How much is your time worth? No, this is not a rhetorical question; it is something you should immediately determine if you are considering selling your current vehicle yourself rather than trading it in, especially if you are about to buy a new vehicle.
If you don’t figure out what your time is worth, you might well spend costly hour upon hour engaging in amateur salesmanship only to find you would have been better off trading the old boat in to the dealer where you purchased your new car. Or, conversely, you might discover that selling your car yourself is more than worth your while. Read more . . .
Donating your old vehicle is a great way to give to one of your preferred charities. Your generosity will also result in a special tax deduction provided by the government, but keep in mind there are certain requirements that must be met to get these tax breaks.
Unfortunately, the government’s policies regarding vehicle donations are not as clearly laid out as with other types of contributions to charities. The amount of tax relief you receive depends not only on the value of your donation, but also on the way the charity itself chooses to use or dispose of the vehicle. Read more . . .
Buying a new car can be great fun, but it can often involve selling your current vehicle at the same time. And we all know that can be a huge pain in the neck…or lower. But hassles can create new businesses, as witnessed by the new range of services, such as car detailers, dry cleaners, and even providers of freshly prepared meals who are now coming right to your workplace or home. These services mean that a widening array of chores no longer need wait for evenings or weekends, but they can be accommodated during breaks or lunch hours. Now, getting your car sold privately is joining the ranks of such “lunch break” services and can be done in half an hour or less at a satisfactory price. Read more . . .