What NOT to do When Buying a Car

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Whether it’s your first time buying a car or not, here’s a list of the things you should avoid before buying a car.

Don’t Spend More than you Have

Being able to budget well is a really important skill to possess – especially when it comes to keeping your own financial situation in check. Buying a car is a big investment. You can’t just cross your fingers and hope you’ll be able to make your payments each month.

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Car Add-Ons Worth the Splurge

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It’s common knowledge that car dealers will try to saddle you with a bunch of extras and car add-ons you really don’t need when you buy a new car to pad the sale (‘Etch’ is not nearly as useful as they’d have you believe.) This experience is made even more frustrating when you’re car shopping with a limited budget.

So are there ever any car add-ons that are genuinely worth the extra money? Yes, actually  – particularly when they’re features intended to improve your safety while on the road. Here are some car add-ons that are definitely worth the extra cost when you buy a new car.

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Tips for Saving up for a Down Payment

It can be tough just making all of your monthly payments on time each month, so it’s not hard to understand why so many people are deterred by the thought of trying to save up for a down payment on top of their regular bills.

The important thing to remember is that it can be done. It’ll require some serious re-organization of your finances and dedication to cutting down on extras (like that latte you get every morning before work) but we’ve got some tips to help you save up for your down payment no matter what your current financial situation.

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