If you think your car could be repossessed, you might feel that youâve reached the end of the road. But there may still be ways to avoid repossession or, barringâ¦
Article originally published July 13th, 2016. Updated October 30th, 2018. More people are opting to lease their new set of wheels instead of purchasing them, according toÂ Q2 2018 data from Experian. The number of auto loans grewÂ to an all-time high, with leasing surpassed 30% of all new consumer vehicle sales. But the interest ratesÂ consumers are… Read More
Article Updated July 18, 2018. If itâs time to purchase a new vehicle, you may be wondering about one obstacle that could get in your way: your credit. Maybe youâre unsure how good your credit is, and you donât know what credit score is needed to buy a car either. It is better to educate… Read More
Buying a car is almost a rite of passage. Making that first car purchase, negotiating with the seller, and arranging financing (if you need an auto loan) all require a certain amount of savvy. And, once you successfully achieve the car-buying milestone, another signpost looms in the distance: Refinancing. Whether youâre getting an auto loan… Read More
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Buying a new or used car can be an intimidating experience. Many car salespeople may pressure you to leave the lot with a purchased vehicle, so itâs crucial youâre armed with information about the cars you are interested in, the budget you can afford, and the value of your trade-inâif you have one. With these… Read More
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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