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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to Set Aside Money for a New Car

Whether you are purchasing your very first car or your current vehicle has finally broken down—or maybe you have even gotten into a car accident—one thing is for sure: owning a car is crucial. Without a car, you have limited means of getting from one place to another, regardless of whether or not you live in a city where public transportation is readily available. Having a car and license are critical elements of being an adult, allowing you the freedom to go anywhere you want, when you need to.

However, when money is a little tight, the car-purchasing process can be a huge hassle. In order to make purchasing a car less difficult, this guide is here to help you out:

1. Do as Much Saving as Possible

Do you enjoy going out on the weekends? Do you find yourself eating out for lunch and dinner a little more than you should? Are you always buying clothes that you don't need? Do you drink or smoke a lot? These are unnecessary costs that drive up your bills and sap your available funds. Try cutting down on these costs by packing your own food or simply cooking homemade meals, limiting your outings and shopping sprees to special occasions, and reducing your indulgence in certain habits. The amount of money you can save will shock you.

2. Work Two Jobs

If, after cutting down on unnecessary expenses, you still don't have enough income to purchase a car, there's always the possibility of a second job. Even if the job doesn't pay particularly well, the extra money can often be the boost you need to afford that car. You could opt for anything from a retail job on the weekends to a bartending gig at night. Sure, you might be a little more exhausted than usual, but it beats not having a car at all.

3. Ask for Help

There is no shame in asking for help when you need a new car. In fact, asking for money as a birthday or Holiday present is the perfect opportunity to get that extra cash. If you know someone (a parent, say) who might be able to lend you enough to afford a vehicle, you can always pay them back in installments.

If you are trying to set money aside for a new car, remember that you have several options that can make things affordable for you. Financing, leasing, and buying used are all options that can help you save. Once you feel financially capable of taking on the challenge, you can visit our local Toyota dealers in NJ and get yourself on the road.  



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