Buying a car

Installment Loan Terms: A Comparison

Compare interest rates, months, payment - the terms of an installment loan.

Posted on April 23, 2019

Saving for Your Dream Vehicle

There are very reasonable adjustments you can make to your saving and spending habits that can help you afford your dream vehicle. What’s more, these strategies can be applied to other big-ticket item purchases you want to make in the future.

Posted on April 5, 2018

Auto Loan: Bank or Dealership

If you are thinking about buying a car, you have probably wondered whether it is better to use dealer financing or finance through a bank or credit union. With dealer-arranged financing, the dealer collects information from you and forwards that information to one or more prospective auto lenders. Alternatively, with bank or other lender financing, you go directly to a bank, credit union, or finance company and apply for a loan. We refer to this type of loan as a “direct loan.” 

Posted on March 19, 2018

Six Steps to the Best Auto Deal

If you are in the market for a vehicle, start your journey here. You'll find tips for getting the best deal and protecting yourself and your money.

Posted on March 19, 2018

My New Car Is a Piece of Junk. Can I Return It to the Dealer?

There was a time when you loved your car — when you happily drove it home from the dealer. But that love has grown cold, and now you wish you’d never laid eyes on it. You are chained to it by a payment book, much as you wish you...

Posted on December 23, 2016

So You're About to Visit a Car Dealership

Most financial advisors would probably agree that holding onto a used car with no payments and only occasional repairs is a better deal than financing a newer, nicer car. But eventually even the thriftiest car owners have to make the decision to upgrade to something newer and more reliable....

Posted on December 23, 2016

Still interested in deals? There will be plenty after the holiday.

Stories of people waiting until after Christmas to go shopping are legion. Traditionally the prices are better the day after the big gift-giving holiday as retailers unload inventory that never got off the sales floor. According to the retail bargain-tracking site, 2013 should be no different. Typically you’re looking...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Day 3 of America Saves Week - Big Ticket Savings

Day 3 – Big Ticket Saving Occasional “Big Ticket” or expensive purchases can be unavoidable in life. People simply need cars and homes, and want to send their children to college. The best way to deal with these necessary purchases is to plan ahead and be prepared. There are of...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Looking for a Used Car? Ask the Right Questions

One of the most stressful buying experiences can occur when you are purchasing a used vehicle. Used vehicles can save you a lot of money compared to buying a brand new vehicle – if they are in good shape. Below is a great article from MSN Money on How...

Posted on December 23, 2016

So You Want to Buy a Car

One of the best kept secrets in business is that everything is negotiable. This is particularly applicable when shopping for a car. You’ve probably seen car salespeople hovering in the doorways of the dealerships, watching your every move and waiting to strike. This is because they make money every...

Posted on December 23, 2016

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