Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

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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How to Create (and Stick to) Your Financial Goals

Posted June 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 June 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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Father's Day Financial Advice

Posted June 13, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

While there’s certainly more to parenting than providing for your family financially, your fiscal decisions and habits undoubtedly affect your children. Here’s my best financial advice to fathers who want to wield their budget and money-management skills with their kids in mind.

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Should I Lease or Buy a Car?

Posted May 21, 2014 by Matt Cullen

You might be armed with with information about the vehicles you're interested in long before you visit a dealer's lot or take a test drive. Yet, one question remains: Is it better to lease or buy? Here's a rundown of the pros and cons of each route.

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Want Cheap Car Insurance? Move!

Posted May 20, 2014 by Matt Cullen

When pricing auto insurance, you know that the premium you pay is based on a number of different factors, including your driving history, the type of vehicle that you own, and your age. Other criteria that you may not be aware of are also factored in, including your geographic area. Is your zip code making your premium skyrocket?

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