Cars / Financing

  • The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice price

      

    Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a five-part investigative series. Most new-car shoppers turn to those big new-car pricing websites for the information and advice they need. But those...

  • Op-ed: How we abandoned our inborn common sense about new-car pricing

      

    George Will, an American journalist and author and a keen observer of human behavior, has written, “This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.”...

  • 4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage

      

    Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your debt always the best choice? Today we’ll go over specific types of...

  • How to get out of a bad car loan

      

    Making your payment month after month has gotten to be such a drag that it eventually occurs to you: “Is there any way I can get out of this loan?” First of all, what is a bad...

  • Should you lease a car during an 'End of the Year' sales event?

      

    Most manufacturers go on a blitz with their "End of the Year" sales events between Christmas and New Year's Eve. But is it really a good idea to lease at that time? Read more: Top...

  • Top 12 best vehicles to buy that are 1 year old

      

    Cars are the second biggest expense in most people's lives. But will the car you're buying hold its resale value? Read more: 6 speeding ticket myths debunked You'll get the best...

  • Used car leasing: Deal or dud for your wallet?

      

    The question of leasing is one that's common when people are buying a new car. Clark typically advises people to buy rather than lease. Some rare exceptions to that rule include when there is...

  • Buying a car: 2 things to do before you even start shopping

      

    When you start thinking about buying a car, there are a lot of things to consider. First of all, don’t rush it! Once the deal is done, it is NOT something that can easily be undone...

  • Millennials like to lease cars, but watch out for these pitfalls

      

    Forget about the much-hyped predictions of millennials abandoning car ownership en masse. Leases among those aged 18 to 34 grew by 49% between 2012 and June 2016, according to numbers from...

  • How new car dealers make the big bucks

      

    Most of us probably believe that dealers laugh all the way to the bank on the profit they make when they sell us a new car.  That belief stems importantly from the high prices of those...

  • 5 things to know before buying a used car

      

    When you're considering new vs. used cars, you need to think about the bigger picture of car ownership costs. It's more than just the sticker price and the expense of gas. AAA reports that...

  • How to beat the pricing from online car-buying sites

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • Debunking the myth around dealer cash incentives

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • Whose side are those new-car pricing sites really on?

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation

      

    Author’s Note: Leasing accounts for a hefty 25% of new-car transactions today, mainly because the monthly payments are much lower than they’d be for a purchase. But most folks...