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Consumer Protection at Your Credit Union

By Craig Boivin.

Are you interested in purchasing a new car or truck? Not sure about your trade-in because you still owe money on your current vehicle? Before you start negotiating with a dealer, talk with UMassFive. When trading in a car you still owe money on, ...

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Carfax Can Help You Buy and Sell Cars

By Craig Boivin.

If you're looking for a pre-owned vehicle, obtain a Carfax vehicle history report once you select the car you want. Carfax reports can show whether the car's odometer has been rolled back, if the vehicle has been in a major accident, has been salv...

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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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