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How Self-Driving Cars Will Impact Your Auto Insurance

Allan Smith | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

This proposal is in consideration so that victims of auto accidents are able to receive compensation. The bill would also protect the party at fault from financial collapse. However, though the model behind ride-sharing provides a relatively straightforward solution, the potential demand for self-driving cars produces a tougher problem for the insurance industry and legislators alike.

5 Things You Need to Know About Commercial Vehicle Insurance

Laiza King | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Laiza King

As a business owner, there are numerous responsibilities that keep arising and it could get overwhelming when there's no clear guidance especially for new entrepreneurs. One of the aspects that cannot be overlooked for businesses is commercial auto insurance; an insurance that allows business owners to get commercial vehicle coverage for a single vehicle or a fleet of vehicles.

5 Ways for New Grads to Save Money on Car Insurance

NerdWallet | Posted 06.07.2016 | College

By Barbara Marquand With all the things to squeeze into a budget after college, you could probably use some breathing space. Saving money on car insu...

7 Things You Never Knew Car Insurance Would Cover

NerdWallet | Posted 06.06.2016 | Good News

By Alex Glenn When you imagine surprises involving your car insurance, visions of mishandled claims or rate increases may be the first things to spri...

Building a Financial Emergency Kit for Your Family

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

What could a financial emergency look like for your family? It could be the weather-related destruction of a home. It could mean sudden serious illnes...

Implications of Driverless Cars on the Insurance Industry

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Parker Beauchamp

We're all familiar with companies like Tesla and how they forever changed the automotive industry through the introduction of electric vehicles. But n...

Car insurance costs soar 44% after one claim

Laura Adams | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Laura Adams

It's getting more expensive for drivers to file even one auto insurance claim, with their annual premiums spiking on average 44 percent nationally. T...

Take a Defensive Driving Class if You Live In These States

Robert Harrow | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Some states require you to be 55 years or older to take advantage of the discount, while other states allow drivers of any age to get the discount. On top of saving on your car insurance, you may even be able to reduce points on your driving record.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

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.

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.

5 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance

NerdWallet | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

By Barbara Marquand All sorts of high-tech safety equipment is available on today's new cars, from systems that automatically apply the brakes if you...

What if Buying a Car Was Like Buying Insurance?

Dan Karr | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Dan Karr

You pull up to the dealership anxious to see, touch, feel, smell and drive the new vehicle you have your heart set on buying, only to learn that you can no longer do any of these things. Yes, the famous test drive is out the window, you can't even see what you're about to buy.

Car Insurance Rates Far Higher in African-American Areas, Study Finds

NerdWallet | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

Companies charge far more for car insurance in neighborhoods that are predominantly African-American than they do in other areas, a consumer group reported last week.

How Accidents Can Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate

Allan Smith | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Allan Smith

Many times people do not take time to look over their car insurance policy. It is imperative that they should look over and check the details of the policy.

Astoria Characters: The Two Who Aren't One

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The guy behind the desk gets up to answer the phone. In the blink of an eye, he's back.

What to Do If You Lose Your Car Insurance

NerdWallet | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

They're the words no one wants to hear from an insurance agent: "We can no longer provide coverage for your vehicle." There are two ways you might be...

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 pl...

Car Insurance Injury Claims Down, Costs Up

NerdWallet | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

People are less likely to get hurt or die in car accidents, or file a car insurance claim, than they were a decade ago. But the average injury cost is...

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 ...

Why Car Insurance Costs More for Electric Vehicles

NerdWallet | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

NerdWallet researched insurance premiums for gas and electric versions of the same cars and found that the electric cars had higher premiums in all cases. These vehicles' higher values and repair costs are to blame.

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance - 6 Tips to Lower Rates

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for?" Well, that doesn't really apply to buying car insurance.

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.

Do Insurance Companies Look at Your Social Media Profiles? | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology

The Internet is a great resource for conducting research and gathering information on almost anything. Today, with the emergence of data tracking devices and social media, this now includes information about people.