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3 Car Buying Financial Potholes to Avoid

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Buying a car is a very expensive proposition. Besides buying a home – buying a car or truck is typically the second largest asset people purchase. And those car payments can really add up to a budget buster if you are not careful. There is no need to wind up paying more than you have to. When going to buy ... Read More »

    Extended Warranty Advice, New Student Loan Collection Tools, College Not Worth the Cost,


    Resist the Extended-Warranty Pitch While you’re doing your holiday shopping, be prepared for the inevitable pitch to add a service plan, or extended warranty, to your purchase, especially if you’re buying electronics or appliances. Salespeople will tell you that a service plan gives you the peace of mind of knowing that any repairs needed after the manufacturer’s warranty expires will ... Read More »

      Should I trade in my vehicle or keep it and add extended warranty? – Janice

      Ready to Collapse

      Hi, I am currently financing a 2004 BMW X3 and will be out of warranty in February 2012. I still owe $11,300 with interest rate of 12.95% and monthly payments of $360. I’ve tried to refinance with my credit union and I was told the vehicle is too old. I even begged the lender (Chase Auto Finance) to lower my ... Read More »

        Transcontinental Warranty Fake Auto-Service Warranties Lands Execs In Prison

        After pitching $40 million in fake auto-service warranties two former telemarketing executives are sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $15,000 each. Christopher Cowart and Cris Sagnelli of Florida pleaded guilty last December to federal fraud charges arising out of the telemarketing sales practices of Transcontinental Warranty, a Florida company selling so called “auto warranties” through robo ... Read More »

          My Car Has Been in the Garage for Six Years Because of Safe Auto Insurance

          Hi, I have a judgement against safe data in the amount of $7,500.00 for over 3 yrs and have went through many channels to try to get my money, but to no avail. Please provide me with some assistance. Safe Auto I have a 2000 Jaguar I bought from Richmond Ca. for $27,500 cash. I purchased car in 2004 also ... Read More »

            Vehicle Service Contract Marketer Engaged in Misleading Telemarketing

            At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has halted a Florida-based telemarketing operation that the FTC alleged was deceptively promoting so-called “extended auto warranties” to consumers nationwide. The court has issued a temporary restraining order against Fereidoun “Fred” Khalilian and his company, The Dolce Group Worldwide, LLC, d/b/a My Car Solutions. Khalilian is well-known to the FTC from ... Read More »

              Will Many Debt Settlement Marketers Start Selling Extended Warranty and Vehicle Service Contracts?

              I have to tell you I have the greatest readers in the world. Before I even have time to find the next area of concern, generally someone sends it to me. If you have a tip you want to share, send it to [email protected] Vehicle service contracts or extended auto warranties have come under fire as the Federal Trade Commission ... Read More »

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