Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 25, 2013 4:20 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Fewer people will be taking car trips this Thanksgiving, according to the latest AAA projections.

Friday, August 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The roads are going to be more crowded this Labor Day than in recent years, says AAA.

Saturday, April 06, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Americans are expected to save an average of $8,000 annually in gas costs by 2025, says the EPA.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The average mpg of new cars is at an all-time high, which means an overall decrease in car pollution.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

There will be 39 million Americans traveling by car this Thanksgiving, and they’ll be paying more for gasoline than past holidays.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently pledged reducing gas prices to $2.50 gallon or less …

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

We all know that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest time of year at the airports, but the reality is that most Americans use a car for their Thanksgiving getaways — and this year, the roads are going to be even more crowded, despite higher gas prices. AAA expects that 38.2 million Americans will travel

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

With higher fuel economy standards on the horizon, automakers are increasingly focusing on new technologies to improve their MPG ratings while enticing car shoppers with a variety of cars in different sizes and body styles. Several automakers have recently made announcements that will improve the MPG of their line ups in ways that they believe

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

Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:50 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While gas prices are expected to drop over the next month due to the switch to winter fuel blends, U.S. drivers are on pace to spend the most to refuel their cars this year than ever before — and experts say gas prices will continue to remain high. Despite consumers using less gas and production

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