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Why finance tires and auto repairs?

How to afford safety without compromise

Are you looking for new tires? Is your car scheduled for an upcoming annual inspection but will require costly maintenance to pass?...

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Three tips to protect your home computer

A little bit of effort can go a long way when it comes to cybersecurity

Online threats are becoming more common and sophisticated. Because we rely so much on digital devices for communication, shopping, or online banking...

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Understanding promotional credit plans for vehicle maintenance

Here's what you should know about promotional financing

Promotional credit plans provide you with a way to make a needed purchase immediately while offering you the advantage of payment flexibility for auto repairs...

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Why skimping on auto maintenance is risky

Schedule routine repairs to prevent unexpected breakdowns

When money is tight, many people put off or completely neglect auto maintenance. They think they are saving money...

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What happens to my credit card balance when the promotional period expires?

It helps to know the difference between zero interest and deferred interest

Credit card promotional offers are reliable when you are in a pinch and need to make big-ticket purchases. Many of them offer promotions for a specified period of time, but they're not always super easy to understand...

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DIY vs. Professional help with your car

Which approach is right for you?

You can learn almost anything online these days, including how to fix or build a car...

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How to respond to a data breach

What to do when you suspect your credentials are compromised

Millions of people become targets of cyberattacks every year. Criminals use various phishing schemes to gather your personal information...

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Why have a dedicated line of credit just for your auto repairs

It shouldn't be another card that collects dust in your wallet

As the prices of vehicles rise, so do the costs of auto repairs. An auto maintenance budget can help. With emergencies though, your wallet may not always be prepared...

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What to do if your banking credentials are compromised

You can take action to prevent further damage

Fraud cost the banking industry $2.2 billion in 2016 alone partly due to criminals using advanced methods such as counterfeit cards or ATM skimming devices...

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Benefits of paperless banking

Electronic statements are safe, convenient, and environmentally friendly

Are you still receiving your financial statements in the mail? Many financial institutions are offering a paperless alternative. Paperless banking is convenient, accessible and safe...

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How to get the most out of your tires

You can reduce costs and still stay safe on the road

Properly functioning tires are some of the most important parts of your vehicle to keep it safe and running at optimal performance...

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What you need to know about malware

Stay safe online by following a few simple tips

Did you know 16 million households between 2015 and 2017 experienced serious problems with their home computers because of malware? Online threats are something you should be aware of...

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Why should you manage your finances online?

Managing finances online gives you access to a wide range of services

Did you know that two-thirds of Americans use online banking more often than other channels?...

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Three online threats to watch out for

You can take actions to protect your data and stay safe

Between viruses and phishing scams, there are many online threats you should be aware of when browsing the web...

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Auto repair emergency fund alternatives to keep your vehicle in top condition

A dedicated line of credit for your vehicle could help you in a pinch

Let's face it: car emergencies are inevitable, so preparing for them is a necessity. A repair emergency fund seems like the right move, but not everyone can afford it...

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How deferred interest helps fund emergency auto repair expenses

Deferred interest promotions can make a payment arrangement even more manageable

Unexpected vehicle problems seem to come up at the worst possible time- when the rent is due, the kids need school supplies, or savings are low...

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How to protect yourself from common online threats

Reduce your risk with a few simple steps

Personal data is valuable to cybercriminals. Did you know hackers can resell Netflix passwords for $3 each?...

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Why Oil Changes and Tire Rotations Are So Important

Basic vehicle maintenance is a necessary investment

Are you due for an oil change? Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, an oil change can cost between $20 and $100...

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How a tire and auto repair credit card can boost your credit score

Build a positive credit history and save money on new tires and car repairs

Achieving a good credit score can be challenging if you have a bad or limited history, but you can't improve your score without getting access to a credit line...

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The Importance of Automotive Transmission Flushes

How to properly maintain your car's transmission

When transmissions fail, the cost of repairs is often high. An expensive diagnostic process must be completed before it's even possible to know whether a basic repair or a complete replacement is necessary...

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How to escape the debt cycle: Top 4 ways to eliminate debt

Top tips for managing debt

When debt spirals out of control, a proactive debt consolidation plan often becomes the alternative to bankruptcy...

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Do I need to purchase a vehicle warranty?

Is a vehicle warranty worthwhile?

"We have been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty." If this sounds familiar, you received one of the 17 billion robocalls that fell into the scam category in 2018...

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Increase your credit score in six easy steps

Responsible management could unlock a higher credit score

The average credit score is at an all-time high of 706. How does your score compare to the average?...

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When is using a credit card to pay for auto maintenance a good idea?

Stay on top of auto maintenance now to prevent paying for emergency repairs later

For many people, a vehicle is the second-largest purchase they will ever make. When auto maintenance is neglected, the vehicle deteriorates, costing the owner more money...

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Exposing the deep, dark web: How to protect yourself

Safe practices while surfing online can protect you from certain segments of the web

The dark web sounds as frightening as a scary movie, but unfortunately it's a worrisome reality...

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