How Much Should I Spend on a Car?

In America, having your own car is synonymous with having complete freedom. After all, a car allows you to go wherever you want, whenever you want. But this freedom comes at a price. Cars — even the cheapest ones — can be expensive. A junker that breaks down twice a month will still set you back … Read more

Best car insurance for college students

Car insurance for college students can be pretty dang expensive — well over $2,500 a year on average. But if you find the right provider and snag the best student discounts, you can easily save thousands by the time you graduate. So let’s do that right now! Compare the best auto insurance quotes Best auto … Read more

5 Reasons The Mazda MX-5 Could Be Your Daily Driver

Mazda MX-5s are the puppies of the automotive world. You could convince yourself you don’t need one, or can’t afford one, or that it would be an irresponsible choice. But once you get one, you can’t stop smiling. Automotive underdog, Mazda, have sold over a million MX-5s for a reason; they’re half the price and … Read more

How To Pay Your Car Loan Off Fast

Another month, another car payment.  Am I done yet?  If you’re eager to pay off your auto loan faster, I feel you. That’s why in this piece, I’m going to share seven steps you can take to greatly accelerate the process. In just a few ninja moves, you can pay off your auto loan faster … Read more

What Is Full Coverage Auto Insurance (and Why Should You Care)?

Full coverage auto insurance is one of the most confusing and misunderstood terms in the insurance world. Case in point: full coverage auto insurance includes comprehensive coverage. So it’s more comprehensive than comprehensive, but neither is really comprehensive. See what I mean? While full coverage is confusing, it’s also a critical term for every driver … Read more

The Cheapest Cars To Insure

Back in 2011, I called up my insurance company to discuss rates for the different cars on my shopping list. For the Lexus sedan I was eying, the annual cost would be $2,200. Not bad at all, considering my shameful record at the time.  However, as a red-blooded American male, I was also coveting the … Read more

Fender Bender? How To Handle A Minor Car Accident

It happens more often than you may think: someone is texting while driving and rear-ends you at an intersection. Or, someone jumps the gun and turns left before the light turns green, smashing your taillight. If you find yourself in a minor accident like a fender bender, don’t panic! If you follow these steps, you … Read more

What to do immediately after a car accident

There’s a lot of “conventional wisdom” involved with auto accidents. But what you should do in any given situation will depend upon the specifics of the accident. Are you at fault? Is the other party at fault? Was anyone injured? Was the damage minor or extreme? Before deciding exactly how to proceed, you first have … Read more

How Much Do Speeding Tickets Affect Your Insurance?

If you get pulled over by the police, one of the first things you wonder is how much is this going to cost me? That’s an entirely valid question, because speeding tickets have two components: the cost of the citation, and the increase in your insurance that’s likely to follow. Why speeding tickets affect your … Read more

7 reasons why you should have car insurance

Have you ever crashed into a limousine? I have. Image source: Chris Butsch   Thankfully, I saw him in time to brake so nobody was hurt. And since the limo was empty except for the driver, nobody missed their prom, either. The driver and I had a cordial chat, he was cited, and his insurance … Read more