Credit Cards

Does Credit Score Affect Car Insurance Rates?

Posted May 01, 2017 by Jason Metz

Does your credit score affect your car insurance premium? Yes. Unless you live in California, Hawaii, or Massachusetts, states that have banned insurers from using credit data to price premiums, your credit score plays a role in how much you pay for car insurance, for better or worse. Now here's what to do.

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The Advantages of Using a Credit Card

Posted Aug 15, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Are you taking advantage of your credit cards? Some people worry about the security and spending risks associated with using credit cards, but the perks of disciplined card use are plenty. EverQuote spoke with John Ulzheimer, Credit Expert at CreditSesame.com, to learn how to get rewards, to raise your credit score, and to simplify budgeting with your credit card.

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13 Tips on Budgeting and Saving Money

Posted Aug 08, 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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Am I Insured When Driving Abroad?

Posted Jul 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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7 Ways to Save a Dollar

Posted Jul 16, 2014 by Matt Cullen

Saving money doesn't have to be painful. You can set aside money and still maintain a comfortable lifestyle by cutting down on waste and by handling your funds wisely. Start with these seven strategies for automating and monitoring your saving, so that your saving is effective and effortless.

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Wisely Manage Your Money with 5 Simple Tips

Posted Jul 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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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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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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