An unexpected car repair threatens to set the Bradleys back thousands of dollars. The transmission on their BMW fails, depleting the value of the car to $5,000—and the Bradleys still owe $15,000 in payments.
Instead of dealing with costly repairs, the Bradleys discover they can accomplish the goals set forth in Step 6 by selling some of their assets. With the help of Crossroads Ford in Raleigh, North Carolina, LendingTree.com and RoadLoans.com, Lisa and Steven sell their BMW and SUV and purchase a new Ford Explorer—a decision that will save them $400 a month on car payments.
Lisa says she's excited about more than just the savings. "I feel like this is one of the first big decisions Steve and I have really made together and been on the same page," she says.