Buying a Used Car

Recent data indicates that 60% of US consumers have been priced out of the new car market. As a result, used vehicle purchases now account for 72% of automotive sales. With the average used car purchase price coming in just under $15,000, consumers can’t afford to make a mistake.  A vehicle history report can be powerful tool in avoiding a vehicle with a troubled past. Few used car buyers have their prospective purchase independently inspected for mechanical issues before the sale. Ignoring these steps can be a costly mistake.

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Auction Merchants May Want Escrow Account

The e-mail came from a small business owner who has a warning for any merchant who offers items for sale on the internet. He began offering merchandise for sale on an auction site and he began to receive offers to purchase goods for someone with a shipping address in...

Text While Driving – It Can Wait

Studies show drivers who text are 23 times more likely to have an accident. Many states have taken action and made texting behind the wheel illegal. CFA supports efforts such as the “It Can Wait” Campaign, a joint effort by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, and...

Silent Danger in Your Home

You may have a smoke detector in your home but do you have a CO detector? Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a silent and odorless killer. The best weapon against it is a CO detector, which will alert you if CO is in your home. The detectors should be placed in the living...

Trimming Your Neighbor's Tree

Your neighbor’s tree overhangs your yard and the messy tree leaves drop into your air conditioning unit, yet the neighbor refuses to have the tree trimmed. What are your rights? That’s the question asked by a WTOP listener whose neighbor adamantly refused to take care...