Top Auto-Advancements to Consider When Buying a Car

Whether you’re in the market for a new luxury vehicle or looking to upgrade to a newer, more reliable model, you likely have an idea of what you want in a new ride. From deciding on the color and size of the vehicle to the number of doors and amount of cargo space, you have […]

How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership

When purchasing a used car, most consumers will assume that there is some room for negotiation in price. This is also the case when buying a new car from an auto dealer. Whether it’s including extra accessories or getting a better deal on in-house financing, asking for discounts can pay off in many cases. However, […]

Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update

Nearly two years ago, in September 2011, I first began using Progressive Snapshot for what was then a competitive insurance policy with Progressive. I also wrote an in-depth review about the experience here, complete with screenshots and some hard data. Since then, a couple of things happened. I switched to Esurance in 2012 because of […]

Goodbye Progressive, Hello Esurance

Brand loyalty when it comes to auto insurance is simply getting too expensive. Sure, you get the “2-year discount,” the “loyal customer discount” or whatever your particular company happens to be pushing. The reality is that I’ve had car insurance for almost 8 years now, and I’m on my 4th company. For whatever reason, the […]

Am I Still Happy With My Rental Car Purchase?

A few of you recently wrote me to find out how my rental car purchase was holding up with the test of time. We bought our car more than two years ago, shortly after our son’s birth. I think it’s fair to say that any problems attributable to the car’s past life as a rental […]

Clearing Up Car Insurance Confusion

One of the most frustrating things about many insurance products is their complexity. Just when you think you’ve answered the question: “How much will I get if…” something else surprises you about how the benefits are structured. Over the past year, I’ve been knee-deep in research on health and car insurance products as a result […]