Tag: transportation costs

Transportation costs, including auto loan payments, gas, tolls, parking, maintenance and repairs is the second biggest expense in most people’s budget. Statistics show it uses just under one fifth of your income (17%), making it second only to housing expenses at 33% of your budget. With that in mind, we’ve put together all of the articles that can help you keep your transportation costs minimized so you can maintain a balanced budget and avoid problems with debt often caused by unexpected issues with your car.

Upside down auto trade ins

Upside Down Auto Industry

Dec 16, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

A record number of car buyers are coming to the lot with upside down auto trade-ins, meaning they actually owe money on the old vehicle when they upgrade.

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Maximize travel rewards for more savings

Travel Rewards: Grounded in Reality

Dec 12, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Airlines change travel rewards programs to favor how much you pay over how far you fly, making rewards credit cards even more useful for frequent fliers.

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Subprime auto loans fall off the path

Subprime Auto Loans Hit a Ditch

Oct 26, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Nearly five out of every 100 subprime borrowers is 60 days or more behind with their auto loans. We help borrowers create a strategy to help catch up.

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Gas prices impact your budget

Filling Up More Than Your Tank

Jul 27, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

A few dollars difference really adds up when gas prices drop, but are you getting the most out of the money you save by using it to pay off credit card debt?

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The Credit Card Travel Trap

Apr 06, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Credit card issuers often incentivize signups on travel rewards credit cards with free miles, but restrictions may mean you’re not getting the benefit.

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Credit Card Integration Hits the Road

Mar 07, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Visa and Honda team up to design an app that calculates gas mileage and pays for you at the pump, but will this lead to credit card debt problems?

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Car Humbug!

Dec 23, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

It’s the busiest time of year for auto theft. Consolidated Credit helps you understand how vehicle theft could lead to end-of-year financial distress.

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Auto Loan Debt Grows in 2015

Nov 19, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

Total U.S. auto loan debt hits a post-recession high. We help car buyers maintain budget control with tips for managing debt and transportation costs.

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How to Drive Your Teen Crazy

Oct 15, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Junior Achievement partners with Honda Financial Services to offer parents a new tool to help teens understand the real cost of buying and owning a car.

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How to Drive Down Home Prices

Jul 13, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

A new study correlates home prices with gas price trends in a given region or area. So does an area with high gas prices really mean a better mortgage?

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