This Article was Updated July 5, 2018 When you are looking to buy a vehicle, the first thing you should do is apply for a preapproved loan. The loan process can seem daunting, but itâs easier than you think and getting preapproval prior to going to the car dealer may help alleviate a lot of… Read More
One of the most common questions I am asked as a financial planner is âshould I lease or buy my car?â Leasing commercials on the radio make it sound like leasing a car is the only cheap, intelligent choice. However, it really depends on how you define âcheap.â If it means a lower monthly payment,… Read More
Youâre in the market for a new car but youâve been denied an auto loan. Now what? Hereâs what you need to know about why you may have been denied and what to do to make sure it doesnât happen again. Why Do I Keep Getting Denied for Auto Loans? Unfortunately, there are many reasons… Read More
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, around 2.3 million car loans originate every year. Car loans can take years to pay off. So when you finally pay it off, you might be wonderingânow what? What happens when you pay off your car? What should you do with the money you were previously putting towards… Read More
Credit cards are a great tool for building credit. They’re easy to use, offer flexibility, and sometimes even reward you for using them. Most also directly impact your credit score and are used by many people to begin building their credit profile. But what if you donât want a credit card or are having trouble… Read More
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Weâve had many readers write in after a divorce and ask how to split their assets with an ex-spouse. One of the most common questions is how to remove an ex or another cosigner from a car loan and title. Hereâs how to go about it. Whatâs the Role of a Cosigner? It can be… Read More
Yes, lenders have auto loans for people with no credit, but getting one is not guaranteed. It will depend on the lenderâs flexibility, the down payment you can afford, and the kind of car you want to buy. It may even depend on how you ask. Phil Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the consumer… Read More
Behind every diploma bestowed at high school and college graduations is a lot of hard work. And for some lucky grads, that hard work gets rewarded with a milestone gift: their own car. If you’re planning to buy a car for the new grad in your life, we’ve got some advice on making the right… Read More
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When youâre looking for a new car, it can be difficult to decide whether buying one outright or leasing one for a period of time makes more sense. Itâs true that cars only go down in value the longer you own them, but there are still some solid arguments for owning one outright rather than… Read More
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Letâs get one thing out there: no one is especially psyched to get car insurance. You get it because itâs a financial safeguard against damage to your car or injury to you or others (and maybe because it also happens to be legally required in some form nearly everywhere in the US). Car insurance is… Read More
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