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How to Protect Your Credit Score After the Equifax Hack

Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Jason Metz

Some are speculating the Equifax hack might be the most damaging in U.S. history. Credit scores affect us in ways which many of us may not realize: insurance premiums.

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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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Why Is My Auto Insurance So High?

Posted Sep 02, 2015 by Ashley Kane

You’ve been paying way too much for car insurance and you feel it’s ridiculous. Maybe your premium spiked hundreds of dollars since your last renewal or your location changed and now you can no longer afford the rate hike.

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Auto Insurance for High-Risk Drivers

Posted Jul 15, 2015 by Ashley Kane

To an insurer, high-risk means one thing – you’re more likely to file a claim than an average driver. As a result, once drivers are classified as high-risk, their premiums automatically increase, sometimes hundreds of dollars. Here’s how to save.

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How Are Auto Insurance Premiums Calculated?

Posted Jun 10, 2015 by Matt Cullen

While most everyone understands that having auto insurance is necessary, knowing how the premiums are calculated is something that not many people are familiar with. Yet, having an understanding of what can make your premium rise or fall can help you in keeping your costs much lower.

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7 Car Insurance Myths Debunked

Posted Sep 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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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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Car Insurance: 5 Tips for Getting the Best Rate

Posted Jul 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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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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Financial Advice for College Graduates in Debt

Posted Apr 07, 2014 by Matt Cullen

From student loans to snowballing credit card balances, many of today's college graduates are heading out into the real world with a pile of debt already on their plate. By following these tips, you can keep yourself from becoming a long term slave to debt, and live with less financial stress.

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