Choosing to buy a car is one of life’s biggest financial decisions and one that you really do want to give plenty of thought to the best options for you personally, especially if you are in the market for a home mortgage at the same time.
You want to make sure that your purchase within your means as you will only have a set amount to spend. Committing to purchasing a car without a loan, such as through a vehicle lease is a common option people are taking nowadays, and can ensure that you are not faced with unwanted up-selling at the dealership, which is a common practice.
Though going to the extent of borrowing money from friends or family has its own set of positives and negatives. Here, we take a closer look at both options.
Cash Advance: An option for the risky at heart
A cash advance is one of the more risky ways to secure a loan for your vehicle. This is really only an option if you know that you will have enough cash to pay back the loan quickly. If you are unable to pay back the loan then you will be faced with very high interest charges that she may not be able to afford.
Family/Friends: If you dare
A loan from family and friends might seem like a really good idea, but it can quickly create tension in a relationship if you get into financial difficulty. It is still an option worth considering, but make sure there is some form of official paperwork to cover both sides in the event of a falling out.
Taking out a car loan is a big responsibility. Borrowing money from family and friends is also a risk in itself. It is always prudent to ensure that you have sufficient means to pay back the loan; otherwise your car can be repossessed by the financial institution. Worse still, in the event that you borrowed from family or friends, you may inflict hardship upon them.