The Mythical Benefits of Buying a Home and the Case for Renting

Mythical Dragon

This is an article by Sam Lustgarten, a doctoral student a midwestern university. The real estate market is changing. After years of record-low rates for mortgages, the interest market is beginning to heat up. Homebuyers are suddenly second-guessing their decision to buy. NPR recently reported that many prospective buyers were quoted “3.5 percent” only weeks […]

Why Window Shopping Will Actually Make You Happier

Porsche 911

Ever since I was about 14 years old, I have lusted over the early 1970s-era Porsche 911 RS. My ideal dream car has not changed in twenty years, and to this day, I can still see myself speeding around curvy mountain roads in my Superman blue 911 with a tan leather interior. If you do […]

Road Trip Car Rental: Is it Better to Rent a Car or Drive Your Own?

Something to consider when you're planning your next road trip... Rent a car or drive your own? Check out PT's list of pros and cons when it comes to deciding. Mileage, fuel efficiency, and the age of your car all come into consideration.

My friend David asked me about his recent car rental experience and whether I thought it helped him save money on his cross-country trip vs using his own ride. Here are his comments: “I actually did rent a vehicle. Whether my reasons for renting from Hertz vs. driving my own vehicle were economically substantiated or […]