When Is It Worth It To Splurge on Luxury Goods?

When is the best time to splurge on high-end goods? RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg shares when it is best to choose the deal, or to buy the top-shelf item. Your TV died. Bummer. I’ve been there before. Whether it is a TV or anything else around the house, we always have a decision to make...
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5 Things to Know Before Picking an Auto Loan

Considering a car loan? Eric Rosenberg, a former loan manager at a bank, shares information you need to know before you take out a loan. I remember the first time I drove home in my new car. That new car smell. The freedom to drive wherever I wanted. The knowledge that I owed $12,000 to...
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How to Stay Financially Afloat During Your First Job

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shares tips for how to stay financially afloat during your first job. You’ve scored your first job out of college. Bravo, you! Getting a job right out of college, and specifically in this economy, is something to celebrate. And while your first paycheck might feel like a huge amount of...
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Dude, Your Car is Ripping you off

RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg explains how changes in how we use are cars are making them assets that are ripping us off as well as how to remedy this. Once upon a time, people viewed their car as part of the family. Some relics of those days are still around. A friend gives their car a name...
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4 Ways to Make Extra Cash in College

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman explains how to finance your education easily with these great tips. I had a lot of “odd jobs” in college. The most normal one was my federal work study job as a library desk assistant at $5.15 per hour. Then on Saturdays, I would pick up a group of Amish people...
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How to Negotiate With a Car Salesman

RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg has advice for dealing with one of life’s greatest challenges: negotiating with a car salesman. We all have an image of a used car salesman in our head. Picture it: a sleazy guy with a moustache in a plaid sport coat standing under a giant inflatable gorilla trying to peddle a...
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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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Pay Off Your Student Loans in Half the Time

RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg paid off his student loans two years after graduating. Here are his tips on paying off your loans quickly and easily. Students are graduating from college with increasing student loan debt. In 2012, the total student loan debt outstanding in the United States passed $1 trillion. I paid of my fair...
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6 Resources that Will Save Your Small Business Money

RelayRides blogger and financial expert, Amanda L. Grossman, shares six resources that will help your small business save money.  It’s been said that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Small businesses account for a decent portion of job growth each year, offer opportunities to keep money within one’s own community, and allow people...
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Is Leasing a Car a Sound Financial Decision?

RelayRides’ blogger and personal finance expert, Amanda L. Grossman, has great budgetary advice for those either considering, or are already leasing a vehicle. Most financial gurus like Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman will tell you that leasing a vehicle is not a wise financial decision to make. Instead of just telling you the same thing, let...
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