Category Archives for "Cars"

7 Steps to Recover From a Crisis

In the wake of devastating natural disasters across the United States, we are reminded of the importance equipping individuals with accurate and timely information. From Hurricane Harvey, to the fires in the Northwest, to Hurricane Irma, we have experienced an avalanche of destruction across the nation. Power outages, destroyed homes, lost belongings, displaced families, and […]

So You Think You’re Going to Buy A Car

About 43% of the entire adult American population has a car loan (that’s about 107 million people). What’s even more shocking is that 6 million of those people are 90 or more days late on their car payments. They’re essentially taking out loans for an item they can’t afford, but still can’t afford to make […]

What Kind of Gas Does Your Car Really Need?

Did you know Americans waste billions of dollars each year thinking they will improve fuel economy? The AAA Premium Fuel Omnibus Survey estimates that 2.1 billion dollars are wasted each year by drivers buying premium gas for cars designed to run on regular. My own wife bought into the premium myth for years! Triple A […]

5 Lessons On Gift Taxes from Oprah and Tom Brady

gift taxes lessons from oprah and tom brady

Dear Chuck, After the amazing Super Bowl victory of the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, he said that he was going to give the truck he was going to get as MVP to James White for catching all those passes Brady sent his way in the nail-biter of a game. He gave […]

Why You Should Keep Your Car Tank Half Full… All the Time

Alan Marcus, in an article at CostULessDirect.com, recommends keeping your tank at least half full at all times. First of all, he says, if there’s ever a disaster in your area, the need to evacuate quickly, a pipeline break, or power outages, you will be able to drive for a while. But he gives some […]

5 Things You Should NOT Use Debt To Pay For

We live in a culture where debt is assumed to be essential for everything. The Bible tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender so we should be vigilant in our efforts to avoid becoming financial slaves.  Here are the things I would not use debt to purchase: A Car. Financing something […]