Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

Should I File an Auto Insurance Claim?

Posted Jul 08, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

It seems simple enough: you pay for car insurance so that if something happens to your car, it’s covered by your insurance company, right? Not quite. In some cases, it's better to pay out of pocket to avoid a premium increase. Consult our list of guidelines to determine if filing a claim with your carrier will be beneficial.

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18 Shocking PSA Videos That Will Make You a Safer Driver

Posted Jul 08, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Shock and awe. Fear. Shame. Gore. All strategies are fair game when public service announcements (PSAs) convince you to drive safely. Watch some of the most shocking driving PSAs from around the world to remind yourself to drive carefully. Americans, it's time to get scared straight!

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Are Americans Financially Independent? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Jul 01, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

For the Fourth of July, you'll be snacking on barbecue food and waving around sparklers in celebration of American Independence. One freedom most American don't have, however, is financial freedom from debt. Our infographic reveals the surprising numbers and offers tips for debt management.

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6 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Posted Jun 30, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

But while the advantages of credit card use are numerous, misusing your card(s) can lead to serious financial straits. It’s much easier to swipe your card and to spend excessively than to deal with debt, so make sure that you raise your credit-card-consciousness before you step out the door. Avoiding a few common mistakes will help to keep your credit in the clear.

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Shakespeare in the Park and 6 More Summer Budget Tips

Posted Jun 28, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

This June I binge watched Orange is the New Black in the comfort of my air-conditioned room, watched the World Cup games from barstools across Boston, and jammed out at a 3-day music festival. In the midst of all the fun, my savings shrunk. Here's how I plan to recover my money management in July without sacrificing any entertainment.

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How to Create (and Stick to) Your Financial Goals

Posted Jun 26, 2014 by Seth Birnbaum

What does a rumored 1970s experiment with Harvard MBA students have to do with your personal finances? Indulge your curiosity and get a step-by-step breakdown of how to plan for the successful financial future that you envision.

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Should I Get Insurance When Renting a Car?

Posted Jun 23, 2014 by Matt Cullen

To get rental insurance or not to get rental insurance? Travelers looking to borrow wheels are divided on the answer. Before you make your decision, know the rental insurance basics and read up on the coverage that you might not know you have.

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19 Bad Drivers on Instagram

Posted Jun 21, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Dangerous drivers are out there tailgating on the highway, weaving through lanes of traffic, rolling through stop signs, and speeding through school zones. And by the grace of social media, these bad drivers are all over Instagram, committing a variety of dangerous driving acts in shades of Valencia and Lo-Fi.

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7 Summer Travel Hacks to Save Money

Posted Jun 16, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Learn some quick tricks for saving on summer travel, whether or not you've already bought your plane ticket. Sure, vacation is a time to indulge. But you can make the most of your getaway funds with a few easy travel hacks. Peace of wallet, peace of mind. Ahhh.

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What Is Collision Coverage and What Doesn't It Cover?

Posted Jun 16, 2014 by Matt Cullen

Though reading the fine print in your auto insurance policy sounds confusing and overwhelming, it's important to understand exactly what your policy covers—as well as what it doesn't. Collision coverage doesn't protect you in every "collision" you and your car might encounter.

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