Buying a Car For Dummies

Author: Deanna Sclar

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764550911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3802

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Buying a car is never easy. Besides spending a sizeable amount of money on this investment, your liveliness probably relies on this vehicle. You need to know that your car will get you from point A to point B in a timely and safe manner—so buying a lemon is not something you can afford to do. Buying A Car For Dummies is for you if you need to find out how to buy, sell, insure, drive, protect, or rent a vehicle. It doesn’t matter how old you are (as long as you can legally drive and have a license), this book can make your experience with cars a smooth ride. Buying A Car For Dummies can help you save a truckload of money over the life of your vehicle as you find out all you need to know about new and used car ownership in this entertaining and informative reference guide. This dependable book covers all avenues of buying and owning a car, from negotiating a fair price to finding reliable insurance to saving money on routine servicing. You’ll stay in the driver& ’s seat as you discover how to: Calculate how much you current car really costs you Weigh the pros and cons of buying new or used Get the best trade-in, resale, or donation value for your vehicle Pick out a cherry and avoid lemons—expert advice for buying a reliable used car Determine what features and options you really need in a new car Get the straight scoop on financing or leasing your car Find an insurance policy and company you can trust Protect your automotive assets—from steering wheel locks to full-blown security systems With Buying A Car For Dummies as your guide, you can park you fears, frustrations, and anxieties as you discover how to decide between buying or leasing new wheels, how to negotiate with car dealers, how to foil car thieves and carjackers, how to protect yourself in a breakdown or accident, and how to protect your automotive assets with insurance, warranties, and service contracts. Plus, the book features a list of ten great automotive Web sites for pricing information, ratings, industry news, diagnostic troubleshooting, and more.
Release

Auto Repair For Dummies

Author: Deanna Sclar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119543703

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

View: 1827

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119543619) was previously published as Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780764599026). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
Release

Inside the Minds of Car Dealers

How to Buy Your Next Car Without Fear

Author: Ray Lopez

Publisher: Five Star Publishing (MI)

ISBN: 9781589851566

Category: Reference

Page: 118

View: 7182

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Before his epiphany, Ray Lopez was every car buyer's “worst nightmare” … but not before he had them believing he was their new best friend! A car salesman for 30 years, Lopez was trained to analyze potential clients for quick psychological profiles so he could tailor his approach to push all their hot buttons and convince––or coerce––them into purchasing the car HE wanted them to buy at the price HE said they could afford. Lopez doesn't take all the credit, however. The entire dealership was in on the game, from the service managers to the showroom staff to the car porters, taking cues from him to deliver their pitches, too. Even before customers stepped onto the lot, they were manipulated by the car dealership! But, the cold slap of reality left its mark on his face when Lopez cut a fair deal on a Mustang GT convertible for his brother. “We're here to make money on everybody! You steal every last dollar you can get!” screamed his manager as Lopez's brother drove off the lot. “If you cant f___ your own family and brag about it afterwards, you don't belong here!” Thanks to that wake-up call, Lopez quit to happily finish out his career at one of the few honest, reputable U.S. dealerships. Although he can't undo any of the deals he drove down consumers' throats before his revelation, Lopez made it his goal to expose the uncouth practices of car dealers by educating the people on every dirty detail, questionable sales practice and untold secret of how dealerships con the public.Before buying another car, let Ray Lopez, a former “swift talking, blood-sucking salesperson” and author of Inside the Minds of Car Dealers give you a look under the hood of dealerships to show you every trick that will be used against you! Learn every single psychological ploy and manipulative scheme typical auto dealers employ to squeeze every last dime out of your pocket––all while you're being sold a car you may not even want! Discover in detail the 12 crucial dos and don'ts to car buying from a seasoned insider. This comprehensive, tell-all car buying guide holds nothing back!
Release

Being a Great Dad For Dummies

Author: Stefan Korn,Scott Lancaster,Eric Mooij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1742468012

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 9219

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Created especially for the Australian customer! Your essential guide to being the best dad you can be Have you just found out you're going to be a dad, or perhaps you're already a brand new dad? Being a Great Dad is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dadhood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. Know what to expect during pregnancy and birth -- be prepared as your baby grows and enters the world Prepare for a baby in the house -- find out the essential gear you'll need Keep baby safe and sound -- tips on how to baby proof your home and keep junior safe Be a hands-on dad - learn practical solutions to common parenting challenges Manage the work-life balance -- find out how to balance your work commitments and life outside work Be a stay-at-home-dad -- discover how to combine being primary care-giver for your child with paid work Choose the right school for your child -- examine the education choices available and what's best for your little one
Release

Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

Author: Tony Ioannou,Heather Ball

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470676833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 5906

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Whether you're new at the home-buying or selling game in Canada, or whether you've played it before, most of us dread the onslaught of flashy, fast-talking real estate agents and property managers. Well, help has arrived. This revised edition of Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies prepares you to get what you need and want when buying a new home or selling the one you're in. Everything from arranging your finances and hiring an agent, to researching neighbourhoods and assessing home values is presented in a clear and humorous way to help you get the most out of the process. Important information to help you: Market your home and sell for the highest possible price Negotiate the best price and terms of sale Find the right new neighbourhood with reasonable prices and the type of housing to suit you and your family Decide whether or not to hire an agent and tips on how to choose a good one Select the best mortgage and understand tax considerations Updated in the 2nd Edition: Examining zero percent down payments, lines of credit and other alternatives to conventional mortgages Using the ’Net: New, useful sites – and what to watch out for Buying condominiums: An expanded chapter full of useful information on what you need to know before you buy Selling your home on your own: Expanded online resources and tips Fixing up your home to sell: Tips from the designers on how to make your home as sellable as possible
Release

Fundamental Analysis For Dummies

Author: Matthew Krantz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470573228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2056

DOWNLOAD NOW »

How to determine the true strength and stability of any business What's the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffett's five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? Fundamental analysis. Now, Fundamental Analysis For Dummies puts this tried and true method for gauging any company's true underlying value into sensible and handy step-by-step instructions.. In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide you'll discover why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn and how it helps you assess a business's overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value. You'll also learn how to use fundamental analysis to spot bargains in the market, minimize your risk, and improve your overall investment skills. Shows how to predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data Helps you guage a company's performance against its competitors Covers evaluation of internal management Reveals how to determine if in a company's credit standing is any jeopardy Applies fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, including currency, bonds, and commodities Matt Krantz is a writer and reporter for USA TODAY and USATODAY.COM where he covers investments and financial markets Read Fundamental Analysis For Dummies and find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffett!
Release

Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies

Author: Kathleen Taylor,Bud E. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111896778X

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 9129

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Craving a career in web dev? Chart your path with this helpful guide Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies provides a roadmap to one of the "hot jobs" in the booming world of tech. The web development field is large, and it encompasses many actual functions. This book helps you understand the web development career opportunities and determine the path you should take, based on your own personal needs and preferences, to launch your career. You'll learn about various career options, the skills you'll need to become an attractive candidate, how to go about learning the ropes, and proving your abilities to a potential employer or client. With so many possible goals and no one right way to get there, this book cuts through the confusion to put you on the path to a career you want. The web development industry is expected to grow for the foreseeable future, and there is already a shortage of trained workers to fill the jobs. Whether you lean technical or aesthetic, you can find your place in the industry with right skills—both hard and soft—and with the right plan. Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies is your guide to formulating that plan and getting started right. Find formal or informal ways to build the tech skills you'll need Discover where you fit, whether as a freelancer or within an organization Learn how to build a resume, develop a portfolio, and impress interviewers Get expert tips on finding resources, building a reputation, and more If your pet peeves include malfunctioning forms, flashing banners, and sites that take way too long to load, the web development world needs you. But before you begin your journey, you need a destination and a route in mind. Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies is your roadmap, so you can set out today.
Release

Credit Repair Kit For Dummies

Author: Steve Bucci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118821572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 3198

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Manage and repair your credit Credit card debt is the third largest source of household indebtedness. Credit Repair Kit For Dummies gives you the tools you need to repair your credit. This new edition covers: major changes with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) inquiry into overdraft practices and their effect on consumers; dealing with the effect of tightened credit markets on those with good, marginal, or bad credit; best ways to recover from mortgage related score hits or minimize damage after walking away from a home; updated Vantage Score information; updated coverage on reporting programs like FICO Score watch, etc.; what makes a good FICO score today; a new section on significant others (boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse) and credit/debt sharing; Debt Relief Act in a mortgage meltdown situation; the latest tips and advice on dealing with identity theft and annoying collection calls; and more. Online you'll find sample credit reports, forms, templates, and other helpful tools to help whip your credit into shape. Updated credit score examples with new ranges New information about IRS exceptions to the Mortgage Forgiveness Advice and tips about adding information to a credit report, and beefing-up thin credit Useful, downloadable, forms and tools on Dummies.com If you have mediocre credit and want or need to better manage it in order to get a job, reduce insurance costs, qualify for banking products, and more, Credit Repair Kit For Dummies has it covered.
Release

Insurance for Dummies

Author: Jack Hungelmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470530108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6381

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Now updated — your guide to getting the best insurance policy Are you intimidated by insurance? Have no fear — this easy-to-understand guide explains everything you need to know, from getting the most coverage at the best price to dealing with adjusters, filing claims, and more. Whether you're looking for personal or business insurance, you'll see how to avoid common pitfalls, lower your costs, and get what you deserve at claim time. Get to know the basics — understand how to make good insurance decisions and reduce the chances of a financial loss in your life Take your insurance on the road — manage your personal automobile risks, handle special situations, insure recreational vehicles, and deal with insurance adjusters Understand homeowner's and renter's insurance — know what is and isn't covered by typical policies, common exclusions and pitfalls, and how to cover yourself against personal lawsuits Buy the right umbrella policy — discover the advantages, and coordinate your policies to cover the gaps Manage life, health, and disability risks — explore individual and group policies, understand Medicare basics, and evaluate long-term disability and long-term-care insurance Open the book and find: The best life, health, home, and auto policies Strategies for handling the claims process to get what you deserve Tips on adjusting your deductible to suit your lifestyle How to navigate healthcare policies Ways to reduce your risk and your premiums Common traps and loopholes Considerations for grads, freelancers, and remote workers
Release

Annuities For Dummies

Author: Kerry Pechter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 1180

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Why look into annuities? If you’re a Baby Boomer with little or no pension and most of your money in low-interest savings accounts, an annuity may be the key to a secure and comfortable retirement. How can you find out whether an annuity is right for you? Read Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition. This completely revised and updated, plain-English guide is packed with the latest information on choosing the best annuity for your retirement needs. You’ll find out exactly what annuities are, whether they’re the right financial vehicle for you, and which of the many annuity options might have your name on it. You’ll learn the ins and outs of using annuities to fund your retirement years, figure out whether to stress investments with insurance or insurance with investments, and find out how the right combination of annuities can help you squeeze more income out of your savings that any other financial tool. Discover how to: Identify the main types of annuities Weigh the pros and cons of annuities for yourself Minimize the complexity and cost of your annuity investment Figure out how much money to commit Avoid common annuity pitfalls Create an income you can’t outlive The time to start securing your financial future is now. Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition, gives you knowledge, insider tips, and expert advice you need to make your money do its best for you.
Release