By on December 21, 2011
Do Green Cars Save You Money?

Trying to figure out if diesel or hybrid cars could actually save you money has been a source of argument for years. We use the VW Jetta TDI (diesel) as an example to see how long it would take you to breakeven on that car and also show you how to calculate a green car’s […]

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By on December 2, 2011
How to Lower Your Car Payments By Refinancing Your Auto Loan

Stuck in an auto loan you can’t afford? Do you really want to keep your car but the monthly payments are too high? Refinancing your auto loan may be an option. Check out this 2 minute video to learn all about refinancing your auto loan and some tips you need to know before you do […]

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By on November 22, 2011
What is an Upside Down Car Loan?

Why should you be afraid of an upside down car loan? It’s actually a fancy way of saying that you’re accruing negative equity in your loan. Watch this two minute video to learn what being “upside down” in your loan means, why it’s bad and how you can avoid it.

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By on November 1, 2011
How to Win Cash and Prizes With Your Bank Account

What if every time you made a deposit into your savings account or made a loan payment, you could win $2 million or a new car? Too good to be true? Not anymore. It’s called a prize-linked savings plan and a San Francisco-based startup, Save Up, launched their own version through a public beta today. […]

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By on September 7, 2011
Payment Options on Your Credit Card

Minimum payment, more than minimum and full payments. Sounds straight-forward enough, but each choice can have dramatic effect on how much and how long it will take to pay off your credit card. Learn more about the pros and cons of each option on this episode of 2 Minute Finance. (If you haven’t had a […]

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By on August 30, 2011
All About Compound Interest: Friend or Foe?

Compound interest can be a double-edged sword. If you’re saving money, it can be a blessing. But if you borrowed money from a lender, then you’ll probably learn to hate it pretty quickly. We’ll tell you all about compound interest in this latest episode of 2 Minute Finance.

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By on August 23, 2011
All About Auto Loans

Looking to take out an auto loan for your next car? Learn about the basic elements of an auto loan and the process of getting one.

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By on August 19, 2011
5 Basic Elements of Any Loan

Whether you’re borrowing money from a bank to buy a house, buy a new a car or just charging purchases to your credit card, your loan has five basic elements that you should understand. We’ll break down these elements and what they mean in two minutes.

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By on July 29, 2010
Please Lower My Credit Card Interest Rate!

We all know that a lower interest rate on your credit card is a good thing. But what if you’re interest rate is high? Here’s how to have that conversation with your credit card lender to lower your interest rate in 3 easy steps.

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