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Renting a Car When You're Under 25

Northwest Pearls: Renting a Car Under 25

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This summer I may be renting a car for a wedding I'm attending. While I haven't entirely cemented my plans, here's a few things I've learned so far about renting a car if you're under the age of 25:

  • You can rent if you're under 25 with most places, there is just a bigger fee and they probably won't rent you one of their luxury cars.
  • If you're under 25, you need to do it through the agency and not a big comparison website. (At least that's what one of the travel booking sites told me when I called.)
  • Rates vary greatly between rental agencies.  I searched the same dates at five agencies and found that two were significantly more expensive and one didn't have an easy way to say that I'm under 25 so I knocked those three out of the running.
  • And, for anyone of any age: instead of adding on the car rental's insurance, you can do it through your own insurance agency and save some money. At least you can through State Farm.

I'm sure there'll be more that I'll learn as the wedding gets closer and as I figure out what I'm doing. Has there been anything you've learned about renting a car if you're under 25? Let me know in the comments!

10 Tips for the Entry Level Job

Internship/Entry Level Job Tips:

  1. Don't have chipped nail polish.
  2. Don't have short skirts/dresses, even with tights under.
  3. Don't have low necklines/odd cutouts.
  4. Don't wear too much perfume.
  5. Don't have your cell phone out at your desk. Or at least don't sit around texting/surfing unless it's a break, or it's an emergency.
  6. Clean up after yourself.
  7. Wear comfortable shoes. If you need to, wear shoes to commute in and then change shoes once you've arrived.
  8. Keep a to-do list.
  9. Write down things you need to so you don't forget your instructions. This is the details of the to-do list.
  10. Ask questions/clarify your instructions. The only way you'll learn is if you ask questions.

These may not be the most important tips, or the most helpful, but they're good things to remember.