My wife and I are now car debt free for the first time in 5.5 years, with the final payment for her car happening a couple of days ago. If all goes to plan, this will be the last time we ever have car loan.
For the past month or so, my wife and I have been trying to figure out whether she should get a new car. It had been a very difficult question, especially given our current finances. Yesterday we concluded our search and decided to stick with her car for the time being. Our lesson is below. […]
In Jaunary 2006 I bought a used 2002 Subaru Forester after my 2000 Saturn SL1 was “totaled” (ie: the damage was more then the car was worth, it easily could have been repaired if the insurance company wanted to) when rear ended. Just months after I bought the car, the overhead clock stopped working. It […]
I generally think of where I live as very safe. I live in a condo complex and never really heard of any break-ins of any kind. It is just far enough from the bad parts of Manchester that I don’t really think twice about crime. Until this morning. At 8:30am I walked out to my […]
So far, my new car insurance company seems to be doing a good job with my key scratch claim. They sent someone out today to take a look at my car (take photos, write up an estimate, etc.). Even though I have a low deductible for this type of claim (also there is no rate […]
A neat site I have run across in the past week is My Mile Marker, who’s purpose is real simple: keeping track of your car’s mileage, MPG, annual costs, and so on. It works brilliantly if you fill your cars tank every-time you get gas, you write down your car’s mileage when you fill the […]
Well my “new” car (a 2002 Subaru Forester I bought last year) just failed inspection and needs $1,730 worth of repairs (well, $1,400 if you only include the leaking head gasket that needs to be replaced to pass inspection, but there is several other things that need to be done and might as well get […]
I bought and drove home a 2002 Subaru Forester today. What an awsome car. Handles the snow extremely well, easy to drive, and looks like it is as good as new. Let’s hope the 3rd time is the charm when it comes to cars.
Yesterday I found out that my 2000 Saturn SL1 was declared a total loss. It was rear-ended last month and apparently there was a lot of internal damage in the back. Just cheaper for the insurance company to cut me a check for the car’s worth then to repair it. I lucked out and it […]