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Stories by Brendan

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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Wise Words for New Parents: Save Money on Baby Expenses During the First Year

Feb 19, 2015

Parents who’ve already been through the first year with a newborn will tell you that as prepared as they felt at the time, they were still caught off guard by things they did not anticipate. For some, it was the realization that in the first year that little bundle of joy can cost quite a bundle. […]

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DIY Snowmobile Maintenance Tips to Keep You Riding All Winter Long

Feb 17, 2015

Whether you are an experienced snowmobile driver or looking to try it out for the first time this year, it’s important to take care of your sled. Proper snowmobile maintenance throughout the season may help keep your ride running smoothly, says SnowGoer Magazine. It may not only help it last longer, but it might also help reduce […]

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6 Affordable Ways to Update and Improve Your Car

Jan 21, 2015

You might think of your car as simply a conveyance that gets you from point A to point B, but maybe it’s a few years old and you are ready for an upgrade. Buying a new car may be an option, but it’s no small expense and may not be practical for you to add […]

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SUV Alternatives: What Are My Options?

Jan 14, 2015

You may think your ideal vehicle is an SUV because you want features such as lots of cargo space, extra seating, towing capacity or four-wheel drive. But you may be deterred from purchasing giant SUVs by issues like poor fuel economy, a large price tag and difficulty maneuvering in smaller spaces, according to Kelley Blue Book […]

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QUIZ: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Dec 28, 2014

Taking better care of your car often starts with maintenance. If you properly maintain your car, you can likely get more out of it. But how much do you really know about car maintenance and warning signs? Test your knowledge on car care with this simple seven-question quiz and see what car resolutions you should […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Riding in Bad Weather

Dec 23, 2014

The thrill of the open air and open road on a motorcycle also means you’re more exposed to changing weather. While you may do everything possible to drive your motorcycle safely, you never know when Mother Nature is going to throw a torrential downpour your way. Or, maybe it’s a lot colder than you anticipated and […]

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Maximize Your Electric Car’s Range in Cold Weather

Dec 22, 2014

Electric vehicles have been around since the late 1800s, in one form or another, but have recently grown in popularity thanks in large part to their low environmental impact and cost savings on gas. But, did you know your electric vehicle may be less efficient during the frigid months of winter? reports that a recent survey […]

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