5 Questions to Ask Before You Finance a Car

So, is it a good idea to finance your next car? Well, that depends. Think of auto financing as applying for a mortgage to pay off a new ride. This means you’ll live with it for the term of the loan which will likely take you into or through a life stage. So, you must ask yourself: Does it have space in the back for a stroller? Can you fold down the seats for hockey sticks or surfboards? Is there a third row to allow peace in a growing family? Does it have a backseat — or is this a mid-life crisis impulse?

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If you know the answers to most of the questions above, consider taking the plunge. Financing makes the most sense if you want your car for the long haul. A lease ends when it ends, much like a car rental, but you’ll keep

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Looking to buy a used car? Experts say ask these 5 questions first

Nathan Clarke went from working a minimum wage job to having a net worth of $100,000 in less than 10 years. One way he saves money is by buying used cars — and always paying for them in cash. In the nine years since he turned 18, he has bought three used cars, two of which he still drives. And he’s never spent more than $9,600 on a vehicle. 

One of the best deals Clarke has ever gotten on a car was in 2013, when he paid $3,200 for a 2001 Toyota Celica with 160,000 miles on it. “My sister is still driving the car today and it has almost 300,000 miles on it,” he says. “It never put me on the side of the road and all I ever did to it was regular maintenance.” 

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Germany’s pandemic recovery raises age-old questions about European economy | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW

In 1947, two years after the end of World War II, the European economy was in severe trouble. “We are threatened with total economic and financial catastrophe,” said then French Economy Minister Andre Philip in April that year.

There were many problems but the biggest was Germany. Two years after the Nazis had been defeated, Germany’s recovery had in many ways already been remarkable but economically it remained a basket case and Europe realized it needed its engine back. In part, the Marshall Plan’s purpose was to restore the German economy to the heart of Europe.

By the start of the 1950s, the European economy was in miracle territory but Germany’s miracle burned brightest. The next two decades were among the most prosperous in history.

Here in 2020, the European economy also finds itself at a pivotal and potentially perilous historical moment. The pandemic is ongoing and the economic recovery

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Can I keep my car? And other questions about CA’s new rule

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday debuted a plan to ban sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035 with a goal of reducing the state’s air pollution and combating climate change. The executive order represents a big shift for car manufacturers and will likely change how many Californians get from point A to B.

So what does it all mean for the common California car owner? Here’s what you should know.

Can I keep my gas-powered car?

Short answer: yes. The governor’s office said Wednesday that the order will not prevent Californians from owning gasoline-powered cars. But the state is encouraging consumers to make the switch, saying that the upfront cost of electric vehicles are projected to match that of gas-powered ones in a matter of years, and the maintenance is lower.

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Electric Car

If You’re Considering an Electric Car, Be Sure to Do Your Homework

Just a few years ago, many people may have never seen an electric car in person, unless they lived in a place like California where electric vehicles are popular and readily available. Now, several automakers offer compelling electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide. Today, it’s not uncommon to see a Tesla Model 3 regardless of where you live.

As electric cars become less expensive and widely available, more people are interested in buying them. There are many reasons – aside from the environmental benefits – to switch to an EV, such as superb efficiency, cheaper energy costs, less maintenance, and better overall performance. However, making the transition from gas to electric is a big step. Before you take the plunge, be sure to do your homework and ask the right questions.

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most important

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Little Tikes Bed – 6 Questions You May Have About the Twin Bed Or Toddler Bed

If you are planning to purchase a Little Tikes Bed or already have one, no doubt you have questions that need to be answered. Many of these questions go un-answered or the information is just to hard to find. Below are some commonly asked questions with answers that may help you find what you are looking for.

Question #1: Where do I find the most popular Little Tikes bed?

Little Tikes has a reputation for having fun, durable and safe twin & toddler beds that are always in high demand. Finding some of the popular ones can be a chore to put it mildly. If you check the big retailers like Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Toys”R”Us etc. and still can not find it, you may have to try other “less obvious” places.

First of all, call the Little Tikes customer service department – USA & Canada 1-800-748-2204, United Kingdom 1-190-826-8480 … Read More

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