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Car Insurance – Do You Really Need It?

Car insurance will provide you with the means to survive financially after an accident. You certainly would not want to pay for the damage to your car, and possibly the other person’s, out of your own pocket. Indeed, car insurance may be the only thing stopping you from going into debt after car collision.

Big Enough For Baby

We’re expecting our third child in July and will need to purchase a new car as our current one (4 year old Subaru Outback wagon) does not have adequate space for 3 car seats. We’ve got a couple of questions about this impending big-ticket purchase – (1) Are we better off to try and sell our current car outright rather than trade? (2) We know how much cars depreciate as soon as you drive them off the lot, but as we still have a fair amount left on our current car loan (and worry about not getting enough in trade due to having 84K miles), would we be wise to look at new cars that have rebates that can help mitigate a negative loan balance after trade? (3) Is there a best time to purchase a new and/or used vehicle? and (4) Which is a better bet: a minivan with All Wheel Drive or an SUV with a 3rd row seat?

Fuel Savers

The cost of transportation can be expensive, and higher fuel prices does not help matters. The following vehicles have good ratings, and they will help to stretch your fuel dollars.

Wanting A Newer Car

Hubby’s desire for a newer car is understandable. He’s right. His car is old. But a dependable car is only half of the question. The second half is what happens to their finances if they buy a newer car.

18 Tips for Saving Money on Gasoline

Gas prices are on the rise again! Here are some tips to help you conserve gas and save money as we approach summer gas prices.

Getting Out of an Auto Lease

Very few leases will allow you to turn the lease and the car over to someone else. It might be tempting to try to do that without telling the leasing company. Avoid the temptation.

Is Liability Enough?

I have liability insurance on my car. I know my coverage will take care of the other party. But does my liability pay for anything else after I have a wreck?

Online Resources for Car Buying

Car buying can often be discouraging and disappointing. Most car buyers feel they aren?t well informed, and many times feel ripped off. Fortunately, there are several resources on the Internet that can help you make educated and informed decisions when looking to purchase a new or used car.