Caralynn Lippo, provided by Published 10:15 am CDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Creative Lab / Shutterstock.com Owning a car can be costly. Monthly payments, insurance, gas, and maintenance can really add up. There are ways to use your vehicle to defray those costs, including driving for a rideshare service such as Uber and Lyft, delivering groceries, or even loaning out your car to Hollywood. Here are a few of the simplest methods to make money using your existing car. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Unless you live in a major metropolitan city with a comprehensive (and reliable) public transportation system, having a car is considered a basic necessity in the US. But for a basic necessity, it can be pretty pricey to maintain. Monthly car payments (whether leasing or owning), required auto insurance, varying gas prices, and any potential maintenance problems that come up can all cost quite a lot out of pocket. AAA's 2018 Your Driving Costs study found … [Read more...] about 9 easy ways to make money using your car
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Residents in Scarborough can now apply for and use their “virtual” car park permit to save money on their parking costs. The new permit, which can be applied for online and have no cost, has gone live this month and has been dubbed “virtual” by Scarborough Council as has no physical form.Instead, parking wardens will check the registration plates of cars against a database if they are displaying a discounted ticket from one of the authority’s car parks.Ticket machines in off-street car parks now offer two tariffs for people to choose from when paying for their parking; a standard tariff and a residents’ discount tariff.To use the residents’ discount tariff when buying a ticket, drivers must have registered their vehicle registration details with the council in advance and received confirmation that their virtual permit is active.The saving compared to the standard price is 20%.Applications for the virtual permit can be made online by selecting … [Read more...] about Residents car park permit now open – here’s all you need to know to save money in Scarborough borough car parks
Philip Reed, NerdWallet Published 1:30 pm CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. In the rush to demonize electric scooters as dangerous nuisances, perhaps we’re missing an opportunity. Transportation experts say scooters could be part of a solution to relieve urban congestion and address global warming. As well, scooters could help riders save money and arrive at the office without needing to hit the showers. For example, say you have an important meeting that’s 3 miles away, but city streets are jammed with motionless cars. Uber or Lyft would also sit in traffic and could easily cost $15. Instead, you rent a nearby electric scooter for $1 to start and 15 cents a minute. You cruise past cars and arrive in time for your meeting. Total cost: $3. Environmental impact: infinitesimal. Bumpy ride so far Dockless electric scooters, so-called because riders can leave them wherever their trip ends, began popping up in … [Read more...] about Are Electric Scooter Haters Missing a Chance to Save Money?
NEW YORK — Small business owners who are uneasy about their 2018 taxes might find they can save some money even though the year is over. Here are three ways you can chip away at your tax bill: ARE THERE SAVINGS TO BE FOUND IN YOUR BOOKS? Owners with sloppy records will not only find it harder to compile their returns, the haphazard books may be costing them money — they may overlook expenses that will lower their tax bills. Tax advisers recommend hiring a bookkeeper or an accounting student to organize everything and be sure all your information is entered correctly into an accounting program. An investment in a bookkeeper is likely to be a lot cheaper than taking time away from your business to sort things out, and far less expensive than asking your accountant to straighten them out for you. Cleaning up your books now also lessens the likelihood of mistakes that could result in an unexpected bill from the IRS down the road, plus late payment penalties and interest. NEED … [Read more...] about It’s not too late to save money on 2018 business taxes
Philip Reed, NerdWallet Published 10:15 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. Car shoppers are often pressured into buying an extended auto warranty — so-called because it kicks in to cover repairs after the new-car warranty expires — even though they don’t know their odds of using it or what it really costs. For those with buyer’s remorse, there’s good news — most warranties can be canceled and you’ll get a prorated amount refunded. The question then becomes, do I need that extended warranty I bought? And, if not, how do I get my money back? ‘An expensive gamble’ Extended warranties, often called “vehicle service contracts,” are sold by the finance and insurance manager while creating your sales contract. These warranties cover repair costs for varying lengths of time or miles driven after the manufacturer’s bumper-to-bumper warranty ends. There are … [Read more...] about How to Cancel an Extended Car Warranty — and Why You Might Want To