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Hot rental car market = scams

Emily Wu
The weather is getting warmer, and you might be itching to travel again. The mountains, the beach, and the trails are calling you — and everyone else. At least that’s what it feels like when you start
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What To Know About Payday and Car Title Loans

If you need cash fast to deal with an emergency, bills, or rent, a payday loan or car title loan might be tempting. But these are expensive loans, and they can trap you in debt. Find out how they work
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Buying a Used Car From a Dealer

Whether you’re 16 or 60, buying a used car can be an exciting experience. But it can also be a big financial commitment, with some industry reports estimating that the average price of a used car is
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Financing or Leasing a Car

Shopping for a car? You have options other than paying cash. Whether you finance or lease, here are some things to keep in mind. Before You Buy or Lease a Car Factoring in a Trade-in Financing a Car
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Auto Warranties and Service Contracts

If you're buying a new or used car, the salesperson might try to sell you an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected or expensive repairs. While a service contract might sound like a
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Know Before You Go: Car Dealer Ads and Promotions

Looking to buy a car? You might see dealers advertising unusually low prices, low or no up-front payments, low- or no-interest loans, or low monthly payments. Other dealers promise high trade-in
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Auto Loan Refinancing Scams

If you're having trouble paying your car loan, you might think about doing business with a company that says they can get you lower monthly payments. But not all refinancing companies play by the
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Vehicle Repossession

If you don’t make your car payments on time, your lender could have the right to take your car without going to court or telling you first. Learn what can happen, and what you can do, if your vehicle
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Renting a Car

Comparing prices online can save you a bundle when you rent a car. Learn how to compare the total cost — not just the advertised price. Fees and options can increase the base price dramatically