Financial Wellness

Helpful articles on topics related to personal financial health and well-being

Why your credit score is important
March 17, 2021

Why your credit score is important when financing a vehicle

Why is your credit score important? It may be one of the most important numbers in your life – besides your blood pressure reading – because it helps determine the availability and cost of credit for vehicles and other purchases….

Couple saving in piggy bank
March 10, 2021

How to set up a monthly budget to finance a new vehicle

Know how much vehicle you can afford. Learning how to set up a monthly budget is the key to buying a new vehicle while ensuring you don’t overextend your finances, according to experts. But even using a car affordability calculator…

Why not make a car purchase with your tax refund?
February 5, 2021

Why not make a car purchase with your tax refund?

Tax refunds will begin arriving soon. And that means many Americans may be looking for a new or used vehicle on which to spend the money they get back from Uncle Sam. Of course, you should not spend refund money…

Interest rate calculator: How your credit score affects car financing
June 19, 2020

Interest rate calculator: How your credit score affects car financing

Thousands of dollars. That could be the difference between lower and higher credit scores when financing a vehicle, based on an interest-rate calculator at nerdwallet.com and data reported by Experian. Here’s what we mean: The average nonprime borrower, with a…