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What if I Unknowingly Purchase a Flood-Damaged Car

by Melissa Crumish on

If you recently bought a used or new vehicle that you suspect has flood damage, all is not lost. State and federal lemon laws are in place to protect consumers. But you’ll want to be diligent about getting to the bottom of this. That’s because water damage to a vehicle is serious business. In fact, […]

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Buyer Beware: How To Avoid a Car-Buying Scam by Cara Hopkins on

Buying a car is a big deal. Outside of a house, it is often the most expensive item in our possession. It is also one of the riskiest investments you will ever make. If you aren’t careful, you can find yourself paying hundreds (or even thousands) more than your car is worth. In the worst […]

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Get Money! Tips on Getting an Auto Loan by Melissa Crumish on

Twenty minutes into your auto search, you spy the car of choice at a local dealership. The how behind financing it has no bearing. All that matters is that your name goes on its title. Emotional appeal trumps financial realities. You feel good. But… Just as you’re about to agree to buy, pragmatism floods your […]

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Why Consider Resale Value Before Buying a Car by Kat Saks on

There are many things to consider when buying a car, including price, payment plan, and whether the seller can be trusted. All legitimate concerns that can sometimes cause you to overlook the vehicle’s resale potential. If you think you might sell the car at some point down the road, you should give thought to the resale […]

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Budgeting for a Car Purchase by Melissa Crumish on

All that separates you from a new car is a simple handshake. You’ve already taken it for a test spin, convinced it matches your style and personality, and nothing else matters. Right? Wrong. Budget is the primary criteria when deciding on a car. Buy a vehicle that exceeds your budget and you’ll have a financial […]

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