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Andrew Tai

CEO, Unhaggle

Andrew Tai is the CEO and co-founder for Unhaggle, Canada's largest live online new car marketplace. He started Unhaggle because he had better things to do with his evenings and weekends than negotiate with car salesmen when he was buying a new car. Prior to Unhaggle, Andrew worked in private equity and investment banking in Toronto and New York.
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Why Drivers Hate A Lot Of New In-Car Technology

With technology growing at such a rapid pace, car manufacturers are always trying to stay ahead of the times by bringing us the newest advances in automotive technology. And why wouldn't they want to when modern cars look, sound and feel far better than their older counterparts, and are reported to be more safe and secure? However, this doesn't mean that modern technology is always useful.
11/01/2015 10:53 EST

Should You Buy That Extended Warranty?

According to a Consumer Reports survey conducted in late 2013, 55 per cent of people who purchased an extended warranty for their cars had not used it during the lifespan of the policy, and those who did use it spent more on the coverage than they saved on repairs. The same applies to many other products, including electronics. Does this mean that extended warranties are a waste of money?
06/10/2015 12:37 EDT

11 Everyday Expenses You Can Reduce or Ditch Entirely

We spend money almost every single day, but unfortunately our expenses aren't always productive. Even if you have a seemingly air-tight budget, you may still be wasting your money on trifles. How so? Perhaps you are still paying for something that's on its way to becoming obsolete or simply isn't all that practical.
04/17/2015 09:07 EDT
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How to Stop Big Companies from Ripping You Off

A plan with unlimited calls, unlimited texting and a small amount of data from major providers like Bell, Rogers and Telus can cost up to $80 per month, and that doesn't even cover roaming fees or long-distance calls. To save money, you may want to look into some of the cheaper brands like the Telus-owned Koodo or Wind, and avoid the "Big Three."
02/09/2015 05:47 EST

Is Online Shopping the Future of Retail?

Like it or not, online shopping is a big deal, and to dismiss it as something trivial is short-sighted at best. The question is, will there be a point in time when shopping will become a completely digital experience? Maybe not too soon, but the possibility is definitely there. Here's why:
01/21/2015 04:34 EST
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How to Beat Driving Anxiety After Suffering a Car Accident

Aside from self-love, there is another self-healing method you can try -- taking driving courses. This actually works a little bit like therapy since you are essentially asking yourself to face one of your greatest fears, which is driving. By having your driving instructor walk you through driving procedures, you may gain a clearer sense of control and the environment around you whenever you drive.
12/22/2014 12:26 EST

Top 10 Family-Oriented Features Every Car Should Have

Most good parents are keenly aware of the need for family cars, but what many may not understand is what actually constitutes a family car. So, how do you keep your kids happy and protected when driving? Here are 10 features that might help.
10/08/2014 05:37 EDT

Why Do We Love Sports Cars So Much?

Many people prefer athletic bodies because they have potential to be fast and strong, which makes them more "useful" when it comes to physical activities. Athletic people are by no means the best at everything, but they certainly seem that way. The same goes for sports cars -- they look attractive to us because they seem capable of delivering superb performance.
09/04/2014 04:55 EDT

How eBay Can Help You Pay the Bills

Selling on eBay can be an exercise in futility -- especially if you don't know what you're doing and why. However, if you just stop looking at the website as just some after-work hobby, you might actually be able to turn it into a real business with good money behind it.
07/23/2014 05:55 EDT
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Smart Shopping: How To Hunt For Discounts

Ever missed out on a deal so crazy-good that you couldn't stop thinking about it for days? If you're like the rest of us, then your answer is probably yes. Missing good deals is standard because good deals tend to happen all the time, while we are always somehow at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Luckily, there's a fixer for that and it's called taking control.
06/19/2014 05:13 EDT
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Why Car Emissions Are Not a Big Deal

It may seem like we're going off-topic here with all this talk about the various sources of greenhouse emissions, but the point remains the same -- driving a gas-powered car doesn't affect the environment as much as you think. You can throw your car away and replace it with a hybrid or a bike, if you like, but the environment will still be in trouble.
06/04/2014 08:11 EDT

Looking to Master the Art of Persuasion? Here's How

Have you ever gotten into an argument and found yourself overwhelmed by the insane amount of disagreements with your seemingly logical point of view? Then perhaps you're in need of some coaching on the art of persuasion. After all, it's an incredibly useful skill to have. You can do so by following these rules.
05/05/2014 05:45 EDT