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    RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year

    (NAPSI)—Millions of Americans who own an RV have it parked in their driveway or a storage facility for the better part of the year. With many families wary of airplanes and hotels these days, it may be time to consider renting your rig to make some serious cash.According to peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace RVshare, RV bookings have reached unprecedented levels of demand, increasing more than 1,600% since the beginning of April and already tripling 2019 figures. As a result, RV owners are poised to capitalize on the surge of families discovering the unique and adventurous nature of RV travel for the first time.In fact, the average RV owner who rents on the RVshare platform can earn up to $60,000 a year in rental income. The amount of money you can make from renting your RV can vary based on the type of vehicle you own. The most in-demand rentals on RVshare are Class C vehicles, which strike a great balance between features and price, making them popular with first-time renters. Class C rentals have an earning potential of $38,000 a year.  Class B vehicles, or camper vans, are the fastest growing in popularity on RVshare. With demand skyrocketing for these units, Class B rentals can earn up to $30,000 a year when listed on RVshare.“During this time of financial instability, an RV can be converted into a significant money-making asset that many owners may not have previously considered,” said RVshare CEO Jon Gray. “For those who do not own an RV, now may be the time to invest. It’s not just pocket change that RV rentals can bring in.”You can offset much or all of the cost of RV ownership from rental income. A survey of RV owners found that more than half (51%) are able to cover 76% or more of their RV’s financing cost through renting to travelers, with more than a third (35%) covering all or more of their financing cost.RVshare’s Earnings Calculator can help evaluate the income potential of renting your RV, and to ease the minds of those new to the practice, RVshare provides owners with several tools and features to protect vehicles and their owners including:•$1,000,000 Liability Insurance•User Verification•Secure Payments•One-on-One Rental Coaching•24/7 roadside assistanceAdditional information on how to get started renting an RV can be found at https://rvshare.com/list-your-rv. 

  • Automotive

    Can You Save Money Driving an Electric Vehicle?

    (StatePoint) While many motorists are aware of the environmental benefits of going electric, they may not know just how much they stand to save by making the switch.

  • Automotive

    Companies and Community Seek to Help Furloughed Workers

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The coronavirus has spread throughout the United States like wildfire. Workers are being furloughed, resulting in almost 17 million unemployment claims between March 15th and April 4th.

Wednesday 03/18/2020
How to Extend the Life of Your Used Car
Posted: March 18, 2020

(StatePoint) Nearly 70 percent of all car sales are used vehicles, thanks to the rising costs of new cars and the increasing quality of their used counterparts. While buying a previously owned vehicle makes the best financial sense in a lot of cases, experts say there are some things to keep in mind.  

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Thursday 03/05/2020
New Survey Reveals What Americans Rely on Most
Updated: April 15, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - You may be surprised to learn that, when asked to consider the items they can't live without, Americans rank toothpaste and their toothbrush almost as important as the internet and cell phones, according to a recent study.

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Friday 12/06/2019
What to Consider Before Buying a Used Car
Posted: December 06, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to their next set of wheels, the majority of Americans would consider buying used despite harboring concerns about reliability and necessary repairs, suggests a new survey.

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
New Technologies Boost Winter Road Safety While Reducing Salt Use
Posted: November 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Last year's long and brutal winter depleted road salt supplies throughout much of the U.S.  As a result, a number of cities have experienced significant price spikes when placing their salt orders this year. At a time when experts are highlighting the environmental and infrastructural damage caused by excessive salt use on roads, new technologies are helping American communities reduce their growing dependence on salt, while still keeping roads safe.

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Friday 11/22/2019
5 Ways to Stay Safe During the Dangerous Holiday Driving Season
Posted: November 22, 2019

(StatePoint) The holidays can be the happiest time of the year, but unfortunately, they can also be the most dangerous, with more fatal car crashes occurring due to increased travel time, more alcohol use and excessive speed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Monday 11/04/2019
Is Your Perception of Used Cars Out-of-Date?
Posted: November 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Even as more Americans turn to the used car market for affordable vehicle options, a recent survey suggests that outdated notions about used cars persist.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
How to Navigate Expensive Car Repair Bills
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re like many Americans, your car is your lifeline. When it’s in need of repair, being able to cough up the cash to keep it running is critical.

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Monday 09/09/2019
Tips for Seniors to Ensure a Healthy Road Trip
Posted: September 09, 2019

(StatePoint) When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna.

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