I think the title says it all. If not, I think this picture does. My car just surpassed 190,000. This isn’t a Honda or Toyota. This is a 1999 Ford Escort. It’s been surprisingly reliable, but I feel that it’s...Read More
As I’ve been looking at cars over the last few years I realized that some of the lists of best used cars under $10,000 sucked. A slideshow of pictures? Cars nobody wants? No thanks. That’s why I set out to create my...Read More
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...Read More
It’s no secret that used car prices have been on an absolute tear over the past two years. I previously wrote about how some used cars were selling for more than you could get the car for new! It’s often touted by...Read More
We’ve all seen tons of terrible looking Craigslist ads. We’re also aware of the fact that proper formatting of a Craigslist ad can result in more interest for your car, which can result in you obtaining more money...Read More
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...Read More
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.