Car Buying Toolkit
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To best prepare yourself, start with a money management plan to learn what you can afford for a down payment and a total monthly expense. Next, review your credit and develop an understanding of how it will affect your financing for the vehicle. Then, tackle the remaining elements of the vehicle purchase – decide what exactly you are looking for, where you will do your research, and how to get the best deal for you. Use the following steps in conjunction with the Drive Away Happy module from BalanceTrack, which covers the basic information you need to know to make the best decisions and gets you on your way to owning a vehicle.

Figure Out What You Can Afford

Monitor Your Credit

Find the Right Car for You

Buying Options & Down Payment

Research Amenities

Get Financing

Long-term Financial Succeess

Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities

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