New cars need to be broken in. If you're not careful during the break-in period you can reduce the performance and longevity of your car's engine, or even damage it. Here are five things you should avoid if you just bought a brand new car.
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The GoPro is an awesome action camera, but it's also super expensive. If you're willing to forgo the name brand, fancy specs and extra features, you can find a cheaper alternative that does the job. Outsmart Brands does the research for you and shows more affordable versions of popular consumer products.
You've heard the phrase "time is money," and we often use money to gauge how much time we have. The problem is, time isn't money. It's way more valuable than money, and as personal finance site Done By Forty points out, assigning a monetary value to your time can be problematic.
Dear Lifehacker, I have been the proud owner of a Canon 7D camera for the last few years, and have some nice lenses to boot — a 24-70mm Canon L lens, a 30mm Sigma prime, and a 50mm f/1.8 Canon prime. But I'd like to upgrade. I'm eyeing off the Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras, but I don't have the money to just go out and buy something off the shelf. So I was wondering: what if I trade my camera in? Or should I sell it as second-hand on a forum somewhere?
If you have trouble sticking to a goal, visual cues can help. For example, personal finance writer Trent Hamm suggests using graph paper to mark your progress.
Once you reach your 30s, simply saving a portion of your paycheck doesn’t cut it when it comes to handling money responsibly. As you transition out of the carefree days of your 20s and start making major life changes — whether it’s getting married, buying a house, or having kids — it’s crucial to take a big-picture look at your finances. We asked a financial planner to explain what we should all be doing.
We have just two months to go in our Ultimate Money Challenge. As we near the year's end, we're focused on holiday spending. This month, we challenge you to clean out your closets, get rid of some junk and make some cash in the process.
It's not long until Christmas and there's nothing quite like getting a shiny new console under your tree (or in your stocking, depending on foot size). If Microsoft's Xbox One has been on your mind, then EB Games' upcoming $298 deal for a 1TB unit, including Halo 5 and the Master Chief Collection, might be exactly what you need.
If you go looking for financial advice, you'll find a ton of it. Heck, even we have a ton of posts devoted to it. However, if you're looking to make a change to your financial life, you probably already know where to start.