No Car No Problem

A little over a year ago, I ditched my car. It’s a decision I’ve never regretted, and that’s saved us thousands of dollars. You’ll probably be surprised to find that my wife and I don’t live in a pedestrian friendly big city…

Why I Don’t Care About Inflation

In my post Growing Your Tax Refund much earlier in the year, an anonymous commenter noted that I didn’t account for inflation in my comparisons. I bring this up again (this has been brewing in the drafts for quite some time) because with…

Buy A Brand New Car

One of the longest held tenets of buying a car is that you shouldn’t buy a brand new car. As I once gracefully put it, “Buy used and let some other sucker pay the new car premium.” The tenet is true, buying a good used car will save you…

Skip the Pricey Car Dealership

I refuse to go to a car dealership for any reason. I don’t shop for cars there and I don’t get maintenance or repairs done there. They have a reputation for charging much more than smaller auto shops. So when my car’s keyless entry…