Category Archive 'Auto'

It pays to shop around for auto insurance

Auto, Insurance, Personal finance, Tips for saving money

In general, talking to insurance agents isn’t on top of people’s lists of enjoyable things to do. But, having just moved, I took the opportunity to shop around for car insurance. I’d been with for over seven years and, like many people, had just the renewal put it on autopilot.

But I was very happy to find that I was able to decrease my insurance costs by ~$500/year by switching providers. I was also surprised at the range of quotes. Below are some that I received, just to give you an idea:

Company 6-month quote
Traveler’s $588.00
GEICO $345.70
State Farm $738.00
Progressive $640.90

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The New 2006 BMW 325i: A Review

Auto, Personal finance

I finally got around to buying a second car to supplement my much beloved 15-year-old Honda Accord 5-speed manual. That car is still going strong and reliably and will probably outlast my new purchase: a beautiful . Feast your eyes!

2006 Monaco Blue 325i
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How to get the best price on a new car: use

Auto, Internet, Personal finance, Tips for saving money

It’s very rare that I find a product or service I feel strong enough to advise everyone to try. But, such is the case of , a business owned and run by Mr. James Bragg who’s been doing it for 14 years. I just bought my for $30 over invoice ($30,735). MSRP on the car is $33,420.
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