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What to look for when buying a used car

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You probably already know the biggest advantage of a used car over new: Lower cost. The average used car price was $16,000 below the average new …

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Aston Martin develops ‘first reversible’ EV system to protect vintage vehicles

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To mitigate any future restrictions on the use of classic cars, Aston Martin plans to future-proof such vehicles with what it terms “the world’s first reversible …

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3 technologies small business owners should consider in 2019

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Technology gives small business owners an edge, allowing them to use limited resources in smarter, more efficient ways. However, many on Main Street remain slow to …

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3 retail trends to watch in 2019

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Small retailers are busy preparing for the holiday shopping season, but now’s also the time to reflect on the past year and to look ahead to …

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How to refinance your credit card debt fast & save huge

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If you’re saddled with high-cost credit card debt it can feel like you are in a prison. That expensive old debt weighs down your credit rating …

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Has the lowest-mileage 1970 Road Runner been found in an Ohio garage?

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What could be the lowest-mileage 1970 Plymouth Road Runner in existence was recently found by a collector in an Ohio garage. Eric VanDamia, avid collector of …

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7 financial things you can do in the time it takes to cook Christmas dinner

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Cooking Christmas dinner for the family can be time-consuming and stressful. But sharing a meal at the end makes it worthwhile. Some financial tasks can take …

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10 questions to ask a financial advisor

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If you’re considering hiring a financial advisor, you’re ahead of the game — almost half (45%) of adults ages 40 to 59 would rather make an appointment …

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Adventure on a budget: Cheap travel abroad programs

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Traveling abroad is a life-changing event. You might learn a new language, and you’ll definitely engage with a new culture. You’ll taste new foods, navigate a …

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One-off GT500 Super Snake Mustang heading to auction

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The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Ford Mustang has been consigned to the docket for Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction scheduled for February 3-13. As …

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Why you should consider buying a house that needs work

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If you’re purchasing a house – whether it’s a primary home, move-up home or secondary home – and the house needs work, don’t shy away from …

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Will a life insurance policy pay if only one or two payments have been made?

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One of the best features of a life insurance policy is that it will pay benefits as soon as the policy is in effect. Some people …

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8 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

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Nearly 90 percent of all homeowners have 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, according to Freddie Mac. It makes sense why — a home is the single largest purchase …

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11 common mistakes homebuyers make

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It’s not just first-time buyers who make mistakes when buying a new abode. It’s easy to overstretch financially or to overlook something you shouldn’t when you see a …

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Perhaps obvious yet helpful reminders about driving vintage vehicles

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Many of the suggestions may seem obvious, but even if they are, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about the responsible use of a vintage vehicle …

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These smart-home predictions for 2030 are already coming true

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A future vision of drones, smart kitchens and augmented reality came true quicker than anyone expected. Back in 2015, the Near Future Laboratory, Mobile Life Center …

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28 ways to be a better co-parent

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It is not divorce or separated families that harm children — but conflict between parents. Together, we can work to stop that from happening and promote shared …

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How to spend your FSA money before the end of the year

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Flexible spending accounts allow workers to spend pre-tax dollars on out-of-pocket medical expenses. 76% of companies with 200 or more employees offer FSAs, according to a survey …

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The holidays aren’t the only thing affecting your wallet — so does the winter solstice

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Winter is coming. Friday, Dec. 21 marks the 2018 hibernal (winter) solstice, also known as the shortest day of the year. The good news? The days …

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5 homeownership costs you should start saving for today

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Homeownership is part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, that dream doesn’t come with an instruction manual. If it did, buying a house would be a very lengthy chapter. …

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5 times refinancing your student loans is a bad idea

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In many cases, the answer to this question is yes. Refinancing may bring down your interest rates if you qualify, saving you money on your student loans. Plus, …

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is everything a Mustang should be

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When you’re designing a tribute to perhaps the most famed of all Mustangs — the one driven in the movie Bullitt by Steve McQueen, the King of Cool …

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Winter weather tips for business travelers

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For many small business owners, traveling a few times a year (or even as often as every week) is a necessity. Fortunately, you can deduct many …

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Last-minute Christmas shopping tips & ideas

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Christmas, if you celebrate, is right around the corner. Whether you have a tiny number of gifts yet to buy, or if you haven’t started yet, don’t …

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Homeownership is more common among single women than single men

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In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership. This trend may be somewhat surprising given that the …

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Should you give life insurance as a Christmas gift?

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Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like life insurance. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but getting your loved ones the financial protection they need is certainly a …

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Here’s why it’s time to get excited about augmented reality

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If you thought smartphones were a big deal, you haven’t seen anything yet. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently predicted that augmented reality will be as big for …

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The most expensive collectibles ever sold at auction

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Back in August, a record price of $48.4 million was paid for a collector car sold at public auction. The car was a 1962 Ferrari 250 …

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5 ways for small business owners to stay sane during the holiday rush

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The holiday season is here. You’ve invested countless hours into planning and readying your business, and now it’s time to put it all in action. There’s …

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5 ways to reduce debt & increase your credit scores

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We all know how paying your debts on time and correcting credit errors can improve your credit score. But you can also improve your credit score by reducing …

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$38M Florida penthouse comes with a Rolls-Royce SUV

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The next owner of a $38 million Miami penthouse won’t have to worry about wheels — it comes with a brand-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV. To promote the deal, …

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How this car led to one man’s lifelong fascination with Acura

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Pictured: An Acura NSX. I was only in kindergarten when Honda launched Acura, its luxury car brand, in 1986. The world wasn’t quite sure how the new …

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How to get your credit reports for free

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It should be easy to obtain your credit report, right? After all, it’s become fairly well-known that we should all review our credit reports, and there …

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Health care is important to Americans, but what do they want?

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Voters in the 2018 midterm elections named health care as the most important issue facing the country. But a Policygenius survey suggests Americans are divided on …

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My financial documents are missing – now what?

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Is there anything worse than moving? Between packing up all of your belongings, lugging them across town just to unpack them again, and the upheaval that …

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FYI: You can get free birth control

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Birth control is a big part of women’s health. 99% of sexually active women in America have used a form of contraception at some point in …

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8 tips for understanding your 401(k) contribution limits

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It’s easy to overlook the details of your 401(k) plan when you start a new job — there’s the excitement of learning the ropes, bringing in …

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Here’s how to trade stocks with voice commands

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By now, many of us are familiar with how Alexa, Amazon’s friendly voice assistant, can answer questions, provide news and weather information, and help out around …

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The artistic roots of Italian car design

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The transition from Europe’s dismal Dark Ages to the brilliance of the Renaissance was ignited in Italy, primarily in Florence but also in Venice, Genoa and …

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9 easy steps to save on your mortgage before you close

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A home is the biggest single purchase most people will ever make and like any other major investment, it makes sense to look for the best …

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The 5 best & worst airports for holiday delays

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With the holiday travel season fast approaching, be prepared for a record number of passengers expected to take to the skies across the country. U.S. airlines …

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Can you retire now? Here’s the complete answer

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It’s entirely possible that you have enough money to retire now, but you may not know it because you may not be asking the right questions. …

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5 common credit mistakes to avoid when getting a mortgage

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Do you think your credit score qualifies you for some of the best mortgage terms available today? Maybe you’ve requested your credit scores recently and you …

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How to prevent fraud in your business

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ID theft and credit card fraud are at an all-time high. To attract customers and provide service to as many clients as possible, businesses must be …

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5 ways to get your budget ready for holiday travel in 5 minutes or less

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Holiday travel is an expensive undertaking. For many, the mere thought of is cringe-inducing — given the seasonal price hikes and chaos that comes with traveling …

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How to avoid charity fraud this holiday season

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Many Americans focus on acts of generosity and kindness during the holiday season. That equals big benefits for good causes. “There’s a pretty big spike in …

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Agent 007 isn’t the only reason Aston Martins hold value

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Aston Martin. The name alone makes you think of James Bond and Le Mans, and is emblematic of the golden age of sports and GT cars. …

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Cheap gift ideas: 6 tips for buying used presents & not getting caught

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I’m not going to lie: This year has been financially difficult for my family. When you’re hurting for money, it seems as though the holiday season …

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Most affordable LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities

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From bullying at school to discrimination in the workplace, those in the LGBTQ community have suffered many disadvantages throughout their lives. Fortunately, the nonprofit organization Campus Pride helps students discover …

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Top 10 candidates for a mortgage refinance: Are you one of them?

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Mortgage interest rates are on the rise, so is refinancing a bad idea? Not necessarily. the answer depends on how long you plan to stay in your …