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10 Fuel Efficient Cars in 2013

10 Fuel Efficient Cars in 2013

Fuel is expensive these days. With a shrinking economy and government incentives aplenty, purchasing a fuel efficient car is a necessity in life. Here are 10 fuel efficient cars and other vehicles to look for in 2013:

1. Nissan Leaf

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    106 mpge city, Price: $35,200

    Consumer Reports is calling the Nissan Leaf “excellent.” The older versions still hold up mechanically. Electric hybrids are reaching levels of fuel efficiency never before thought possible. The Leaf has a decent amount of room for road trips. It’s responsive, cheap, and durable

    2. Tesla Model S

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      90 mpge hwy, Price: $49,900

      Tesla looks good. The Model S is an amazing sedan. There’s no record of reliability yet, and we don’t know whether they’ll be a burnout, but I’d bet money on this car. Even if the company goes under, it’ll remain inexpensive to maintain and parts will be easy to find for a few decades after. This is one of my dream cars.

      3. Ford Focus Electric

      Ford Focus Electric

        110 mpge city, Price: $39,200

        Ford is a company you either love or hate. Most Ford owners stick by them. There’s a reason for that. The Focus is a great car. It’s cheap to keep and retains value decently. With so many Ford Focus Electrics on the road these days, finding cheap parts will never be an issue. This is a great ride for singles, couples, and starter families.

        4. Honda Fit EV

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        Honda Fit EV Lifehack

          132 mpge city, Price: $36,625

          Honda is known for reliability. The mileage and space on the all-electric Fit EV makes it a great traveler for one to two people comfortably. If it breaks, there’s usually a Honda certified mechanic nearby who can fix it fast, and cheap.

          5. Smart fortwo Electric Drive

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            122 mpge city, Price: $25,750

            The fortwo from Smart is exactly that: smart travel for two people and not much else. I wouldn’t use it for long distance travel or camping, but as a city commuter, it’s amazing. Just don’t get hit in one, because you’re a bit smaller than everything else on the road.

            6. Lexus ES

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            2013-Lexus-ES

              40 mpge city, Price: $40,475

              If luxury is what you’re after, Lexus delivers with the ES series. It may not be a full electric, but 40 mpg is a small price to pay for the luxury and comfort a Lexus brings to the table within its ambient lit leather interior.

              7. Ford C-Max Energi

              Ford C Max Energi

                44 mpge city, 41 mpge hwy, Price: $33,745

                This Ford Hybrid isn’t quite as stylish as the Lexus ES, but it has a few comfort features of its own, such as the innovative SmartGauge with EcoGuide in the dash. Park Assist, Post-Crash Alert, and Heated seats make this gadget car worth checking out. 

                8. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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                Toyota Highlander Hybrid

                  28 mpge, Price: $40,815

                  For certain environments, an SUV is necessary. BP, DHS, and rappers all heart SUV’s. Even if you’re a soccer or LAN mom, the Highlander is a great choice. With a decent factory sound system and plenty of room, the Highlander is your best option for family road trips.

                  9.Vespa GTS 300 ie

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                    52 mpge, Price: $2,000

                    The Vespa is a stylish choice for coastal areas. You can pull one off in some coastal cities like Miami, LA, NYC, Boston, etc, but Phoenix or El Paso is probably not the place for them. The gas mileage is great, the body trim is stylish. If I were to buy a scooter, I’d buy a Vespa.

                    10. Honda CMX250C Rebel

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                      95 mpge, Price: $4,300

                      If you want a cruising motorcycle that’ll get you started and last, the Honda Rebel is the bike you want. This baby reaches speeds of 85 mph, and is perfect for starter road trips warriors. If you have an RV, this is a great alternate mode of transportation to carry along with you if you have room.

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                      Top 10 Recommendations on Money Management Apps

                      Top 10 Recommendations on Money Management Apps

                      Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the bad financial decisions you’ve ever made, create a new plan!

                      The solution is simple, save more and spend less. But, we all know it’s easier said than done.

                      One problem is finding quality apps that save you time and money, and aren’t just hype.

                      Luckily, there’re many great money management apps available at your fingertips. Here are 10 reliable money management apps that can help you save money, and crush debt.

                      1. Personal Capital

                        When was the last time you’ve tracked your net worth? Probably months ago or maybe never. Personal Capital allows you to easily track your net worth and plan for retirement.

                        Here are some of its main features:

                        • Sync many investment accounts, and expenses (mortgage, credit cards, etc.) in one place
                        • Discover hidden fees and how much they’re affecting your retirement plan
                        • Wealth management for investors requiring a long-term strategy

                        With Personal you’re free to track your expenses and net worth.

                        Available for: iOS and Android

                        2. Mint

                          If your smartphone could only install a few apps, Mint would be one of them. Why? Because Mint tracks all your balances and bills in one place.

                          Here are some of its main features:

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                          • Effortlessly track all your bills and balances in one dashboard
                          • Categorized expenses to understand where you spend your money
                          • Uncover hidden fees, and determine your investment style with sophisticated retirement tools.

                          Feel at ease with managing your money by a reputable company that isn’t going anywhere.

                          Available for: iOS and Android

                          3. YNAB

                            Everyone needs a budget, there’s no way around it. YNAB (You Need A Budget) is an easy to use app that will change the way you think about money. Their motto is to “give every dollar a job”, and you’ll quickly discover why.

                            Here are some of its main features:

                            • Easily sync all bank accounts in one place
                            • Visually see your debt paying progress with eye-catching charts and notifications
                            • Customized categories setting saving goals

                            The best part about YNAB is the community that comes along with it. You can hop on the YNAB forum to receive support, listen to the YNAB Podcast or stay tuned for their weekly videos.

                            Available for: iOS and Android

                            4. Wealthfront

                              Albert Einstein once said “compound interest is the eight wonder in the world”, and for a very good reason. The problem is, most people are scared or unwilling to learn the basics of investing. This is why Wealthfront is the perfect solution for the hands-off investors.

                              Here are some of its main features:

                              • Variety of investment account options including IRA, Roth IRA, and more
                              • Your portfolio composed of 7 different asset classes
                              • Automatically rebalanced portfolio
                              • Daily tax loss harvesting

                              Wealthfront is perfect for people requiring investment guidance, or prefer a hands-off solution.

                              Available for: iOS and Android

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                              5. Clarity Money

                                If you’re staying on top of your budget but want to take your finances to the next level, Clarity Money can help you. Clarity Money helps you stay under budget and build a personalized savings plan.

                                Here are some of its main features:

                                • Easily cancel subscriptions with one click
                                • Synchronize bank accounts fast
                                • Transfer money effortlessly between different accounts

                                Clarity Money isn’t an app that does it all. But, it does make transferring money and canceling subscriptions fast and efficient.

                                Available for: iOS and Android

                                6. Acorns

                                  What if there was a way to quickly gain confidence in investing your money, without too much risk? There is, and Acorns is your solution. With Acorns’s technology, you’re able to make investments as small as $5.

                                  Here are some of its main features:

                                  • Automatic contribution option
                                  • Customized portfolio tailored to your needs
                                  • Low management fees ranging from $1-$2 per month

                                  Stop wasting dollars on expensive coffee. Instead, invest them towards a brighter financial future.

                                  Available for: iOS and Android

                                  7. Albert

                                    Do you budget by only subtracting your expenses from your income? If so, how would you discover any overpayments or extra money you could save? This is where Albert shines, and it does it all free.

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                                    Here are some of its main features:

                                    • Receive notifications for overpayments, hidden fees, and low balances
                                    • An Automatic budget that’s built around your spending and income
                                    • Easily track debt and set new financial goals

                                    While Albert does offer a paid option, most of its core features are FREE. So, what better option to save?

                                    Available for: iOS

                                    8. Prism

                                      Have you recently forgot to pay a bill because life got in the way? Prism automatically tracks your bills and syncs your bank accounts in one place.

                                      Here are some of its main features:

                                      • View all your account balances in one glance
                                      • Bill due dates are automatically pulled and tracked
                                      • Receive early reminders for upcoming bills

                                      If your budget is on “fleek” but can’t seem to stay on top of your bills, Prism is your go-to app.

                                      Available for: iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon

                                      9. Mvelopes

                                        Remember hearing about people using envelopes to budget their money? Well, Mvelopes is the new envelope system for this generation. Easily create monthly budgets and track your saving goals.

                                        Here are some of its main features:

                                        • Connect unlimited bank accounts
                                        • Real-time budgeting with auto transaction syncing
                                        • Low monthly $4 fee or $40 annual

                                        Mvelopes can help you crush debt, save more, and help you stop overspending. With its low monthly fee, it’s worth a try.

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                                        Available for: iOS and Android

                                        10. Wallaby

                                          Most people don’t have time to track their credit card’s changing rewards and interest rates. Because of this, you need help reaping the most of your credit card’s rewards. Wallaby is the app that will help you do just that.

                                          Here are some of its main features:

                                          • Automatic recommendations for the best credit card to use for each transaction
                                          • A friendly user interface, displaying credit cards with their corresponding images
                                          • Free to use

                                          If you’re using the same credit card to make your purchases, you may be leaving money on the table. Give Wallaby a try if you’re ready to maximize your credit card’s rewards.

                                          Available for: iOS and Android

                                          Take control of your finances and experience financial freedom

                                          Picture yourself staying on budget and saving more money than you’d ever imagined.

                                          It took hard work and dedication but you’d finally learned how to manage your money. You have to start taking control of your spending and saving habits.

                                          You now have a list of reliable apps that can help you build better money habits, what are you waiting for?

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