I have a guest post up on Canadian Budget Binder that can save you a lot of money on car insurance. See the link at the bottom of this post. The awesome thing is, the savings will keep coming in year after year. There is also a way to tie in your life insurance, house insurance, and boat insurance for even more savings. Cha-ching! The linked … [Read more...]
Find the True Cost of Owning Any Car
Have you noticed the increase in car commercials on tv lately? That's an effort by the car companies to battle a new trend: more young people are choosing to not own a vehicle. They are taking public transportation where available and don't see much reason to own a car, at least in this stage of their lives.It's probably a result of several … [Read more...]
Frugal Inflation Ideas . . . "Just In Case"
What would you do if you knew that hyper-inflation would be upon us by this summer? Stop and think about it a bit. Would you buy some basics now? Would you sharpen your skills at finding discounts? What if gas went to $8.00 a gallon by this summer? How would that affect you? Would you buy a super efficient car? Would you sell your second … [Read more...]
September: Best Month to Buy a New Car (Plus The Best Used Cars for Your Money)
Just a reminder that September is the best month to buy a new car. The 2012 models are coming onto the lot and they need to make room for them. So check out the 2011 models they are wanting to get rid of for your best deal.You could get your best price near the end of the month when they want to post good sales numbers for the month. That's … [Read more...]
August Sales: What’s Really a Good Deal?
Lately it seems every store has continual sales. But in August you will still find extra good deals on the following items in most parts of the US. If you need them, it's a good time to buy.You might find good prices on computers and laptops because they are trying to make room for the new models. There are often computer sales for kids going to … [Read more...]
Lower Your Car Insurance #3: Get a Car Insurance Quote for Free
Here's how to get all the quotes you need for free. If you've read the other 2 articles in this series and have done your homework, you're ready to get your quotes.After you have all your quotes you might want to make a spreadsheet, on paper or online, to compare the positives and negatives of each quote.Call back to those that you need more … [Read more...]
Lower Your Car Insurance #2: The Shortest Routes to Cheap Car Insurance
The most important thing to do is shop around. You can phone insurance agents/companies or contact them online. How many should you contact? I'd say at least 3, but more is better. My dh recently checked with 10 different companies to get a new furnace/AC in our house. I thought that was excessive, but we paid about $3000 less than the highest … [Read more...]