Other posts in the Car Loans Category

What to Ask When Buying a New Car

October 11th, 2018

There are many questions you’ll be asking yourself, the dealership sales associate, and probably car review websites before you decide to buy a new vehicle—but here are six questions you should ask before signing any purchase papers. These questions should be your “deal testers,” a way for you to verify the purchase terms, understand all

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Your Complete Used Car Buying Guide

September 13th, 2018

If you’re considering replacing your vehicle, have you considered purchasing a used one? The perception of used cars can be somewhat negative. That’s why the market-friendly term “pre-owned” is now more widely used (forgive the pun). However, shopping for a used car can be tricky because every car has a unique, and often hidden, history.

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Secured vs. Unsecured Loans

April 20th, 2018

Secured and unsecured loans are the most common types of loans the average person will use throughout their life. But do you know the differences? Understanding how these two types of loans work will help you better understand your own financial portfolio. Secured Loans A secured loan is one protected by an asset, used as

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Vehicle Purchase: Lease vs. Buy

February 6th, 2018

Should you lease or buy your car? Use this calculator to find out! We calculate your monthly payments and your total net cost. By comparing these amounts, you can determine which is the better value for you. LINK TO HANDY LEASE VS. BUY CALCULATOR Lease vs. Buy Definitions Purchase price Total purchase price. Price should

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Financing Your New Car

September 8th, 2017

In a previous post, we gave you tips on how to best do research for your new car. In this post, we will give you some smart financing tips. You’ve decided that you can afford a new car. Now what? Follow these tips for smart financing: Explore your financing options—especially your credit union. A credit union

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Researching Your New Car

September 6th, 2017

Buying a new vehicle doesn’t need to be an overwhelming experience. Just do your homework before you visit the dealership, and you’ll be prepared to find the car you want—not just the car they want to sell you. Before you go to the dealership, you should do the following: Determine if you can afford a

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Useful Tips for Buying a Used Car

September 16th, 2016

If you’re considering replacing your vehicle, have you considered purchasing a used one? The perception of used cars can be somewhat negative. That’s why the market-friendly term “pre-owned” is now more widely used (forgive the pun). However, shopping for a used car can be tricky because every car has a unique, and often hidden, history.

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Credit Union Auto Loans – 7 Keys to a First Time Buyer’s Approval

December 26th, 2015

Credit union auto loans are great for first time buyers in need of money for an upcoming vehicle purchase. In fact, credit unions are usually the best source, because they will typically offer rates and terms to first time buyers that can’t be found with other auto lenders. Unfortunately, not all first time buyers will

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Credit Unions Step Up to the Plate!

November 23rd, 2015

While Banks and Savings and Loan institutions nationwide have been busy lining up to the public trough for bailout funds, another institution has been busy writing home mortgages, your neighborhood credit union! Surprised? Don’t be, since credit unions have been writing home mortgages for years- they just have a different business model than the big

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Useful Tips on Auto Loan Refinance

September 21st, 2015

Buying a car is unquestionably a unique experience. We are empowered with an apparently unlimited number of choices, including manual or automatic transmission, global positioning systems or anti-lock breaking systems, and the ever-important cup-holder option. Often we also need to take out a loan when purchasing a new ride. Although we probably have the best

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