Last week, I wrote about what goes into calculating an accurate trade-in value so you can better understand that figure when the dealer presents it. Armed with this information, what steps can you now take to maximize how much you’ll get for your used car? First, the big question: Do you sell your used car […]
You can get a low APR car loan with little or money down (with good credit). Use savings to pay off credit cards or other debt, not as a down payment.
Last Saturday I was out to dinner at one of those Japanese Hibachi places. Over a scorpion bowl, I was talking to a friend who works as a sales manager at a luxury car dealership. He was mulling over getting out of the industry because—as you might imagine—car shoppers aren’t the nicest people to deal […]
Guest author David Bakke shares his insights on money management, smart shopping, and getting out of debt on Money Crashers, one of the top ranked personal finance blogs. In this day and age, people are constantly upgrading just about every appliance, device, and gadget they own. Therefore, it’s not surprising that many people feel the […]
New or used? It’s a conundrum as old as cars themselves: Buy new and enjoy the security of new-car reliability and a factory warranty? Or Buy used and save thousands on depreciation? Now, if I were to poll personal finance bloggers, I’d guess 98% would say always, always, always buy used. Because the numbers don’t […]
For many of us in the United States, owning a car is a necessity. We need a car to get to work. And we need to work so we can make mortgage payments, save for retirement, and pay for all those other expenses in between. But those wheels come at a cost. And the real […]