Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Best Drivers Report: Did Your City Make the List?

Sep 01, 2015

Good drivers. Bad drivers. Slow drivers. Fast drivers. If you drive a car, you’ve likely encountered each of these types of people on the road. This time of the year we like to focus on the best drivers. This marks the 11th year that Allstate has released an annual report called Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report that […]

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Urban Homesteading: Tips to Live a More Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Aug 31, 2015

Buying groceries each week can be time-consuming and expensive—especially if you make an effort to buy local, organic goods. Wouldn’t it be great to get some produce from your backyard? Whether you want to start your own garden, raise your own chickens, or simply want to become a “greener person,” here are some tips to start […]

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Be a Safe Scooter Commuter this Fall

Aug 31, 2015

You don’t have to hop on a big, heavy motorcycle to enjoy the mild autumn weather on two wheels. With the brisk breeze on your face and the views of the changing leaves, cruising on a the back of a scooter is a great way to welcome fall as an urban commuter. It makes sense economically, […]

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How to Buy a Car with Resale in Mind

Aug 25, 2015

Imagine you’re in the market for a car, but perhaps not one that you’ll keep long-term. No worries. It’s possible to get a great deal now and sell for maximum value later — if you plan accordingly. The first question to sort out: Should you buy a new car or a used one? That answer […]

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Does Living Near The Ocean Affect Your Car?

Aug 20, 2015

Living near the ocean can offer a lot of perks. You get the cool ocean breeze, the calming sound of the waves and beautiful views of the sparkling sea. But, while life along the coast may seem ideal, it may not be easy on your car. In fact, certain environmental factors present in coastal locations may cause or accelerate vehicle […]

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QUIZ: Which Type of Neighborhood Is Right for You?

Aug 18, 2015

Do you love the nonstop action of the city, or do you crave privacy and a big backyard? Whether you fit one of these types perfectly or you fall somewhere in between, take this quiz to find out which type of neighborhood is the ideal one for you.  

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What You Should Know About Compact and Subcompact Cars

Aug 14, 2015

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Some small cars (including compacts and subcompacts) have a surprising number of features and capabilities, including sizable cargo space, fuel efficiency, affordability and maneuverability. We spoke to Matt DeLorenzo, Kelley Blue Book managing editor, for a list of features to consider when buying small. But what makes a car a compact or […]

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QUIZ: Are These Car Features Real or Fake?

Aug 12, 2015

The evolution of the car included the evolution of car accessories. Over time, auto manufacturers have offered many options – some for safety, some for entertainment and some for comfort. While you may be familiar with today’s standard car features, there have also been some less ordinary options. Do you think you’re an expert on car accessories? Test […]

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Baby Boomers: 5 Tips To Declutter Your Home In A Stress-Free Way

Aug 04, 2015

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, stuff often piles up. If you have enough space in your home, you might not even notice it — until, that is, you finally do run out of space. Though paring down your belongings can provoke anxiety, it doesn’t have to be that way, says Lisa […]

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Transform Your Car Into a Show Car

Jul 24, 2015

Many car lovers, gear heads and weekend tinkerers spend their free evenings and weekends fixing, improving and tinkering with their cars. Whether you’re restoring a classic car or truck from the 1950s or dressing up your favorite contemporary vehicle, in order to bring it up to show-car level, you’ve got to have plenty of elbow grease and […]

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