A vehicle is one of the biggest purchases an American consumer can buy — so why aren’t the ins and outs of car buying more well-known? Before deciding to buy a new car, lease, or purchase a used vehicle, read through these resources to make sure you do your research beforehand. There are more expenses associated with vehicles, not just the down payment and monthly payments.

Explore these overviews, videos, and resources and be that much closer to financial freedom on the road of financial literacy.


The Complete Guide
This car buying guide will teach you everything from when it’s time to buy a new car through to how you can maintain a new vehicle’s value over the long-term and everything in-between. Whether you’re a first time car buyer or a seasoned pro who has negotiated many vehicle purchases, this guide is for you.
Buying A Car
This overview contains fast facts about all the terms dealing with financing a car, as well as small tips about buying or leasing a car.


Buying A Used Car
This resource contains a video that explains the basic things to consider when wanting to buy a used car. Additionally, there are tips on how to avoid “curbstoning,” where a dealer poses as a private seller to sell a car.
How Much Car Can You Afford?
Buying a car — and financing one — is a major decision. It’s important to determine how much you’ll be able to afford before you make a commitment. These tips can help you understand how much you can afford for your monthly payment, down payment, and other costs associated with buying a car.
Tips To Lower Car Insurance Payment
 There are actually methods to save money on car insurance. It requires a continued commitment to safety, paying attention to details, living in the right area, avoiding complacency with your coverage and, by all means, not being responsible for your adolescent driving (more on that one later).
Financial Advice for Buying A Car
 Buying a car is one of the priciest purchases you can make, so it’s definitely a subject that requires some financial advice.
Buying A Car From A Private Party
Going to the auto dealer isn’t the only way to buy a used car. Many car buyers purchase used vehicles from individuals, also known as private parties. Keep in mind that buying a car from an individual is much different from shopping for one at a dealer. Consider these important factors.
Buying vs. Leasing
This article contains a helpful breakdown of the differences between buying and leasing, as well as a thorough pros and cons list to help you make your decision.


3 Mistakes People Make When They Need A Car Loan
Knowing the common mistakes people make when dealing with getting a vehicle can help you avoid them. So here are the major ones.
Tips for Saving On Your Car Loan
Save money on auto financing by knowing these few tips.

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