Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:08 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The total cost to own a car is always top-of-mind for any financially-savvy consumer. This cost includes not just the monthly payment, but car insurance, the cost of gas, repairs, maintenance and depreciation. While it’s always best to run the numbers yourself for car insurance and fuel cost needs, there are numerous resources that┬ácan provide

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:41 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

As part of my continuing series on whittling down the cost of car ownership, we’re going to take a look at depreciation costs. At first glance, depreciation looks kind of mundane; it’s simply the difference between what you paid for the car and its current value. Compared to the other costs of car ownership, such