How Can I Tell Which Car Sharing Service Is Right for Me?

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I'm thinking about going carless! I don't love the idea, but where I am right now it'll save me some money. However, I still occasional driving needs, like groceries or visiting family. I hear there are a bunch of new short-term rental services that may fit the bill. How do I choose one? » 2/02/15 1:06pm 2/02/15 1:06pm

Will a No-Haggle Car Dealership Really Get Me a Better Deal?

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I'm going car shopping soon, and while I love the idea of a new car, I'm not thrilled about having to deal with the buying process. I thought about going to a no-haggle dealer, but will they really give me better prices, or is it just "you'll pay what we want and like it?" Should I suck it up and… » 6/16/14 1:10pm 6/16/14 1:10pm

Does Speeding Really Get You There Any Faster?

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I have a simple question: does speeding really get you to your destination any faster? I tend to be a more conservative driver and it drives my boyfriend crazy (who always goes 10mph over the speed limit. I'm pretty sure that between red lights and traffic, there's not enough time saved for it to even… » 4/02/14 1:10pm 4/02/14 1:10pm

How Can I Determine the Real Value of My Car?

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I'm not exactly a savvy sales person, but I need to sell my car. I know how much I paid for it and how long I've had it, but I don't know how to translate that into a sticker price. How can I figure out how much my car is worth? » 8/21/13 1:11pm 8/21/13 1:11pm

How Can I Avoid Getting Screwed on Airbnb?

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With Airbnb becoming illegal in New York, other cities considering the same, and horror stories of bad hosts, should I even consider using the site for vacation rentals? And if so, what should I do if I find myself in an extreme situation and need help? » 7/16/13 6:05pm 7/16/13 6:05pm

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

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I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick… » 4/29/13 1:22pm 4/29/13 1:22pm

What Can I Do To Help After A Disaster?

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Hurricane Sandy was rough on me. Now that my power is back on and I'm getting things back to normal, what can I do to help people who are still struggling? » 11/05/12 1:00pm 11/05/12 1:00pm

How Can I Make My Commute Suck Less?

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I have a long commute. Traffic makes it much longer. It's incredibly boring and I'm sitting down for hours, and I heard somewhere (everywhere) that sitting is going to kill me. How can I make my commute suck less? » 9/18/12 1:39pm 9/18/12 1:39pm

How Can I Integrate My Smartphone Into My Car On The Cheap?

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I'd like to integrate my smartphone into my car, but it's a pretty basic vehicle that's a far cry from technologically advanced. What can I do without paying a fortune to make my car and smartphone work well together? » 7/24/12 1:30pm 7/24/12 1:30pm

When is leasing a car better than buying?

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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? » 11/11/11 1:45pm 11/11/11 1:45pm

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