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.
One of the worst mistakes you can make when purchasing a car is to neglect negotiating the price. Taking the opportunity to negotiate with a dealership can save thousands of dollars off the price of a car.
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
Perhaps all we really need is an ability to follow a proper budget. You may have one already but if it's not informing your financial decisions, then it's worthless. The sooner you admit that, the better.
08/13/2015 05:37 EDT
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
Whether you are at your home, workplace or among friends, failing to assert yourself can hold you back from success. Here are some tips that will help you assess if you are indeed a pushover and some advice on how to grow into a more assertive individual.
05/11/2015 12:23 EDT
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
Net neutrality is a hotly-debated topic these days, and for a good reason -- it surrounds one of the most pivotal aspects of our daily lives: the Internet.
03/17/2015 01:27 EDT
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
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
There are plenty of terrible driving habits, but one of the most annoying ones must be the inability to use a turn signal. While it may not seem like a big deal, it's actually a huge problem.
11/24/2014 04:29 EST
Whether we like it or not, bad drivers exist, and they are a danger to us all. Evaluate your driving practices carefully and you'll know exactly where you stand. These are the habits you should definitely watch out for.
11/03/2014 05:34 EST
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
Let's face it: we all like buying things. What we don't like is spending our hard-earned cash, especially when whatever it is we desire beyond our financial capability. What's not obvious, however, is figuring out what you can save on.
09/23/2014 08:01 EDT
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
The general consensus among many people is that revealing their true personality can make them seem unlikable or incompetent. However, if you just try to be a robot, then you are guaranteed to achieve very little. As such, it makes more sense to take the risk of exposing your personality instead of hiding behind a mask.
08/15/2014 05:41 EDT
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
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
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
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
Afflicted with sweaty palms, short breaths, dry mouth or nausea every time you open your mouth to speak in front of a group of strangers? If your answer is yes, then you must also think that public speaking is not your forte. But guess what? Public speaking doesn't come naturally to anyone.
04/18/2014 11:54 EDT
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