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Car Shopping With Credit Problems

By Craig Boivin.

by Remar Sutton, Consumer Protection Advocate Ever been a little late on a payment? Or had a spell when your payments were really late? It's happened to most of us, and you've probably worried about how payment tardiness affects your credit ratin...

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Beware of the Trade-In Trap

By Craig Boivin.

It's hard to pin down the true value of a used car you're driving. But car people easily can determine that value, called "wholesale value." Wholesale value is the amount of money a person or company will pay for your car when intending to resell ...

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Avoid Costly Car Buying Mistakes

By Craig Boivin.

by Remar Sutton, Consumer Protection Advocate How much money do you think educated car buyers can save over uneducated buyers when buying the same car? Would $5,000 get your attention? Not long ago, I was involved in an undercover filming at a d...

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Auto Rebates: Who Gets the Money?

By Craig Boivin.

by Remar Sutton, Consumer Protection Advocate Cheap interest rates! Thousands of dollars back! Manufacturers and dealers are pushing these enticing incentives, and, if you're a savvy incentive shopper, you may save a bundle. But be warned: Do it...

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Ask for Auto Insurance Price Breaks

By Craig Boivin.

Auto insurance rates vary dramatically in some states and you're likely to get hit hardest if you have a less-than-perfect driving record. Consumers also often discover that their insurer depreciates their vehicle and leaves them paying more than ...

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