The top car scam on Craigslist and OfferUp

Online buying and selling sites like Craigslist and OfferUp make it easy for anyone to list just about anything, so it makes sense that they’re two of the most popular places for people to sell cars. And there are plenty of honest, trustworthy people doing just that. But unfortunately, because there’s no protection for buyers... Continue Reading →

Driven to distraction

When we get behind the wheel of a car, we should definitely be driving—not perusing our iTunes library or taking a selfie... and certainly not texting or Googling anything. But it’s so tempting... because most of us have such a close, constantly interactive relationship with our phones, and phones can do so much now! And... Continue Reading →

Car depreciation and how to beat it

image credit: TRED.com We’ve all heard about how the second you drive off the dealer’s lot, your new car starts to depreciate. In fact, most cars lose 10% of their value on that first drive-off. That first year after buying a new car is a killer: the value often drops 20% or more. After that,... Continue Reading →

Tips for buying a car in a different state

Sometimes, when you’re looking for a very specific car—maybe a particular combination of options, an unusual color, or just a car that’s rare overall—your only option may be buying it from out of state. Buying a car in a different state is definitely possible, but there are a few more things to consider, and do,... Continue Reading →

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