From Music to Clothing, Flexible-Use Models Are Changing How We Experience Our Favorite Things
Listening to your favorite song used to mean going to the record store to spend $20 on an entire CD of mostly unheard tracks—and then making room for it forever on your now impossible-to-dust window sill. Of course, music streaming means nobody has to actually "own" music anymore. Here's how similar subscription-style services are changing other industries—from entertainment to fashion and beyond.
The only thing better than taking a road trip is taking one with your dog. Whether you’re seeing the country, visiting friends or family, or driving just for the sake of it, here’s how to make sure you and your four-legged pal have a safe and fun time on the road.
Everything You Need To Know About Giving Your Ride a Proper Scrub
So you're a fiscally responsible adult who's landed a dream car. But you dread paying the big bucks for that fancy car wash, don't have time to DIY it, and don't trust that sketch automated car wash attached to the gas station. What are you supposed to do? Grab a sponge and soak up some car-washing knowledge.
Do Turkey Day In Style With Holiday Promo On These Sweet Options
Whether you’re visiting the fam long-distance, taking a mini-vacation or having the relatives trek to you, Fair has cars to fit whatever version of Thanksgiving you celebrate. Here are seven reasonably priced vehicle options, all of which you can get right on your phone and in time for turkey day—with no long-term commitment and with an oh-so-sweet holiday promo code.
High Interest Rates Are Illegal. So How Are Auto Lenders Getting Away With Them?
With consumer protections in place for literally just about anything you can buy, you'd think regulations would protect you from high-interest auto loans. Well, those laws do actually exist. They just don’t apply to the vast majority of finance companies.
New Companies, Greater Freedoms Bring New Meaning To Working Remotely
The concept of working remotely is busting free from home offices and heading across the globe, thanks to employers and services catering to the “untethered” lifestyle. And while this nomadic workforce demands flexibility in housing and transportation to enable their go-anywhere lives, they certainly don’t have to go it alone.
Why This Family Man Ditched His Buy-And-Hold Car Credo
Consulting recruiter Uros Majstorovic, 29, always believed in the benefits of buying a car new and driving it until the bitter end. But when he realized his longtime vehicle was worth less than what it would cost to get it back in shape—and that he actually hadn't enjoyed driving it for years—he went looking for another one. He wasn't expecting what happened next.
17 Classic Photos That Prove The Rich & Famous Roll In Style
Cars and celebrities have always made a powerful combination, giving the coolest, fastest and most expensive rides a prominent place in pop culture. Much more than just modes of transportation, the cars of the rich and famous have become status symbols of the American Dream. Here, we take a look back at some of the most notable celebrity cars throughout time.
Figuring your car's annual mileage may be the worst part of filing your annual tax return. After all, did the epic road trip you back-ended onto that conference in Vegas count as "business miles"? And how are you supposed to know your odometer reading from last year? By going through old oil change receipts? Fortunately, figuring the mileage that comes with your Fair car is easy! We walk you through how in this handy guide.
In an era where innovation seems to be bringing us the future almost daily, the transportation method most of us use has remained much the same since the early 1900s: gas-powered cars. Of course, this isn’t surprising since cars represent an unbeatable combination of convenience, freedom, self-expression, coolness and fun. But what about all the other futuristic transportation models that were supposed to be a thing by now?
Some of the worst things in life have one thing in common: it’s harder to get out of them than it is to get in. But unlike cults, open wells and vacation timeshares, walking away from your Fair car is as easy as ordering it on the app. Here’s our quick three-step guide on turning in your Fair ride to ensure you won’t face any surprises when you're ready to move on to another car—or give some other mode of transportation a try.
4 Scary New Repossession Techniques
More Americans are behind on their auto loan payments—and that means boom times are here for repossession companies, who are using increasingly high-tech methods to haul away the cars of delinquent drivers. Here are some of the scariest ones we’ve heard.
Use These Five Tips to Achieve Mastery Over Your No-Credit Life
After you graduate from college, the only grade that really matters is your credit score. And if you’re like most young adults, yours might not exactly be “killing it.” With nearly 70 percent of Americans have committed a major financial mistake before turning 30, here are five tips for navigating your beginning adult years without a solid credit score on your side.
When you think of your monthly expenses, what does a few hundred dollars typically get you? Pilates/Crossfit/yoga classes? Well, what if two Benjamins (and a few Jacksons) could get you a car? In fact, this exact scenario is entirely possible if you’re into these six Fair models—each one running you less than $300 per month.
Experiences Are Replacing Possessions As What Define Us
There was a time when the American dream was defined by what we owned: a house, car, jewelry, furniture, artwork. Having stuff meant we were successful and statused and, man, we just loved it all. But, as the saying goes, times have changed. People—particularly Millennials—have come to understand that owning something actually carries significant life-inhibiting costs: time, maintenance, storage, repairs, even your peace of mind. Here are six reasons that millions of people are simplifying their lives for the better by owning less stuff.
Your Fair Car Includes It. What It Covers May Surprise You.
Just like us, our cars need regular checkups to make sure they’re in good shape. Thankfully, every Fair car comes with two annual routine maintenance visits, covering oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections. So how do you, maintenance-minded Fair customer, take advantage of this important benefit?
A Temporary Employer Insisted I Get an Auto Loan. The Damage Was Quite Permanent.
In my first autumn out of college, I got a job working for the campaign of a state school board candidate in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. It was not my dream job. In fact, it was glorified temp work. But that didn’t stop the consultants who’d hired me from insisting that I procure, as a part of my duties, a permanent set of wheels. Agreeing to their demand turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes of my life.
We Owe More On Cars Than Credit Cards. That's A Problem.
Since the beginning of the auto industry, car loans have been how most of us who don’t have a spare $35k in our money clips can afford a vehicle. But have you ever examined what you’re really taking on when you agree to an auto loan—or how perilously deep this river of debt actually runs?
I’m not a doomsday prepper or anything, but most of my financial commitments are probably soft enough to pull off a pretty decent bug-out plan. Amid my loose fiscal attachments, however, one long-term contract has managed to stay chained to me like an ankle monitor: my cable TV plan.
Flexibility Is Key To Mastering The Freelance Life
The notion of work is changing. Nowadays, even those of us with full-time jobs are more likely to set our own hours, dress codes and other previously set-in-stone elements of office life. For those working the gig economy, the freedoms are even greater—and it can be equal parts awesome and stressful.
Your Decision Comes Down To Convenience vs. Value
If you’ve ever wanted to part with a car, you know how hard it can be. After all, you’re giving up the one physical object that’s been a part of all your awkward dates, mind-numbing commutes, and off-key power ballad sing-alongs. Here are three ways to get rid of a car that’s outlived its place in your life.