My Interview with a millionaire

My interview with a millionaire and the crucial things I learned

So, if you want to learn how to build a chair, you should go ask a chair-maker how he does it. If you want to learn how to become a millionaire, you should ask a millionaire how they did it.

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How Cars Affect your Financial Freedom

How your car dramatically affects your financial freedom...

I had a revelation about cars that has caused me to not really care what mine looks like. It’s not that I don’t want a really fast car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom.

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How to Connect Your Phone & Your Car to Save Hundreds on Gas

I just found out about a cool little tool called Automatic that allows you to connect your car and your phone providing you a lot of very cool information like: How much fuel you are using and tips to improve your driving Where your car is located – great for when you get lost in […]

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75 Gas-Saving Driving Tips

Remember the good ‘ol days when you could fill up your gas tank for about $10? Well, since those prices don’t seem to be ever coming back again, we might as well figure out how to not use as much! To give you a little head start, I scoured the internet looking for the best […]

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How to Rent a Car Without a Credit Card

There is a common misconception that in order to get a rental car you must pay with a credit card. In reality, there are at least two ways to rent a car without a credit card. One is by using a debit card – and you probably already knew this – but the other may surprise you. It’s cash! Yes, cash.

There is a common misconception that in order to get a rental car you must pay with a credit card. In reality, there are at least two ways to rent a car without a credit card. One is by using a debit card – and you probably already knew this – but the other may surprise you.

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The Most Reliable Used Cars for Under $10,000

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I am a big fan of Consumer Reports – particularly for their car reliability ratings. I purchased a 2007 Honda Fit based on it’s very high ratings with them and after 150,000 miles the only issue I’ve had is a few lightbulbs burning out too quickly – not too bad…

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You Won’t Believe Who Makes The Most Reliable Cars

Honda and Toyota have always been easy car makers to default to for reliable cars (on average). So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out who topped the list this year as the maker with the highest predicted reliability…

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Average Car Insurance Rates by Age

I recently saw this chart from that shows car-insurance rates by age and thought it was interesting, so I thought I would pass it along…

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Should You Sell Your Car or Repair It?

sell or repair your car

Vehicle problems may be one of the most frustrating expenses to me. Most people are striving to prevent vehicles from becoming budget busters. We all know vehicles are mechanical and have electronic components. Murphy’s Law says anything that can go wrong will go wrong. So, just relax and realize we’re all going to have vehicle troubles sooner or later…

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Which Debt Should I Pay Off First: Car or Student Loan?

In most situations I recommend Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball method of paying off the debts from smallest to largest, starting with the lowest balance first. The reason being that many people need the “small victory” of getting a debt paid off to help keep them motivated. In this particular case, I suggested something different…

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The 5 Best And Worst Car Insurance Companies As Rated By Consumers

the best and worst car insurance companies out there - where does your #car insurance company fit in?

Every year, J.D. Power and Associates ranks consumer satisfaction across a variety of industries and services using information gathered through surveys, and one of their most areas of expertise is the automotive world. Their list is acclaimed for its accuracy and respectability. In August 2009, they released their annual ratings of auto insurance providers determined by customer satisfaction…

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How To Save On Auto Insurance – 4 Tips

1. Raise your deductible – A deductible is the amount your responsible to pay before your insurance coverage kicks in. The higher your deductible, the cheaper your annual premium. You may be able to save up to 10% by raising your deductible. There is risk involved when doing this. If you raise your deductible, make sure you…

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How To Buy A New Car And Not Get Ripped Off: Tips From An Insider

As a former new car salesman, I’ve found many prospects want the “lowest price” confusing it with the “best deal.” Generally, they haven’t done their homework or are in a hurry. You can be in control and get a great deal. To help you obtain the very best deal, I’ve developed the following formula…

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Purchasing A Car? Advantages Of Buying Used Cars

Interestingly, the book The Millionaire Next Door dedicates an entire chapter to the type of cars millionaires drive. It gives the distinct impression that what you drive significantly impacts your ability to build wealth. Paying too much for a car is a common money mistake. In The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley writes…

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