5 Costly Car Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Awareness and a little prep work can save you hundreds

Avoid these 5 common car loan mistakes when you go buy your car and feel confident that you're not overpaying in interest for years to come.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

Consider your driving habits and finances before diving in

While leasing a vehicle is becoming more popular, it's not right for everyone. You need to understand the benefits and drawbacks of leasing and buying to determine the right avenue for your driving ha

This is What Your Credit Score Really Means

It's not just some random 3-digit number

We help take the mystery out of what a credit score is, what the ranges look like, how your score affects you and how to keep your score high. 

How Much Should I Pay For a Used Car?

There's no magic number, but here's how to know what's fair

Buying a used car comes with more price ambiguity than buying used. Here's how to determine what a fair price looks like and what will work with your situation.

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan

It's worth the money and hassle you'll save at the dealership

When it comes time to finance a large purchase like a car, shopping around for the best interest rate opens the door to serious savings in the long run. Getting pre-approved for a loan will help.

Can You Buy a Car Without Proof of Income?

Understanding what lenders look for will improve your odds

While proof of income helps when applying for a car loan, it isn't the only determining factor for getting approved. We'll guide you through buying a car without proof of income.

Can You Get Out of Paying the Dealership's Documentation Fee?

When they won't budge, there are ways around it

Just when you think you've found the right deal on a car and are ready to close, you get hit with what's known as the documentation fee. The big question is, what is the fee and do you have to pay it?

Can You Negotiate a Supposedly Firm Online Car Price?

Where there's a will, there's a way

So, what happens if you find the car you're looking for (used or new), and you see the price listed online? Is that price firm, or can you talk them down lower? 

What Happens to Your Credit When You Miss a Car Payment?

The impact on your credit score can vary

We all know that in order to keep a high credit score you have to make all your payments on time, but what if you forget or can't make the payment by the due date?

Your Guide to Saving Up For a Car

Small changes can make the biggest difference

To start saving up for your dream car, you need to develop good money saving habits. Here are some practical lifestyle changes that add up to big savings fast.

Can I Get a Car With No Down Payment?

It is possible, but here's how to decide if it's the right choice

Sometimes you just can't put off a car purchase. Without planning or budgeting for such a major expense, handing over a large chunk of cash for a down payment can be unrealistic. Here's our advise.

Five Ways to Make Your Car Shopping Experience Easier

Following these tips can reduce headache, time, and money

Car shopping doesn't have to suck, but most people equate the experience to going to the dentist for a root canal. It's one of those things that just has to be done.

Paying Your Car Loan Down Early is Smart

Don't let your loan go its full term if you can help it

Hate having a car payment? One of the best things you can do is pay down your auto loan ahead of the loan term's scheduled end. Here's why and how to do it.

Can You Trade In a Financed Car?

When you need a new car but you haven't paid off the old one

Do you want or need a new car but haven't paid off your old one? Here's everything you need to know about making that happen and getting yourself in a car that you love with payments you can afford.

How to Buy a Car Out of State

If you're willing to travel, you might nab a sweet deal

Buying a car is now easier than it's ever been. You can go online and find exactly the car you want. Sometimes that car is located in a different state. Here's how to buy it the right way.