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Author Profile: Meghan Carbary


Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer: Meghan Carbary

Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


Articles Posted by Meghan


Reasons to Keep Your Loan Terms Short Reasons to Keep Your Loan Terms Short

If you know anything about auto financing, you know the longer you stretch a loan, the lower your monthly payments. A low monthly payment may sound great, but it’s not always the best option – especially if you have bad credit. Not only can you save money by keeping a loan term short, but you’ll be more likely to complete your loan before something unexpected happens as your vehicle ages.

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Common Subprime Auto Loan Words and Phrases Common Subprime Auto Loan Words and Phrases

When you’re getting an auto loan – subprime or otherwise – there are a lot of terms thrown around that you might not be familiar with. It’s good to know the basics of lending if you’re going to be getting a loan, so we’re going to help arm you with some words and phrases you’ll need when it comes to financing a vehicle.

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Is Selling a Car with a Lien Illegal? Is Selling a Car with a Lien Illegal?

Remember, if you still owe on a vehicle, the lender owns the car and, in most states, holds the title. Many states make it illegal to sell a vehicle without a title. If you’ve lost the title, getting a replacement is a relatively simple process. But if you don’t have a title because you didn’t pay off your loan, you’ve just sold a stolen car – which is certainly illegal.

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What’s The Maximum Car Loan I Can Get with Bad Credit? What’s The Maximum Car Loan I Can Get with Bad Credit?

“Maximum” is very subjective when talking about bad credit car loans. Just know it's not the time to try and finance your dream car if your credit is already suffering. Be realistic about your car buying goals and stick to a practical, reliable vehicle that meets your needs. Above all, remember, only a lender can say for sure, but there are many factors that determine how much you might qualify for.

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