Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

How to Maintain a Seldom-Used Vehicle

Apr 15, 2015

Performing maintenance is a task that often goes hand-in-hand with owning a vehicle. But what about vehicles you only use once in a while or store part of the year? It may seem like a car that isn’t used frequently wouldn’t require upkeep like your everyday vehicle – but that isn’t always the case. Before storing your […]

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Saving For College? Don’t Wait To Get Schooled

Apr 14, 2015

Saving for your child’s college education can seem a lot like writing a term paper—putting it off usually doesn’t make it any easier. Parents who’ve put their kids through college and financial experts agree: It’s never too early to begin saving.   Do the Math As the graph shows, college tuition and fees are projected to go […]

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Distracted Driving: Staying Safe on the Road [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 08, 2015

Distracted driving poses a real danger to all drivers, but especially young drivers. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 who were involved in a vehicle accident resulting in a fatality were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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How to Choose the Best Motor Oil for Your Vehicle

Apr 02, 2015

Changing your oil regularly can help keep your engine running smoothly, but what kind of oil does your vehicle need? The easiest way to figure out what motor oil to use is to check the owner’s manual, says CarCare.org. The organization says the manufacturer will have the best recommendation, but your dealership or mechanic could be a […]

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10 Years of Quirky Car Features

Mar 26, 2015

Unique car features and weird car accessories have come and gone throughout history. It seems manufacturers have always looked for new ways to stand out from competitors, and in some cases, it has resulted in some quirky ideas. Below is a list of some of the most original car features from the last 10 years. Perfume […]

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Increase Your Awareness to Help Prevent Vehicle Theft [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 18, 2015

Even if you don’t realize it, if you regularly drive a car, you’re often moved to protect your vehicle against theft. The simple, often mindless act of pushing that button on your key fob after you park your car locks it and helps deter thieves. Despite that, hundreds of thousand of vehicles are stolen each […]

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Saving Strategies: Financial Advice for New Parents

Mar 10, 2015

Having your first baby can be a lot like visiting a foreign country. You may feel sluggish or uncertain and end up spending more money than you planned. That’s why it’s so important to get advice from those who’ve already been there—experienced parents. We talked to a few financial bloggers and parents who’ve been around […]

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Buy, Borrow or Don’t Bother: “Essential” Baby Gear to Rethink

Feb 27, 2015

It’s true: Caring for a new baby can be expensive, but they don’t have to be bootie-wearing budget-busters, according to parents who’ve been there. It can pay to spend wisely on baby gear and accessories, especially during the infant stage. We talked to a few parenting bloggers to find out how they would have made different […]

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Catalytic Converter Theft: Help Protect Your Vehicle

Feb 25, 2015

Catalytic converters are a mandatory component of all vehicles in the United States and are designed to reduce harmful emissions from exhaust systems, according to Edmunds. Thieves target catalytic converters because they contain precious metals, like platinum, palladium or rhodium, Edmunds says, and they can sell them to scrap yards for about $100-150, according to the NYPD […]

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Share Your Day Care Cost Concerns via E-Cards

Feb 20, 2015

Newborn babies seem to arrive hand-in-hand with new expenses. One of the biggest expenditures new parents may encounter is the cost of day care. According to the Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, the average cost for baby and toddler care in center-based day care facilities in the United States is $972 per month (or […]

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