Month: October 2015

Follow the Money — Part II

Follow the Money — Part II

In Part I of our Follow the Money report, we discussed the need for a personal spending plan. In Part II, we’ll put that plan to work. First, congratulations. You are definitely in the minority of people who actually map…

Follow the Money — Part I

Follow the Money — Part I

I like to read mystery novels, usually involving “Who done it?” To solve that question, most of the time you need to follow the money. The same can be said about your own personal spending plan. (Notice I didn’t use…

Buying a used car through Craigslist classifieds – or maybe not

Buying a used car through Craigslist classifieds – or maybe not

There’s Craigslist. And there’s NOT Craigslist, competitors such as Oodle and Geebo. And then there’s trying to find order in the chaos of classified advertising websites selling used cars to determine whether any is/are worth the time and effort to…

Uncage the 400-pound gorilla in your search for a used car?

Uncage the 400-pound gorilla in your search for a used car?

Automotive News once called CarMax Inc. the 400-pound gorilla of the used-car market. Not much has changed in the year or so since then, despite the launch of used-car-only stores by Sonic and Asbury automotive groups, which, for the time…