For most consumers, auto loans tend to be our second largest debt after a home mortgage. With that in mind, it’s essential to get the right loan at the right terms and manage the debt correctly to avoid financial distress and repo problems. Debt.com has the latest advice on auto loans so you can secure the right loan and manage your car loan effectively.
October 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Recent research is both encouraging and depressing, but sadly more of the latter.
September 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The federal agency continues to aggressively battle companies that confuse and shortchange consumers.
August 21, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It has to do with cars, but not really auto loans.
August 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most American households can’t afford new cars in all but one of the largest metro areas in the country.
August 10, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The biggest risk to the economy is this $1.3 trillion consumer debt — which Trump is doing nothing about
June 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.
April 28, 2017 | Money Talks News
In spite of recent interest rates hikes, you may still be able to save money by refinancing.
April 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
She once relied on welfare. Now she’s a successful personal finance coach.
March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.
February 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A couple isn’t sure how to replace their two broken-down cars.
January 30, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I hope the credit bureaus are right, and I’m wrong.
December 21, 2016 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know how he can keep his car. Sadly, he can’t. But he has an option.
October 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most people say they don’t have any debt, but do they know what debt means?
September 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Remember this summer, when everyone predicted the next big financial crash? It might not happen.
August 30, 2016 | Money Talks News
Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Here’s how to get the best deal.
August 9, 2016 | Money Talks News
Knowing how dealerships work — and what the dealers cannot do — is key to getting the best price.
July 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks she can switch cars with no black mark on her credit. The answer is even simpler than she thinks.
July 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The latest craze in mobile gaming can teach as much as it entertains.
July 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn
How much car can you afford? This map shows where cars are most and least affordable in the U.S.
July 5, 2016 | Money Talks News
Use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new “Know Before You Owe” shopping guide and get the car loan that’s right for you.
July 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Remember the housing bubble? Are car loans the next mortgage crisis?
March 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s goddaughter needs a new car. But does he need the headache?
December 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A teen reader wants to convince her father to let her buy a new car, but Howard isn’t being helpful.
August 5, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s husband wants a new car. She wants a used car. Who should win this argument?
May 14, 2015 | Jess Miller
Switching to one of these high-yield checking accounts could earn you hundreds in interest per year.
March 26, 2015 | Jess Miller
The “housing bubble” sparked the Great Recession. Some experts worry an impending “auto bubble” will do the same.
February 25, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has a complicated relationship with her ex and her credit cards.
February 19, 2015 | Jess Miller
And it’s not just credit cards. Auto loans have increased too, and experts disagree on whether that’s good or bad.
February 5, 2015 | Jess Miller
Here’s how to buy a car in 2015, even if you don’t have a lot saved.
September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller
You probably know you’ll pay more if you have bad credit. But you didn’t know how much till now.
September 18, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
This week: What it costs to run into a deer and obey the government, among other things.
September 11, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Polls from this week with results that just don’t add up.
September 5, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Almost everything is up, and that’s mostly bad news for consumers.
August 22, 2014 | Jess Miller
College costs and repo rates are up, and a new study concludes Americans are surprisingly honest.
June 5, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
From headphones to hockey tickets to home healthcare, everything is suddenly costing more today than it did last year.