A New Car
In this economy, buying a car might be the last thing you want to do. But if a longer commute or growing family is in your future, it may be an investment you can't avoid. To ensure that you don't get taken for a ride, do your homework. Research the dealer's costs for their cars online (you can bet it's lower than the sticker price you'll see). And be ready with an arsenal of questions about the car, make, and model-the more you know, the fewer opportunities you'll give the dealer to squeeze more money from you.