Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 26, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Many Americans are putting higher-octane fuel in cars meant to run on regular gas, AAA finds.

Monday, August 15, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Top Tier gas, which is marketed as being better for a car’s engine, really is better, according to a new study by AAA.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:14 pm
By Vera Gibbons ·

This Independence Day, many Americans will be hitting the road and enjoying our country’s parks and barbecue, among other national treasures.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:01 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

It’s common sense that the steadier speed you drive your car, the better your fuel economy — hence the reason why gas mileage at higher speeds is higher for almost all cars than city driving. One would think that it’s impossible to dramatically improve gas mileage in the city thanks to all the traffic lights

Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:17 pm
By Kay Bell ·

If you’re planning a driving trip this holiday weekend, I hope you budgeted enough for gasoline. Gas prices continue to be near $4 a gallon around the nation and are likely to hold there throughout the summer vacation season. Taxes contribute to what we pay at the pump. There’s the federal gasoline excise tax, which