Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas

Today is December 20th, and for those you like me, that haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, here are a few last minute ideas that may be helpful.  Last year I got my shopping done early so didn’t have to worry about getting things last minute, but unfortunately this year I still have a few things to get.  The first idea … Read More

Should I Join a Warehouse Club?

Does it make sense to pay money to a store just for the privilege of shopping there?  Some might think that ‘s crazy and a colossal waste of money that could be spent shopping elsewhere.  But the truth is: over a hundred million people do it!  Could it be right for you?  That is what we examine today. The main … Read More

How to use a Truth in Lending Statement to shop for Title Loans.

A “Truth in Lending Statement” is a statement informing consumers of the actual cost of credit.  This is important because it allows you to compare the actual cost of different types of credit, different lenders, and different loan types.  Usually, on the first page of your loan agreement, you will notice a table with four cells on the first line. … Read More

Why is speeding dumb?

Unless your child has just been bitten by a mountain lion, and you are the driving to the nearest hospital to potentially save his life, speeding is dumb!  Granted, we live in one of the most traffic congested areas of the country, and frustration is the norm – but speeding is not the solution.  How many times have you had … Read More

What do I need to know before getting a title loan?

This is a great question that we get asked often; we will do our best to answer it in this post. The first thing you need to focus on, before you get a title loan, is: What is my role in this transaction?  Make sure you understand both your rights and responsibilities as a borrower.  Consider how, and if, you … Read More

Enjoy the Herndon Festival!

Fast Title Lenders hopes everyone enjoys the Annual Herndon Festival this weekend. Be safe and have fun. FYI, we are closing at 3pm on Friday June 3rd, and will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to contact us through the website or by email. For more information on the festival, visit www.herndonfestival.net.

Innovative way to Sell your Car when you need Cash Now

One of our recent customers had an immediate cash need, and decided to meet that need by selling his car. However, he was very disappointed in the offers he received from the various car buying services; because he knew his car was worth a lot more. Yet, he needed the money now. After some innovative thinking, he approached us for … Read More

When Should I Consider a Title Loan?

Title Loans are often used for solving short term financial difficulties. If you have an unexpected expense, and your vehicle is your most valuable asset, a Title Loan is a quick and easy way to get the funds you need to solve your short term financial problem. Title Loans are not a long term solution for financial difficulties. Before considering … Read More

Is your car ready for the summer?

The warm weather is finally here, and the summers in this area can get hot. Regardless of what kind of vehicle you drive, there are a few things you should always do to prepare your vehicle for the summer. A great way to save money is to do these yourself, if you don’t already. If you are not comfortable doing … Read More

Vegetable Garden for Less than $1.00

Spring is taking its time arriving this year, but there is something you can do right now to start producing your own vegetables this summer. And you can begin your garden for less than $1.00. You don’t have to buy those seed starter kits that cost too much and aren’t really necessary. Simply take a left over egg crate and … Read More

How to get the most for your trade-in.

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle and plan on trading in your current vehicle, here are a few tips to help you get the highest value for your trade in. Clean your vehicle or have it cleaned prior to going to the dealership.  This might seem obvious but many people don’t. Know what your … Read More

What is my Car Really Worth?

If your thinking about trading in your car, purchasing full coverage insurance, or selling your car, it is important to know what it is really worth.  Having a vehicle with a large amount of equity can also be a financial safety net for emergencies.  To understand what your vehicle is really worth you first need to understand how vehicles are … Read More

April Special 8% per month for any Loan!

We are excited to announce our special discount for April, ALL loans, regardless of amount, will offered at 8% per month (96% APR). This will provide significant savings for those in need of a Title Loan. For example, see the following table for potential savings: See how much you can save versus a lender charging the maximum rates allowed by … Read More

“I’ll Take Water Please”

A very simple and effective way to save money is to forego the soft drink when you are dining out, especially at fast food places. Most of the time, these drinks are $2-3 which can add up significantly over time. Let’s say you eat out 5 times a week, and skip the drinks, you can save $50 a month. Invest … Read More

How to Improve your Credit Score

Today more than ever Credit Scores have an effect on how we live our lives. A high or low credit score can determine what type of residence we live in, car we drive, and even the jobs we can get. The good news is today it is much easier to improve your credit score, and can be done much faster … Read More