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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.

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.

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.

Traffic Accident Caused By Act of God

Brad Reid | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

An "Act of God" occurs naturally without human activity. It is frequently associated with violent weather events but may include unexpected medical conditions. The key to successfully asserting the defense is a factual determination that the event was unforeseen and could not be prepared for or mitigated by human activity.

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.

California Voters Acted to Save $100 Billion

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ralph Nader

The passage of Prop 103 was a monumental accomplishment and an example of what can happen when people band together for a cause and show up at the polls. Hopelessness is merely a sentiment for the apathetic.

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

Teens and Cars Can Drive You Crazy

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Just reading the words teens and cars in the same sentence probably sends you reaching for an antacid. Unfortunately, that queasy feeling is well founded. The privilege of driving is costly, and teen driving can be dangerous.

California Republic: Pass the Bananas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Jerry Brown may have thought that the bad old days of campaign finance were gone. At least for a fleeting historical moment. But now he's finding himself in the midst of some bad new days.

Ten States Where Youth Rules

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Times are tough for young adults. Jobs are hard to find, and the amount of outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. is staggering. Still, there are some states where conditions are much more favorable to young people.

Comedian's Beef With Progressive No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Who do you believe -- the angry brother or the insurance company on the defensive? Trust us, it's complicated and heartbreaking. New York comedian ...

What Your Choice of Car Insurance Company Says About You

Amy Danise | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Amy Danise

A new analysis by Insure.com 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...

Insurance Quiz: Is It a Peril or Hazard?

Women & Co | Posted 08.07.2012 | Money
Women & Co

If you want to save money on insurance, give some thought to the difference between a peril and a hazard. Anything you can do to minimize hazards could help reduce your premiums for home, health, car and life insurance.

6 Things Your Car Insurer Doesn't Want You to Know

Credit.com | Posted 07.24.2012 | Money
Credit.com

Car insurance is something of an opaque industry. We know we have to pay the bill every month; we just have no clue how the carrier arrived at that rate.

Are High Gas Prices a Boon to Auto Insurers?

Michael R. Powers | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money
Michael R. Powers

In principle, one would expect personal lines automobile insurance companies to realize a modest windfall from recent increases in gasoline prices. However, I think it's fair to say that "not all's the same 'twixt the pump and the claim" -- not even the same as it used to be.

Rick Scott's "PIP Dream" Comes True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.20.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Governor Scott has restructured Florida's Personal Injury Protection laws in such a way to keep both insurance premiums and insured's benefits in the accounts of those mighty few who insure Florida's drivers.

Why You Don't Own A Car

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

The quintessential dream of waking up on your sixteenth birthday to find a new car adorned with a big red bow parked in the driveway is now a thing of...

Catherine New

Poor People Pay More For Car Insurance Because Of Bias, Consumer Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The poorest Americans are unable to buy affordable auto insurance because of insurance company bias, a consumers group charged Monday. Insurance c...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

Allstate's Three-Month Catastrophe Losses Equal All Of Last Year's

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BANGALORE (Aditi Sharma) - Allstate Corp (ALL.N), the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said it sees pre-tax catastrophe losses ...

Are You the Next Aflac Duck?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Holy spin doctor! Aflac Insurance is holding open auditions for a new voice of their corporate icon.