even in your own garage, then you’ve landed yourself a lemon. No one likes going to the mechanic and it’s worse when you just bought your car. However, there comes a point when the repairs are too constant and you’re left needing to act. You have the power to advocate for yourself when i...
Tags: Money, Time, Automotive, Lifehacks, Honda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevy Equinox




Creating A Car Budget: 7 Things You Can Give Up For That Brand New Car

Getting a new car is way cheaper than you think. In fact, buying a car on finance can even be less expensive than the monthly cost of a fancy new iPhone, broadband contract or your gym membership! So, ready to hit the open road? Here’s how to set your car budget by giving up some of your unnecessary expenses. Cut: Daily coffee fix Get: Honda Jazz It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying a latte on your way to work every day, especially when every other store is a coffee house. But do you rea...
Tags: Money, Goals, Automotive, Toyota, Lifehacks, Audi, Peugeot, Ibiza, Vauxhall Corsa, Honda Jazz, Toyota Previa Luxury, Vauxhall Corsa Now


Former Banker Wants Wealthy Individuals to Share Racing Cars Via New App

The former digital chief of Credit Suisse, Marco Abele, intends to introduce an app allowing wealthy individuals to share ownership of experiential assets — things like vineyards, works of art, and even fine automobiles. Abele calls the digital service a “blockchain-based investment platform,” which is just a bullshit businessman buzzword way to say there will […] The post Former Banker Wants Wealthy Individuals to Share Racing Cars Via New App appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Money, Finance, People, Racing, Luxury, Autos, Rich People, Blockchain, Car Sharing, Abele, News Blog, Race Cars, Exotic Cars, Credit Suisse Marco Abele


What Happens If You’re A Passenger In An Uber Accident?

Travel has recently undergone quite a revolution and Uber is one of the most visible trends to have sprung up in the past decade. The rideshare app allows individuals to request rides from nearby drivers through their phones. It’s much cheaper than conventional taxi services and often much quicker due to the proximity-based matching system and state-of-the-art GPS technology. Despite those features, however, Uber is not free from criticism and its drivers are not infallible. Accidents can still ...
Tags: Health, Money, Los Angeles, Automotive, Lifehacks, However Uber, James River Insurance, Kevin Adkins


Want an old car? Be careful -- and turn off the TV!

I hate televised auctions and "build-it-quick-to-flip-it" shows, because they present an unrealistic view of the old-car hobby. You can't build a good car cheap or fast, and it's very easy to spend more than it's really worth. Find out all the pitfalls in my story at Autofocus. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Money, Cars, Old, Custom Cars, Classic Cars, Auctions, Auction, Autos, Collecting, Restoration, Custom, Antique, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Antique Cars


Subcompact Crossovers Are Depreciating Faster Than Any Other Segment

Remember how Beanie Babies were a national phenomenon in the mid-1990s? The country couldn’t seem to get enough of the little darlings and many ended up going for astronomical prices. But, like most stupid trends, their popularity was short lived. It wasn’t long before the once-collectible toys held the same value as a used pair of […] The post Subcompact Crossovers Are Depreciating Faster Than Any Other Segment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Money, Autos, Crossovers, Honda, Automobiles, News Blog, Subcompact Crossovers, Black Book, Car Depreciation, Car Values, Depreciating Value


8 Must-Have Car Features That Will Save You Money

Buying a car can put a dent in your wallet. If you aren’t careful with your choices, you can even end up spending more than you should. This is one good reason to be extra vigilant about what car features to look for. To help you out, here are 8 of the best features you should consider. Engine Size and Type Choosing a model with a smaller engine will lower a car’s price both at the dealership and at the insurer. In general, bigger engines use more fuel and have a lower MPG (Miles Per Gallon) o...
Tags: Money, Automotive, Ford, Lifehacks


If You’re Wondering Why Automakers Can’t Stop Talking About Mobility, Wonder No More

“Mobility” is easily the most overused term in today’s automotive vernacular. Despite being incredibly nonspecific, executives can’t help but make it the bookend of most speeches involving long-term goals and production stratagems. But why? The term itself pertains more to the industry itself than the specific products it’s developing. While “mobility” can be applied to any conveyance with […] The post If You’re Wondering Why Automakers Can’t Stop Talking About Mobility, Wonder No More appeared ...
Tags: Technology, Money, Wall Street, General Motors, Industry, Share Price, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Market, Automotive Technology, Investors, Ford Motor Co, Self Driving, News Blog, Automotive Trends


Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for The Best Auto Insurance in Canada

Shopping for the best auto insurance in Canada can be confusing. This can lead to you making costly mistakes, such as failing to protect your assets with the correct auto insurance policy. But, don’t worry. With this guide, we’ll outline the top 5 mistakes that Canadians make when shopping for auto insurance. With our help, you’re sure to find the coverage you need. Failing to Shop Around This is the most common mistake Canadians make – not shopping for insurance at all! Many Canadians simply ...
Tags: Money, Shopping, Canada, Automotive, Lifehacks, Best Auto Insurance, Price of Insurance


5 Practical Tips to Help You Save For Your Dream Car

Don’t you sometimes wish you can go around the city driving your car? We all do at some point. But, you wake up from that wishful thinking into the sad reality that you just can’t afford it. For now, at least. Buying a car, especially your dream car always comes with a price. Unless you won the lottery and had millions of cash, to buy a dream car would mean a long-term commitment to saving, saving and saving. But with all the bills you need to pay, it might take you years to save up for that dre...
Tags: Money, Goals, Automotive, Lifehacks


Wells Fargo to Refund $80 Million of Unnecessary Car Insurance It Forced Onto Customers

Wells Fargo says it will reimburse roughly $80 million to customers erroneously charged for auto collateral protection insurance policies. Customers will be remediated after roughly 800,000 customers were essentially forced to purchase unnecessary auto insurance, despite many of them already having active policies. The banking and financial services firm reviewed policies started between 2012 and 2017 and identified approximately […] The post Wells Fargo to Refund $80 Million of Unnecessary Car ...
Tags: Money, Banking, Customers, Scams, Autos, Wells Fargo, Auto Insurance, News Blog, Auto Loans, Automotive Insurance


Do You Know What To Do In A Ride Sharing Accident?

Ride sharing and ride hailing are often lumped together, but the two services are completely different. One is more like a taxi while the other is more like a bus. What’s not different about the two is that there is still a lot of confusion about who is legally responsible if there is an accident. Because drivers don’t usually need commercial insurances even though they are performing a duty for which they are getting paid, insurance companies are often reluctant to pay up in the event of an acc...
Tags: Health, Money, Minnesota, California, France, New York City, Automotive, United States, Lifehacks


3 Practical Driving Tips To Save You Money On Gas

How far away do you live from your job? Ten minutes? Thirty minutes? An hour? If you live far from your job or if you drive a lot, these fuel efficient driving tips will liberate you from spending precious minutes and dollars at the gas pump. I’ve collected my own data to compile this list to ensure that you’ll come up with the same money-saving results I got. Take note that the more aware you are as a driver, the better results you will reap from this information. I’ve had these tips put into p...
Tags: Money, Automotive, Lifehacks, Don


Love is surprising

Love is surprising isn’t it? Don’t you wonder what we would do without it? Love isn’t equal. Many times the degree that we love someone else is more or less than the amount they love us. When this happens for many people it is uncomfortable. I have had gfs tell me that they don’t want to care about me more than I care about them. I have never had that idea. The idea of measuring love out and only giving to someone else what they give to you reduces love to a business arrangement. If I give love ...
Tags: Energy, Work, Art, Business, Money, Mac, Opinion, Relationships, Parent, Age, Love, Time, Women, Gift, Old, Nes


First Uber, now Tesla: Employee sues over sexism, inappropriate conduct

Following Susan Fowler’s damning accusations against Uber, Elon Musk’s Tesla is under fire for much the same reason. AJ Vandermeyen, an engineer who still works for Tesla, spoke with The Guardian about her experiences with sexism and harassment within the company. She filed suit against the company last year (before Fowler’s claims against Uber were posted). This is the first time Vandermeyen’s spoken publicly about the suit, which mirror’s Fowler’s complaints to an eerie degree. Among other thi...
Tags: Startups, Money, Cars, Tesla, Insider, Fowler, Susan Fowler, Uber Elon Musk, AJ Vandermeyen, Vandermeyen


How to Sell Your Old Car for Cash

When an older car becomes useless for the owner, it may be stored in the yard or in a garage for many years until the owner decides to have it hauled away for scrap. In some cases, individuals inherit a property with a junk car on it and need to haul it away so that the property can be listed for sale. Junk cars initially appear to be worthless, and they may even be a dangerous eyesore to have on your property. The good news is that you can easily use a junk car removal service to clear away the...
Tags: Money, Automotive, How To, Lifehacks


Real life superhero in NYC giving to others

This is a touching story about a real life superhero in NYC giving to others. Why am I sharing this? It is touching that the values of sharing and caring for others cause people to do these kind of things. We can help in our own way. It is neat that he took something that may people consider a negative or problem and turned it into a positive. One of the things that he has said in other documentaries is that he gives and goes out and helps people when he doesn’t have work. He works as a video pr...
Tags: Work, Art, Video, Money, NYC, Opinion, Life, Time, Value, Sharing, Lp, Nes, SM, Use, ADE, App


How much is enough?

One of the questions I often ask myself is How much is enough? For example, I have been fortunate to have jobs that have enabled me to buy a car I enjoy. What I have seen myself doing over the years is buying better and better cars. I enjoy cars and the technology they have, but at some  point it has to stop. I just can’t continue to spend money on better cars or I won’t have money for other things that are more important. Don’t misunderstand. I am buying cars that I can easily afford and that a...
Tags: Work, Food, Art, Technology, Jobs, Money, Opinion, Life, Youth, Time, Women, Cars, Tech, Information, Interesting, Research


Morning Docket: 01.11.17

* After hearing powerful testimony from victims' relatives, a federal jury sentenced Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to death. [BuzzFeed] * Dahlia Lithwick on yesterday's Jeff Sessions hearing: the nominee "will be handily confirmed," and Democrats "are rightly very, very afraid." [Slate] * An interesting puzzle for the Supreme Court: free speech and credit card fees. [New York Times via How Appealing] * Also from Howard Bashman, also about free speech: Gibson Dunn partner Miguel Estrad...
Tags: Credit Cards, Money, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Cars, New York Times, Death Penalty, Student Loans, Philadelphia, Capital punishment, Volkswagen, Department Of Justice, Free Speech, Justice Department, Law Schools


The Cars People Regret Buying Most, According to Consumer Reports

Buying a new car is always exciting at first, but it can take a little while before you realize your ride is more lemon than luxury. Consumer Reports surveyed owners of recently-purchased cars to see which models caused the most buyer’s remorse.Read more...
Tags: Videos, Money, Shopping, Cars, Driving, Automobiles, Consumer Reports, life-hacks


The appeal of downsizing

I have an opportunity in my life to downsize and I believe I am going to do it. I have mentioned before that I love cars and the technology and features of them. However I find myself disappointed even having driven and owned a few luxury cars. Commercials and society leads you to believe that having a luxury car will be a great experience. It was not a great experience. In fact I found the luxury experience worse than having cheaper and normal cars. With all the technology in the car it was unr...
Tags: Art, Video, Usa, Technology, Money, Free, Law, Youtube, Opinion, Life, Nsa, Age, Love, Happiness, Cars, Tech


Is your iPhone 6+ battery draining too rapidly?

Mine is, and it could be due to the known battery issue with iPhone 6+ phones. What happens to me and others is that it can quickly go from something like 40% charged to 33% charged in a matter of seconds. This has happened to me several times, and I have just dealt with it because I didn’t want to go to an Apple store. However it has now become so bad that I don’t think I have a choice. Fortunately in NYC there are many apple stores, so that helps. On the other hand, what would help even more i...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Work, Art, Bluetooth, Money, NYC, Audio, Opinion, Age, Time, Value, Old, Lp, Nes, Phone


Touching TV show called The Super

I’ve been watching a touching TV show called The Super on Netflix. It really is educational. Why is this a touching show? Mostly because the Super tries in every way to fix the issues that his tenants face. I would have loved to have a super like Dave. All of my supers have been far short of his standard. What we see is him buying things and giving money out of his own pocket to help people. He sympathizes with people and cares about their problems. I like how many of the issues that he faces is...
Tags: Work, TV, Money, Education, Opinion, Life, Face, Age, Love, Time, Clients, Avoid, Lp, Nes, Use, Watch



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