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Effective annual interest using excel [duplicate]

I am stuck on this problem and have only basic knowledge of accounting. Can you help me? Trying to find the effective annual interest rate of a car lease situation. The cost of the car originally is ...
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How can a payment on a $62,000 Jaguar be $499 a month?

I was in the mall today and some dealer had a $62,000 Jaguar on display which had $499 painted on the winshield, which I assume is a monthly payment. If we ignore interest, that would be 500 x 12 = ...
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Paying off a loan with a loan to get a better interest rate

I've never had credit or a loan till recently when I bought a new car. This has recently given me a much better credit rating after having the loan for a year with 5 years to go and 2 credit cards ...
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Co-Signed an auto loan with my ex, help [duplicate]

My boyfriend and I recently split up, but during the time of our relationship he helped me get a new car because his credit score is nearly perfect, and mine is terrible due to too many medical ...
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Is it advisable to go for an auto loan if I can make the full payment for a new car?

Planning to buy a new car in India. Options I have are as follows: - Company leased car - Direct Auto Loan from finance company - Full one-shot payment from savings From all the articles I've ...
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How can I get my ex-fiancee to refinance a co-signed car loan?

I co-signed a car loan with my ex-fiancé. He is now married with a job and will not get the car refinanced to his name only. How can I get my name removed from the loan?
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Error in my car loan papers, what do I do?

In Dec 2014 I turned in a financed car that I had where my mom was the Primary Owner and I was the cosigner and I purchased a new car only under my name and credit, my mother wasn't present and she ...
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Pay off car loan entirely or leave $1 until the end of the loan period?

Background information: I have a car loan that doesn't require payments if I'm ahead on the loan (but accrues the interest, of course, on the balance remaining). I still have a year and a half on my ...
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Does paying more frequently on a simple interest auto loan save me money?

My Auto loan is calculated by "simple interest". Would paying weekly save me money? If so, wouldn't paying daily save me even more money?
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refinance US auto loan in Canada

I will be living/working in Canada for the next 3 years. A friend of mine now working in Canada pointed out that, with the falling value of the Canadian dollar, his US auto loan has been accelerating. ...
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New car cash vs finance

I looked at Alfa Romeo's UK webpage: So if I purchase outright, the dealer gets 23,830 cash now But if I use their finance, they get a total of 21,541 less finance costs in 4 years This sounds ...
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Private car sale

I want to sell my car to my son and retain title until he pays it off in four years. This would keep the 1st owner 100,000 drive train warranty remain in effect. But, I want him to register the car ...
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Will refinancing my auto loan hurt my mortgage approval or help it?

My wife and I are currently selling our house and intend to finance a new home within the next few months. Would refinancing my auto loan hurt or help our max possible approval? On one hand, it ...
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Non-owner car insurance and registration

Given the following scenario for my wife, what should I be watching out for? Specific to the United States - her father, along with his friend, bought a car to give to her, with traditional 72-month ...
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How are RSU's factored into Income during loan qualification?

I'm new to the tech industry and was wondering how RSU's factor into loan qualification. RSU's particularly at more established companies are essentially cash. They may change with the stock price ...
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Do I have to use the entire loan amount?

I am 18 and I want to apply for a loan for a used car. I do not plan on paying more than $4000 for the car but the bank has a minimum of $7500 for car loans. If I only used $4000 could I just use the ...
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How do we remove an ex-girlfriend from a car loan?

My son is currently in boot camp, and his ex-girlfriend is threatening to go to court because she wants her name off a car loan they got when together. She is the primary borrower, but my son is the ...
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How flexible is the loan industry?

I'm wondering how flexible loan officers (or departments) are to providing better rates for more information. For example, is something like a 1% reduction in rate for an auto loan be a reasonable ...
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advice for which debt to pay off first [duplicate]

some quick back ground: I recently sold my shares in a company I started to accept a great position with a large company. It was a cross country move for me and my family. Once my property sells ...
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Employee discount on auto sale, possible to profit from?

Assuming this is legal (California, US), can I resell a vehicle which was purchased for me with a 25% off employee discount with my money by a friend. The friend has the 25% employee discount, and is ...
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Why do people buy new cars they can not afford? [closed]

This question in particular refers to the U.S. It has always baffled me and I am looking for diverse viewpoints to help understand the issue. Every day as I drive to work I see lots of new cars. US ...
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Direct from manufacturer auto purchase? Smart? Dumb? Possible?

Read this article recently, and I thought of trying to purchase direct from the manufacturer. The vehicle I want has a facility here in the United States (outside my state), and I just wonder if I ...
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What can I do as a co-signer?

As a co-signer on an auto loan, how can I go about obtaining the vehicle if the other person defaults? Both of our names are on the title as well.
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My mother's name is on my car title, how can I protect my ownership of the car in the event of her death?

My mom bought me a car in April 2014. We went to the dealer together and I was going to buy the car. The dealer's finance dept. told me that they could only get 2 of the 3 credit reporting bureau ...
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I co-signed a car but i am listed as the primary account holder for the loan

I co-signed a car and want to be removed. My first thing is that I am listed as the primary account holder for the loan, but I signed the papers as the co-signer/co-buyer. If to fix the situation as ...
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Multiple hard inquiry for a single loan from car dealer?

I'm new to the US and trying to build a good credit history from the beginning. I've just purchased a new car (an hour ago) from an Toyota dealer with a loan from them. I received an alert now from ...
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Car Loan upside down--refinance before selling?

I have a 2007 mini cooper that I bought for around 20K 3 years ago with CarMax. I currently owe about 10K but the blue book value is around 6K. I am starting a new job where I will be traveling 70% of ...
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Will moving shortly before applying for an auto loan have an adverse effect?

I am planning to apply for an auto loan to purchase a car in the next couple months, but checking out the process for prequalification, I noticed that a common question asked is length of time at my ...
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What does it mean if a lender asks for a “title” from your purchase?

My boss at my company has agreed to lend me money to buy a car to use for work, where I would pay him monthly for a couple of months until it is paid off. Upon giving me the money, he asked me to ...
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Are auto loan monthly payments a fixed amount or a percentage of the principle remaining?

Are auto loan monthly payments a fixed amount or a percentage of the principle remaining? That is on a 20k loan at 2% interest for 60mo, can I pay off 19,900 of it (the first month) and still make a ...
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How do I get my name out of a bank car loan?

I financed a car and have the title in my name only. My Significant other and I were making the payments together. I had been letting him drive the car while we were together, but after we broke up he ...
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Should I pay off a 0% car loan?

I'm ahead on 0% interest car loan. I don't have to make a payment until October. I currently owe $3,000 and I could pay it all off. Should I do that or leave that money in my savings account that ...
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How do used vehicle exchange programs at car dealerships work?

I've gotten numerous offers from car dealers in the past to trade in my used vehicle for a new or a [newer] pre-owned vehicle "while keeping my monthly payments the same." They also say that I can ...
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How can I refinance or get out of a car loan I am upside down on?

I purchased a car a little over 1 year ago a 2012 Dodge Avenger and recently went to get it refinanced and found out that because I'm so upside down that I can't get it refinanced I still owe over ...
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Who can truly afford luxury cars?

I never really thought about money until one day I checked how much I made compared to the rest of America. The calculator said my household income is in the top 20%. Kind of funny to me, because I ...
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Should I pay off a 0% interest car loan or put money towards high principal student loans?

Within the past year my wife and I have paid off approximately $40,000 in debt - from her car loan, my two student loans, and other misc debt (new refrigerator, hardwood floor install). I had a car ...
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What impact does trading in a car have on your credit score?

The situation: The term length of your auto financing is 36 months. You decide to trade your vehicle in after 12 months of ownership. You trade in your current vehicle and take out another loan for a ...
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Is knowingly providing an incorrect/fake reference for a car loan fraud?

I'm not sure if this is the right area to ask this, so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place. My work recently hired a new employee, and she was looking for a new car. However, to get the car loan ...
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paying off an auto loan versus Roth versus non-tax-sheltered investment

A hypothetical friend of mine is very young (22 y.o.) lives in the US and has no other debt except a recent 5 year 3.5% interest auto loan. His monthly payment is around $300 He is maxing out his ...
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mortgage vs car loan vs invest extra cash?

I received a good bonus this year and am trying to figure out the best way to use it. I have no credit card or student debt, maintain an emergency fund, and am maxing out tax advantaged retirement ...
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Optimal term/number of months for car finance or lease?

How do I choose from the many options? For example, Volkswagen Canada offers in 12-month intervals: for finance, 12 to 84 months; for lease, 12 to 48 months. Does this answer change if the ...
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Why not pay in full upfront for a car?

I assume the following 3 hypotheses, which doesn't duplicate and instead only narrows http://money.stackexchange.com/a/38838/10763, http://money.stackexchange.com/a/15812, ...
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Can I change my loan term from 60 to 36 months?

I am on a 60 months plan with USCCU and now they are offering APR rate of 1.36% for 36 months on used and new vehicles as shown here. Is it a good idea to change my loan term from 60 to 36 months ...
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If I put a large down payment (over 50%) towards a car loan, can I reduce my interest rate and is it smart to even put that much down?

So I've saved a lot but not enough money for a car... I am looking to buy a nissan versa which is ~13000 out the door. I have ~11000 that I can put towards a down payment so I am just shy of the full ...
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If I plan to buyout my lease car at the end, do I still pay for excess mileage/wear?

Kinda stupid question, but there are so many "fine prints" when leasing a car. Let's say I plan to buyout my leased car at the end of the 36-month term. My allowed mileage is 20,000 Km/year (60,000 ...
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How do I sell a car that was purchased with a loan?

I bought a car earlier this year, and I have been making payments on it regularly for about 7 months. However, I want to sell the car to a private party and buy a cheaper car paying cash in full. The ...
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Urgent advice on used car purchase nightmare

I purchased a used vehicle almost 2 years ago and it was breaking down so i decided to turn it in. I was pre-approved through my credit union for $20,000 at 100%. My current loan is upside down by ...
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Auto/car loan or mortgage applications and consolidated hard pulls

I heard on the radio recently that if one applies for an automobile loan or a home mortgage, multiple loan applications show up as one hard pull on your credit report. Is there a time period where all ...
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Can I refinance a 2004 car?

I bought a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu one year ago I owe a little over 10000 . My interest rate is 20% . My boyfriend said he will cosign for me to refinance, is that possible?
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I'm upside down on my car loan and need a different car, what can I do?

I purchased a used 2009 Camry back in 2012 after financing with Toyota Financial Services. The terms of the deal were 16k financed at 6% for 72 months. When I signed the paperwork however, I noticed ...