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Average Car Loan Rates Remain Surprisingly Cheap

The current average cost of financing a new or used car or truck is around 4.2%, making auto loans a bargain by any historical measure.  Buyers w…

8 Tricks Up Your Car Dealer’s Sleeve

If you’re not careful, you can wind up paying more to buy and finance a new car or truck than you really need to. Here’s how to recognize and avoid needless costs, from interest rate markups to worthless dealer add-ons.

Are Home Equity Loans a Cheap Way to Borrow Money?

Home equity lines of credit can be a cheap way to borrow money for home renovations, college bills or credit card debt. But is your home worth enough to support a second mortgage?

How to Use a Home Equity Loan or HELOC

As home prices continue to climb, home equity loans and lines of credit are becoming potential sources of extra cash for a growing number of homeowners. But you still need to be very careful when tapping the value of your home.

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

Just because the monthly payments won’t break you doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to let car payments gobble up a huge chunk of your paycheck. Here’s a quick and easy way to figure out how much you can afford to spend on a new car or truck.

8 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

These are the predictable pitfalls that can turn the renovations of your dreams into a nightmare you’ll be reliving, and possibly regretting, for years to come. Avoid them, and you’ll dramatically increase the odds of bringing your project in on budget, on time and with absolutely delightful results.