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The Pros and Cons of Refinancing a Car

Posted on December 2, 2021
Refinancing a car loan can save you a good amount of money over the lifetime of the loan and even significantly lower your monthly payment. However, it may not always be the right financial move for you. We’ll cover the pros and cons of refinancing a car and when you should consider pursuing a new auto loan. Pros of an Auto Refinance Most applicants for an automotive refinance are great ...Read More
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Comparing the Costs of Buying a New vs. Used Car

Posted on November 19, 2021
You can feel it: it’s time to go car shopping. It can happen for any number of reasons.  Maybe a new commute further away means you need to save money by switching to a more fuel-efficient car. On the other hand, maybe you’ve been walking, biking, or taking public transportation, but it’s time to switch to a vehicle. Changes in the size of your family also affect the financial decisions ...Read More

Where to Get an Auto Loan: Bank vs. Credit Union

Posted on November 12, 2021
When it comes time to obtain your next auto loan, you might be wondering where you can go to get the best possible rates and the best deal. Who comes out ahead in the auto loan bank vs. credit union debate? Offerings for auto loans from banks vs. credit unions can vary widely, but typically credit unions are able to offer more favorable terms and better service. Keep reading to ...Read More
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5 Ways to Build Credit When You Have None

Posted on September 20, 2021
Getting approved for financing is one of those classic chicken vs. egg situations. You need to prove your credit history to get the loan or credit card you want -- but you can't build credit if you've never had a loan or credit card in the first place.   Luckily, there are a few simple ways you can start building your credit score today so that you'll be able to borrow ...Read More
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Using A Refinance Mortgage Rates Calculator

Posted on March 30, 2021
When you are considering refinancing your mortgage, it can be difficult to compare loans with different APRs and terms. One of the best tools available to help you understand and compare mortgages is a refinance mortgage rates calculator. This is particularly true for refinancing when you want to save as much money as possible. However, it can be a bit confusing to know what information you need to plug in ...Read More
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Is It Worth It To Refinance Your Mortgage?

Posted on February 16, 2021
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard of and possibly considered refinancing your mortgage. However, it can seem challenging to weigh the costs and hassle of refinancing your mortgage against the financial benefits you could reap.  To help you decide if it’s worth refinancing your mortgage, we'll cover the common reasons for refinancing. We’ll also share the critical things to consider when refinancing a mortgage. When you refinance your mortgage, ...Read More
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The Best Way to Refinance a Mortgage

Posted on February 11, 2021
Taking advantage of low-interest rates through a mortgage refinance can be a smart move, but refinancing is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. There’s a lot to consider when deciding on the best way to refinance your mortgage.  When you refinance your mortgage, you pay off your existing loan with a new loan with a different interest rate or term length. Many factors go into a refinance, from your ...Read More
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What Documents Do I Need To Refinance My Mortgage

Posted on February 4, 2021
When it comes to refinancing your home, the process can seem like an endless stream of paperwork. Unfortunately, missing documentation can result in the refinancing process taking a lot longer than you might have hoped.  Time is money, and getting that lower interest rate as quickly as possible is the goal! To that end, there are ways to make the process proceed more smoothly. One way to streamline the process ...Read More
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Finding The Best Mortgage Refinance Rates

Posted on January 29, 2021
If you have a mortgage, you’ve probably heard of or thought about refinancing it. Maybe you’re not happy with your current mortgage, or you’ve noticed a serious drop in current rates and are wondering if you can get an even better deal. Knowing when to refinance, how to find low refinance rates, and what mortgages will actually save you money can be difficult. Here’s some advice to get you on ...Read More
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Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Posted on January 20, 2021
When you agree to a mortgage, sometimes things change. For example, your credit score could go up, or interest rates could drop. Maybe you have a new job with additional monthly income, or maybe you’ve lost a source of your monthly income. The good thing is that a mortgage isn’t always permanently binding. Most mortgages allow you the option to refinance. Refinancing is when you pay off your original mortgage ...Read More

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