Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Approvals for car leases in August plunged nearly 30% compared with August 2015. But experts say it’s due to the rising number of lease applications, not a softening credit market.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:55 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Find out why car leasing is at its highest level on record.

Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:22 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Used car shoppers will have a much larger inventory of cars to choose from in the coming months, thanks to an influx of cars being returned at the end of their leases.

Friday, June 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Shoppers looking to lease a car are frustrated with the deals advertised on TV, a new study says.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

New car registrations are at the highest rate in at least the last five years.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

New-car leasing is up 12.5 percent, the highest level since Experian Automotive began tracking it in 2006.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:27 am
By Claes Bell ·

Coming to the end of your car lease? Ann Carrns of the Bucks blog at the New York Times has an idea: The recent rise in used-car prices may provide a lucrative opportunity for those with leases to come out ahead of the game. That’s because dealers set a so-called residual price when they lease

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:10 pm
By Claes Bell ·

If you’re noticing more ads for hot auto lease deals lately, you’re not imagining things. Like Jason Vorhees, auto leasing keeps dying and coming back so many times it’s getting hard to keep track. Ward’s Auto has an interesting article this month on a renewed leasing push by automakers: Leasing took a hit in 2008

Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If your retirement planning doesn’t leave enough money to pay off the car lease you committed to when times were better, here’s a possible solution., a website that helps people get out of leases they don’t want anymore, notes that baby boomers are among their best customers. About 29 percent — up from 21