Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, July 18, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Researchers developed a 35-minute session in a driving simulator that incorporates 22 variations of the most common ways teen drivers crash.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:22 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Low gas prices and rising household incomes mean lots of Americans will travel this holiday weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:06 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

With the U.S. senior population growing dramatically, the nonprofit Meals on Wheels program has found itself short of volunteer drivers to make their deliveries.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:51 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car loans for consumers with the worst credit, so-called subprime and deep subprime, have fallen to its lowest share of auto loans overall since 2012.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:12 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An organized scam that uses phony bank checks to purchase cars via Craigslist has become widespread.

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

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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car buyers are trading in their hybrids and electric cars for more gas-guzzling vehicles at a faster pace than ever before.

Monday, March 16, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Filing a claim could drive up your insurance premium. Here’s how to decide whether it’s worth it after a minor incident.

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

There are several excellent driver training programs aimed directly at older drivers. These include AARP’s Driver Safety program and AAA’s Senior Driver courses.

Friday, January 16, 2015 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

There are times when car leasing makes sense, and a low mileage lease in retirement may be one of those times.

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