Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed to extend its oversight to auto finance lenders that are not banks.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:35 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

General Motors is offering a discount to teachers who want to buy or lease a new car that can be combined with other incentives to represent thousands of dollars in savings.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Lincoln has developed its own perfume fragrance and no, it’s not “new car smell.”

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