Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

New research from Experian Automotive found that 10% of all luxury cars are registered in December.

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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:05 am
By Katie Bushor ·

The debt-to-income ratio is the key to determining the terms of your auto loan for you and the lender.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The gap between the monthly payments for new and used cars is at the widest level on record, according to Experian Automotive.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Car shoppers who opt to buy an alternative fuel car are more likely to use cash to make their purchase than those buying traditional cars.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:59 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The FTC has again cracked down on car dealers and businesses associated with financing or leasing a car, resulting in six new cases.

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

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

Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

A new app allows car dealers to communicate with customers in a compliant way.

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