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Setting a Budget When Car Shopping

Car and Money.jpgI bought my first car in 1982. Although I had graduated high school and had two years of college, I was financially naïve. I had never learned how to set a budget or how to manage credit. I was, in that sense, very much like many consumers today.  Fortunately, the marketplace for car shopping in 1982 was much safer for inexperienced consumers than it is today.

Setting a Budget When Car Shopping

Car and Money.jpgI bought my first car in 1982. Although I had graduated high school and had two years of college, I was financially naïve. I had never learned how to set a budget or how to manage credit. I was, in that sense, very much like many consumers today.  Fortunately, the marketplace for car shopping in 1982 was much safer for inexperienced consumers than it is today.

Setting a Budget When Car Shopping

Car and Money.jpgI bought my first car in 1982. Although I had graduated high school and had two years of college, I was financially naïve. I had never learned how to set a budget or how to manage credit. I was, in that sense, very much like many consumers today.  Fortunately, the marketplace for car shopping in 1982 was much safer for inexperienced consumers than it is today.

Check Your Credit Report Before You Start Car Shopping

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for young couple researching.jpgThe next article in our blog series on things that people thinking of buying a car should do before they visit a dealership addresses the importance of checking credit reports.

The Way We Buy Cars

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Car Salesman.jpgNot many people are car shopping during the COVID-19 shutdown. However, once businesses re-open and people get back to work, car dealers will be aggressively marketing to the public.  In order to help our clients and friends avoid becoming a victim of the Games Dealers Play, we will be presenting over the next few weeks a series of blog articles about things that people should do before they visit a car dealership.  

Avoiding Repossessions During COVID-19 Shutdown

Thumbnail image for WIN_20200401_11_14_57_Pro.jpgAre you concerned about avoiding a repossession due to lack of work or reduced income because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Consumer Law Group Managing Attorney Dan Blinn offers advice on dealing with auto lenders in this new video.

Why Does the State Tolerate Auto Dealer Fraud?

serious woman making phone call-thumb-350x233-68561.jpgThe most frequently asked question that we hear from consumers who have been victimized by Auto Dealer Fraud is "How Do They Get Away With It?". We regularly see examples of auto dealers committing fraud, forgery, odometer violations, and the sale of dangerous cars. We also see many examples of credit application fraud by dealers. Many consumers go to on-line review sites after they experience a problem, and they realize that the dealership did the same thing to many other consumers. 

Recalled Cars: The Five Minute Exercise That Can Save Your Life

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for young couple researching.jpgA recent study by the Consumer Federation of America found that there were 70 million recalled cars that were on American roads. "While these open recalls present a clear hazard to the occupants of these vehicles, they are also a hazard to the rest of the driving public," said Jack Gillis, CFA's Executive Director.

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