car buying

Buying the right car can make or break your budget. Everything from down payment size to the financing options you choose can impact your bottom line and ability to pay your car off and avoid repossession. Debt.com is here to help you buy your next vehicle without breaking the bank or taking on too much debt.

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Auto loan balances are up

Dvorkin On Debt: Blowing Up The Auto Bubble

September 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Remember this summer, when everyone predicted the next big financial crash? It might not happen.

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Dvorkin On Debt: The Most Important News Of The Summer

September 12, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Something happened last month that I just loved, but no one reported it.

Auto loan balances are up

4 Simple Steps To Get The Very Best Car Loan​

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.

Auto loan balances are up

7 Secrets Car Dealers Hope You Don’t Know

August 9, 2016 | Money Talks News

Knowing how dealerships work — and what the dealers cannot do — is key to getting the best price.

From stolen Honda Accords to relaxation guilt

Don’t Drive an Old Honda in California

August 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

California has the most stolen cars in the entire nation

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Ask The Expert: Can I Just Stop My Car Payments And Buy Another Car?

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.

best tips for buying a car in 2015

Dvorkin On Debt: The Impending Auto Bubble

July 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Remember the housing bubble? Are car loans the next mortgage crisis?

Why we pay more for cars with bad credit

Can You Afford a New Car? Depends on Where You Live

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.

best tips for buying a car in 2015

Dvorkin On Debt: The Impending Auto Bubble

July 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Remember the housing bubble? Are car loans the next mortgage crisis?

Why we pay more for cars with bad credit

Ask The Expert: Should I Buy The Car I’ve Been Leasing?

April 20, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader got into a bad lease but wonders: Will buying the car make it better?

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Ask The Expert: Should I Buy A New Car?

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.

Auto loan balances are up

Ask The Expert: Can I Really Give My Car Back to The Dealer?

August 12, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to give up his car and his loan by just driving it to the dealership and leaving it there. Can he?

best tips for buying a car in 2015

Ask The Expert: How New Cars Can Become Old Headaches

August 5, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s husband wants a new car. She wants a used car. Who should win this argument?

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There’s An 84 Percent Chance Your Car Is About To Break Down

April 9, 2015 | Jess Miller

But if you make these 5 car repairs yourself, you can prevent that from happening.

money myths

Financial Illiteracy Month Part II: 5 Money Myths Exposed

April 8, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

These myths could lower your credit score and cause you to spend more money.

Auto loan balances are up

Will Auto Loans Drive Us Into Another Recession?

March 26, 2015 | Jess Miller

The “housing bubble” sparked the Great Recession. Some experts worry an impending “auto bubble” will do the same.

vacation of the future

13 Percent Of Americans Will Make This Stupid Mistake With Their Tax Refund

March 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While most of us will do the right things, these otherwise intelligent adults will do this.

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By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

March 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: No question is too big, small, or weird for a millennial opinion poll.

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By The Numbers: Auto-Erotic Fascination

February 27, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.

By the numbers: millions and billions

By The Numbers: Real Big Figures

January 30, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: millions and billions.

vacation of the future

Why Low Gas Prices Might Not Help You Get Out Of Debt

January 26, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

In fact, in my experience, low prices can actually drive you further into debt.

best tips for buying a car in 2015

How a Credit Card Can Save You Big Bucks On A Lexus

October 29, 2014 | Jason Steele

We’re not really recommending it, we’re just saying it’s possible to save thousands.

Do you believe these car buying statistics?

Car races: What your ethnicity says about your vehicle purchases

May 22, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Do African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans really prefer different vehicles?

Want to keep your car longer? Heed this advice.

How to keep your vehicle running for years — even if you’re an auto idiot

May 20, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s a quick and handy guide to cheap and easy maintenance anyone can handle.

Here are the best cars for bad credit buyers.

The best cars for bad credit buyers

April 11, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Here are the cars people with below-average credit buy when they’re broke, and how to get them.

under the hood

Why you should learn about your car

March 31, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

The more you understand about what happens under the hood, the more you can save.