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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 07.22.2015 | 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.

What Women Need to Know About Car Insurance

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Casey Cavanagh

Insurance companies calculate plan premiums based on the predicted risk(s) the driver poses--meaning how much you could end up costing them via claims. Did you know that another factor that holds significant weight in determining the rates of your car insurance is your gender?

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.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

7 Ways To Avoid Being Ripped Off When Buying A Car

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

Know before you go.

4 Things to Do When Your Credit Score Reaches 'Good' or 'Excellent'

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It wasn't easy, but your credit score just passed the 661 mark into "good" territory or the 781 mark into the "excellent" category. Congratulations, you're now a credit score champion! After you're done basking in your own glory, it's time to actually put that credit score to effective use.

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

10 Illinois Cities Where a Speeding Ticket Will Damage Your Wallet

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.09.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Receiving a speeding ticket is a drag. Aside from having to pay the fine and costs associated with legal fees, a ticket will wreak havoc on your annual car insurance premium long after you saw the blue- and red-flashing lights in your rear-view mirror.

Advice In 140 Characters Or Less: How To Be A Good Coworker, According To Twitter

Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Some people think that LinkedIn is the only place to go for career advice. And while it’s a great place to network, it’s not the end-all-be-all fo...

6 Surprising Ways Having Bad Credit Hurts | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money

It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known, but still hazardous, effects bad credit can have on you.

5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

Laura Adams | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Laura Adams

Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.

5 Surprising Reasons Why Car Insurance Rates Rise

Laura Adams | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Laura Adams

Even if you don't get a traffic ticket, cause a car accident, or have a teenage boy in the household, you could end up paying more for insurance for these five lesser-known reasons.

Kansas City Man Predicts ESurance Super Bowl Commercial Winner Before Announcement

Jason Grill | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

So how in the world is it possible that JohnnyOptimist was able to predict this? Did he have or get inside info? Is he truly a psychic? The answer is none of the above.

The Hidden Cost of Car Rentals in Mexico

Matt Gibson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Matt Gibson

You know what they say about deals that sound too good to be true.

Why I'm Not Buying a New Car Anytime Soon

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've come to the conclusion that I don't need all the latest new "stuff" on a car. Maybe it's maturity or frugality. I much prefer the freedom of not owing money on a car. But that's just one reason.

6 Ways to Expedite Your Car Insurance Claim

Tim Chen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

No one ever wants to get into a car accident. But fortunately, filing a car insurance claim is easier than you may think. With the right paperwork and a thorough understanding of your insurance policy, you can even expedite the process.

I Saved a Bunch of Money on My Car Insurance by Switching My Gender

K. Danielle | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
K. Danielle

You've probably heard that women get charged less for car insurance. I love this little passage from the Esurance webpage: "If you're a guy, all this really means is that a female clone of yourself would likely pay less for car insurance." I can confidently confirm this statement.

5 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

Tim Chen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Saving money on car insurance isn't as hard as it might seem if you keep these tips in mind.

Better Car Insurance Through Data

Phil Simon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

Big Data is changing car insurance and, as we'll see, other industries as well. The revolution is just getting started.

Florida Laws See Changes In The New Year

Posted 01.01.2013 | Miami

New Year's Day 2013 brings with it joy, good tidings, and new laws for the Sunshine State. Among the changes: it is no longer illegal to flash head...

What Safeway Doesn't Want You To Know

Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

One of the country's largest supermarket chains doesn't seem to be learning its lesson. Following multiple lawsuits, failed inspections and an unde...

How To Curb The Cost Of Traffic Tickets

Smart Money | Posted 07.18.2012 | Money

It's little surprise that traffic tickets can lead to higher insurance premiums. But as travelers hit the road this summer, experts say they may not r...

What Your Choice of Car Insurance Company Says About You

Amy Danise | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Amy Danise

A new analysis by reveals how consumers can often find like-minded folks at the same auto insurance company.

You Might Be Getting Overcharged For Car Insurance

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

If you live in a middle- or low-income area, you might be paying more than you need to for car insurance. Recent research from the Consumer Federat...