Hybrid cars are an amazing invention and an important step toward reducing waste in a world filled with 10 MPG, gas-guzzling hunks of metal. I appreciate the engineering and technology that goes into creating a vehicle that can quietly hum along and get over 50 MPG. But there is something seriously wrong with how people seem to approach the hybrid car purchase…. And that something is math. How … [Read more...] about Your Hybrid Car Is A Waste Of Money
It's that time of month again where I talk about cars! If you don't know where I stand on these wonderful machines, you can read about them here and here. I love to find a great deal on a car, and am an advocate for using MATH to determine what you can afford and what is a waste of money. Today I want to let you in on a little secret that has allowed us to enjoy luxury without breaking the bank. … [Read more...] about We Only Drive Fancy Cars
My grandpa is awesome. He has lived an amazingly adventurous life, with 6 kids and a wife of almost 60 years! He has the most awesome stories, and if you get him talking, you won't be going anywhere for a LONG while (grab a snickers). In the past decade, he got some speech recognition software for his computer, and started dictating his life story. My wife has the privilege of editing this story … [Read more...] about Wisdom About Cars From My Grandpa
As you might know, I think new cars are the downfall of the middle class. If you didn't know, now you do. :) And I have written about how to buy a used car, and more recently, how to learn basic car maintenance to save you EVEN MORE MONEY over your lifetime. Today, I want to make sure that I don't sound like someone who is immune to car frustrations, issues, and problems that I cannot solve. I … [Read more...] about When To Take Your Car To A Mechanic
One of the things that has saved us thousands of dollars over the years is learning a little bit about how to work on cars. Basic car maintenance can cost hundreds of dollars at a mechanic shop, and cause you to waste thousands on labor for simple things you could be doing yourself. I have been doing car maintenance for about 7 years now, and here's some tips and trick on how to start learning … [Read more...] about How To Save Money: Learn Basic Car Maintenance
Well, if you don't know my position on new cars, read up on it here. Needless to say, I believe that buying a new car is the single best way to ensure you are going to be in debt FOREVER. Not to mention you are throwing money at something that just eats it for breakfast and never gives it back. I am a proponent of finding a great used car to buy, and then shaking the hand of the fool that … [Read more...] about Need A New (To You) Car?