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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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
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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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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
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Shopping for a car is overwhelming. Not only must we choose between new or used, decide on a make and model, and sort through safety features and trim packages, but then we need to decide how to pay for it. If youâve got the cash to pay for your car in full up front, it… Read More
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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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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
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