Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 5:46 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Your car insurance company is probably horrified by a popular road rage video on YouTube.

Friday, February 07, 2014 4:58 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Consumers who receive a quote are three times more likely to shop again the next year.

Friday, June 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

California once again leads the nation in car thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2012 “Hot Spots” list.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Progressive is offering its pay-as-you-drive Snapshot insurance program to noncustomers.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

In today’s electronic age of “check-ins” with social media via GPS-enabled cellphones and similar car connectivity via GPS navigation, it may seem as if anyone can track your movements, but the Supreme Court recently ruled that you can’t be tracked without your knowledge unless the police get a warrant. The nine Supreme Court justices recently

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Forty percent of drivers polled in a recent Consumer Reports study are delaying key repairs and maintenance on their cars. The nonprofit says that the delay can increase their risk of a safety issue that can lead to a car accident. Ignoring necessary repairs can also result in larger, more costly problems later. Delays in

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

When it comes to buying a car, numerous studies have shown that safety is on the short list of things every car shopper takes into consideration. Its ranking may shift depending on your lifestyle, but it’s almost always in the top three things that sway a car purchase, along with fuel economy and performance. For

Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:38 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

What do your credit score, debt utilization ratio, the quality of your credit cards, and your student loan and mortgage history have to do with your homeowners and auto insurance rates? Plenty — at least if you insure through a company that uses credit-based insurance scoring. Insurance companies commonly consider the above personal financial information