True or False: Ethanol Is Cheaper

(MONEY Magazine) – More flexible-fueled cars are coming out. Is one the answer to your soaring gas bills? Let the numbers be your guide.

47% of car shoppers believe they would save by driving an ethanol-fueled car and...

$2.43 is the recent national average for a gallon of ethanol (E85). That's less than regular gas. But...

15% is how much lower your gas mileage can be with ethanol, so...

8% is how much more you'll typically spend on fuel with an ethanol-powered car.

NOTES: Based on 2006 models. SOURCES: Autobytel,U.S. Department of Energy, Fueleconomy.gov, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.

Moneymatics UP? DOWN? WE DO THE MATH.

Equity-indexed annuities. The term may make your eyes glaze over, but insurance agents are pushing them, claiming they're better than regular fund portfolios. Are they? A simple analysis.

Annuity = Higher fees and expenses + Big penalties for early withdrawal + Ph.D. in math needed to calculate value

Well-balanced fund portfolio = Modest operating costs + Transparent pricing + Safety in diversification

BOTTOM LINE Forget the annuities. For more in-depth analysis, turn to page 106.

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.