digitalsandwich78
digitalsandwich78
digitalsandwich78
Oct 13
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The correct advise should be, if you’re uncertain, pay cash for an inexpensive car; you’ll still have plenty of cash left over, and you won’t have to worry about any future payments.

Oct 13
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I’ve never had any luck using a CC to put down a security deposit on a car. When I shop around for a car by phone, I offer to put down couple grand security deposit to hold the car, but no dealer to date has accepted the deposit. Instead, most dealers ask me to fax a copy of the insurance slip with the new VIN as a Read more

Oct 13
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And does the same shop offer a discount for paying cash? Kid’s quads are relatively cheap, so the CC fee is still reasonable, but for a full size ATV or a SxS, that could be couple day’s pay.

Oct 12
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Another factor to consider is that some life insurance will allow you to collect before you die for certain terminal illnesses. Gruesome thought, but it may be a good way of supplementing your health insurance for those just in case situations.

Oct 12
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Instead of telling my kids that dinner is ready or it’s time to go bed, I give them a countdown. Something like “dinner in 15 minutes” or “start wrapping up for bed”. I think this is a good introduction to time management.

Oct 5
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Yes, but in a conventional automotive production process, every car goes through a high pressure water spray test. The purpose of this test is to ensure that all seals are properly installed. Shame on the QC guy for not catching this defect in that process. (or shame on Musk for eliminating/reducing the test)

Sep 24
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Yep, it’s funny to see the sales rep go through all his paperwork and say “Nope, don’t need this... don’t need this for cash...”. It really messes with their routine.

Sep 24
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I pay cash, so I usually set the mood by saying “I’m paying cash, why do I have to see you?”, to which finance guy will say something like “I like to meet and touch base with all my customers and see how Bob is doing.” Read more

Sep 23
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If you’re struggling to pay your bills or sitting on a high-interest credit card balance, it may be worthwhile to redeem points through Pay Yourself Back. Read more

Sep 15
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When I visit places with public WiFi, I usually run a speed test, then post a screenshot of my result on Google Maps.

Sep 14
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One thing that did shut up the dealer was to tell him that “I make some of those parts. I can literally get them below dealer invoice.” Fastest car buying experience, ever.

Sep 9
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Hammer lane” is a common vernacular for the left lane for truckers. Recognizing that the left lane should be used for quickly passing is not the problem.

Sep 9
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And 45 or 65 or 75 MPH is a stupid proof speed limit? Stupid can still plow into the back of a van full of kids at 65 MPH. Hell, someone hit my car in the parking lot (because she slammed on the gas), and the speed limit was 10 MPH. If stupid is the problem (and I agree it is), let’s enforce existing laws against Read more