If you’re anything like me, you do a lot of shopping online. It’s true, I have been known to buy everything from bras to bacon online, and why not? I’m a busy broad, and the internet affords me never-ending opportunities to research at my leisure and shop around for the best price. That is my secret to being young, fabulous and broke, but still looking good and getting the things that I need. Continue reading
Car-buying in and of itself isn’t a gendered act, but as I know from years and years of working in the marketing industry, men and women tend to approach the shopping and making purchases in very different ways. So, to follow up on Part 1 of my Car-Buying Tips for Women, this is Part 2, which addresses some of the finer points of new-car buying. Continue reading
I think many woman can relate to this – you have to get to work, you have to swing by the grocery store to cook a healthy meal for yourself after you go to the gym. Then the dog needs to go out, so you talk to your sister on the phone while making a loop around the neighborhood, throw the clothes in the wash while you moisturize, pay bills, finish up you thesis proposal and try and figure out which charity to donate to this week. Sound about right? Good, then you are a perfect candidate for purchasing one of our top new car picks for women on the go. Continue reading
…or Ugly Cars That Trick You
You know what a “Monet” is. Surely you’ve been out at the bar one night and heard some dude discussing a “Monet” very loudly and very belligerently. A “Monet” is a person that looks good from far away, but when you get up close, everything’s just a big mess. Don’t lie, you’ve seen that person, and it’s not pretty. Continue reading
Despite what you may assume by my formidable handbag collection, I was raised in the rural mountains, and therefore can hold my own in anything from fishing to shooting. And while having a car with lots of cargo and roof space is great for that set of rolling Diane Von Furstenberg suitcases, it’s also really essential for packing up your tent/snow skis/bow and arrow.
So, this post is for all of the women that own a pair of Carhartt pants, the women whose hiking boots are old and worn in, and the women who hit the trails on the weekend instead of the gym. I present to you the vehicles that are my picks for the best cars for women who love the outdoors. Continue reading
The American obsession with cars is a well-known fact. We can’t help it; it’s in our blood and reinforced by the miles of open highway that stretch from sea to shining sea. Our history with cars will bring a shiny little tear to your eye quicker than you can say “Henry Ford,” so it’s no wonder that Hollywood has chosen to immortalize our love affair in movie after movie.
If you’re looking to spend a Friday night curled up on the couch under the glow of headlights, here’s a list of 5 car movies from different genres that will get you plenty of mileage out of your DVD player. Continue reading
There are several dozen reasons why a women might hate cars: because they make her feel less than sexy, because they never drive the way she’d like them to, because her male partner spends every weekend rebuilding his 1971 Camaro instead of spending time hanging out with her. Who knows? The point is, women have just as much of a right to enjoy the car they drive as well as to feel like it really reflects the person that they are. Maybe they just aren’t sure what cars do that. Continue reading
Okay, let’s say you have successfully completed the process of buying a new car on Carwoo! Congrats, but now you’re going to have to figure out something clever to do with that old car, preferably something that might net you a little profit. Or at the very least, leave enough left over for a tank of gas in your new ride.
You may not know what your options are, but here are two very distinct routes you can take for ushering out with the old and in the new. They each have pros and cons, so I’m not particularly suggesting one over the other. It’s about what is the best fit for your situation, and how you plan on gittin’ her done. Continue reading
There are some times in life, when you’re single and working as a writer, for instance, when you need a reliable car but don’t have a year’s salary worth of cash to invest in it. Okay, maybe you have very little in the way of a down payment because you spent it all attending your friends’ destination weddings, but that’s neither here nor there. Continue reading
I have a few friends that have recently become new mothers, and they all share a pathological fear of not only of the minivan, but also any vehicle that might single-handedly destroy all of their cool points. Never fear, you can find excellent alternatives to minivans, as we’ve discussed, and I can suss out the best car to buy for new moms (who are allergic to anything even remotely lame).
If you’re a new mom, and you’re in the market to buy a new car, here are the top picks that made it onto my list, including the #1 choice. Continue reading
Let’s be honest – being an executive is just as much about the shoes, and the suit, and the technology as it is about the job. You know this because when you see the executives from a tech start-up wearing jeans and Converse, you can practically see what the inside of their office looks like (Mac laptops, toys, bright colors, artisan coffee). Same thing holds true for those top level execs from Wall Street, who are often found blinding bystanders with the sheen on their shoes. Continue reading