Cars and Road Trips

6 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas

If you haven’t filled your gas tank recently, you’re in for a real surprise at the pump. Right now the current average for a gallon of regular gas in the US is $4.31. That’s a sharp increase from even just a week ago when it was $3.72! How to Save on Your Gas Money While […]

How To Pay Off Your Car Loan Faster

Sick and tired of having a car payment eat up a huge chunk of your budget? Here are tips you can use to pay off your car loan faster! Finding Money to Pay Off the Car Loan One of the biggest changes we made that has boosted our budget and reduced a ton of stress […]

Getting the Best Deals on Car Loans

Buying a car can be an extremely stressful situation. You’ve worried about finding a good deal making sure that you have a great car. Today we’re going to break down how you can prepare your finances to get the best deal on your next car! What You Need to Know About Car Loans Cars and […]

Escaping From an Upside Down Car Loan

Stressed out because you’re upside down on your car loan? Learn the options you have to escape and how can build up money for your next car! Options With an Upside Down Car Loan Last episode we got into car loans. For many couples, those car payments are a huge debt that eats up a […]

How to Keep Your Cars From Making You Broke

Do you know the three biggest expenses most families have? It’s housing, food, and transportation. Or at least for most of America, cars. Yep, cars. Right now the average car payments for a new one is around $530 and $381 for used cars. If both of you have car loans, that’s an even bigger chunk […]

How to Get the Best Deal on Your Next Car

Want to score the best deal on your next car? Use these tips and strategies to get your finances squared away so you can negotiate a fantastic deal!  Recently I was a part of a Stacking Benjamins roundtable where we discussed how to not mess up saving for (or financing) your car. Besides Joe and […]

Take Care of Your Car and Save a Ton of Money

While we don’t have a car loan, keeping our cars on the road takes a little bit of money. Our goal is to keep our cars for years to come, so staying on top of car care is important to us. When the cars break down, it can easily either be a minor hiccup in the budget or […]

Why I’m Happy I Paid Off My Car Loan

Car loans are one of those debts that look sensible on paper (I need transportation!), but usually becomes an unnecessary burden.  I learned this the hard way, but I’m glad I got the lesson. Upgrading My Ride (and Paying Dearly for It) From around 18 to 22 I had paid cash for my cars. They […]