Today I learned that people will buy and sell just about anything on eBay, including empty toilet paper rolls and egg cartons. If you want to make a few bucks, consider what “garbage” you have around your home that others will pay for.
In high school, car insurance is cheaper if you get good grades. When you turn 25, your premium changes again. Car insurance companies assign rates based on how responsible they think you are and how likely they think you are to get into an accident. Fair enough, but some of the criteria they use are a little…
Gas prices have been nice and low lately (well, it’s not so nice for all of us), but that extra cash in your pocket may be offset by higher car insurance rates this year.
You can save a decent amount on your car rental by skipping the insurance. If you paid for your rental with your credit card, you’re most likely already covered. But it’s important to know the specifics of what that card does and doesn’t cover, and how it works.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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.
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…
If you drive, there's probably little you hate more than getting your car repaired. It's usually an expensive, time-consuming hassle no one looks forward to. Even so, it doesn't have to be so bad. Here are some solid ways to save as much money as possible on your car repairs, and hopefully make the whole process a…
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?
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…
With gas prices peaking this time of year, the idea of picking up a rewards credit card to help you save some cash might seem pretty appealing. Consumer Reports took a hard look at these cards and found that they're actually not a very good deal at all—even if you do buy a lot of gas.
Your current auto insurer (and perhaps other service providers) may be holding out on you. If you're eligible for a lower rate, you probably won't be automatically given one unless you ask for it. In one case, the New York Times reports, one man would have been paying twice as much on his policy had he not gotten a…
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?