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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 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...

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.

The Real Risk Of Car Sharing

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 04.13.2012 | Money

Last month, I wrote about RelayRides, a company that helps you rent your car to strangers. It’s a big enough idea that the company has attracted inv...

The Risk Of Sharing Your Car

The New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 03.17.2012 | Money

At first glance, the idea of person-to-person car sharing appears to be the perfect solution to any number of problems. People with idle cars (and ...

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...

Do All Closed Businesses in SF Resurrect as Halloween Superstores?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | San Francisco
Harmon Leon

It's always around mid-September when almost every vacant out-of-business locale becomes a Halloween superstore. What a sad sign of our recession.

U.S. Laws Protect Cars But Not Domestic Violence Victims

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Far more women in the United States are victims of domestic violence than are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, the two aren't even close -- battering outstrips crashes roughly two to one.

The 10 Most and Least Expensive 2011 Vehicles to Insure (PHOTOS)

Amy Danise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Danise

The best car insurance rates go to vehicles that are practical: minivans and SUVs.

6 Easy Ways to Avoid a Money Hangover

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
College Candy

Let's face it, "the talk" is awkward for everyone: You, picturing your parents at your age; your parents trying to cover all the bases. You know we're talking about the "money talk," right?

The Safest Cars 2011 -- See Which Models Made The List

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new...

Why Does Flo From the Progressive Insurance Ads Slightly Turn Me On?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Should I seek counseling over wanting to consummate my internal passion for a slightly annoying woman who sells car insurance on TV ads?

On Becoming a Car Free Family

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

So, how's it been since going car-free? How have our kids, 10 and 5, adjusted to being a car-free family? Pretty good, I'd say.