History of the Hot Hatch

For the Hot Hatch 50th anniversary, Trent Fletcher, RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, shares the history of this globally beloved car. In the 1960s, American car manufacturers started putting powerful engines into their base-model cars and, starting with the Pontiac GTO in 1964, invented the muscle car.  These cars offered high-performance without a high price...
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Atlanta Pro Tip: Get Paid By Your Pickup Truck

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shares how RelayRides member Roger Peterson makes money from his pickup in suburban Atlanta. Truck owner Roger Peterson knows the true meaning behind the old saying “when you have a pickup truck, everyone is your friend when they need to move something.” This is something that probably most truck owners...
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The Frugal Car Owner: How to Flush Your Cooling System

Want to save money on your auto care? RelayRides blogger Trent Fletcher shares how to flush your car’s cooling system in today’s Frugal Car Owner.   We’ve covered a number of different ways to save money fixing your own ride, including changing your oil, rotating your tires, replacing a worn serpentine belt, and swapping out...
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Top 5 Travel Blogs

Blogger Sydney Jarod reveals some of the best blogs for travelers seeking great domestic trips, budget travel deals, travel tips and travel technology. Smart travelers these days want access to the best information, tips and tools to help them discover great travel moments across America.  Luckily, the Internet generation has answered with a mix of...
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How One Couple Fund their Nonprofit with RelayRides

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shares the story of one RelayRides owner who is renting her car out to help her community. RelayRides member Chris Murphy is driven by her passion as a consumer advocate for residential care facilities reforms. Through her nonprofit organization CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform), Executive Director Murphy, along with...
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Family Vacations for Under $1000

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman has some great tips for families hoping to head out on vacation without breaking the bank. I think almost everyone has childhood memories from a family vacation. Whether your vacation was in the style of National Lampoon’s Vacation—quirky relatives, flat tires, and other after-the-fact comedic situations—or was smooth sailing, oftentimes...
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Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck with These Five Tips

Even folks earning six-figure salaries can end up live paycheck to paycheck, so RelayRides blogger Grayson Bell explains how avoid this vicious financial cycle. When you are living paycheck to paycheck, it is extremely difficult to live your life without accumulating debt.  If you don’t make enough money to buy food, drive a car, heat...
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Have Night Out Like an A-List Star with the Sharing Economy

With the Academy Awards coming, RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman wanted to teach us all to live like an A-lister with the Sharing Economy. The glitz, the glam, and the lux of awards season is here. Many people spend hours glued to their televisions, eagerly watching actors and actresses as they roll out onto the...
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How to Save Money Traveling During the Shoulder Season

Planning a trip on a limited budget? RelayRides blogger and frugal traveler, Eric Rosenberg, shares how to get great travel deals during the shoulder season. Two years ago, I took an off-season trip to Europe and saved thousands of dollars compared to peak-season visitors. It’s no secret that traveling in the United States or around...
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