Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Americans are leasing cars and taking out new car loans at a record pace, according to the latest data from Experian Automotive.

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, December 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Car buyers are taking advantage of low interest rates by taking out larger auto loans.

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.

Monday, April 29, 2013 5:09 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

There are more car leases available than in the past, but car leasing is more expensive on the whole, according to research by

Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Drivers shopping for a car lease are looking for different deals than they have in the past, according to a new study by

Saturday, October 08, 2011 9:17 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

It seems there’s a trend of computer-savvy criminals rolling back odometers on off-lease cars to make them appear as if they have lower mileage than they really do. A recent review of off-lease cars in the Northeast by AiM Mobile Inspections, a nationwide company that evaluates new and used vehicles, showed an estimated 30 percent

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