Personal Finance Tools and Resources

Consumer Auto Resources For All Your Auto Buying Needs

Buying and selling a car is not always an easy process. Even for the seasoned buyer, there are many questions and factors to consider and, sometimes, the solution might be difficult to find. To make the process more streamlined, we compiled some of the best personal finance tools and resources available for potential loan customers.

From calculating your initial loan payments to looking up any potential recalls on car parts, buyers should feel informed and prepared to get the best deal possible on their next car through every step of the process. Let the personal finance tools and resources from help get you into your new car today.

Interest Rate Estimator & Calculators

With our Calculators and Estimators, you'll be able to consider your monthly payments, necessary loan amounts, or even determine your loan's interest rate. By knowing those details early on, you'll be better informed and educated on the best way to finance your next car. You can strategize how much you want to pay upfront or if you want to handle the entire expense of your car with a loan, knowing how much to expect in monthly costs and overall interest.

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Interest Rate Estimator
Find out what type of interest rate to expect. Use this tool to enter your zip code, the loans type you want and your credit information -- then simply click calculate to see rates in your area.
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Loan Amount Calculator
Calculate how much you can borrow with the loan amount calculator. This tool is provided for your convenience. The actual amount you can borrow may differ depending upon the actual terms of your loan.
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Payment Amount Calculator
Calculate how much your payment will be given a specific loan amount. This tool is provided for your convenience from The actual amount of your payment may differ depending upon the actual terms of your loan.
Before You Buy

Now that you've determined your loan and loan rates, it's time to consider what car is the best fit for you. Here are some resources to give you deeper insights into the specific car you want to purchase.

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Search the history of a vehicle to help avoid unpleasant hidden surprises.
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Looking to buy a used car? Use this handy tool to compare prices based on year, make, mileage, options and more. An informed shopper is a smart shopper.
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Compare manufacturers' invoice and MSRP for just about any new car on the market today. Price smart shoppers get better deals when shopping for a new car.
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Find out if there is a manufacturer's recall notice on your existing vehicle or the one you're thinking about buying. Recall notices and the repairs they specify are often important changes designed to improve the safety and operation of your vehicle.
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses - deaths, injuries and property damage - from motor vehicle crashes. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.
Alternative Auto Loans
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Get funds up to $35k for your auto purchase. All credit types welcome.
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Get matched with personal loan offers up to $250K in less than 60 seconds, loan terms up to 12 years, and APRs from 2.49% (for qualified applicants). Fiona is free and will not affect your credit score.
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Web2Carz has a nationwide network of car loan lenders specializes in bad credit car loans. Looking for a new or used car? We can help. Yes, even with bad credit!
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Secure a fast pink slip loan with the title of your car, truck or motorcycle. Request your quick cash online and know your results in minutes. Get your loan money in as soon as one business day in some cases.
Check Your Credit

Before finalizing your auto loan, you should preemptively check your credit! Loan rates and amounts will be dependent on your credit score and history. Check your credit now to get a better idea of how a loan will work for you.

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After You Buy

The keys are in your hands and the car is yours! But there's more to do before you hit the road. Check out insurance options and travel networks to make the most out of your new ride.

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