• Technology is a Wonderful Thing

    Technology is a Wonderful Thing

    For those who are not aware, I am not on Facebook. I find it a bit presumptuous to think anyone would care what I am eating, how many pounds I’ve lost (gained?), or how old my pet is. Call me old fashioned but for the most part, this does not interest me. So, instead of

  • Buying Used Vehicles

    Buying Used Vehicles

    I thought I would discuss the topic of buying a vehicle. My Dad used to always tell me “Never pay interest AND depreciation on the same item!” What he means is that you should avoid financing an item that is worth less tomorrow than what you paid for it today. In other words, try to avoid financing your vehicles! I realize this is easier said than done, but one way to do this is to purchase older, reliable used vehicles.

  • Should I repair or simply replace my old car?

    Should I repair or simply replace my old car?

    When I was a child, I remember my Dad telling me: “When a vehicle has 100,000 miles (160,000km) on her, trade her off because she has reached the end of her life!”. I am not sure why he always referred to his vehicles in the feminine form; but for my Dad, the truck was always a “she”. I look back on his comment now with amusement because I don’t even consider a vehicle to be “used” until it has at least 300,000 km on it and occasionally see vehicles with 500,000 km on the odometer. Better manufacturing, better materials, better roads, and especially better oils have resulted in vehicles lasting longer than ever before.

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