Advice Articles

When it comes to understanding your finances and making smart purchasing decisions, there’s a lot you need to know. We’re passionate about helping our members better understand their finances so that they can feel secure and informed about their decisions. In addition to articles and tools you will find here, you can also access free and confidential financial counseling and education through Suncoast's relationship with the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program.

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    Private Party vs. Dealership

    Buying a car can be a major purchasing decision. For most, it involves a lot of research, discussion and weighing of options. Of the many things to consider when buying are the type you want — new or used — and where you want to buy it — from a private party or from the dealer. Knowing the pros and cons of both sources can help you make a more informed decision.


    Leasing vs. Buying a Car

    A lot of things factor into the decision of whether to lease or buy a car. It’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of both so you can make the best decision for you.