My PT Cruiser with 140k miles is becoming a money pit. I need another car, but due to some medical bills my credit score took a massive hit and I have no cash for a down-payment. I’m worried about getting a loan with a high interest rate, but I’m also hesitant to deal with the headaches of another used car.
This ad is for Experian's "Credit Tracker," a program that allows consumers to know their credit score. This is helpful info when it comes to getting a loan, but your credit score has nothing to do with getting discounts on things like floor mats, leather seats, or a stupid house plant.
We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen.
Want a tax break? Buy a new hybrid, right? Wrong. A Senate amendment added to the House stimulus package offers tax breaks on purchase of practically any new vehicle under $50,000. If it passes.
Today, in a move that sounds an awful lot like a plot line from a Steinbeck novel of the 30's set in dust-bowl Americana, FoMoCo's asking JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs to help the automaker finance $18 billion in secured (meaning backed by tangible assets like equipment, buildings, nameplates, water…