As everyone knows around here, buying new cars is the equivalent of draining your 401k, cashing it out in small bills, and setting them on fire as they drop off a cliff into the ocean. I've always wondered what convinces people to buy a new car, and how anyone can listened to the garbage spewed at car dealerships who's sole purpose is to make a VERY large profit off of you. Cracked.com has … [Read more...] about If Car Commercials Were Honest (Video)
If you haven't read Part 1, read it first HERE, then come back and finish the story :) Driver #2 "This sucks." Not only has today already been a long day at the office, but you still have a ton of stuff to do at the house. Fixing the car is now a priority because you rely on it for work, so you're going to have to re-prioritize. But good thing you took Jake's advice and learned some basic car … [Read more...] about A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 2)
It's been a long day. You've been at the office for 9 hours, absolutely killing it at your job, but at the end of the day, you just can't wait to get home. You finally shut it down around 5:30pm, pack everything up and head out to your car. It's hot. You open the door, the sun almost blinding you as you step outside. You instantly feel the heat. For a quick moment, all you can think about is … [Read more...] about A Tale Of Two Drivers (Part 1)
If you haven't read through my archive of posts on used cars, you should check them out HERE. I usually tout the virtues of the tens of thousands of dollars saved every decade by buying used. But I can no longer stand by that statement. I have recently obtained a top secret video of a man, who shall remain nameless, and his perilous daily journey of driving a used car. I cannot express how deep … [Read more...] about Man Risks His Life Everyday Driving A Used Car
I love my readers. Not sure if I've said that before. But I do! You send me awesome questions, which I get to answer, and often they are thought-provoking enough to turn into a fun post. Today's reader question bring me it back to one of the most costly and wasteful things we spend our money on: new cars. Our reader, Dave, has seen the light and agrees that buying a new car is a complete … [Read more...] about Reader Question: How Do I Convince My Wife That Used Cars Are Awesome?
And it's time again for my monthly car rant, the game where I show you, the readers, how buying new cars and getting car loans is single-handedly keeping the middle class broke. For those that aren't familiar, feel free to review a few of my favorites, including: You Don't Need A New Car Things I Couldn't Do If I Had A Car Payment How To Buy A Used Car Like A Boss Wisdom About Cars From … [Read more...] about Used Cars Are Not Money Pits. New Cars Are.