Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

Cheaper Car Insurance: 6 Ways to Get It

Posted Jan. 5, 2015 by Alexis O'Connell

While it may take years of careful driving to significantly lower your rates, there are a few steps you can take immediately to ensure that you’re not overpaying for your car insurance.

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What Is Usage-Based Insurance (UBI)?

Posted Dec. 17, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Car insurance companies that support UBI use telematics to discern individual driving behavior. Telematics is the combination of GPS and communication technology that allows information about a vehicle (and therefore its driver) to be transmitted to the insurer.

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What Is Full Coverage Auto Insurance?

Posted Dec. 12, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

“Full coverage” is one of these notorious misnomers of the auto insurance world. If you think you can purchase one type of car insurance to protect yourself and your vehicle in any circumstance, time to read up on the real definition of “full coverage.”

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How to Become an Uber or UberX Driver

Posted Dec. 10, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Back in May, Uber calculated that, at its current rate, their platform generates 20,000 jobs per month. As the popularity of Uber and other ridesharing services (Lyft, Sidecar) takes off, and the companies boast their positive impact on the economy, many drivers have eagerly cashed in on the craze.

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Organize Your Finances in 3 Steps

Posted Dec. 5, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Everyone feels the pressure to get their finances in order, especially when increased spending kicks in during the holidays. But let’s face it: tackling good personal finance habits and seeking financial help is especially overwhelming when everything—from your bank statements, to your bills, to your financial focus—is in disarray.

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4 Facts About Marriage and Car Insurance

Posted Nov. 13, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

If you’ve searched for an insurance quote recently, you know that insurance companies are curious about your marital status. There’s a complicated relationship between tying and knot and paying your annual premium, but here are four facts to help you understand the connection...and get the best deal.

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Uber, Lyft - Ridesharing and Car Insurance, What's the Deal?

Posted Nov. 7, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

If you haven’t heard about the drama that ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are causing among insurers, regulators, and traditional taxi companies, it’s time to get up to speed.

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I Got a Raise! What Do I Do With It?

Posted Oct. 29, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

There’s a million ways to measure how much you’re winning at life. Getting a raise? Certainly one of them. After you’ve toasted your accomplishment, reward yourself with the gift of long-term financial security by mapping out a plan for your new income.

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Emergency Savings Fund Essentials

Posted Oct. 15, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: having an emergency savings stash is critical to your financial well-being. While there are plenty of ways that you can control your spending and increase your savings, some financial necessities are less predictable. But since happening upon an unforeseen financial woe is almost certain, it’s best to be prepared.

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What Is Stacked Insurance?

Posted Sept. 24, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

EverQuote spoke with Stephen Galante, Vice President of Ralph J Galante Insurance Agency Inc. in Cambridge, MA to find out more about stacking and its precarious standing in some states.

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