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What to do if you can’t make car payments

Colleen Tressler
Trouble making car payments? Worried about repossession? Unexpected life events, like a job loss or drop in income, may affect your ability to pay your bills, including car payments. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to make your next car payment, take action as soon as possible. If you get behind on your payments, your lender could repossess your car — sometimes without warning. Read on to learn what to do.

Cosigning a Loan FAQs

When you cosign a loan for a friend or family member, you put your finances and creditworthiness on the line. Here’s what you need to know before you cosign a loan.

Credit Discrimination

Federal law gives you protections when you deal with any organizations or people who regularly extend credit.

Understanding Your Credit

We hear a lot about credit — credit reports, credit scores, credit freezes, credit monitoring. What does it all mean for you?

What To Know About Advance-Fee Loans

Some companies promise you a low-interest loan or credit card, but want a fee first. They’re scams. Learn the warning signs.
Consumer Alert

Give yourself some credit (reports)

Seena Gressin

During Financial Literacy Month, we’ve focused on steps to protect your money by spotting and avoiding scams.