Corvette - yellow body, black top

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People lease cars for various reasons.  Some drivers are capable of writing off their transportation costs at tax time.  There are those who lease to provide themselves with a regular supply of new cars.  Others still simply favour leasing to the hassles of car ownership.

Whatever your rationale for leasing a car, you need to know how to spot a good deal,  and save money on your lease. Read more . . .

Dollar sign over the earth

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Leasing an automobile can leave the average consumer feeling flabbergasted by the mathematical equations that unfold before you.  The very basic process can seem like a numeric undertaking that requires an Einstein-like understanding of figures.  That’s just what the leasing companies would like you to believe.

Many of us shy away from the seemingly complicated equations that determine our monthly lease payments, preferring instead to leave the calculations to the dealer.  It’s actually not that difficult.  Once you have a basic understanding of all the figures in calculating your monthly payments, it can all fall into place very nicely. Read more . . .

Car odometer at 100000 miles

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Everyone’s on the move these days, and it’s not always easy to keep up with the most modern trends.  That’s why automobile leasing has become such a well known alternative for new car drivers.  Some industry insiders will be adamant that leasing is the most cost-efficient way to drive the newest models, but not all leases are good deals.

The secret to finding a great lease is the ability to distinguish between  an exercise in up selling and a good deal. Read more . . .

Bills and coins in a donation box

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People who give to charity do so generously, without a tinge of “what’s in it for me”.  But even the most earnest philanthropists will concur that a tax break can make the good feeling you get from giving, even better.

When you contribute to your favorite charity, ensure to let the tax agency know.  Charitable tax deductions are legitimately and readily available to you.  Your donations to charitable organizations can add up to a sizeable deduction when you itemize them on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A. Read more . . .

Office space for rent

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One of the first lessons we learn about business is to take the guarantees of your car dealer with a grain of salt. Of course, there are honest sellers who have your best interests at heart, but the sale still reigns utmost with many.  Now that leasing is becoming such a popular option with today’s consumers, the old car dealer scams have taken new shape.

It seems that, these days, there are as many people leasing cars as buying, and with good reason.  Leasing offers Read more . . .