Which is best to pay the principal on a loan or refinance? Seeking best answer for overall loan payment?
The auto loan is for 60 mo @ 14.9%. The total cost of the current loan is $ 41,000. I have paid on the loan for 15 months now and have been receiving refinance rates @ 7.9% for 60 months. This would add another year to the life of the loan.
I have no problems paying the current loan amount and plan in Aug to begin paying an additional $ 250 a month on the principal. There is no penalty on my current loan for paying off early and there is no balloon payment at the end.
I want to do what is best for my credit rating, I am in the process of repairing after a wicked divorce. Currently at a 684, goal is to get it above 750 to help with future goals for business and personal financial decisions.