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A close friend of mine had a birthday coming up, and I was faced with the choice of what to get her. I’ve gotten her various things over the 30 years that we’ve been friends, and every year it gets harder and harder to think of something to get her. I think I’ve reached the point where I should focus less on getting her specific items and instead give her experiences that she’ll remember for a long time. I decided that the best birthday gift for my friend would be to get her manicure services at a relaxing nail place.

I wanted the manicure to be a surprise, so I told my friend that I was taking her to a special place and made her wear a blindfold to cover her eyes. A few times while I was driving, she tried to lift the blindfold to get an idea of …

Car shopping is something that just about everyone must do from time to time. The cost of a car is high, making the process more daunting. Keep reading for some useful advice that can help things go smoothly and make decision making a great deal easier.

Never go with the set price of a car when you’re car shopping. Usually people price things knowing that they’ll have to lower it when the buyer gets there. If you are paying with cash, it doesn’t hurt to tell them that either. People that see a lot of money are more likely to let it go for less.

Go into the dealership with a bottom line price in mind. The salesman might try to focus on the monthly payments or financing terms, but your goal should be to get the price you want on the car you want. You can always negotiate the …