Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you’re getting ready to load up the car and take a road trip this Thanksgiving holiday, you’re going to have a lot of company, as AAA is expecting a substantial increase in Thanksgiving travelers this year. Try these tips to save time, stress and money to ensure your Thanksgiving holiday is a pleasant one.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:07 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car buyers who purchased hybrid cars have long enjoyed perks beyond spending less at the pump due to great fuel economy. Among the biggest additional perks were federal tax credits in the thousands of dollars for many buyers, as well as the privilege of driving in the carpool lanes in many states when driving solo.

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:01 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

It’s common sense that the steadier speed you drive your car, the better your fuel economy — hence the reason why gas mileage at higher speeds is higher for almost all cars than city driving. One would think that it’s impossible to dramatically improve gas mileage in the city thanks to all the traffic lights