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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Financing Your First Car: What You Need to Know

Posted on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Buying your first car is an exciting prospect. There is so much out there to choose from, and each vehicle has its own appeal. But before you get wrapped up in what you’re going to buy, it’s more important to address how you’re going to buy it. In other words, how are you going to pay for a car?

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Tags: Car Financing

Tips to Save Time at the Used Car Dealership

Posted on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Time is one of our most precious commodities these days, and whenever you can save a little, it makes life a bit easier. Often, buying a car takes up a good portion of your day. But if you plan ahead, you can save time at the dealership.

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Tags: Used Car

How to Get the Most from Your Tax Return (And Get the Car of Your Dreams)

Posted on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Tax time brings many a feeling of dread, and yet, it can also be an opportunity to score an extra chunk of money. For some, that amount is the needed down payment for the car of their dreams, which is why this year you should look at all the ways you may be able to maximize your returns.

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Tags: Car Purchase

Celebrity Rides: Nelly

Posted on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr (aka Nelly), is a hip-hip superstar with a remarkably long career under his belt. Not only does Nelly continue to stay valid and produce new music, he has found other outlets for income, like his own Nike shoes, poker tournaments and advertisements. That said, he also manages to give back, and even has his own charitable foundation. In addition to his good deeds, he isn’t without trouble, but as he works out his issues, he continues to make time for his music and one of his other loves, cars.

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Used Cars That Look Luxurious

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

It’s true that a car is primarily for getting you, your friends and your family to and from destinations. It’s an essential tool for commuting to work, and can also provide you with a way to travel and explore new places. That said, it’s also nice when your car elevates your appearance.

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Used Car Buying Tips for Retirees

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Today’s retirees are living longer, which means their finances have to stretch further. Compounded with the rising costs in senior care and housing, it means making informed, careful decisions with each dollar is essential. Just because a retiree isn’t going to work doesn’t mean they don’t need in a car. In fact, the happiest retirees are those that stay active and social. If you are recently retired, here are a few tips on everything you need to know about buying a car.

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Tags: Used Car

Money Mistakes that Could Affect Your Credit

Posted on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Our culture is all about having it, and having it now—however, that’s an easy way to dig yourself into a large hole. Debt is a part of the American lifestyle. In many ways, it’s not bad, unless you allow it to get out of control. When debt is used wisely, you can improve your financial outlook and get the things you want in a reasonable amount of time. But the question becomes: What are the biggest financial mistakes you can make, and how do you keep your debt from spiraling out of control and having it affect your credit?

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Tags: Credit

Celebrity Rides: Fabolous

Posted on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

John David Jackson is not a name that necessarily stands out in a crowd, but “Fabolous” is certainly an attention grabber. That’s probably why John, aka Fabolous, created his well-known stage name. Fabolous is a rapper with a long history in the industry—he’s earned awards, appeared in television and movies, and has steadily released albums since 2001. Fabolous also happens to love cars, and with a net worth in the multi-millions, he can afford to indulge his habit. Here are just a few of the rides he’s owned at one time or another, or been seen with.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Tackling Bad Credit in 2017

Posted on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Each year, one of the top New Year resolutions is to battle debt and get out of the hole many Americans dig themselves into. Today’s society encourages borrowing and spending, which can lead to a grim financial state. In fact, this holiday season showed an 11 billion dollar increase in credit card debt. And worse, studies have shown a debt-stress connection, which means that debt not only affects your ability to support yourself, but also creates negative feelings, anxiety and stress.

It can be hard to separate yourself from the masses and make the decision to live in a different ways, but living debt free can vastly improve your quality of life. So why not make 2017 your year to make it happen—to be free of the debt and stress? If you’re ready to tackle bad credit, here’s how to start!

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Tags: Credit

2017 Tax Tips to Save for Your Car Downpayment

Posted on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Although taxes are a stress for many, there are some positives to getting them done. If you are one of many getting money back this year, think of it as an excellent opportunity to get something you really want—a car. One of the biggest car-buying blocks for people is not having the down payment needed to walk into a dealership and get financed. Your return may just be the amount you need, or get you closer to your down payment goal. And what if there were a way to increase that amount? If you have a W-2 ready to go, why not get that refund sooner than later so you can buy your next car.

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Tags: Used Car