Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The news that an auto finance company distorted consumer credit records for years is a good reminder to check your credit report regularly.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

AAA Travel projects that 34.7 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, the highest volume since before the 2008 recession.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Lincoln has developed its own perfume fragrance and no, it’s not “new car smell.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Wal-Mart has jumped on the gas savings bandwagon with its Great Gas Rollback program.

Monday, August 18, 2014 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The great American road trip is alive and well, according to a recent Edmunds.com survey.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While new cars are dramatically higher in quality than years ago, the number of problems experienced by new car owners has increased recently. J.D. Power’s 2014 Initial Quality Study found a 3 percent increase in problems experienced by new car owners in the first 90 days of ownership, averaging 116 problems per 100 vehicles. The

Friday, August 15, 2014 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A study by Kelley Blue Book found that new car shoppers feel that GM is a different company today than it was five years ago.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

It’s becoming increasingly common for thieves to break into cars using high-tech electronic devices, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau, NICB, says there are several things that owners can do to protect themselves against car break-ins. Car thieves have been using electronic scanner boxes to send a radio frequency signal that unlocks cars that have

Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

ar enthusiasts will have plenty to drool over this week as things gear up for the the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Saturday, August 02, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

One company is bringing exotic supercars to Formula One-inspired racetracks across the country for “average Joes” to drive.

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