Old habits die hard, and when it comes to changing our spending habits to account for gas price increases, newer ones do as well. About four in five Americans have held steady with their lower discretionary spending levels from last year – a time when gas prices spiked – despite the fact that the cost to fill up a tank has dropped since then. And those habits are consistent across age and income brackets.
American hybrid purchasers get a tax break when they buy one of the fuel-efficient cars. But how easy is it to claim this credit, and just what does one do to do so. Over at the money advice site Bankrate, George Saenz, CPA, answers a reader's question on the credit, although the question is more detailed and helpful than the answer.