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Buying Your First Car: How Much Can You Afford

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How Much Car Can You Afford?

Create your own personal auto budget! Too many people start shopping for a car without knowing how much they can really afford to spend. Follow these steps to create a budget that will make sure you have enough money to pay for your car—while leaving enough for the other fun things in your life.


You now know how much you can spend on a car!  It’s finally time to go shopping (with some great Rivermark advice, of course.) 

Click here for Part 2: Where to Shop for a Car.

Questions About Auto Loans?

Our auto loan resources page can help you make informed decisions as you prepare to shop for a car or apply for an auto loan. And, as always, you can call Rivermark and speak directly to a lending expert by calling 503.626.6600.

Auto Loan Resources