• Finances,  Financial Freedom,  Frugality

    How to Acquire a Cheap Car

    Shortly after the near-miss flood, Katie announced that she’d become tired of walking to work in the rain and wanted to buy a car. I watched her scroll through posts and eye the selections at local lots before I made a suggestion: “why don’t you ask around at your job? Surely someone knows of a car that you can pick…

  • Car-Free,  Frugality

    The Luxury of a Vehicle

    A few weeks ago a friend asked for some help. He needed to locate a vehicle that would start and run for $1,000 or less–in two weeks. Considering that my days off rarely match up to the friend in question I considered this an almost impossible task. Not only can it take months to stumble on the perfect deal, the…