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Do Companies Look at Your Car When Doing an Auto Refinance?
Do Companies Look at Your Car When Doing an Auto Refinance?
Education
| Dec 05 2022
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If you are looking to refinance your car loan, you may be wondering what the qualifications are. What do lenders look at–your car, your credit, your existing loan? Yes, yes, and yes. But let’s look at what specifically is important and what you can do ...
What is Residual Value on a Car Lease?
What is Residual Value on a Car Lease?
Finance
| Dec 01 2022
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If you have a leased car (or are thinking about leasing), you have probably seen the term residual value a few times. But what exactly is residual value, and what does it mean for you?Let’s talk about how car leases work and what residual value is.How ...
What Happens to Your Credit When You Refinance a Car?
What Happens to Your Credit When You Refinance a Car?
Education
| Nov 29 2022
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Car loan refinancing can help you save a lot of money. By refinancing your existing loan you can get a lower car loan APR and change your repayment period. But when you choose to refinance, will it affect your credit score? Here’s what happens to your ...
How to Lease a Car Through Your Business
How to Lease a Car Through Your Business
Education
| Nov 25 2022
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Having a small business can be incredibly difficult at times. From juggling all of the day to day responsibilities to worrying about profits, it can be overwhelming. But one huge advantage of owning your own business is that you can lease a car through...
How Much Will I Save If I Refinance My Auto Loan?
How Much Will I Save If I Refinance My Auto Loan?
Finance
| Nov 23 2022
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When you refinance your car loan, you essentially restart your car loan with new terms and a new car loan APR. And this can translate to a lot of money in savings. But just how much can auto refinancing save you, and how do you decide the time is right...
How Much Does it Cost to Lease a Used Car?
How Much Does it Cost to Lease a Used Car?
Education
| Nov 22 2022
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Leasing a car is a popular option for a number of reasons. Lease payments are generally cheaper than financing payments, you can get a new car every few years, and you don’t have to deal with a lot of the hassles of car ownership when you simply lease....
What is the Best Way to Refinance Your Car Loan?
What is the Best Way to Refinance Your Car Loan?
Finance
| Nov 18 2022
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When you initially finance your car you might not qualify for the best rate. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with a less-than-great car loan. Refinancing your car loan is a great way to get a better car loan APR and better car loan terms. So wha...
Is it Hard to Sell a Car Privately?
Is it Hard to Sell a Car Privately?
Education
| Nov 17 2022
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When your lease is up, you have a number of options. And one of those is to keep your car and sell it privately. With the car market (both new and used) still in flux, this might be a very smart and lucrative venture for you. But what is it like to sel...
What's the Real Cost of Auto Insurance?
What's the Real Cost of Auto Insurance?
Finance
| Nov 16 2022
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Auto insurance can be quite expensive depending on who you are and where you live, but it’s an unavoidable cost of driving. Fortunately there are ways to reduce your insurance costs to free up money for other things (the holidays are right around the c...
Is a Personal Loan a Good Idea in a Crisis?
Is a Personal Loan a Good Idea in a Crisis?
Finance
| Nov 10 2022
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When times are tough, we sometimes need a quick fix. And when those tough times include being short on cash, it can be hard to navigate. It’s easy to see why a personal loan may be the answer we are looking for. But is it a good idea?Here’s what you sh...
What to Do After You Refinance Your Auto Loan
What to Do After You Refinance Your Auto Loan
Education
| Nov 09 2022
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After you refinance your car, you’re done, right? Well, sort of. While refinancing your car loan is super easy, you want to make sure all of your i’s are dotted and all of your t’s are crossed. So let’s talk about refinancing and what you need to do af...
How Long Does an Accident Stay on Your Record?
How Long Does an Accident Stay on Your Record?
Education
| Nov 08 2022
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There are a lot of costs associated with driving. Not only do you have car payments, maintenance, gas, and parking, but you also have the added expense of insurance. Your insurance rate is based on many factors, but one big factor in this number is you...
Is Buying Out a Car Lease a Good Idea?
Is Buying Out a Car Lease a Good Idea?
Finance
| Nov 04 2022
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It’s no secret that buying a car right now is a little tricky. New car prices are sky high due to increased demand, limited supply, and inflation. So if you have a leased car, the thought has probably crossed your mind to just buy it. But is it really ...
Do I Need Insurance When Renting a Car?
Do I Need Insurance When Renting a Car?
Education
| Nov 04 2022
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With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are planning our family trips. There are flights to be booked, hotels to be vetted, and rental cars to be reserved. But with so many extra costs around the holidays, you may be wondering if you need to pay...
A Step by Step Guide to Managing Your Bills
A Step by Step Guide to Managing Your Bills
Finance
| Nov 03 2022
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A lot of us feel anxiety every month when the bills start coming in. Maybe you’ve had a recent change in your life that has made your budget tighter than normal, or maybe you are just more conscious of your bank account lately. Either way, we are here ...
The Rules for Refinancing Your Car
The Rules for Refinancing Your Car
Education
| Oct 28 2022
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It’s hard to ignore how expensive everything is right now. We are all feeling the effects of inflation and it’s never been more important to save money where we can. If you are making monthly car payments, there’s a good chance that you are overpaying....
10 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
10 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
Education
| Oct 27 2022
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When the temperature drops and the weather gets icy, it becomes even more important to make sure our cars are serviced and safe for the winter. Now is the perfect time to check that your car is in top shape before the holidays creep in to take up all o...
How to Save Money for the Holidays
How to Save Money for the Holidays
Finance
| Oct 26 2022
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The weather is getting colder and the stores are getting ready to play Jingle Bells on repeat. That means one thing: the holidays are on their way, whether we are ready or not. And while the holiday season is full of fun and joy, it is also full of bil...
What is a Good Credit Score for Buying a Car?
What is a Good Credit Score for Buying a Car?
Finance
| Oct 21 2022
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Cars are more expensive now than ever, with the average price of a new car nearing $50,000. So if you are like most people, you will probably need a loan if you are buying a new car. And while there are a lot of factors that affect whether or not you w...
What Car Brand is Most Reliable?
What Car Brand is Most Reliable?
Education
| Oct 19 2022
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When you are looking to buy a new car, you want to know it will last a long time and that it will be reliable for you. Whether you plan on keeping your car and using it for years (even decades) to come, or you just want something that has good resale v...
Does Refinancing a Car Mean Starting Over?
Does Refinancing a Car Mean Starting Over?
Finance
| Oct 18 2022
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You’ve heard the term “refinance” quite a lot. Maybe it was referring to your mortgage, your car, or your student loans–but what exactly does refinancing mean? Does refinancing your car mean starting over?Let’s talk about what car refinance is and how ...
What is a Good Car for Dog Owners?
What is a Good Car for Dog Owners?
Education
| Oct 14 2022
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If you are a dog owner, chances are you drive a lot with your pet. Dog parks, trails, trips to the vet–you might find that you spend more time in your car with your dog than you ever would have anticipated. Since both of you are spending so much time i...
Don't Ignore These 5 Warning Signs From Your Motorcycle
Don't Ignore These 5 Warning Signs From Your Motorcycle
Education
| Oct 13 2022
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We buy a motorcycle and hope that it will ride well forever. But unfortunately that’s not the case, and at some point, our bike’s will have an issue. Ignoring these issues can cause bigger problems; problems that just might leave us without a ride (or ...
The Truth About Extended Car Warranties
The Truth About Extended Car Warranties
Education
| Oct 12 2022
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We expect certain things from a sales pitch with a car dealer. They will try to sell you on dealer financing, they will try to sell you some fancy add-ons, and they will definitely try to sell you an extended warranty. But just because it’s become a tr...
What Is A Rebate On A Car?
What Is A Rebate On A Car?
Education
| Oct 07 2022
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Car dealers love to offer financial incentives to motivate potential buyers. Rebates, discounts, and 0% financing are all used at various times to get buyers in the doors. So what exactly are these incentives, and are they worth seeking out?Let’s talk ...
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