What should I do if I have money left over on my car loan check?

"I got approved for $22,000 for a car loan. But when I went to buy the car, the guy only charged me $19,000.

Now I have $3,000 in cash and I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm thinking of tinting the windows and getting a sound system for the car."

Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 03, 2021
“A car is already a depreciating asset. Unfortunately, adding a sound system and tinting the windows won’t add any value to your car.
While you might like the upgrades, spending the money on that is basically the equivalent of throwing away cash.
Your best bet would be to take that $3,000 and invest it in something that’s low-risk—and if possible, something that provides more interest than your current car loan rate.
Or you could just give the money back. Both are sound financial decisions.
If you really want the upgrades to your vehicle, pay in cash. By doing so, you won’t have to pay interest. I hope this helps!”

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