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Credit Karma: How to Negotiate Your Car Price

Blog Post by chrisoutsidefinancialcom - 4/16/19

What’s the best way to get the best deal on your next car? We spoke with Credit Karma to share some of our tips for hassle-free car buying. Read the article here: https://www.creditkarma.com/auto/i/how-to-negotiate-car-price/

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Newsday: When it makes sense to buy an extended car warranty

Blog Post by chrisoutsidefinancialcom - 4/9/19

Vehicle service contracts (aka extended warranties) can be a good purchase – if you know what you’re getting and you don’t overpay. Check out more of our tips in Newsday. Read the article here: https://www.newsday.com/business/auto-warranties-1.29330971

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Bankrate: Sneaky ways car dealerships get you to spend more money

Blog Post by chrisoutsidefinancialcom - 4/8/19

Don’t go into the dealership unprepared – check out some of our tips to avoid getting taken advantage of the next time you car shop. Read the article here: https://www.bankrate.com/auto/car-dealership-tricks/

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AAA: How Much Car Can I Afford?

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 1/9/19

What’s the best way to tackle car shopping and car buying? According to AAA, start with your budget and go from there. Check out their expert advice, including some helpful tips from our own Bear Necessities. Read the full article here: https://calstate.aaa.com/via/car/how-much-car-afford

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WorkWell: Save Money When Buying Your Next Car

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 1/8/19

Helpful tips from WorkWell about ways to save money on car purchases, featuring some of our Bear Necessities. Read the full article here: http://workwell.unum.com/2018/12/save-money-when-buying-your-next-car/

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NerdWallet: 5 Reasons to Line Up a Loan Before Visiting a Car Dealer

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 1/8/19

Great perspective on why it makes sense to get your auto financing before going to the car dealership. Read the full article here: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/auto-loans/auto-financing-before-dealership/

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EIN Presswire: Outside Financial Introduces New Approach to Car Financing

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 12/28/18

Read all about it! Outside Financial is excited to help car buyers and owners understand their car finance options and save big on car purchases and auto loan refinances. Read the full article here: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/472249058/outside-financial-introduces-new-approach-to-car-financing

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Self Lender: What Credit Score Do You Need To Lease A Car?

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 12/2/18

Outside Financial’s Sonia Steinway provides some tips on leasing a car when you don’t have the best credit score. Read the full article here: https://www.selflender.com/blog/credit-score-to-lease-car

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NerdWallet: Avoid Overpaying by Reviewing Your Auto Loan Agreement

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 11/30/18

Outside Financial co-founders Jon Friedland and Sonia Steinway share important tips with NerdWallet’s car expert, Philip Reed, to help car buyers avoid getting taken advantage of at the dealership. Read the full article here: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/auto-loans/review-auto-loan-agreement/

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The Simple Dollar: How to Shop for Car Loans When You Have Bad Credit

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 10/26/18

Having bad credit doesn’t make you a bad person, and it doesn’t mean you should get stuck with a bad car loan. Sonia shares some advice with The Simple Dollar. Read the article here: https://www.thesimpledollar.com/best-bad-credit-auto-loans/

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Auto Finance News: Outside Financial Launches!

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 10/19/18

Auto Finance News shares our good news. Read the full article here: https://www.autofinancenews.net/direct-lending-startup-outside-financial-launches-with-3-lender-partners/

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Supermoney: How Does Refinancing a Car Work?

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 10/19/18

Sonia shares some of our refinancing tips with Supermoney. Read the article here: https://www.supermoney.com/2018/07/how-does-refinancing-a-car-work/

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Policygenius: How to Buy a Car

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 10/16/18

Lots of great tips on car buying, including a few of our Bear Necessities. Read the full article here: https://www.policygenius.com/blog/easy-money-how-to-buy-a-car/

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Forbes: Is My Car Dealership Lying to Me?

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 10/16/18

After the Federal Trade Commission charged a group of auto dealers with fraud, Sonia explained what to look for to make sure your dealer is telling you the truth. Read the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherelliott/2018/09/02/is-my-car-dealership-lying-to-me-heres-how-to-tell/#61f6961648d3

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Newsday: Car Buying Tips

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 8/22/18

Sonia explains the importance of securing your car loan before you go to the dealership. Read the full article here: https://www.newsday.com/business/2019-car-buying-tips-1.20509996

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Auto Finance News: Lenders Should Tighten Credit Ahead of Looming Recessions

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 7/23/18

Sonia discusses changing auto loan approval dynamics on Auto Finance News. Read the full article here: https://www.autofinancenews.net/lenders-should-tighten-credit-ahead-of-looming-recession-economist-warns/

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Reader’s Digest: 11 Things Car Dealers Won’t Tell You About Leasing

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 7/23/18

Sonia explains what car shoppers need to know before leasing a car. Read the full article here: https://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/things-to-know-car-leasing

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Reader’s Digest: How to Outsmart the Car Salesman – Here’s How to Outsmart Me

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 7/23/18

Sonia explains how car shoppers can, and should, protect themselves. Read the full article here: https://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/outsmart-car-salesmen/

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Outside Financial on the Auto Finance Road Map Podcast

Blog Post by Sonia Steinway - 7/20/18

Outside Financial president Sonia Steinway was a guest on the Auto Finance Road Map podcast to discuss why she started Outside Financial, and how Outside Financial can serve lenders. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/caferoadmap/episode-11-headline-navigating-and-strengthening-lender-startup-partnerships