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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Used Car

The following is a guest blog post by David at CarUnderstanding:

 

Buying a Used Car

You’re thinking of buying a car. You’d want to have the luxury of traveling to places without relying on others. You’d want to bring your family or friends on a road trip or on vacation.

    The problem is, a new car does not fit into your budget.

    The good news is, you can purchase a used car. However, purchasing a used car may not be as easy as it seems. You’d have to do some careful planning and research to make sure you get the best value for your car. Plus, you don’t want to end up with a car that runs on too many expenses, right?

    By the end of this article, you will have a better idea of what it takes to buy a used car. We’ll discuss the mistakes to avoid when buying a used car. Just make sure to avoid these, and you’ll be good to go.

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The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Finances

The following is a guest blog post:

 

Over the last year, there has been quite a bit of chatter about the Fed and its intent to raise the interest rate. The current state of the economy seems to the catalyst for the change, but not everyone is convinced an interest rate increase is in their personal best interest.

 

Many consumers are worried that an interest rate hike could negatively impact their financial situation – a natural response to what the media makes out to be a fairly big move away from low, relatively affordable rates. But there’s good news mixed among the gloom and doom of the Fed’s decision.

 

Here’s what you need to know about an interest rate hike.

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Effect Of Your Past Money Memories On Current Finance Behavior

The following is a guest blog post by Stacy B Miller:

 

Seldom do we realize that our past money memories cast a long-term impact on our financial behavior. Those childhood memories shape our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and attitude about money.

 

Don’t agree with me? Okay. Let me share my story with you. Hopefully, after you finish reading my story, you’ll understand what I’m trying to convey.

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How to Decide Between Paying Off Student Loans Early Or Investing (Or Both)

The following is a guest blog post:

By Laur Davidson, personal finance journalist

 

From early on, we are all told that non-mortgage debt is bad, and that we should do everything we can to become debt-free if we ever expect to be financially independent. However, we are also told that, the only way to build sufficient capital for a secure retirement is to save early and save often. So, student borrowers about to embark on a new career, which should it be?

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Alternatives to Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage on Your Home

The following is a guest blog post:

 

Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular because they provide senior citizens with cash that they can use to fund their retirements. These mortgages are based on the equity in the home and do not need to be paid back until the loan holder dies or moves out the house.

 

Even so, you may wonder what other options you have to use your home as an asset to secure your retirement. You may get the money you need to live comfortably by using any of these alternatives to a reverse mortgage.

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