Driving is a dangerous pursuit. You’re racing along among hundreds of others, potentially on wet, icy, or muddy surfaces, at all times of day. But is something as mundane as Daylight Saving Time (DST) a danger to drivers? You might be surprised to learn that when we change the clocks, our roads become riskier for drivers and pedestrians alike.

An “Extra” Hour

Most people celebrate turning the clocks back for the end of DST in the fall because it means they get an extra hour of sleep. That means you should be extra alert, right? In reality, any change in our day-night cycles, which are mediated by our bodies’ circadian rhythms, can make drivers feel more fatigued. It’s actually better to gradually adjust your sleeping and waking time in the days leading up to the end of DST so that your body has time to acclimate. 

Of course, the start of DST in the spring is equally harmful to drivers, but because drivers lose an hour of sleep during the March clock change, most are aware they’ll be tired when they head out in the morning. Unfortunately, that awareness doesn’t necessarily translate to better driving. The Monday commute after the start of DST is one of the most dangerous of the year.

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The purchase of a car is a substantial financial investment that typically offers no high return. Unlike a house, cars lose their value the longer they sit (let alone operate) on the market, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to lose money on the resale of your vehicle.

Still, some vehicles promise a higher return than others. Factoring in the potential resale value can be a significant consideration when you buy a vehicle because you probably won’t drive the car into the ground.

Most people will keep their vehicle for 3 to 10 years and then sell it, and expect to use the money to obtain a newer model. According to Kelly Blue Book, “Over the first five years of new-car ownership, depreciation is a bigger expense than fuel, maintenance or insurance. Simply choosing a vehicle that has better resale value than the others on your shopping list is one of the easiest ways to save money when buying a new car.”

If you’re in search of a vehicle that has dependably solid resale value, you’ll probably want to investigate some of the following vehicles.

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After health and safety issues for everyone involved in a vehicle collision have been determined, the number one question is “Whose fault was it?”

The answer is essential for more than just the parties’ vindication. Insurance companies and the authorities have to know who’s responsible so they can decide on payments and penalties. Fault determines who pays for auto repairs and medical bills.

How do they come to a conclusion? During the incident, events can happen so fast that nobody remembers whose fault it might have been. Here’s what you should know about that determination.

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You’ve decided that a hometown wedding is not what you want. No, you’re after something exciting, something out of the ordinary—so you and your significant other have decided on a destination wedding. Maybe in Bali? Costa Rica? A castle in Europe? Wherever it is, it’s going to be more expensive, and you’re going to need to set some expectations. 

It’s going to be expensive

There’s a lot to pay for besides the obvious things (venue, vendors, outfits, etc.). The Knot suggests you pay “for selected activities (maybe a group sailing trip or a double-decker bus tour around town), transportation to and from the ceremony and reception sites, as well as a shuttle to pick up your guests at the airport when they arrive to make the weekend go off as seamlessly as possible.”

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