These vehicles can take your tailgating game to the next level... Read More
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Speeding tickets: the source of stress and financial setbacks (fines, points, insurance increases), occasional bragging rights (ever gotten out of a speeding ticket… as the passenger?) and enduring myths. Here, we suss out the truth around some common speeding ticket assertions. 1. You Can’t Successfully Fight a Speeding Ticket in Court Verdict: False We’re not... Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to make a little extra money on the side by listing your sofa, spare bedroom, guest house or even whole house on a service like Airbnb, you’ve probably wondered just how much money you could make. After all, there are all those stories of people paying their monthly mortgage payments or... Read More
Q. What is the proper wait time to give the insurance to answer your rain damage to your home? — Insured A. It sounds as though water from a storm has entered and damaged your home and/or property. We’re sorry to hear you’ve got a mess to clean up. The timing answer isn’t simple because... Read More
Imagine you had a machine that sat in the corner of your office and generated the equivalent to your entire annual salary. It dependably spits out money, month after month, year after year, without fail. Would you purchase a warranty on that machine? Would you call your insurance agent and buy an insurance policy to... Read More
You can do a lot of fun stuff with a quarter of a million dollars. That kind of money would buy a ridiculously fancy car. You could pamper yourself for years by taking lavish vacations. Or, you could raise a child. It costs $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013 through the age of... Read More
Yes, auto insurance companies look at your credit score and a lot of other factors when determining what your insurance premiums will be. It’s all about risk, and insurance companies rely on some pretty sound statistical data to determine just how risky you and your driving habits are. It’s a common belief that the faster your... Read More
The Internet, and the sharing economy, have changed the way we buy everything — from books to mattresses to “hotel rooms” to taxi rides. Now, it’s the insurance industry’s turn. A series of startups promise disruption of this product consumers love to hate. (Sorry, Flo.) Even well-known author Dan Ariely is now in on the... Read More
Auto insurance is compulsory in every U.S. state except New Hampshire. To legally drive a vehicle, motorists must carry their state’s minimum requirements. But not every driver follows the letter of the law. In fact, back in 2011, the Insurance Research Council found roughly 1 in 7 drivers on the road does not have any... Read More
You’re probably already aware that credit scores are a major factor when you’re buying a home, because your credit score affects the interest rate you get on your mortgage. Considering how big home loans are, a few credit score points could translate into a slightly higher rate, which ultimately can add up to thousands of dollars... Read More
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