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  • The Simple Dollar Shop the block and save on car repairs

    If you do your homework in advance of a car problem, you'll end up saving big time on time and money. 

  • Got your driver's permit? Top 5 things to know about your car.

    You have your driver’s permit? Congratulations. You've learned the rules of the road and earned the right to drive. But there's a lot more to driving. If you want to drive safely and save money, you have to know how to keep your car properly maintained. One of our recent surveys at found that two-thirds of parents of teen drivers rated their teen's basic knowledge of car maintenance as "somewhat or completely clueless," or "average." Teens can use online resources on our site or other websites to learn more. Here are five car maintenance and repair tips to get you started:

  • The Simple Dollar Why you should pay for car repairs with a credit card

    Credit cards make it easy to get into serious debt trouble. But when it comes to expensive emergency repairs, some credit cards can offer protections that cash can't.

  • Five outrageously pricey pooches

    Malachy the Pekingese won Best in Show at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, receiving a silver cup, a raft of media appearance, and the promise of breeding fees. But the crowd-pleasing champion has nothing on these five uber-expensive dogs. Most of us think our furry best friends are priceless (author included). But some dog lovers are willing and able to put their money where their heart is. Here's our list of five pricey pooches. Can you guess which breed took the top spot, and at what price?

  • Green Economics Can a Prius increase global warming?

    Some argue that driving fuel-efficient cars will actually encourage people to drive more, boosting carbon emissions and hastening climate  change. Here's why they're wrong.

  • The Simple Dollar Good gas conservation habits pay off

    Making a few little changes to how you drive can save you a surprising amount of fuel without adding much time at all to your trip.

  • Tesla Model X: Era of the all-electric SUV is arriving (+video)

    Tesla Model X marks an expansion of all-electric offerings beyond coupes and sedans. Tesla Motors says the AWD version of the Tesla Model X has more zip than many sports cars.

  • Tesla Model X: An SUV with wings. Sort of.

    Tesla Model X is the electric carmaker's first foray into the SUV market. Besides 'falcon wings' for rear doors, the Tesla Model X has front and rear electric motors.

  • The Simple Dollar Want to save gas? Clean out your car.

    Lugging around even ten pounds of extra weight in your car can have a significant financial impact. Lightening the load will increase fuel efficiency and prolong the life of your car.

  • The Simple Dollar Skip the 3,000 mile oil change

    An oil change every 3,000 miles was a good idea thirty years ago, but cars have changed since then.