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Are you in the market for a new or pre-owned car within the next twelve months?  Maybe your need is a little more urgent than twelve months-sometimes we can’t always plan major purchases like chess moves especially when our wheels may be sitting on the back of a tow truck.  When we are able to slow down and take a calculated look at the entire car buying process from model selections to financing we tend to have bigger success stories as consumers.  Remember what your mother always said about making hasty decisions and turning in sloppy homework?  The same thing holds true when you are about to embark on any major purchase—you tend to get out of the process what you put into it and in this case it’s all about the research!   Car Buying Tips For Every Consumer   Identify … [Read more...]

6 Traps to Avoid When Getting a Car Loan

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In the last quarter of 2013, the average American car buyer borrowed over $27,000. The average car payment climbed to over $450.   These numbers aren’t surprising. From 0% interest offers, easy dealer financing and long-term loans, it’s hard to stick to your guns against a persuasive car salesman. But if you’re ready for a new (or new-to-you car), you can avoid the most common car loan traps just by knowing about them.   Here are six common car-buying traps you need to avoid next time you shop for a car.   1. Buying a car based on the monthly payment   We’ve conditioned ourselves to define affordability based on whether we can make the monthly payment. You might be able to afford $500 per month in car payments. But should you really pay that much … [Read more...]

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