How Private Party Auto Loans Work

Buying from a private seller doesn't have to be complicated

Thinking about bypassing the dealership to buy your new used car? Here's what you should know about financing a car that you're buying from a private seller.

10 Auto Loan Glossary Terms You Should Know

We translate the finance lingo into plain English

Understanding the common car loan lingo can help you take charge of the car loan process. We break down the most important terms into language anyone can understand.

Can You Lease a Car with Bad Credit?

Leasing presents its own challenges for those with poor credit

Leasing a vehicle can prove to be just as difficult as buying when you have bad credit. Here's what to be prepared for and some good alternatives to leasing a new vehicle.

Take These 4 Steps Before Applying for a Car Loan With Bad Credit

The first auto loan offer you get may not be the best

See the 4 steps that can help you get approved for a car loan at a better rate, even with bad credit.

How to Get a Car Loan When You're Retired

The lack of traditional income can pose a challenge for retirees

Not having a source of income outside of social security can make getting a car loan difficult in retirement. We share the best tips for buying and financing a car in your golden years.

Where To Get a Car Loan With Bad Credit

You have more options for auto financing than you think

If you have bad credit, knowing where to go to get auto financing and how to navigate each option can make the difference between "approved" and "denied."

How Good Are 'Friends and Family' Car Manufacturer Buying Programs?

Time to grease the palms of your cousin at Honda

Most major automakers offer discounts to their employees and their families. We share some examples to demonstrate how good of a discount is offered and who is eligible.

Should You Use an Auto Loan Broker?

It can be the key to getting a car loan with bad credit

If you have compromised credit, getting a good car loan can be a challenge. Here's how an auto loan broker can save you time and improve your odds of approval.

What is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Car Loan?

Whether or not your car will be considered collateral is key

An unsecured auto loan can protect you from repossession. Learn about the differences between secured and unsecured loans and which is best for you.

Can Voluntary Vehicle Surrender Get You Out of a Financial Bind?

Handing over the keys yourself reduces expenses and stress

This is how voluntary vehicle surrender differs from repossession and how it can help you get back on track faster.

These Automakers Offer the Best Interest Rates

Choose your car for its features but don't ignore the financing

See if your preferred automaker offers competitive APR rates and whether you're better of going with a bank or credit union to finance your vehicle.

Automakers Had a Slow Start to 2019 and Shoppers are Paying the Price

It's not just you, new car prices really are skyrocketing

Automakers are selling fewer units at higher prices, and car shoppers are paying the price. Here's how average car prices and lower incentives will affect your car's price tag.

5 Sneaky Ways Your Credit Score Can Haunt You

Your credit score impacts more than just your car loan

From your car insurance to your apartment lease, and even your relationships, your credit score can sneak up in some unexpected ways.

America's Car Loan Debt Hits an All-Time High of $1.2 Trillion

Millions of Americans are behind on their payments

Americans owe over $1.2 trillion in auto loans and 7 million are behind on payments. See the causes and tips to avoid being one of the millions that are delinquent.

How to Get Out of a Bad Car Loan

Set yourself free from sky-high car payments or interest rates

You don't have to stay stuck in a bad car loan. Follow one of these tips to set yourself free from too-high payments.