Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

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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7 Car Insurance Myths Debunked

Posted Sept. 10, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

There are some questions people are afraid to ask when it comes to auto insurance. When dealing with your insurance carrier, there are no stupid questions. That being said, we debunk 7 car insurance myths that you may have seen floating around the Internet or heard in conversation.

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Forget Budget Apps: Here's How Your Phone Can Help Your Finances

Posted Sept. 5, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

I was going to write a blog post about the best budget apps for your smartphone, but I decided against it. Journalists, bloggers, and techies have already app-reviewed the heck out of personal finance products. What’s far more difficult than finding the perfect budgeting app is finding the motivation to follow through with using it.

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Funny Car Insurance Commercials. Yes, They Exist.

Posted Aug. 19, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Don’t be fooled by the fact that we tweet about car coverage on the daily. We’re aware that auto insurance is bland. Luckily, we’re not the only ones burdened with the task of making car insurance entertaining. Car insurance companies need to advertise, and they’ve found some talented agencies to take on the challenge of marketing their not-so-exciting services.

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