So You Want to Buy a Car?

So You Want to Buy a Car?

The single easiest way to save money when you buy a car is to buy a used car instead of a new car. Think about it.  When you buy a new car, it literally depreciates thousands of dollars the moment you drive off the lot. From a financial standpoint, since it will be...
21st Century Tipping

21st Century Tipping

At a time of year when everyone is focused on end-of-year tipping, it occurred to me that day-to-day tipping has changed a lot in recent years. I was surprised to see that Uber/Lyft/Taxi drivers get tipped the same percentage, and relieved to see $1 per drink is still...
Using Every Tool Available to You is Self-Care

Using Every Tool Available to You is Self-Care

A lot of people are spending less money simply because there is no place to spend it. I think that’s great.  But as a financial plan, it’s not very sustainable. If you’re looking to be a little more consistent in your coronavirus-inspired cost-cutting, there are some...