Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The 125th annual Rose Parade will be led by the longest float in its history.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Honda’s Project Drive-In is out to rescue drive-ins from closure as they are forced to switch to digital projection.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

That didn’t take long. The aftershocks of the disaster in Japan are beginning to reverberate in the U.S. auto market. American auto dealers selling Japanese brands like Honda and Toyota are cutting incentives on models affected by factory shutdowns in Japan. From the Associated Press: Buyers will typically have to pay sticker prices, instead of enjoying discounts

Tags: auto, Honda, Toyota
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:42 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

This month, Consumer Reports released its 2011 “Automaker report cards.” The report cards grade automakers based on a combination of their models’ projected reliability and road test scores. The results are interesting mostly for what hasn’t changed — after a year of tumult for Toyota and rebirth for the American auto industry, the rankings are

Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Yeehaw! It’s time for another rootin’-tootin’ recall roundup, and it looks like the 2011 models are looking to get a head start on potentially dangerous quality defects: Three auto manufacturers are already announcing recalls on 2011 models, and it’s not even New Year’s. Anyway, there’s a whole herd of recalls to cover here, so let’s

Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:03 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Recalls of cars are always unnerving for those who borrowed large sums of money to buy a vehicle that ends up being judged unsafe. I think this is particularly true for those who bought a Toyota in the last few years, mostly because the massive recalls were so unexpected. It’s hard to remember now, but

Tags: Ford, Honda, Toyota