Topics We’re Talking About: Car Costs


Every week, we feature our favorite posts from the financial world. This week’s topic: cars!

Costs associated with owning and maintaining a car can be a big factor in your budget. Things like fuel, tolls, mechanical fixes and parking can add up into quite a bundle each month. So how do you budget for car costs?

Whether you own a car, are thinking about buying or selling your car, or just interested in ways to reduce your costs, here are some great articles to get you started:

Buying a Car: How To Negotiate With a Dealer – Mom and Dad Finance You might not always think you’re in a position to bargain, but with such a large purchase you usually have at least a little wiggle room. Prep yourself for pricing talks and you’ll be starting out on the right bargaining foot.

How To Get The Best Possible Price When Selling Your Car – Modest Money If you’re looking to sell your car make sure you get the best value in return! A great post with some helpful tips on how to set prices that are fair to you and the buyer.

Don’t Believe These Car Insurance Myths – Moneycation Car insurance can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with the territory. Moneycation sets right some of the most common car insurance myths.

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3 Ways To Decrease Your Car Insurance Premiums – Planting Money Seeds Some easy switches can lower your premiums! Music to the auto owning individual’s ears. Find out how via this great guest post on Planting Money Seeds.

No car but want to drive? Sharing might be the way to go – NBC Business If you need a car, but don’t need a car ALL the time then vehicle sharing could be for you. Here’s what you need to know including links to more information!

How To Find A Cheap Rental Car – Nerd Wallet Renting a car doesn’t have to drain your vacation funds. Here are some smart tips to make sure you’re getting the best deal and finding the cheap prices!

Thanks to all these sites mentioning RFZ in the last week…

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…and don’t forget to check out our recent guest posts!!

Bible Money Matters – How To Approach Your Student Loan Repayment
Lifehacker – How to “Just Say No” to Peer Pressured Spending

Thanks for cruising by. Now buckle up and enjoy your weekend!!

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  • Thanks for linking to my article Claire. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Claire Murdough

      Hi Matt!!

      It was such a great article – I’m loving your ‘car buying’ series so far. Have a great weekend too!