Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:54 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

The amount people are paying for car loans has hit a record high. But if you’re a smart shopper, you don’t have to pay that much.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Long Island, N.Y., native Irv Gordon just logged a whopping 3 million miles in his car.

Saturday, June 01, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Carmakers have offered assistance to customers affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A Department of Justice probe into price fixing of auto parts has recently been expanded.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More people buying a car this year means more car salesmen that are new on the job, according to a Chase study.

Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers consider more car models before buying that ever before, according to the 2013 J.D. Power Avoider Study.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The world’s cheapest car, a subcompact made by Tata in India called the Nano, will be brought to the United States.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety unveiled a new crash test and most cars don’t fare so well.

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 can provide

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 4:55 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

There were lots of great comments from readers on my last post on whether to buy a new car or a used car. Commenter Debra James weighed in against thinking of cars as a monthly expense: “I still stand by my belief that if you can’t afford to pay cash, or in the event of

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