Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

Car Gear to Improve Any Drive

Posted Aug. 13, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

If you’re anything like the average American, you’re posted in the driver’s seat for more than 100 hours a year for your commute alone. Considering the amount of time you spend inside your vehicle, it’s worth decking it out with all the essentials for comfort, cleanliness, and entertainment.

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13 Tips on Budgeting and Saving Money

Posted Aug. 8, 2014 by Matt Cullen

If you’ve stuck with good budgeting and saving habits all the way to a good credit score, congrats. If not, turn your financial situation around with a revised strategy. Studies show that when you have a detailed plan, you’re more likely to succeed. Take action with our list of easy improvements to get to your personal finance happy place.

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8 Places to Go With Your Car Before Summer Ends

Posted July 30, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

The fleeting, sun-soaked summer months never fail to fly by. But before your premature nostalgia kicks in, there’s time to put some fun auto outings on the books for August. While it’s still appropriate to drive with the top down and the summer jams blaring, take these eight excursions in your car.

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Car Insurance: 5 Tips for Getting the Best Rate

Posted July 24, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Your personal habits affect your premium more than any deals or discounts. If you want to keep your rates low, no matter what coverage you have, start by looking within. Our two minute video walks you through five steps you can take to keep your premium low.

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Am I Insured When Driving Abroad?

Posted July 21, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

The thought of driving on the other side of the road is more thrilling than getting the proper insurance to do it. Because getting insured on a rental a car internationally comes with more complications than getting insured on a rental in the United States, get prepared well ahead of time with the proper coverage for your international adventure. Here's what you should consider.

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How to Find a Financial Advisor

Posted July 18, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Here’s the funny thing about your personal finances: you shouldn’t always keep them to yourself. Getting professional guidance that is personally catered to your financial situation, no matter your age or income level, helps you stay motivated and on track to a stable fiscal future. This post explains exactly how to locate and what to look for in a quality financial planner.

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Wisely Manage Your Money with 5 Simple Tips

Posted July 10, 2014 by Matt Cullen

If you’ve strayed from your New Year's resolutions, we’ve crafted a mid-year pick-me-up for your personal finances. And if your finances didn’t make it onto your list of 2014 resolutions, July is as good a time as any to get on track. Use these five foolproof practices to improve your personal finances and your money management skills, no matter what month.

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18 Shocking PSA Videos That Will Make You a Safer Driver

Posted July 8, 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 July 1, 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 June 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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