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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 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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FTC Announces Auto Buyers Study Reports

Jim Kreidler
Many of us depend on our cars — for work, errands, shuttling kids, and visiting loved ones. Maybe we love the freedom and convenience cars give us — but many of us find the car-buying process
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NYC car dealer accused of discriminatory lending

Ari Lazarus
The law is clear: it’s illegal for someone who lends money to charge people higher interest rates and fees based on their race. According to an FTC case announced today, a car dealer in the Bronx did
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Financial tips for 2019 graduates

Colleen Tressler
Congratulations students and parents! It won’t be long before young people across the country will put on their caps and gowns to celebrate their graduations. Many graduation speakers offer advice
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Car dealer deceived consumers & falsified info

Colleen Tressler
Shopping for a car can be exciting. But wading through ads and promotions from car dealers, and deciding how to pay, can make it stressful. If you decide to finance the car, you have two options: get
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FTC’s top tips for Financial Literacy Month

Colleen Tressler
April is Financial Literacy Month, and a great time to get your personal finances on track. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Create a budget. The first step toward taking control of your
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Buying a New Car

A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United