Category: Autos

Best Used Cars Under $8,000 – 2012 Edition

I set out to find the best used cars under $8,000 and these are the results. With used car prices holding well (and in some cases, increasing), buyers have to be more discerning to find a good car under $8,000. Now, as you might...

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How to Sell Your Car on Craigslist

As you’re probably aware, you can usually get more for your used car if you sell it yourself on Craigslist or in AutoTrader than if you were to trade it in at the dealer. If you’re looking to get rid of your car, the...

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New vs. Used Cars in 2011 – Out of Sync!

Today I noticed a few weird noises/handling issues with my car. This has happened more times over the last year than at any other time of my ownership. It may be time to seriously look at replacing my 1999 Ford Escort. I know...

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Why Buy a New Car?

When browsing through Craigslist I’ve noticed a number of dealers using the tagline: “Why buy a new car?” Case in point below. Now, the dealer throws that in to say: Hey, dummy. Don’t waste your money buy...

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I’m Will, the creator of HackingTheBank. No, this site isn’t about actually hacking banks. This blog is all about maximizing personal finance decisions so that we win instead of the banks.

I started this blog in 2010 when I graduated college with $43k of student loans and a negative net worth. Since then I’ve achieved milestones like getting married, buying a house, and tripling my income. During this time my wife and I managed to earn over 12,000,000 miles and points and used those points to travel to over 50 countries. And all of these points came from banks; neither of us travel for work.