Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, March 24, 2014 5:45 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Many Americans are planning to use their refund checks to buy a car, according to CarMax.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The CFPB held an Auto Finance Forum recently to discuss auto lending discrimination.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:34 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Seventy-nine percent of car buyers are using the Internet for research, and 50 percent are open to buying any car brand.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers are making quick decisions when they buy a car.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More people buying a car this year means more car salesmen that are new on the job, according to a Chase study.

Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers consider more car models before buying that ever before, according to the 2013 J.D. Power Avoider Study.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers are more satisfied with the sales experience — even when they walk away from buying a car.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Black Friday is a great time to get a new car deal, though it’s only slightly better than any other day through the rest of the year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

As new-car purchases have been rising, so has consumer loyalty to auto brands.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While car sales are up substantially over 2011, sales of hybrid cars are the fastest-growing segment.

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