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Student Lending

AAA Answers All Your Student Lending Questions

July 16, 2024. Andrew Sheldon

Securing financial aid can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. AAA pros provide all the answers you need to successfully navigate the process.

Mortgages

How Much to Put Down on a House

June 03, 2024. Ellen R. Delisio

Down payments for homes can vary widely, so start with a budget for mortgage and settling in costs.

Cars & Trucks

Buying a Car in a Pricey Market

May 22, 2024. AAA Staff

Forewarned is forearmed when shopping for a new or used vehicle.

Life Insurance

What Is an Income Annuity?

May 17, 2024. Sarah Vincelette

Breaking down the basics of income annuities and how they fit into your financial future.

Credit Cards

How to Build Your Credit Score

April 24, 2024. Andrew Sheldon

If you’re recovering from a poor financial stretch or simply just beginning your credit history, there are a number of ways to build your credit score.

Auto Loans

The Pros and Cons of Refinancing a Car

March 22, 2024. Andrew Sheldon

Refinancing a car loan can prove to be a worthy financial decision, but be careful that it doesn’t cost you in the long run.

Mortgages

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

March 20, 2024. Ellen R. Delisio

Home financing is complex, but mortgage brokers can save you time and stress.

Auto Loans

What To Do if You Can’t Afford Your Car Payment

February 22, 2024. Ellen R. Delisio

Times are tough. If you are struggling to pay back your car loan, here are some options that can help you turn your situation around.

Mortgages

Is Winter the Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

February 03, 2024. Chris Wood

Less competition and more room to negotiate are a few reasons why winter is the best time of year to buy a house.

Savings

The Importance of Comparison Shopping

October 27, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Receiving just one additional quote on your loan could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Mortgages

Is Marry the House, Date the Rate a Good Homebuying Strategy?

April 26, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Is now the right time to buy a house? If you utilize the strategy of “marry the house, date the rate,” the answer could be yes.

Student Lending

Why You Should Apply for Your Student Loans Now

April 21, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Acting sooner rather than later this year, could save you thousands in the long run on your student loans.

Mortgages

How a Reverse Mortgage Can Give You a Comfortable Retirement

October 14, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

A reverse mortgage can allow you to use the equity you’ve built up in your home to fund the retirement of your dreams.

Auto Loans

New and Used Car Prices Climbing to Record Highs

March 16, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

A drop in new vehicle production and surge in demand has resulted in limited inventory and high prices.

Credit Cards

What Does and Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

November 01, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

There are five primary factors that can boost or lower your credit score.

Savings

Interested in Interest? Everything You Need to Know About Interest

October 20, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Interest can have negative connotations when it’s attached to a loan, but consumers can earn interest on their savings.

Savings

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

August 06, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Is there such a thing as good debt? What type of debt should you avoid? We answer your debt questions.

Savings

The Benefits of Opening an Online Savings Account

July 23, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

From higher interest rates to easy tax prep, online savings accounts have a number of advantages.

AAA

It Now Costs More Than Ever to Own a Car

December 23, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

In 2020, the average annual cost of vehicle ownership rose to more than $9,500.

Mortgages

What to Know About the VA Home Loan

November 09, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

A VA loan can help the men and women who’ve served this country start the next chapter of their lives.