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Should I finance a new home theater at 0% even though I have the cash for it?

My wife and I are considering buying a home theater - plasma TV & new stereo - on Black Friday this year. We do have the cash for it, but Best Buy is offering 0% financing for up to 3 years on ...
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What are some tips for getting the upper hand in car price negotiations?

My family wheels are pushing 200K miles and lights are starting to come on, noises are starting to come out, and I want to investigate a newer car before I sink money into repairing mine. What are ...
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Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? [closed]

Why is there a lot of controversy and claims that Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is unethical? I see it just as a business model. While the customers and clients, distributors or resellers of your ...
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My parents claim they cannot pay for my college education; what are my options?

I have divorced parents, one makes a lot more money than the other, but that one (who makes more money) claims due to court rulings he pays a lot of money to the other parent and that they are wasting ...
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I'm thinking of getting a new car … why shouldn't I LEASE one?

Why is leasing a car a bad idea?
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Will a credit card issuer cancel an account if it never incurs interest?

I have a few credit cards that are currently carrying some larger "promotional" balances. These are purchases that I decided to put on a 6, 12, or 18 month 0% APR financing offer vs. taking any points ...
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Is it a good time to replace my used car?

We have a 2005 Chevy Impala with 105,000 miles that we purchased in 2011. We have made many repairs such as replacing the transmission, repairing the radiator, heating and AC system, thermostat, belt,...
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Buying my first car out of college

I just graduated college this past week and have a job lined up making 63000 a year. I was looking at buying a $27000 used 2008 BMW 328i, financing at about 500/month for 60 months. I don't have any ...
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I’m 18 years old and want to finance a £30,000 car [duplicate]

I'm 18 years old and I've always wanted an Audi Q5. Currently, I'm working full-time. I earn £28,800 annually and that will be due to go up soon. The car I've had eyes on costs £31,789. The monthly ...
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Should I buy or lease a car given that its not a super luxury car and I only drive 15 miles/d on avg?

For my first car, I bought a Toyota Camry. 3 years later I sold that car and I am leasing a BMW series 3. My lease will expire early next yr and I am thinking getting the X3/X5, do you recommend ...
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How will I pay for college?

The SAT is coming up soon for me and, with it, everything college. I had held the impression that I was just going to rack up student loans, go to college, and then pay them off with whatever job I ...
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Leased a car but did not use the mileage - what options do I have

Background: About three years ago I was victim of carjacking. My car (Honda) which I owned got totaled and after a month of working with insurance I got a equivalent value of my car from insurance ...
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How can I survive the economic crisis I see will hit Argentina soon?

I'm from Argentina, where the shit is about to hit the fan just like 2001. We are going to have a crisis similar to Greece in recent times (or us 17 years ago): all debt related. I'm not an economic ...
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How do I set up my finances when first moving out?

I'm ready to move out, and I have a excellent job offer of 32-40 hours a week at $8.40 hourly. I am also looking at moving into a rental closer to this new job, with a roommate; the house is $400 a ...
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For a car, would you pay cash, finance for 0.9% or lease for 0.9%?

Everybody knows "buy used car in cash" is the generally accepted, financially sound decision, but let's assume one wants a nice, fresh, brand-new car. Given: Car is $30,000. All-in (inclusive of ...
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Is person-person lending/borrowing protected by law?

Suppose that individual A lends his money to individual B. In order for A to be protected, what does he need to do? Is his lending protected by law? (I would prefer to hear the general case, but if ...
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New car price was negotiated as a “cash deal”. Will the price change if I finance instead?

I am planning to buy a new car. I went to a dealership and when talking to a sales person I said I can pay cash. He knocked down the price quite a bit. Since the dealership did not have any low APR ...
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Credit score and financing new car

Little bit about my situation- Bought a car with cash about 5 years ago, at the time it was a year old. That car is now a total loss and I’m receiving about 5k for it from my insurance. I’m now in ...
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Wife wants to buy me out of our house - how to do this?

My wife and I want to separate, and have agreed in principle that she will pay me half the value of the house we share and I’ll move out. As she has just inherited a large amount following her father’...
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How is interest calculated on PCP agreements?

in December 2018, I'll be at the end of my PCP agreement for my current car and I'm weighing up my options. I've never really paid attention to the details about my previous finance agreements - I ...
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Buying my first car: why financing is cheaper than paying cash here and now?

I'm buying my first car and I'm a bit puzzled. Here you can see price for 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE (archived). You can see that MSRP is $34,435, but the dealer is making discount of $8,609, so ...
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Why did a “Bought Deal” Drop the share price of Canopy (WEED)?

Recently a Canadian bank (BMO) has participated in a "bought deal" with Canopy (WEED) for 5 million shares valuing 175 million dollars. The share price went down. Did the share price go down because ...
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In-laws moving in (financial/tax implications)?

We are contemplating moving into a house with an in-law suite in Mississippi and our inlaws selling their house and moving into it. We would pool the sales from both houses as downpayment on the new ...
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How to determine lease vs buy for specific scenario of a Tesla Model 3 I plan to keep 3 years

I want a Tesla Model 3. Like this guy How to determine car loan length as a function of how long I plan to keep a car I (using his words): ...plan to keep for 3 years (see below for why) I am ...
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New car: buy with cash or 0% financing

Here's my current dilemma: should I buy the new car I'm looking at with cash or have 0% financing for 72 months? For reference, here is some info about me: I am currently living at home. My plan is ...
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Purchasing first car out of college

I will be graduating college soon and I will need a reliable car to get me back and forth from a firm I will be working at. Reliability is really important to me. I was looking at several CPO and ...
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Should I request a car loan before or after changing jobs?

I have a decent credit score (low to mid 700's) and I'm pretty sure I could get approved for a loan. I'll be taking a new job in a new state in a couple of weeks and I would like to get my wife a new(...
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For a car, what scams can be plotted with 0% financing vs rebate?

7. Consider paying interest Zero-percent financing is like a dinner bell; car dealers ring it and customers come running. After all, it sounds like a great deal when you consider that your ...
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18 years old and looking for advice on loans, buying a car, financing, etc

I'm 18 years old, I've been growing up in a place where there is animosity towards success, trust nobody and help from nobody is the point. Finally I'm on the right path but I'm having troubles. I ...
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Car value is almost equal to GMFV with still 2 years to go on PCP

I’m half way through a 4 year PCP agreement with Mercedes Benz Finance (the car’s value was 27500 when I signed the PCP) that guarantees the future minimum value of £12125. My circumstances have ...
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Financing and Leasing, difference!

What is the difference between leasing and financing a truck? My friend needs to buy a truck to start a business, and he asked my suggestions regarding the lenders offering a loan. In my search, I ...
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What happens if I get approved for financing, but don't make the purchase?

I recently applied for financing to buy the Google Pixel. I was approved. When I went to place the order, the shipping time was a month away. I don't want to wait that long. I'll look at other buying ...
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What is the best payment plan for buying a vehicle?

I recently started my first job after college/ (Polytechnic? translated from the Swedish word "Yrkeshögskola"). I have worked as a system developer since August where I had my praxis twice before ...
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Does a co-signer on a car loan have any ownership rights to the car?

My girlfriend recently financed a car as the primary holder and her mother cosigned it, with that it was promised (verbally) that the car was going to be for either my girlfriend or her sister. After ...
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What does “netting” mean in this passage?

I am not english native speaker, I am Italian. What is the meaning of "netting" in this passage? Clearing the process of transmitting, reconciling and, in some cases, confirming payment ...
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How can you sell stocks if you do not have any?

How can you sell stocks if you do not have any? This is from a lecture of financial market class. The professor discussed the following: you do not have any stocks. But you sell 200 stocks to someone ...
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Pros and cons of these 2 methods of property financing

Suppose a person wants to buy a property. There are 2 methods of financing that come to mind; 1) Get a mortgage and borrow up to 80% of property value to buy the property. This is so that not too ...
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Monthly payment on a compounded daily car loan? [duplicate]

I just took a car loan. The amount financed is $12,865.57, the APR is 3.06%, and the length is 48 months. The finance company charges $285.47 monthly. I would like to know how they calculated such ...
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Car dealers offering lower prices when financing a used car

I recently went to a Nissan dealership to buy a used car. They are claiming that they can offer me a price that is over $2000 less if I finance with them, instead of paying in cash. Is this a ...
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“Convertible -debt/note/bond/debentures” which of these are the same or different?

i came across "convertible debentures" when reading a file for a public company. i didn't know what this term meant, so i went to look it up.. but then became more confused. there are sites that say ...
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Titles, Financing and Insurance. How do they work?

I am about to buy a motorcycle so I filled out a financing application with my dad as the co-signer (I'am 19 and have no credit history). However, the dealership informed me the only way they could ...
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Is it better to draw down offset or finance a vehicle purchase (or neither)?

Suppose you have something like: House 1 - ~$550k value. You live here. House 2 - ~$575k value. Investment property. Tenanted at $570/week. Loan 1 - $250k, 3.9% variable P&I, $1500 monthly ...
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How to share profit based on duration and contribution

Lets Say Entity M manages construction project . A Contributes 500,000 USD at the beginning of the project. after 3 months B Contributes 1,000,000 USD to the project. after an year from the ...
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Is there a difference between a 360/360 day count convention and a 30/360?

Are these just different names for the same thing? Lending Management Software company told me their software does not do 30/360, but could do 360/360 which would be the closest match. I am thinking ...
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Car finance, APR rates and per week in adverts; help understanding them

Looking at a car advert [for a car I was considering buying in April 2008] but in the end I didn't - this was what the advert stated: 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.4 VVTi 5 door hatchback £7195 From £38 ...
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Finance the land on a non-financeable house?

A local real estate listing that I'm interested in says the house is non-financeable(it is an old mobile). However, it is on an acre of land. I have 20000 to put down, and I was wondering if it's ...
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How to determine car loan length as a function of how long I plan to keep a car

I will be financing* the purchase of a brand new car that I plan to keep for 3 years. Based on this I am trying to understand how to structure the loan variables (term, rate) appropriately. Should I ...
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Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances?

Assuming business under $1 million and in the US Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances or personal property? And What would one need to do to have a no risk ...
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The Purpose of Change Machines [closed]

I need some clearing up, do Change Machines exchange bills for coins or coins for bills. For example if I put a dollar in a Change Machine will I get four quarters back or visa versa?
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Choosing between two car deals on the same car - NPV

This is basic question, but I have starred myself blind on it - I am stuck. I am not sure which formulae I should use. Here is the story. I am looking to buy a car. I have found two dealerships ...