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Newly Married? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Car Insurance



Newly Married? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Car Insurance

Getting hitched comes with a lot of changes.

Financially, you have to figure out if you’re going to combine your bank accounts and who will be in charge of paying the bills.

With all the larger decisions, you may not have considered if and how getting married can affect your car insurance.

Did you know that in the eyes of insurance…
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Need a New Vehicle for Your Student? Think Safety First



A new school year can bring a lot of changes to the family.

Whether you’re sending your baby off to college or just the local high school, they’re going to need their own transportation.

When it comes to finding the right ride for your child, safety will always top the list.

Here are a few of the safest vehicles you can get for your student. They look pretty cool, too!

Honda Fit
The…
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What Do I Need to Know About Leasing a Used Vehicle?



Most people assume a vehicle lease is only an option for a brand new car.

While it’s not nearly as common, you actually can lease a used car.

Since it’s not a well-known practice, let’s take a closer look.

The guidelines
There are some general rules about used cars that are available for lease.

They must:
  • Be Certified Pre-Owned.
  • Be Less than four years old.
  • Have less than 48,000 miles on…
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Do These 5 Things Before You Buy a Used Car



Purchasing a used vehicle can be a leap of faith.

You know that someone else has owned it, but you don’t know if they cared for it the way you would.

Did they follow the owner’s manual guidelines for oil changes and other routine maintenance?

The way a car was taken care of can have an effect on how it runs and how long it will last.

Here are some things you can…
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How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a New Vehicle



Having a good credit score can really make a difference when you go to buy a new car.

A high credit score usually gets you a lower interest loan, saving you a pretty penny.

What do you do if you know that you’ll eventually need to get a vehicle but your credit just isn’t what it should be?

Here are four ways to give your credit score a boost before you try to…
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Financing a New Car



Here’s What You Need to Know About Financing a New Car
Don’t get the car-buying order all mixed up.

What does that mean?

Don’t research, test drive, fall in love, and then think about how to pay for your dream car.

In reality, your budget and financing options should be the first consideration.

This avoids getting your hopes up about a vehicle that you can’t afford.

Now that you understand the…
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What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle Recall



Receiving a recall notice about your vehicle can be concerning.

It makes sense that you’d be a little worried when your safety could be at stake.

But, before you panic, let’s take a realistic look at what it all means.

What is a recall?
When a manufacturer discovers there is a deficiency in one of their vehicles, they are required to alert the public and to offer a solution to those affected. They…
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How Much Do You Really Know About Independence Day?

 

How Much Do You Know About Independence Day?

When you think of the 4th of July, what comes to mind first?

Most people would say fireworks, burgers and dogs on the grill, watermelon, and parties with family and friends.

There’s no doubt that all of those things are super fun and make the 4th a holiday that many anticipate as the unofficial start to summer.

Has it been awhile since you stopped to think…

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Car Leasing Mistakes to Watch Out For



There are many good reasons that you may choose to lease your next vehicle instead of buying.

The payment is usually lower, common repairs are covered, and you are always driving a newer vehicle, just to name a few.

Some common mistakes can end up costing you more money in the long run so make sure you’re aware of exactly what you’re getting into and read the fine print.

Here’s what you…
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