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How Not Driving Can Hurt Millennials’ Credit Scores

By Steven Shaw on 6/25/2013

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Kali Geldis hasn’t had a car since college, when she drove a car her parents paid for. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where owning a car would just be an additional — and unnecessary — expense. She’s part of a larger trend among young people who are not driving, or when they do, are driving less. As a result they may be missing out on an opportunity to help build strong credit scores.

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5 Things Car Dealers Won’t Tell You

By Steven Shaw on 4/30/2013

Five Things Car Dealers Won't Tell You

Whether you are shopping for a new car or a used one, you know how overwhelming the process can be. No matter how much research you’ve done, or how hard you’ve bargained, you may still second guess yourself, wondering if you struck the best deal.

Here are five things dealers may not tell you that can save you money on your next car purchase.

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The First Thing to Do Before Buying a Car

By Steven Shaw on 3/27/2013

The First Thing to do Before Buying a Car

A year and a half ago, I bought my first brand-new car. Until then, I’d always bought used. But thanks to the recession, people were holding on to their cars longer and prices for used cars in good shape with low mileage had risen. As a result, buying new made more sense.

While I find auto shopping completely stressful, I am luckily married to someone who loves the hunt and doesn’t mind spending hours researching vehicles. But I wasn’t about to let him loose without clear parameters.

So before I headed out to start my car-buying experience, I had a slew of options for my first step:

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