Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, August 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

A 2015 Volkswagen Golf traveled through 48 contiguous states on less than $300 in fuel, setting a Guinness World Record.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Car shoppers who opt to buy an alternative fuel car are more likely to use cash to make their purchase than those buying traditional cars.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

If you’ve been thinking about kicking gas with an electric car, then check out the Drive Electric Week event.

Monday, May 14, 2012 4:10 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Honda has gotten the court decision reversed that it misled consumers about its …

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

There is more than meets the eye in the recent small claims court case where a former attorney was awarded a nearly $10,000 judgment because her Honda Civic hybrid car did not get the fuel economy advertised. Plaintiff Heather Peters, a former attorney, took her case to California’s small claims court after opting out of

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:24 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

With all this talk about government mandates to increase the fuel economy in cars, you might think that we are destined to see an influx of hybrids, electrics and other alternative-fuel cars. While more of these types of alternative-fuel cars will be introduced in the coming years, the majority of cars are still likely to

Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:30 am
By Claes Bell ·

Porsche has announced plans to bring to market a $650,000 plug-in hybrid car that will get 78 mpg and reach 60 mph in around 3 seconds. I must admit, I laughed a little bit when I first read about the 918 Spyder. First off, the idea of spending the price of a luxurious house on