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Getting Started With RC Cars and How to Save Money


Hobby toys are a great way to pass the time. They can provide hours of entertainment and there are some great affordable options on the market. One great hobby toy is an RC car. We understand you may feel a little overwhelmed picking up the hobby. There are hundreds of RC cars on the market making it difficult to choose one in the first place, but this article is going to walk you through everything you need to know about getting started with RC vehicles and staying in your budget.

Choosing an RC Car

If you’re interested in seeing what remote control cars have to offer, you will need to choose which model of RC car you want. There are three popular models that most people decide to go with that include car, truck, and buggy. They all have their own unique features and price range and we’re to help you decide what’s best for you.


A remote control car is an exciting RC model that many people enjoy. If you have a need for speed, you will really love the fact that these small models can reach up to 40 mph and sometimes even faster. RC cars are often cheaper than other models as well and while these models are great for racing on hard, flat surfaces, they aren’t necessarily made for off-road adventures so this is something to consider when purchasing your first RC car.


If you’re an adventurous spirit looking to take an exciting hobby toy on your endeavors then an RC truck could be for you. Monster trucks are the best if you’re looking for some off-roading fun because they are heavy-duty, durable and powerful. They are great for getting covered in mud and running into things. Also available are stadium trucks! These two-wheel drive models are great for racing. These are slightly more expensive but you can find some affordable options if you really want a truck.

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You may find yourself stuck in the middle and aren’t quite sure which RC car experience you’ll enjoy best. That’s where RC buggies come in. RC buggies are a great all-around RC car model. They are good for both on-road fast driving, but also have amazing off-road capabilities. RC buggies have shock-absorbers that allow them to tackle uneven surfaces, dirt piles, and gravel roads. Buggies are the most popular choice for RC vehicles and most are electronic making them great for beginners.

RC Car Prices

Like with anything, you will take cost into account when buying an RC car and make sure you’re getting the highest quality product for your money.

When purchasing an RC vehicle for the first time you may be drawn to a cheaper model, especially if you’re a beginner, but it’s possible that you may be spending more money, in the long run, maintaining the car and replacing broken parts.

There are some great beginner RC cars to get you started that are both high-quality and affordable with some great models being less than $100.

After you purchase your car you will need to read the manual carefully to learn how to drive your vehicle. Consistent practice is the best way to learn and will be how you improve your skills more and more.

RC cars and trucks are a great hobby to pick up and they make great gifts too. There are so many thrilling hobby toys with endless possibilities, so don’t let their depth keep you from trying them out. They are an exciting and fun way to pass the time either on your own or with the whole family.

An “I Don’t Wanna” Kinda Day


It’s Saturday morning and I woke up today not wanting to think or worry about money anymore…like EVER.  I want to just have a day of finance free thinking.  That should be easy enough it seems but my error is that I want to then turn it into a spending frenzy kind of day!  I truly have an urge to go shop and I do not need a thing.  I could certainly create some need but it would be a total creation.  So, instead of surfing some shopping websites on the internet…I’m writing on the blog.

Insert pleasant hold music here.

I want to write a whole bunch of words that encourage me to be strong and sit still and not cave…but they aren’t coming to me.  Instead the words that are screaming in my head are all about those great outlet stores in between San Antonio and Austin.  Then my brain says if I am that far north I might as well hit IKEA.  I need to visit the parents in New Braunfels and I should take them some of this food I just got but I want to stop and get them something random too!

So welcome to my brain this morning…I wonder which part of it will win.  The smart gal who has kicked debt’s a** over the last year…or the brat who just wants a fix.

I’ll report back…