Dear Debt

Dear Debt,

At some point in our lives, you have weighed the majority of us down whether we are students, consumers, credit card holders, home owners, car owners, business owners, or any potential future debtors. However, we have found an effective method to face and eliminate you once and for all. Normally, for some of us, learning more about you and ways of reducing you seems rather less appealing, nonetheless, it is the initial key step in efficiently and successfully removing you from our lives, so we can go back to our happy and stress-free place where ever and whatever that may be. So, I have created 4 simple points for people like me (a debtor) to read and follow so we can at last free ourselves from you. We hope to never cross paths with you again.

Here are 5 simple ways to reduce your debt stress:

  1. PLAN: create a list of your expenses from greatest to least
  2. PRIORITIZE: sort out where your payments need to be made first
  3. PAYMENT: process payments towards SMALL debts first
  4. PROCEED: proceed using the same steps to reduce debt monthly

Here is a lifehack proven to financially reduce and eliminate you from your debts - the snowball method. Dave Ramsay’s article on the snowball method is a great and useful way to do this. Reading his article made me reminisce back to my childhood memories and now that my school loans come to mind, I’d rather be building and using snowballs to hit instead of getting hit with a ball of debt after my degree. The ultimate purpose of the snowball method is to strategize and build tactics that you believe are essential to your financial situation such as budgeting, cutting back on expenses, or even eliminating unnecessary spending habits. Here’s an outline of how you should get started:

Snowball Method

How the method works:

  • Goal is to start SMALL just like building a snowball
  • Then, your next move would be to just keep building your snowball
  • After you’ve successfully built it, use your ball ($) towards your debt
  • Make another snowball and repeat till your debts all out

Now, I know what you are thinking, that you must put an end to every one of your expenses just to pay of this never-ending debt? The answer is no. You wouldn’t want a stressful journey trying to pay off this stressful debt, right? You need to also incorporate some minimal me time, which would include anything within your budget after you have completed the 4 P’s. Initially, what this does is that it prioritizes your payments that way you can gradually yet prosperously pay off your debts leaving a reasonable amount to your “me time.” The goal is to ease the burden of your debts as you process your monthly payments but to also build a limited, fair and rational amount contributing to your “me time” fund, yay! You’ll be happy, your debts will be happy, and life will once again be debt free! So, I highly urge you to build your very own snowball and get that debt right in the face and become a snow-baller.


"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the

 desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we

want eventually." 

– Stephen R. Covey in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”




Top 5 Splash Auto Finance FAQ's

1. Who is Splash Auto Finance?
Splash Auto Finance is a division of Rifco National Auto Finance. Rifco National Auto Finance is a publicly traded company that is one of Canada’s largest non-chartered banks. Splash is our direct to consumer program. We are the actual lender and have the proper measures in place so your personal information is safe. Your approval is already in place before you even go shopping at one of our preferred dealerships. We ensure your new or used vehicle purchase is smooth sailing from start to finish!

2. Why Splash Auto Finance?
The days of not knowing exactly what you’re approved for are long gone! Go shopping with confidence and know what kind of monthly payment you have before you even step foot in one of our preferred dealerships. Our online concierge makes sure only the proper information is submitted in your application, our best-in-class analysts make sure you get the best approval you can get, and one of our experienced finance specialists will help you in getting into your dream ride. Our finance specialists work closely with a business manager at one of our preferred dealerships. It doesn’t get much better than that!

3. Can I trade-in my vehicle?
Absolutely. We make the trade-in process as easy as possible, just mention that you currently have a vehicle and that you’re interested in trading it in.

4. Where is Splash Auto Finance located?
Our head office is in Red Deer, Alberta. This is where your online messages are replied to, your calls are answered, where our in-house analysts give your approvals from, and even where our experienced finance specialists are! We work as a team & take care of our customers.

5. How many times will you pull my credit when I apply?
Only once. That is all it takes for us to give you the best approval we possibly can. Any time you apply for an auto loan, a credit card, or even get a new phone on a contract your credit is pulled to determine the lending risk, there is no need to pull your credit more than one time. Have no fear, only one single inquiry is near!

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Welcome and glad you could join us on what will be an epic adventure in our goal to serve car buyers who are looking to rebuild or re-establish their credit. Splash auto finance is new, but our mother company, Rifco National Auto Finance is not. With just under $1 Billion in auto loans financed, we understand lending and ultimately what your needs are.

This blog will work as a vehicle for us to communicate with you about offers, current events and any information that we feel would benefit and help you when it comes to purchasing a vehicle, choosing a lender and rebuilding your credit. Splash auto finance is completely unique compared to other competitors as we are the bank and actually can approve you. This helps your car buying experience and expedites your loan process for the below reasons:

  1. TIME. We value your time as much as you do and therefore when getting an approval from us prior, allows you to know exactly the amount you are approved for and therefore can visit one of our preferred dealerships with a dollar value in mind.
  2. Long term relationship. We are with you every step of the way in your path to purchase and want to maintain a relationship with you over the course of your loan.
  3. We have a professional and experienced team of credit officers ready to understand your situation detail by detail. Whether you had a bankruptcy, divorce or simply not enough credit history, we have several options to accommodate your situation.
  4. We are friendly and awesome!

If you would like to start the process of getting an approval, please start by filling out our quick application here.