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Is Leasing Really Fleecing?: In Most Cases, Yes

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for New cars.jpgThis is the final installment in our Blog Series Is Leasing Really Fleecing? Throughout the series, we have discussed many of the pitfalls and drawbacks of leasing cars. We wrote this series, because we realized that many of our clients who leased cars did not understand how leases work.  

Is Leasing Really Fleecing? Part 8: Is Leasing Ever Advantageous?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for young couple researching.jpgThis is the eighth of nine articles in our Blog Series Is Leasing Really Fleecing? In our previous segments, we discussed many of the disadvantages of leasing. These disadvantages include the higher costs, the high and sometimes surprising end of lease charges, and some of the pitfalls of leasing, including the high cost of early termination. We also discussed how customers who lease may be more vulnerable to unfair car dealer practices. This article will answer the question of whether it is ever advantageous to lease.

Is Leasing Really Fleecing? Part 7: Early Termination Charges

This is the seventh of nine articles in our Blog Series Is Leasing Really Fleecing? In our previous segment, we addressed some of the pitfalls in leases. Perhaps the biggest pitfall is the high costs of early termination charges.

Is Leasing Really Fleecing? Part 2: Do Leases Include Interest Charges?

Thumbnail image for New cars.jpgThis is the second of nine articles in our Blog Series Is Leasing Really Fleecing? In our previous article on How Leases Work, we stated that "interest" was one of the factors in determining the amount of the monthly lease payment. The time value of money is a significant factor in the pricing of leases. But, interest does not work the same way in leases that it does in car loans. 

Is Leasing Really Fleecing? Introducing a New Series

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Car Salesman.jpgPerhaps the most frequent question asked of us by our friends and clients shopping for a new car is whether they should finance or lease their next vehicle.  Car dealerships and manufacturers promote leases heavily in their advertisements, and some dealerships push lease deals pretty aggressively.  They point out lease payments are lower than the car loan payments. But, is leasing really cheaper on a long term basis?

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