Buying a car

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A new car could be the most expensive purchase you make, besides your home. Before you commit to the first vehicle that catches your eye, think about how you plan to use the car and pay for it.
Keep in mind:
Leasing generally gives you the use of a new car over a limited period of time for a relatively small monthly payment. But over the long haul, leasing tends to cost significantly more than ownership in many scenarios.
Buying may require a larger down payment and a higher monthly outlay up front. But the payments generally end while the car is still usable. As a result, buying does tend to be significantly less expensive over time.

Financing a new car

It pays to learn about automobile financing before walking into the showroom.

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Understanding the basics of buying a new or used car

Learn how to determine your automobile needs, plan a budget or research your options..

Tips for saving for a large purchase

If you're planning to buy a big-ticket item, it's a good money habit to have a plan to pay for it.
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