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Are Fast Cars More Expensive to Insure?

Are Fast Cars More Expensive to Insure?

Are Fast Cars More Expensive to Insure?

Even just a decade ago, cars weren’t nearly as fast as they are today. In fact, 300 horsepower was expected only from V-8 engines, writes Forbes. But because of “direct fuel injection, turbocharging and other advances in engine technology and design, power and speed can be bought in a range of body styles, vehicle sizes... Read More

7 Good Reasons to Shop for Car Insurance in 2017

7 Good Reasons to Shop for Car Insurance in 2017

7 Good Reasons to Shop for Car Insurance in 2017

Car insurance is meant to provide protection from a large financial burden in the event of a crash, but how do you avoid paying too much for coverage? “Shop around for car insurance” may be an insurance cliché, but it’s still the best advice on how to save money on your policy. It literally costs... Read More

How I Saved Money By Taking Out a Car Loan

How I Saved Money By Taking Out a Car Loan

How I Saved Money By Taking Out a Car Loan

A few years ago, I walked into a car dealership to buy my first new car. I saved enough money to pay full cash. Two hours later, I walked out of the dealership with a car loan. Some people might call me crazy, but I think I made a smart financial decision. Here’s why: I... Read More

3 Simple Steps to Leasing a Car

3 Simple Steps to Leasing a Car

3 Simple Steps to Leasing a Car

Shopping for a car is overwhelming. Not only must we choose between new or used, decide on a make and model, and sort through safety features and trim packages, but then we need to decide how to pay for it. If you’ve got the cash to pay for your car in full up front, it... Read More

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

If you’re planning a car purchase, and even if you’re in the middle of financing your car, a few tips from financial experts can help you save money (and hopefully guard against becoming “underwater” on your loan). Paying off a car is, of course, a highly individual process dependent on many different personal factors like... Read More

27 Data-Based Tips for Saving on Car Insurance

27 Data-Based Tips for Saving on Car Insurance

27 Data-Based Tips for Saving on Car Insurance

The complexities of car insurance pricing, made even more complex by varying state coverage requirements, can make finding the right policy for you an incredibly frustrating ordeal for countless consumers. Oh yeah, and coverage can be pretty expensive. As a licensed insurance agent, I know a few more tricks than the average consumer to help... Read More

12 Cars That Depreciate Quickly (& Are Good to Buy Used)

12 Cars That Depreciate Quickly (& Are Good to Buy Used)

12 Cars That Depreciate Quickly (& Are Good to Buy Used)

If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be tempted to drive a brand-new one off the lot. After all, many manufacturers are already releasing their feature-packed 2017 models, and the weather hasn’t even turned cold yet. But, before you do, consider this: A new study by iSeeCars.com, an automotive data and... Read More

How Your Credit Affects the Down Payment You’ll Need for a Car

How Your Credit Affects the Down Payment You’ll Need for a Car

How Your Credit Affects the Down Payment You’ll Need for a Car

The estimated average new car price in America was $34,264 in July 2016, and has steadily risen, according to Kelley Blue Book. Because the typical car down payment advice is to put down 10% to 20% of the loan amount ($3,426.40 to $6,853.80 for the average new car price above), you might be wondering how much money... Read More

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