When it comes to auto loans, we want to help you make smarter financial decisions. Our experts explain the in’s & out’s of car loans, highlight the types of loans available – their advantages and disadvantages – and how to improve your chances of getting approved. We also alert you to car loan scams you should avoid, changes in rates and new auto loan features.
If you’ve ever wished that leasing a car or buying a used one was easier, your wish might be about to come true thanks to a San Francisco startup Beepi. The company leases used cars, letting drivers get into used cars at a lower price point than a new lease or used car loan, and without all the hurdles typical to the car-shopping... Read More
Buying a car is one of the most stressful financial decisions you can make. Not only are cars expensive, you also usually make this decision only once every few years, and you are facing off with someone who deals with car sales every single day. It’s no wonder so many people hate the idea of... Read More
Your heart is set on a shiny, new set of wheels but your credit is tanked. Don’t despair; you’re not the first driver to face this dilemma. Car leases do exist for those with bad credit and may even help you beef up your score. Here’s why: Monthly payments can be much lower for leased cars, they often fall under... Read More
Auto sales keep setting records, with 2015 seeing the highest number of trucks and cars ever sold (more than 17 million). This is partly because borrowing money to buy cars keeps getting easier. Longer terms, lower credit score requirements, and persistently low interest rates keep enticing Americans to buy new wheels. Most of those cars... Read More
A captive consumer is someone who isn’t in a position to bargain and, in turn, could overpay. For example, a traveler purchasing Wi-Fi on an airplane is captive because there’s only one option and a pay TV subscriber is captive if there’s only one cable company in the area, or if it’s difficult to install a... Read More
When your car’s check engine light flicks on, the first thing that pops into your head is probably “how much is this going to cost me?” But new data show that for newer cars about half the time the problem is often as simple as a loose gas cap. That doesn’t mean you should ignore... Read More
Americans love a good rivalry: Yankees versus Red Sox, Coke versus Pepsi, and most of all, leasing versus buying. Leasing a car is sizzling hot right now. New data show one out of every three new cars is leased. And leasing may very well rule the future, as it shot up 46% over the last five years among millennial... Read More
Tesla’s Model 3 is set to hit roads in late 2017 — and anyone saving up for or on the fence about buying the company’s “most affordable” electric car yet may be happy to learn that it’s surprisingly easy to pre-order. Per the company’s website, prospective buyers can reserve a vehicle for $1,000. This down payment... Read More
Car insurance can be really cheap or extremely expensive, and sometimes, it can seem like one small thing can make a huge difference in how much your premiums cost. There are the obvious factors, like your driving record and the value of the car you drive, that can significantly affect your insurance premiums, but things... Read More
It’s not that you shouldn’t use online classifieds like Craigslist to try and save money on a big purchase, because you can really find some steals on there — the problem is that the item might actually be stolen. A man in Tennessee learned this the hard way, to the tune of $30,000. The whole thing... Read More
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