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A Guide to Car Leasing Terms (Part 2)



(Check out part one of the series here.)

Once you’ve decided that leasing a vehicle is the right choice for you, it’s time to talk to your dealership.

Hearing a lot of unfamiliar terms tossed around can make you feel unsure of yourself and your choices.

To keep this from happening to you, familiarize yourself with these terms.

Capitalized cost
Also called “cap cost,” this is the price that you and the…
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Buying a New Car? 4 Foolproof Ways to Save



Buying a new vehicle is a major expense.

Most people don’t just wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll buy a new car today.”

There’s a lot of thought, planning, researching, and number crunching that goes into the decision.

Fortunately, there are ways you can save money when you’re in the market for some new wheels.

Check them out.

1. Carefully consider your vehicle choice
Give a lot of…
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Extended Warranties: What’s the Deal?



When you buy a car, you’ll be asked if you want to purchase an extended warranty.

If you’re not familiar with the term or how they work, you won’t be able to give an informed answer.

Here’s what you need to know about extended warranties.

What is it?
An extended warranty covers the cost of certain repairs after the manufacturer’s warranty has run out.

There are a variety of different…
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Here’s Help for Filing an Insurance Claim After an Accident


You’ve been in an accident.

After you’ve made sure everyone’s okay and you’ve worked through the necessary paperwork with the police, what do you do?

You have to get in touch with your insurance company.

Here’s what you need to know about filing a claim.

If the accident was your fault
Assuming you have collision coverage, you should call the number for your insurance company that’s listed on the…
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Hone Your Presidents’ Day Knowledge with These Quick Facts



Presidents’ Day is more than a day that the post office is closed or that the kids get off of school.

Do you know when the U.S. started celebrating it or why it’s so special?

Here are the answers to all of your burning question about this February holiday.

It all started with George Washington

Our first president passed away in 1799.

On the occasion of his February 22 birthday in 1800, the…
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Think You Know Everything About Valentine’s Day?



Ahh, Cupid.

February is his busy season.

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, but do you know where this sweet day originated?

Here are some fun facts you may not have known.

1. Saint Valentine was an actual person.

Check out these popular legends that are attached to the man known as Valentine or Valentinus.
  • The Roman Emperor Claudius II decreed young men were not allowed to get married because they didn’t…
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Surprise Your Valentine with a New Vehicle



Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

What better way to wow your love than with the gift of a new vehicle?

It may take a little finagling, but you can pull off the surprise of a lifetime.

Here’s how to do it.

Choose wisely
It would really be a bummer to buy your love a car that didn’t suit their needs or that they didn’t like.

Before you start shopping…
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