I'm a little frustrated at the moment with the users of Craigslist, and by that I mean the entire population of this country. Its bad enough that when placing an ad we all have to worry about the flood of spam we know is going to come, and don't want to list our phone number lest we get robocalls. Then when the shoes on the other foot we have to call and call or email again and again and get no response. So I figured I'd set out a few guidelines, and also vent my frustrations.
If, like most Americans, you drive to work, you've no doubt
felt the pinch at the pump. I don't know about you, but it pains me
deeply to put $50, $60, even $70 into my gas tank every week. (And
my wife fills up even more often.)
Needless to say, you should always look for the station with
the cheapest gas. Even if you save only 10 or 20 cents per gallon
every time you fill up, it adds up.
Ah, but how can you make sure you're getting the best price?
Maybe there's a station just around the corner that costs 15 cents
As the automobile industry radically works to reconstruct itself in
order to save itself, the fallout has included the demise
of a beloved brand of car or two. While the departure of a major
car brand may feel alarming, this is nothing new to
manufacturers and consumers.
On Monday, December 19, Saab -- the unconventional, yet charming
Swedish car company -- filed for bankruptcy. Saab was a relatively
small force in the US market, but it had a fairly militant
following of people who appreciated how different and sleek the
brand of cars were, as compared to other car companies. The
once-proud company is expected to liquidate all remaining
The benefits of paying off your car loan early are simple and compelling: the sooner you pay down your auto loan, the less interest you'll pay in the long run. This is true for anyone who has a simple interest loan (rather than a pre-computed or "Rule of 78s" loan). But the benefits of paying less interest over time don't always outweigh the risks of having less cash in your pocket in the near term.
Consider the following before making an early payment towards your auto loan:
This week, I bring you a wacky tech product that really serves a purpose. I mean, I've gone through twenty-seven years without an LED license plate holder…but I'm really not sure how. It's been such a deprived life, I now realize, as all this time I could have been putting up funny and nerdy custom messages on the back of my car. This simply must be remedied!
For those of you equally out of the loop and deprived in your lives, I give you: the LED License Plate Holder.