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4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice prices
The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice prices Cars August 17, 2017
Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a five-part investigative series. Most new-car shoppers turn to those big new-car pricing…
Op-ed: How we abandoned our inborn common sense about new-car pricing
Op-ed: How we abandoned our inborn common sense about new-car pricing Cars November 28, 2016
George Will, an American journalist and author and a keen observer of human behavior, has written, “This is an age…
How to get out of a bad car loan
How to get out of a bad car loan Cars November 2, 2016
Making your paymentmonth after month has gotten to be such a drag that it eventually occurs to you: “Is there…
Should you lease a car during an ‘End of the Year’ sales event?
Should you lease a car during an ‘End of the Year’ sales event? Cars October 13, 2016
Most manufacturers go on a blitz with their 'End of the Year' sales events between Christmas and New Year's Eve.…
Top 12 best vehicles to buy that are 1 year old
Top 12 best vehicles to buy that are 1 year old Cars October 10, 2016
Cars are the second biggest expense in most people's lives. But will the car you're buying hold its resale value?…
Used car leasing: Deal or dud for your wallet?
Used car leasing: Deal or dud for your wallet? Cars October 7, 2016
The question of leasing is one that's common when people are buying a new car. Clark typically advises people to…
Buying a car: 2 things to do before you even start shopping
Buying a car: 2 things to do before you even start shopping Cars October 4, 2016
When you start thinking about buying a car, there are a lot of things to consider. First of all, don’t…
Millennials like to lease cars, but watch out for these pitfalls
Millennials like to lease cars, but watch out for these pitfalls Cars September 30, 2016
Forget about the much-hyped predictions of millennials abandoning car ownership en masse. Leases among those aged 18 to 34 grew…
How new car dealers make the big bucks
How new car dealers make the big bucks Cars September 8, 2016
Most of us probably believe that dealers laugh all the way to the bank on the profit they make when…
5 things to know before buying a used car
5 things to know before buying a used car Cars August 19, 2016
When you're considering new vs. used cars, you need to think about the bigger picture of car ownership costs. It's…
How to beat the pricing from online car-buying sites
How to beat the pricing from online car-buying sites Cars August 10, 2016
Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice…
Debunking the myth around dealer cash incentives
Debunking the myth around dealer cash incentives Cars August 10, 2016
Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice…
Whose side are those new-car pricing sites really on?
Whose side are those new-car pricing sites really on? Cars August 10, 2016
Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice…
New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation
New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation Cars June 23, 2016
Author’s Note: Leasing accounts for a hefty 25% of new-car transactions today, mainly because the monthly payments are much lower…
Is gap insurance worth it when buying a car?
Is gap insurance worth it when buying a car? Buying June 23, 2016
When a prospective buyer walks into a dealership to buy a car, they are often inundated with “upsells.” Upsells in…
Leasing used car: Good or bad idea?
Leasing used car: Good or bad idea? Cars May 23, 2016
Read more: New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation Should you ever lease a car? How to buy, rent…
What to do when you owe more on your car than it’s worth
What to do when you owe more on your car than it’s worth Cars May 19, 2016
A negative equity car loan — also referred to as being “upside down” or “underwater” on a loan — means…
Honda apologizes for double-charging car payment glitch
Honda apologizes for double-charging car payment glitch Cars April 8, 2016
If you use Honda Financial Services to make your car payments, you may want to check your bank account. Read…
2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now
2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now Cars April 4, 2016
Ever seen a 2016 model vehicle being offered as 'used' on a dealer lot? Leaked internal memos from three big…
Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise
Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise Cars March 16, 2016
The auto industry had its hottest year in 2015 after moving 17.5 million vehicles for more than $500 billion in…
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car Cars March 8, 2016
If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how…
The 30 best cars of 2016
The 30 best cars of 2016 Cars February 24, 2016
Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers…
Bank decides to relieve car lease for active duty soldier
Bank decides to relieve car lease for active duty soldier Jobs & Military February 22, 2016
A Peabody, Massachusetts, soldier was called to active duty and at first a bank wouldn't give her any relief on…
Are you buying too much car for your budget?
Are you buying too much car for your budget? Cars February 17, 2016
Auto loan financing is suddenly available to people with damaged credit who may have been turned down for car loans…
Toyota to pay $21.9 million to settle racial discrimination claims
Toyota to pay $21.9 million to settle racial discrimination claims Cars February 4, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota’s lending service, Toyota Motor Credit Corp., agreed to pay almost $22 million to thousands of minority…
What your car says about your credit score
What your car says about your credit score Cars January 1, 2016
Could the car you drive be an accurate indicator of your credit score? Better check your wheels against this list…
Ready for a new ride? Here are the best year-end car deals!
Ready for a new ride? Here are the best year-end car deals! Cars December 29, 2015
Are you looking for a great deal on a new car? Car sales are up this year, which means you're…
Buying a used car: Check the maintenance costs before you buy
Buying a used car: Check the maintenance costs before you buy Cars December 27, 2015
There are a lot of things you need to do before buying a used car, such as choosing the right…
13 screaming good new car deals for Halloween!
13 screaming good new car deals for Halloween! Cars October 23, 2015
It's that wonderful time of year -- whencar dealers are desperate to clear their inventories of leftover 2015 models in…
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