It’s one thing to have buyers remorse on an overpriced pair of shoes. But making the wrong decision on a vehicle purchase could cost you more than dollars. Car shopping brings on varying emotions. For some, overwhelming excitement leads to rash decisions. For others, self-doubt and anxiety impairs sound judgement.
If it’s time to upgrade your auto, be fearless in your approach. Think of all you tackle in one day. From work and kids to friends and family, you’ve got life covered. Before you consider adding this task to the “honey-do” list, realize you may be better suited for the job. Forbes reveals women buy more than half of all cars sold in the US and take part in 80 percent of all family car-buying decisions. With the right approach, you can turn the hassle of car shopping into an empowering experience.
ESTABLISH A BUDGET Before stepping foot into a car dealership, establish the exact amount of money you can afford to spend. This takes more than crunching monthly payments. Avoid buyer’s remorse by considering your long- and short-term financial goals.