FiveCentNickel posted a commentary on GM's announcement of a new hybrid system in their large SUVs, and questioned the value of such a system. I agree with his assessment that the extra $10,000 cost of such a system for a mere 40% gain (i.e. 19-20mpg … [Read more...] about Can we get by without big SUVs?
Do you think about your debt at least once a day? Do you worry about how you'll ever get out of debt? Do these questions sound like the beginning of an infomercial for a credit counselor? I think I have a problem, but you probably don't know our … [Read more...] about Is the thought of debt ruling your life?
After reading NoCreditNeeded's article titled "Drip, Drip, Drip Your Way Out of Debt", I got to wondering "How much interest did we save by paying off our Malibu almost 4 years early?" I hopped on over to the Bankrate Auto Loan Calculator and … [Read more...] about How we dripped our way out of debt
Just this morning, I posted about how we had an accident with our Chevy Malibu yesterday (I actually wrote it last night as Stacie was filing the claim). The other girl, Katherine, has Geico as her insurance carrier, so we filed the claim through … [Read more...] about Accident Update: Geico is fast!
For our five-day vacation this week, we rented a 2007 Nissan Sentra. Base price on the 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, manual transmission model is $15,365 after destination & handling. Our model had an automatic transmission and was a nice "Sonoma … [Read more...] about Car Review: 2007 Nissan Sentra
After reading the articles everywhere on using 0% balance transfers to earn extra savings interest, or paying off debt, I had an epiphany. We have a car loan with about $15,000 left. We bought the car almost 2 years ago for $25,000, and in the … [Read more...] about Paying off a $15,000 car loan in 9 months without using savings