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Picking a car that pollutes less can also minimize the cost of a fill-up.
Recently implemented laws from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are designed to protect borrowers.
My recent column on “coupon fairies” – people who leave unwanted coupons on store shelves for others to pick up ¬– generated a lot of comments from readers and retailers alike. Not surprisingly, the store employees that wrote in were grateful that the issue of unwanted coupons littering shel…
New-car shoppers can save big money by choosing a model that’s most affordable to own in terms of depreciation, fuel costs and other factors
Ford introduces the all-new Ford F-150, the reinvention of America's favorite truck. It is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever -- setting the standard for the future of trucks.
Q: We’ve got a beautiful old Mustang we drive only about 3,000 miles a year, usually for a couple of long trips. The tires have only 30,000 miles on them, but they’re nine or 10 years old. Is that a problem?
Renting out a property has the potential to be a lucrative endeavor, but there are many to-do’s to cross off your list before you start taking in tenants
Car shopping is a numbers game, but few motorists know what a vehicle’s specifications really mean
Q: We’ve been trying to impress on our son the importance of being much less sloppy when he’s jumpstarting his friends’ cars. He’s not especially detail oriented, and we’ve told him it’s possible to injure himself or someone else badly if he doesn’t slow down and make sure the jumper cables …
Staging often is called upon to help a for-sale home fetch a higher price, but a new study says it doesn’t make as much of a difference as we’ve come to believe
Choosing a model that can run farther on a tank of gas – or one that can avoid the pump altogether – can help save cash and the environment.
Q: We’re looking at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and we’re enthusiastic about it, but we’re afraid that all the bad press about the redesign will spoil its resale value in five or six years. What do you think?
Do you have a special ritual or method for getting through the checkout lane in a speedy manner? Some of my readers do, and I found many of their tips so thoughtful and clever that I’m going to share some this week.
Depending on who’s looking, your home may have just the thing that today’s homebuyers’ desires. Here are the features that buyers must have to close the deal — and they might be right inside your home
Turbocharged, supercharged, diesel and electric powerplants dominate the list of ‘best new-car engines’ for 2014.
Q: It seems to me that there’s an exorbitant amount of attention given to compact SUVs compared to sedans and other types of vehicles that appear, when I’m driving around town, to be a lot more popular. So tell me. What percentage of vehicles that are sold every year fall into that compact S…
Coupons that require the purchase of multiple items seem to be the bane of many of my readers’ shopping experiences. As a mother of three, multiple purchases are part of my stock-up strategy each week, but some shoppers are less than thrilled with having to buy more than one of something.
A picture may tell a thousand words, but a well-produced, marketed video of a home for sale can lead to a faster sale worth thousands more. That’s the belief among many real estate professionals who continue to urge their clients to use the power of video to help buy or sell a property.
Don’t expect to see much in the way of discounts on what are thus far the most popular models of the year
Q: We have a law in our city against “puffing” – a term they use for starting your car and leaving it running in the driveway to warm it up (and that’s something that we all like to do during these sub-zero days). I can’t imagine we’re the only place in the country where puffing is illegal a…
Is couponing easier in the city, the suburbs or rural areas? As a suburbanite who lives in Chicagoland, I have to argue that couponing usually is easiest in the suburbs, particularly if you live within a radius of a major city. Why? Shopping options tend to be plentiful, with several superma…
With the growth in home equity, it can be tempting to borrow more. Learn more about what this means for your finances
Though most are priced higher than comparable gas-only models, several hybrid cars can prove to be more cost effective over a typical ownership period
Q: We’re in the very early stages of researching for a new car purchase next year, and are hearing GM’s OnStar will be in Volkswagens soon. What do you know about that?
Recently, a supermarket chain in my area announced that it was closing its doors, and the stores would reduce everything to 50 percent off. As you can imagine, my blog readers at JillCataldo.com were pretty excited about the opportunity to pick up groceries at great prices, busily discussing…
As big banks stay stingy with mortgage money, small community banks fill in the gaps
Q: My mother-in-law is a good and cautious driver. But she has begun having trouble, due to a failing left knee, getting out of her car. Any suggestions?
Depreciation is typically one of a motorist’s largest ownership expenses and it pays off down the road to choose a model that’s predicted to have the highest resale value in its class.
What’s a “coupon fairy?” Coupon fairies are people who leave unneeded coupons in the store for others to find. Do you do this? As it turns out, some of my readers do.
The three L’s of real estate are giving way to three S’s
I heard from a reader regarding my recent rant against hideously self-absorbed drivers who ignore traffic rules and put the rest of us at risk. This gentleman put forth a different point of view, and one that I hear (different words/same message) often lately:
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a stylish and comfortable five-passenger crossover SUV, with solid on- and off-road capabilities and a long list of high-tech options
I’ve devoted many columns to the topic of product shrinkage – where a product’s price stays the same, but the contents of the package are downsized. I continue to receive many more emails than I have the space to share each week, but a common theme runs through many of these letters: “Just c…
Mixed-use, walkable communities are all the rage for modern homebuyers – and for good reason
Two new pickups coming later this year should to appeal to truck buyers who don’t necessarily need a bulkier full-size model
Q: Some time ago I heard Nissan would be launching an all-electric minivan. We’ve had Nissans for years, and would like to go this way, but the last time I checked with the dealership they couldn’t say when the minivan would be coming.
As price-conscious consumers, we always aim to maximize the value of whatever we’re buying – whether it’s a box of cereal, a carton of orange juice or a roll of aluminum foil. Product shrinkage – when companies downsize a product and don’t lower the retail price – continues to be an extremel…
Dual agency is not preferable for most buyers and sellers, but those who must go with a dual agent can protect themselves by staying informed
Q: I own a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville. It is my third Bonneville. They have all been great cars that drive well and I always have felt very safe and comfortable in them. I had my current one at the dealer yesterday and the service person commented that I probably have a few more years of good d…
Are you worried about what other shoppers think of your coupon usage in the checkout lane? My blog readers at JillCataldo.com recently shared words of wisdom for a new couponer. She posted that she’d had a bad experience in the checkout lane on her first coupon-shopping trip and wondered if …
A growing number of cars and crossovers offer sophisticated accident avoidance technology to help prevent collisions; a new rating system grades their performance
Zip codes lauded for their popularity with young professionals and families are ripe for real estate investment
As technology continues to evolve, the way we receive coupons does too. If you’re a smartphone or tablet user, did you know that you might be able to use these devices to print coupons? One of my readers has been wondering just how to do this.
Buyers in low-inventory markets need to be pre-qualified and pre-approved for loans to remain competitive
The redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan is ready to compete with some of the finest midsize luxury sedans in the world
Q: This may sound bizarre, but given that we know teen drivers are often badly injured or killed the first year of driving because they haven’t had time to develop skills, wouldn’t it make sense to require them to wear some sort of head protector, like helmets, for the first year or so that …
My readers are never shy about sharing their couponing and moneysaving tips, so here’s a roundup of great ideas for saving with coupons straight from my inbox to you.
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