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Buying a car

A new car could be one of the most expensive purchases you make. Before you commit to the first vehicle that catches your eye, think about how you plan to use and pay for it.
Keep in mind:
  • Leasing generally lets you use a new car over a limited period for a relatively small monthly payment
  • Buying may require a larger down payment and higher monthly payments for the life of the loan, but it tends to be less expensive than leasing over time
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Video: 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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It pays to learn about automobile financing before walking into the showroom.
Learn how to determine your automobile needs, plan a budget or research your options.
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