Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The Ford Mustang just turned 50, and both Ford Motor Co. and Mustang owners are celebrating.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Ford futurist says baby boomers are looking for ways to ‘downsize but not downgrade.’

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 4:43 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Nearly 400,000 Ford and Lincoln cars from the 2013 model year are being recalled due to a fuel leak problem.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Domestic-branded car makers won more individual categories in the latest quality awards than import brands.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 6:08 pm
By Greg Guenthner ·

Tesla has recently become the toast of Wall Street.

Thursday, August 02, 2012 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Given a choice between taking a pension or a lump sum, think hard before you give up the promise of income for life.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

I’ve been wearing my reporter hat today, covering Ford Motor Co. and its labor agreement with the United Auto Workers, which was reached in the wee hours this morning. For those of us who live in the Greater Detroit area, this second of three contract agreements — General Motors Co. was first and Chrysler has yet

Saturday, June 18, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

At some point in nearly every conversation I’ve had about the bailout of the American auto industry, someone brings up the idea that many American cars “are made in Mexico anyway.”  While that’s an exaggeration, there’s a perception — well-founded in some cases — that U.S. car companies appeal to the patriotism of Americans to

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

I guess buying a car with a built-in doctor is one way to control health care costs. Eric Taub of the New York Times writes Ford is working on a health care add-on for its Sync in-car electronics system: Working with WellDoc, a startup developer of software-based health management tools, Ford has created a prototype

Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Howdy, pilgrim, it’s another recall roundup (insert sound of blasting six shooters here). This week, we’ve herded up a whole passel of defective little doggies. Saddle up and find out if your auto is on the list! This month Ford announced it was expanding a recall of its Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT trucks

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