The Deeper Dive: Is Uber The New McJob?

Sherryl battled nose cancer for several years. She now wears a prosthesis and, partially due to her health issues, her job prospects have never solidified into a permanent position that would give stability to her husband and two kids. “ Sherryl ended up doing what a lot of people who find themselves on the outer… Read This Article

Hammer Time: Happy Birthday Cheapskate!

I wanted to wake up at noon. But I’ll be damned if two young teenagers didn’t have other plans for me on my birthday. “Dad, I want to get a monthly pass for a gym!” My son Darren, who is now almost 14 and growing like bamboo in year four, had already violated my tomb… Read This Article

What Is ‘Quality’ When It Comes To A Used Car?

Twenty-five years ago, a book called, The Machine That Changed The World, offered a roundhouse dope slap to those automakers who were just preaching the quality gospel. Today I am honored to offer a new long-term quality study, over eight years in the making and over 3,000,000 vehicles inspected by professional mechanics from Connecticut to… Read This Article

Auction Day: Freeze Your Vital Organs Off Edition

A half-inch of snow and Tecumseh Sherman have only one thing in common. They can completely destroy the South without any resistance. Georgia simply doesn’t have any plows. You want to get from Point A to Point B when it snows here? You better have a toboggan or an incredibly high tolerance for idiots who… Read This Article

How To Buy A Great Used Car: The Inspection

There are pros and cons to buying used cars (and bloggers like Bench Rest Gallery have written about buying new vs. used when it comes to cars). And used definitely doesn’t mean anything horrifically bad – a reputable dealer won’t want to sell you a faulty car to the point where you can’t use it…. Read This Article

The Test Drive

Some guides offer 72 things you absolutely should do to a car before buying it. The problem is many folks can’t even remember three. Lists are complicated. Human beings are slightly harder to grasp, and figuring out the condition of a used car is a lot like trying to cup a drink of water with… Read This Article