Saving for a new car

It sounds so simple: If you want to build up your savings, just spend less than you earn. If you’re trying to save up for a new car — or a used car that is at least new to you — it helps to have a plan that keeps you disciplined and on schedule if …

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The future of cars

The Automobile has long been a symbol of progress. Now, after four decades, things are looking up for carmakers, in ways that would have been hard to imagine just 10 years ago. Here’s what that future will look like. 1. Self-driving vehicles Self-driving cars are expected to be much safer than human-driven ones. But even if …

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Pitfalls and solutions of getting a Car Loan

First and foremost, the deal agreed upon by the salesman needs to be put in writing in the contract. This often involves determining monthly auto loan payments based on an interest rate. This can easily be avoided by obtaining independent auto financing before going to the dealership. This means the consumer can proceed as a “cash buyer” …

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Finding the right car

How do you find the car that will exactly suit your needs for years to come? It just takes a little research and planning. When you know the kind of car you want, you can then decide whether you want to buy a new car, lease a new car or buy a used car. Let’s …

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All you need to know about zero percent Car Loans

Zero-percent loans are often advertised as one of the best deals you can get when you’re buying a new car. You’ll sometimes hear people call such financing “free money.” It’s not that exactly, but it’s as close as you’re likely to get. Zero-percent loans tend to grab attention, but they make up only about 9 …

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10 Tips for Family Car Shopping

Women are often referred to as their husband’s “better half.” Sure, Dad deserves plenty of “better half” props himself, but few would disagree that moms earn their rightful claim to the title during the average day. Mom bandages scraped knees and mends broken hearts, is proficient at everything from hemming pants to coaching soccer to …

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Should I lease or buy my car?

Is leasing or buying the best way to finance your next car? It’s hard to give this a quick answer since there are so many trade-offs. However, if you take a closer look at your lifestyle, your needs and your preferences, you can reach a sound decision. For example, if you need an upscale car …

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Getting a Car Loan

Most people have a rough idea of what monthly payments will fit their budget when it comes to buying a car. That figure is usually what they target when they’re making a deal. However, this monthly-payment mentality is making car buyers lose track of the bigger picture: the total cost of the car and the …

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Comparing Car Costs – Buying new, used or leased

How does the cost of leasing compare to buying the same car new in terms of out-of-pocket costs? Or if you decide to buy a used car, how much more will that save you? And finally, what do those costs look like in the long run? These are important questions for consumers who want to …

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7 ways to save up for your Dream Car!

Try these 7 ways to save up for your dream car, and you’ll be driving away in style all without any debt at all! 1. SACRIFICE YOUR SPENDING The most important things to do when finding ways to save up for your dream car is to cut your spending right here and now. Any extras …

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