How is a Credit Score Calculated?

If you’re thinking of making a big purchase, such as a home or vehicle, it’s a good thing to know your credit score.   In theory, a credit score tells banks and lenders how you deal with money. Are you creditworthy? Do you pay your bills in full, on time? A high credit score means […]

Should You Buy a Used Car from a Dealer or Private Seller?

It happens sooner or later: you don’t just want a new/different car or truck, but you need one. Then you’re faced with figuring out whether to go to a car dealer or buy one from a private seller.   Car dealers are in the business of selling and leasing cars and trucks on a daily […]

How Do You Know When You Need to Replace Your Tires?

A while ago there was a TV commercial that said, “There’s a lot riding on your tires.” That’s so true. Think about it—tires are what connect your big, heavy vehicle to the ground. When the tires move, you move. When they’re in good shape, you’re in good shape.   Eventually, though, tires wear down and […]