Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver. Everyone has different priorities when it comes to cars for teens, but for us, safety and reliability are the two main considerations. Use a VIN check.

How to Shop for a Used Car

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

That’s hard to do if the lemon in question is the 3,500 pound used car you just bought. Here are ways to avoid having a sour experience when buying a used car: Know where to buy. Probably the best place to buy a used car is from a new car dealership.

Reality – Expectations = Happiness (or does it?)

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about tips for used car shopping , I mentioned this equation: Reality. Expecting my kids to never get into a car accident is not realistic. – Expectations. __. Happiness.

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5 things that are making me happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

We are, once again, car shopping for Joshua. I can’t get into all the details of it here, but there was odometer fraud and we couldn’t legally keep the car. Used car shopping is very super much not my favorite thing, but it is what it is.

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5 Things That Are Making Me Happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

After all this car mess with Joshua (his wreck, then his next car getting hit by a bus), I’m having a bit of a hard time relaxing about my kids driving. We got a car for Joshua! I love it when my no-longer-needed stuff goes to good use somewhere else.

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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

And, when you find yourself in the market for a new (or used) car, don’t worry about spending a little extra for an energy efficient vehicle because it will almost assuredly save money in the long-run by cutting gas consumption. Moreover, restaurants use an exceptional amount of energy and resources in storing and packaging food. Transportation.

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Love Drop #5- The Stalnaker Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Our goal is to get them a reliable used car this month as their previous two have died, and it’s getting harder and harder for them to manage w/ the one they’re currently borrowing. Here are three ways you can participate: Help them get a car! Hey guys!

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Ugh – We Need to Buy A Car

Saving In Akron

So, the unthinkable happened this weekend – we had not one, but two cars that died. My husband's car was 16 years old. That gives you an idea of how cheap I am when it comes to cars. I hate buying a car, hate owing money on a car, just hate the whole prospect of looking for a car – well, you get the picture. However, with a 16 year old car, it is becoming very expensive to repair, and it's just not worth the money to fix it anymore.

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Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

The “Great Trade-In” event places an emphasis on specific baby products, such as car seats that, due to safety concerns, may not be the best candidates to be handed down or resold. Beyond recalls, certain older and used baby items can be potentially unsafe for a variety of reasons.

What Makes a Saver?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

In order to fit in, you might want to dress the same way your co workers dress or drive a similar quality car or send the kids to that upscale private school. As teenagers, we may be madly saving up for a car. Once baby comes, we might become major spenders on toys, a new home, a bigger car and more. But, in college, I spent my summer earnings – on clothes, on a used car and on school activities.

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Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

The “Great Trade-In” event places an emphasis on specific baby products, such as car seats that, due to safety concerns, may not be the best candidates to be handed down or resold. Beyond recalls, certain older and used baby items can be potentially unsafe for a variety of reasons.

5 Insurance Issues for Entrepreneurs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Business Use of Your Home. However, some homeowners policies don’t cover the business use of your home. If your homeowners policy does cover business use, your coverage might be capped at a rather low amount.

On The Cheap: Homemade Play Mats

For the Mommas

Use cars, animals or figurines you already have. Homemade Play Mat. I love this idea. It is so hot here that heading outside is the last thing the kids want to do. This idea involves a shower liner (pick one up at the dollar store) and supplies you probably already have.

Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

The “Great Trade-In” event places an emphasis on specific baby products, such as car seats that, due to safety concerns, may not be the best candidates to be handed down or resold. Beyond recalls, certain older and used baby items can be potentially unsafe for a variety of reasons.

How to Save Money on Baby Costs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A lot of the things that you’ll be buying will only be in use for a matter of months so it makes little sense to buy everything brand new if you’re on a budget. We’re always hearing how expensive it is to bring up a baby but this doesn’t have to be the case.

Benefit from My Financial Mistakes

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

What a wonderful gift it was, but I wish I had been wiser in using it. Consequently, I overpaid for cars and real estate my entire life and I let others underpay me for my services. I bought new cars.

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Teaching Children to Sell Helps Them Excel

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Do you think of sleazy used car salesmen or high pressure tactics used on you by a door to door saleswoman? If your child can see sales techniques he has learned and practiced – being used on himself, he can be more adequately prepared to resist those techniques.

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Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you want to save money, one of the best options is to buy used. Not only can buying something second-hand help you save money, but it also reduces the amount of resources that you use. Buying used is one way to increase the sustainability of your life.

Your Car Insurance Rates Can Be Lower If…

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’ve found that one of the most annoying aspects of being a car owner is the insurance. If you use all the safety gadgets. Anti-lock braking systems , airbags, traction control, all these things make your car safer.

6 Ways to Improve Your Marketability

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Do you think of sleazy used car salesmen. More and more, a successful career is about the brand YOU. In a world where lay offs are common, and where employees are expected to change careers regularly, it’s important that you consider yourself as a brand.

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Shannon & Her Husband Paid off $22,000 in 9 Months

Family Balance Sheet

We also continued using debit and credit cards (paid in full multiple times per month) for the convenience of tracking our expenses online. Here’s a tutorial for how to use the Debt Snowball Calculator to get out of debt faster. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Shannon.

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Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Walmart.com

For the Mommas

Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Walmart.com. Get Your Car Summer Ready and save some money by doing a DIY oil change. Based on your car’s needs and the number of miles, one of these two oils is right for you. Use if < than 75,000 miles).

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Hot Wheels Carcade Action Set | Save $40 + Free Shipping!

Saving Everyday

This Hot Wheels cars and racetrack set allows your kids to exercise, master and dominate high-speed moves using their cars like pinballs. Practice, master and dominate high-speed moves using cars like pinballs. Hot Wheels track comes with one die-cast car.

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How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Thrift stores are for more than just clothing, and they are great places to find used furniture for cheap. Some people wouldn’t be caught dead going into a thrift store, but they are often nice, clean stores where you can find great, gently used items at great prices.

Babies R Us Trade-In Event | Save 25% On New Car Seats, Strollers & More

Saving With Shellie

Bring in a used car seat, stroller, high chair, play yard or other participating item and receive 25% off a new one ! I am on several mom’s Facebook groups and people are always trying to find a way to recycle or get rid of their old car seats.

11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Unless you live, work, and play in your own neighborhood and never venture outside of it, chances are you own a car or a truck. Most American and Canadian adults own or have access to their own vehicle and use it by themselves on a regular basis. Sure beats using gasoline every day!

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Toys “R” Us Trade-In Event | August 2012

Saving Cents With Sense

Right now customers can trade in their used car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, activity jumpers, bouncers or entertainers and receive 25% off the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

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Carnival of Personal Finance #384 – Time for a Laugh Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Editors Picks: Big Cajun Man from THE Canadian Personal Finance Site shares 10 Phrases I have Used to Save Money. Really, we should all carry a cue card in a our wallet that we can just whip out and use anytime we have an opportunity to save money.

4 Financial Lessons Your Parents Forgot to Teach You

Saving Cents With Sense

Car Buying. If you live outside of a major metropolitan area, chances are you need a car. Cars represent a significant chunk of your budget, with car payments, repairs, maintenance, insurance, and gas. You avoid a large chunk of deprecation if you purchase used.