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3 Steps to Saving on Your 2016 Car Insurance Costs

Robert Harrow | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Car insurance is an inevitable - and often costly - part of almost all American motorists' budgets. However, it exists to protect motorists from unexp...

5 Best States for Auto Insurance Buyers

Dan Karr | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Dan Karr

Most people think that the more you pay for insurance, the better you will be protected, and that the service you receive will be better. Unfortunately, the facts don't support this belief. In fact, when it comes to collecting an auto insurance claim, where you live can be a bigger factor than what you pay for your insurance.

Buy More Than Minimum Liabilities Auto Insurance If You Can

Allan Smith | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Large number of motorists buy full coverage instead of liabilities coverage only. Generally, people understand the importance of insuring their investments on cars.

5 Worst States for Auto Insurance Buyers

Dan Karr | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Dan Karr

When it comes to protecting yourself with auto insurance, where you live is often a bigger factor than what you pay for the insurance you buy. While...

How Police Catch Uninsured Drivers

NerdWallet | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

The growing popularity of automatic license plate recognition systems, which allow law enforcement real-time access to uninsured-motorist databases in their state, may soon change how police catch uninsured drivers. In some places, it already has.

Create a Financial Calendar for the New Year

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

As New Year's Eve approaches, I hear more people making resolutions about their gym memberships and careers than about handling their money in the com...

Death of Local Insurance Agents

Dan Karr | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Dan Karr

The rapidly emerging direct-to-consumer business model will be the death of local insurance agents. Today, we look at the building where the former bo...

How to Save Money on Your Auto Repairs

Robert Harrow | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

SpeedKingz/Shutterstock Guest post by's Andrew Pentis Automobile mechanics and technicians are infamous for gouging unknowing driv...

Leasing v. Buying Your Next Car

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.03.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Car leasing is a growing affordability option for drivers, but like renting or owning a house, there are important distinctions in getting the right deal on a lease versus a loan. Making the right decision requires good research and a close look at your finances.

High-Tech Ways to Spy on Your Teen Driver

NerdWallet | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

Many parents of newly licensed teenagers worry about their children's safety, and with good reason. According to the most recent study by the Center...

8 Must-Know Tips When Shopping for Auto Insurance

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Shopping for auto insurance in the 80s was a time consuming and fickle affair. It often meant you were scouring the phonebook, making phone calls an...

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.11.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.

Allstate Considers 'Driver Safety Ratings' for Car Insurance Customers

NerdWallet | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

As the auto insurance industry moves toward ever more granular examinations of driver habits and shortcomings, Allstate Insurance Co. is drawing up ...

Making Driving Safe

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Unless you are a skydiver or bungee jumper, getting into a car is almost surely the riskiest thing you regularly do. The data bear this out. The Natio...

5 Surprising Things Car Insurance Doesn't Cover

NerdWallet | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business

Car insurance can cover damage from accidents, vandalism and even meteor strikes. But no matter how good your car insurance policy is, it might not cover everything you think it does. And unexpected holes in coverage can cost you.

What Drivers Need to Know About Deer Season and Car Insurance

NerdWallet | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business

Deer-car accidents can cause injuries, damage and even death, and are more likely to happen in late fall, when hunters are out and animals are on the...

State Farm Plans to Get Inside Your Head While You're Driving -- and Put a Price on It

NerdWallet | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

The plans, as revealed in a patent application, would combine biometric measurements with automotive data to create a "total impairment score" that could be used to set customized car insurance rates.

Should Young Drivers Stay On Their Parents' Auto Policy or Get Their Own?

Laura Adams | Posted 08.18.2015 | Money
Laura Adams

There comes a time in most young drivers' lives when they have to ask themselves an important question: Should I get my own car insurance policy or add myself to the one my parents already have? A new study suggests the latter option is the way to go.

4 Aspects of Auto Insurance Costs for Student Drivers

Robert Harrow | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

By the time we get our first car, most of us are thinking "how can I afford one?" Most young consumers will fall into the trap of considering only the short-sighted costs -- paying down the actual car.

Have Low Mileage? You May Qualify for a Car Insurance Discount

Laura Adams | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Laura Adams

A new Princeton Survey Research Associates International study found that just 16 percent of Americans have asked their car insurance provider for common discounts -- meaning millions of dollars of potential savings have been left on the table.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

How Age, Gender, and Marital Status Affect Your Car Insurance

Laura Adams | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
Laura Adams

According to the study, marital status is almost as significant in car insurance pricing as age and gender. On average, a married 20-year-old pays 21 percent less than a single 20-year-old for the same policy

4 Life Changes That Will Save You Big on Car Insurance

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

Let's face it, your insurance company is not going to come and beat down your door to lower your rates. You need to be very proactive in this game. I suggest every anniversary date you do a little poking around to see if there is a better deal out there for you.

6 Must-have Insurance Policies

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Poor planning in just one of these areas could be detrimental to your long-term wealth. It will only take one catastrophe to put you in a world of financial hurt. However, the natural tendency is to try to skimp or even self-insure with various types of risk. Don't do it.

How Much Insurance Do You Need In Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.