How To Save At The Gaspump

Written by James Dimmitt

With some analysts predicting gas prices to peak at as much as $2.50 per gallon or more, those of us on a budget will have to find ways to meetrepparttar higher cost of fuel or cut back on our gas consumption.

Five weeks ago I was able to pay $1.77 per gallon at a local station;repparttar 138453 price has now jumped to $2.19 per gallon and climbing. So now when I fill up my 13-gallon gas tank I’m paying $5.46 more. Filling up twice a week, or about 10 times a month on average, will cost me $54.60 more each month.

Fortunately, I have some wiggle room in my personal budget to meet this increase. For those who don’t have that flexibility, here are some tips to help you surviverepparttar 138454 pumped up prices awaiting you at your neighborhood gas station:

Maintain Your Vehicle

Keeping your tires properly inflated,your engine tuned, and checking your oil regularly are a few small ways that will help you save on fuel consumption and costs. Under-inflated or over-inflated tires can cause poor handling. You’ll also have to replace your tires more frequently. A well-tuned engine, along with regularly scheduled oil changes, will help your vehicle work properly and more efficiently, using less fuel.

Credit Repair Scams

Written by James Dimmitt

“Erase Bad Debt !” “Remove Negative Items From Your Credit Report”

You’ve probably seen these headlines and others just like it promising to clean up or “fix” bad credit. For someone who suffers from a bad or poor credit rating, these headlines are certainly an appealing offer.

Imagine finally being able to buy that new car, get debt collectors off your back, and enjoy a new found freedom from your past debts.

Sound to good to be true ? It probably is. Once you fall prey torepparttar credit repair offer and payrepparttar 138452 hefty fees involved to clean up your record, here’s what happens:

1) The credit repair scam artist contactsrepparttar 138453 credit bureaus and reports thatrepparttar 138454 negative information in your file is false.

2) The credit bureau removes this negative information from your report while they investigaterepparttar 138455 claim.

3) The scam artist will then show yourepparttar 138456 cleaned up version of your credit report and “ta-da” your credit history has been fixed !

But here’s whatrepparttar 138457 scammer doesn’t tell or show you. Afterrepparttar 138458 credit bureau completes their investigationrepparttar 138459 negative information is placed back on your credit report.

Negative but accurate information cannot be removed from your credit profile. Only incorrect information can be removed.

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