Auto Purchase Advice
Evaluating your Options
There's so much to remember when you're buying a new car.
Borrow or Lease?
Car loans and leases. Both will allow you to get a new car with monthly payments. But each have their own distinct advantages and differences that may or may not be right for you.
Your Present Car - Sell it Outright, or Trade it In?
Just because you're tired of your present car, or it's just plain tired, doesn't mean it doesn't still have value.
It's 'Me' ...But is it Right for Me?
It's easy to fall in love during the car buying process, even over something as simple as a color. But many people find out, much to their dismay, that the honeymoon is over when their purchase doesn't really meet their needs after all.
Do your Homework when Pricing that Vehicle
You can always trust a car salesman to quote you fair prices for your trade-in and the car you want to purchase... Or can you?
Financing Your Purchase
How Much Car Can You Afford?
So you've made the Big Decision. No more dreaming or just thinking about it -- you're ready to go shopping.
Loan Preapproval Preempts Shopping Stress
You walk into a car dealership, knowing you want a new car.
The Facts of Leasing
More people these days are choosing a lease over purchasing their new car. There are benefits - the big ones being lower monthly payments, having a new car every few years, and low maintenance expenses. There are also downfalls, including mileage restrictions, confusing agreements, and the fact that you never really own your car.
Budgeting For Your New Car
Buying and owning a new car for most people is an exciting experience.
0% APR Auto Loan or Rebate - which one is better?
Are you confused by all of the auto offers out there? You're not alone. Deciding between a low-rate dealer loan or a rebate can be difficult. So take a look at these facts before you finance your next new vehicle.
The Truth About Super-Low Interest Rates
Each year, car makers set their goals ever higher to sell the millions of cars they produce.
Purchasing your Vehicle
Buy Low/Sell High - The Negotiation Process
For most people, the negotiation process is the least favorite part of getting a new car.
Those Little Extras with the Big Markups
For the dealer, profits can vary greatly on the particular models they sell.
Insuring your Vehicle
Take Cover! The Basics on Car Insurance - Part One
Car insurance is a legal requirement for every vehicle on the road. But there are no laws that say you have to pay too much for insurance or have more coverage than you really need.
Take Cover! The Basics on Car Insurance - Part Two
Once you've determined the types of insurance you'll need, it's wise to get quotes from a few insurance companies.