The Ultimate Question: Buy or Lease?

by Wade Barnes 25. February 2013
So you’ve decided on a new car! You’ve picked the make, model, color and options but the tough question is still looming. Should I buy or lease? Like many financial decisions, the answer is highly dependent on individual situations, but to help narrow the scope of your decision, it is best to consider the benefits of leasing to see if this option is best for your situation.  Benefits of Leasing Perhaps the greatest benefit of leasing is the fact that you can get into a new car... [More]

Debt to Income Ratio: What it is and how it helps (or hurts) your chances of getting a loan

by Jason Dieter 8. August 2012
So, you’re trying to line up financing for that luxury car you’ve always wanted; or that new addition on the house your wife has been “gently” reminding you of; or how about the new sports boat to take the kids water skiing every other weekend? Well, in order to make any of these things happen, most of us turn to our friendly local bank to inquire about a loan to turn our dreams into a reality. Your average banker will often tell you that yes, they finance such requests a... [More]

How to Decide: Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

by Wade Barnes 14. September 2011
So, you’ve decided to add an addition, pay tuition expense, or have a cushion for life’s unexpected expenses. As your home is one of your greatest assets, many people decide to borrow against the equity in their home by obtaining a Home Equity Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit. The tough decision is deciding which product will best suit your situation. When working through the decision of whether to obtain a Home Equity Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit, there are 4 catego... [More]


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