03.01.17
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How Comprehensive Insurance Saved Me From a ‘Bad Gas’ Nightmare

On Jan, 6 of this year, something crazy happened to us that I’ll never forget. After finishing up a week in Puerto Rico for winter break,

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 26): Considering Insurance

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from

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Best Flood Insurance Companies

Flood insurance isn’t required for all homeowners, just those with federally backed mortgages in high-risk flood areas where there’s at least a 25 percent chance

12.29.16
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Auto Owners Insurance Review

Auto-Owners Insurance is a mutual insurance company operating in 26 different states through independent representatives. They offer basically every type of insurance under the sun,

12.29.16
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Avoid These Life Insurance Tax Traps

Few people like to think about the paperwork and financial logistics associated with death. It often feels more comfortable to pretend the day will never

12.28.16
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Six Ways Seniors Can Save on Car Insurance

Young drivers typically see their car insurance costs drop as they gain experience behind the wheel, but when they become senior citizens, their rates may

12.23.16
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What’s a Patient Advocate – and Should You Have One?

Preventable medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to a recent study

12.21.16
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Do You Need Insurance for a Moped or Scooter?

More and more Americans are looking for ways to save money on their transportation costs. One solution is riding a moped or a scooter instead

12.20.16
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How Much Does an Eye Exam Cost?

It happens to the best of us. You get a little older and you just can’t see as well as you used to. Maybe it’s

12.12.16
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The Complete Guide to Health Insurance

Even though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in 2010, America’s solution to health care is still hotly debated.

12.11.16
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How Much Is a Speeding Ticket Going to Cost You?

Before we pass our road test and receive a freshly minted driver’s license, we learn that moving violations and speeding tickets can be costly. Most of us

12.11.16
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What Is Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance?

Buying a life insurance policy will protect your dependents if you die, but it won’t provide a payout if you’re the victim of an accident

12.07.16
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Five Things Your Life Insurance Agent May Not Tell You

Life insurance agents provide a valuable service by explaining policy benefits and costs, but they may not tell you everything you need to know before

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MetLife Home Insurance Review

MetLife offers outstanding replacement coverage for your home and personal property, but its customer service and online resources need improvement. MetLife is one of few

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Progressive Home Insurance Review

Progressive offers affordable and comprehensive homeowners policies through its partner, Homesite Insurance, but its customer service could be better. Progressive provides home insurance policies through

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Travelers Home Insurance Review

Travelers offers comprehensive home insurance policies that are easily customizable, but it’s known for poor customer service. Travelers offers comprehensive homeowners insurance in all 50

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Farmers Home Insurance Review

Farmers offers optional coverages that are hard to find elsewhere, but it has a reputation for poor customer service. Farmers offers comprehensive homeowners insurance policies

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12 Low-Cost Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health

The average American incurs $10,345 in medical expenses each year, according to government estimates. No matter how wealthy you are, this is an extremely heavy financial burden

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