Most dependable cars

How dependable is your car? The latest results from J.D. Power and Associates found dependability is up 13 percent, and all but 7 brands improved. Lexus ranked highest in dependability followed by Porsche, Cadillac, Toyota, and Scion. J.D. Power says Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Hyundai, and Lincoln have achieved consistently strong dependability levels, but new buyers…

New fuel economy labels unveiled for cars and trucks

Don’t be surprised if you see a different looking fuel economy sticker on your next new car.  The government announced the most dramatic changes in the 30 year old program. The label will give you a better understanding of fuel efficiency, and it will be an interactive experience. The labels will have a QR code…

Consumer factoids: how we spend our money

Time put together an interesting list of random consumer factoids about how we spend our money.  They took all the facts and trends that are reported each year by various sources and compiled them into one fascinating list.  Some I agree with, and others I don’t — especially a recent survey that found owning a…

Refund forms in the mail for robocaller victims

If you get a claim form in your mailbox from the Federal Trade Commission or a company called Analytics, don’t throw it away. It could get you a refund for an auto warranty you purchased. 11,780 forms were mailed to consumers defrauded by auto warranty robocalls.  The Federal Trade Commission says consumers who received the…