How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

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How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

If you’ve applied for homeowner or car insurance lately, you probably learned quite quickly that actually applying for insurance involves answering a lot of questions about yourself. But lest you are tempted to fudge facts and try to hide driving infractions or previous homeowner claims, you may want to be aware that your insurance company… Read More

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

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10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Life insurance can be an important part of your financial planning. Many don’t even know why they might need life insurance. Luckily, there are tools to help answer your questions about this important decision. In order to determine how much life insurance you may need, it’s a good idea to know exactly why you are buying… Read More

Do You Need Life Insurance?

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Do You Need Life Insurance?

Do You Need Life Insurance?

As part of your financial plan, it’s important to think about what would happen to your family if you were to die. Life insurance may be something you explore as a way to cover final expenses, replace your income or pay off debts. To determine if life insurance is right for you at this stage… Read More

Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise

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Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise

Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise

There has been a significant increase in a number of different types of fraud in the last several years, and experts in the insurance industry say that they have not been immune to the trend. The number of questionable insurance claims made over the course of 2012 was up 26.7 percent from the total observed… Read More

Consumers: Credit Scores Shouldn’t Inflate My Insurance Costs

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Consumers: Credit Scores Shouldn’t Inflate My Insurance Costs

Consumers: Credit Scores Shouldn’t Inflate My Insurance Costs

Many Americans consider it more than fair for institutions that issue consumer loans or credit cards to use their credit rating when weighing the decision on whether to extend financing, but feel less satisfied when insurance companies do the same. The majority of consumers disagree with insurance companies using a credit score to determine eligibility… Read More

Don’t Let a Car Accident Wreck Your Credit

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Don’t Let a Car Accident Wreck Your Credit

Don’t Let a Car Accident Wreck Your Credit

An auto crash may do more than just wreck your vehicle. It may cause long-term damage to your credit reports and scores as well. We’ve heard from many accident victims over the years who wound up with medical bills in collections while they waited for insurance companies to sort out who would pay what. One… Read More

5 Myths About Credit Scores and Insurance

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5 Myths About Credit Scores and Insurance

5 Myths About Credit Scores and Insurance

Apply for auto or homeowner’s insurance and chances are you’ll find an inquiry on your credit report from the insurance company. Why and how do insurance companies use your credit information? Lamont Boyd, FICO’s director of global scoring solutions for the insurance market, joined me for an interview on Talk Credit Radio to explain how… Read More

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