Gas prices expected to rise this summer

13 Apr
Old Gas PumpsBe prepared to adjust your family’s summer vacation budget. Prices at the fuel pump are expected to be 14% higher than last summer and the U.S. government predicts a national average of $2.74 per gallon. Brent Crude, the global benchmark, surged to to $72 Thursday, which is higher than the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) forecast...

Here’s how a 25 cent gas tax increase could affect you

23 Jan
Fuel pumpLast week, the United States Chamber of Commerce proposed a 25 cent increase in the so-called gas tax. The rise would represent a 135 percent increase over the current 18.5 cent tax, which was implemented a full quarter century ago in 1993. Since then, most states have raised their own fuel tax rates, and myriad business leaders, from Ford to...

The real cost of owning a vehicle in America

23 Aug
Gas pumpOwning a car can be a pain in the wallet. To prove it, AAA has conducted a study that reveals just how much the average American pays for the privilege of having a car (or truck, or SUV, or minivan) in her driveway. There's good news and bad news to be found in the study. Let's get the bad out of the way: AAA says that folks who purchase new cars...