In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had discretionary income: money left over after necessities. Aside from buying a bunch of crap I didn’t need, I I had no idea what to do with that money. If this sounds familiar, whether you’ve just paid off a car loan, student loan,…
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.
Cheaper airfare is one of the ways major airlines are trying to win back your business, and for Delta and United that means introducing a “basic economy” option. Here’s what you can expect if you opt for it the next time you travel.
New cars need to be broken in. If you’re not careful during the break-in period you can reduce the performance and longevity of your car’s engine, or even damage it. Here are five things you should avoid if you just bought a brand new car.
Most states require drivers to have auto insurance, but what that insurance covers can vary from state to state, policy to policy, and even person to person. The result is you could think your insurance covers something it doesn’t, and this list helps separate fact from fiction.
TravelMath can figure out all sorts of travel-related calculations, including your travel time so you don’t miss a connecting flight or get to the airport on time. Now they’ve updated to compare the cost of driving versus flying, which is perfect for planning a weekend getaway or holiday travel.
Credit works in mysterious, sometimes contradictory ways. If you have good financial habits and do the right thing with your money, it seems like your credit would be in good shape. It doesn’t always work out that way, though. Despite your best intentions, smart financial moves aren’t always the best credit moves.
I have pretty good credit—right now my score is close to 800. Awesome, right? Sure, except that awesome credit has actually been pretty useless, even when I recently bought a home. Don’t get me wrong, bad credit has a big impact on your finances. It’s strange, then, that excellent credit doesn’t really matter.
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…
Keeping an old car running instead of buying a new one isn’t always the best fiscal choice. When you look at ongoing costs and safety, a new car may be the better value.
If you're shopping for a new car, you need to do our homework. Learning all you can and comparing different vehicles isn't easy, which is why there are tons of sites out there to help. This week we're looking at five of the best car comparison sites, based on your nominations and suggestions.
When you're shopping for a new or used vehicle, you have to do your homework. Prices, models, mileage, repair and lifetime cost of ownership stats, you need to know it all to make an informed decision. This week we want to know which sites you think are the best.
When you move to a new state, you're usually required to register your car in the new state. If you contact your old DMV, you might be able to get a refund on your registration fees.
Timing your car purchase could possibly save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. TrueCar has analyzed car prices over several years to reveal the day of the week, month, and time of the month to buy a car—including timing for specific car types.
There used to be a time that the price you paid for a flight was the published cost. Those were indeed the days. With hidden fees on each airline, that ticket price is just the beginning, so it's good to know the fees in advance when comparing airline prices.
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…
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.
You probably aren't talking to your insurance company on a good day. However, if you have to get repairs done to your home or car, you can often get them to pay you for doing the repairs yourself (or choosing your own shop).
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…