Some States Will Revoke Your License if You Don’t Pay Student Debt


As if defaulting on your loans isn't crappy enough, some states will actually suspend your driver's license if you fail to pay. Seriously. » 4/01/15 11:18am Yesterday 11:18am

Maximize Your Car’s Resale Value With This Checklist

Selling a used car isn't fun, especially if you aren't a car person. Old Junk Car has an infographic that ranks the top things you can do to get the most money back. » 3/08/15 4:01pm 3/08/15 4:01pm

Not Even Snow Can Stop You People From Buying Cars

This winter officially sucked, and everyone ended up getting dumped with more snow than should be physically possible. But somehow that didn't manage to stop the inevitable churning onslaught that is the American economy, as pretty much every automaker saw sales increases in February. » 3/03/15 1:39pm 3/03/15 1:39pm

The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Been A Financial Disaster For Charlotte

NASCAR's Hall of Fame was supposed to be a great temple to the sport, filled with throngs of devoted fans during each hour it was open. Except the fans never showed up, and the great temple has been hemorrhaging cash. Which really wouldn't be a big deal, except now the City of Charlotte, North Carolina is paying for… » 2/11/15 4:49pm 2/11/15 4:49pm

Raising A Kid Costs Almost Exactly As Much As A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The latest article I came across on #millenials at Refinery 29 had a curious statistic: it now costs over $245,000 to raise a middle-class kid to the age of 18. That's an interesting number because it only costs $243,273 (before tax) to buy a new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. » 1/28/15 8:35pm 1/28/15 8:35pm

Chaos ensues as armored truck spills $4.5 million on a street

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about 4.5 million US dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. » 12/25/14 5:37pm 12/25/14 5:37pm

The Best Time and Time of Day to Book Airline Tickets

If you're looking for a deal on airfare, common wisdom is to book early and be flexible with your dates. While flexibility is good, the advance part may cost you money. Peter Greenberg, CBS News' travel editor, shared some of his tips to save money and avoid costly mistakes when booking airfare. » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm

States Saving The Most Money On Gas

Oil prices are falling sharply and lower oil prices leads to lower gas prices. Before you buy that SUV you always wanted, you might want to find out how much you can really save. We already told you about states with the highest gas tax, but now we figured out what states are benefiting the most from the recent… » 11/10/14 2:44pm 11/10/14 2:44pm

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

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Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are experienced negotiators and you need to know how to find leverage to make a deal in your favor. » 10/22/14 5:11pm 10/22/14 5:11pm

Riot-Control Truck Company's Stock Spikes In Response To Civil Unrest

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he'd "buy 10 riot trucks for each one burned down," while raging about property damage wrought by protests. Apparently investors took his word for it. » 10/16/14 9:25am 10/16/14 9:25am

Ask an Expert: All About Car Buying

Buying a car is a big decision to make, with a huge number of factors to consider. Whether you want that new car smell or are searching for the perfect used vehicle, you're trying to balance your wants and needs with the potential cost. Without getting swindled. » 10/06/14 3:03pm 10/06/14 3:03pm

This Infographic Reveals the Best Times to Buy a New Car

Timing your car purchase could possibly save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. TrueCar has analyzed car prices over serveral years to reveal the day of the week, month, and time of the month to buy a car—including timing for specific car types. » 8/06/14 12:57pm 8/06/14 12:57pm

Horrible Economy-Ruining Loans Are Being Handed Out On Used Cars Now

Remember that time that loans were being handed out like hotcakes to subprime borrowers, thus triggering one of the worst financial crises in human history, back in 2008? No? Neither do I! That's why it's great news to hear that loans are being handed out to subprime borrowers, again. » 7/21/14 1:09pm 7/21/14 1:09pm

When Is It Better to Buy Used Vs. New?

Buying something brand-spanking new certainly has an appeal. There's no previous owner, so you know where the item has been. It's pretty and shiny, and you get to enjoy that. But buying used usually comes with one big perk: saving money. We want to know—when is it better to buy used vs. new? » 7/16/14 12:27pm 7/16/14 12:27pm

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

Dear Lifehacker,
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

Woman Runs Kids Over With SUV, Sues Victims for $1.35 Millon in Damages

Sharlene Simon, An Ontario woman who struck three teenagers with her SUV while speeding, killing one, is suing the dead teen, his parents, his deceased brother, the families of the other teenagers and the county for $1.35 million, citing that she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic… » 4/26/14 3:23pm 4/26/14 3:23pm

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year. » 1/01/14 1:19pm 1/01/14 1:19pm

Avoid Typing Your PIN at the Pump to Reduce Your Chances of Fraud

We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen. » 12/26/13 10:07am 12/26/13 10:07am

Money Saving Phone Calls: How to Optimize Your Car Insurance Rate

How many times have you logged into one of your credit card or bank accounts and seen a bogus charge or late fee appear out of nowhere? You wanted to call the company right away and have them refund your money, but you had no idea what to say to get the fee waived. So you just let it slide. Time after time. » 12/05/13 9:21am 12/05/13 9:21am

The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do, and when you should do it. Let's clear that up, and give you some tips that'll apply… » 9/26/13 9:21am 9/26/13 9:21am