Current BLS statistics show the average American family spends about 11% of the household income on insurance costs… and that’s not even including health insurance through an employer. Private insurance costs for everything from your car to your home can easily increase to cause problems for your budget. We help you comparison shop so you can save only monthly insurance costs.
November 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Having the same insurance provider for your homeowners insurance and your auto insurance could save you a few hundred dollars a year.
October 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn
When you drive more, it means you are at more of a risk to get into an accident than those who drive less.
October 9, 2017 | Joe Pye
They complain about the cost, then do nothing to lower it.
September 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader doesn’t want to spend money repairing his home after a natural disaster.
September 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
They’ll also (literally) drive you into the poor house.
August 17, 2017 | Joe Pye
They aren’t aware their employers offer insurance for costs unrelated to healthcare.
August 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn
One in four Americans are part-time workers or independent contractors, yet don’t have the same benefits — like health insurance or a retirement plan — like their traditional-working peers.
August 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Three years ago, 8.5 percent of drivers were letting companies track their driving habits. Now, that number is at 6 percent. You can save on insurance without letting companies track your driving.
July 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most drivers know that DUIs will make their insurance rates go up, but many may not know that minor driving infractions, like speeding and careless driving, will make your insurance premiums go up, too.
July 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is looking for healthcare savings before she needs a procedure.
June 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.
May 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
No, I’m not joking.
March 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.
February 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn
How much are you paying for your new car? Is it worth it? Turns out you should factor in a few more things to determine the true cost of that new car.
January 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Auto claim frequency and severity are up over the last two years, making insurance companies consider raising the costs of policies and premiums.
November 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Traffic fatalities are going down, thanks to smarter cars. But auto insurance rates aren’t going down with them.
November 1, 2016 | Money Talks News
It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.
August 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn
California has the most stolen cars in the entire nation
November 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know if it’s legal for his divorce to affect his rates.
September 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A mother is worried about Big Brother and her son.
April 28, 2015 | Jess Miller
Worried about getting your car stolen? Here’s a brilliant solution: Don’t leave it unlocked. Here’s where people did…
March 17, 2015 | Lulu Ramadan
Melting snow and heavy rain mean your home is at risk of flooding. Here’s how to stay high and dry.
February 27, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.
January 15, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger
Despite saving as much as 30 percent, pay-as-you-drive insurance has a lot more haters than it did a year ago.
January 3, 2015 | Lulu Ramadan
Is spring break breaking your bank? Save big and give back with an alternative spring break.
September 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A life insurance company wants to remind you some debts don’t get buried when you do.
September 23, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
If you own a home, you insure your stuff against fires, theft, and other disasters. But most renters don’t.
September 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Programs that track your speed and braking habits are becoming a more popular way to save.
September 4, 2014 | Angela Colley
It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.
July 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Maybe they should call it Wi-Fly. And maybe everything should be priced like chicken, too.
June 23, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Employers want low costs and high enrollment. Employees want low costs and clear options. And the human resources department just wants to stay sane.
May 19, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Or would you risk your personal safety? If so, here are cheaper and safer ways to protect your personal info.
May 13, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
What really determines how much you pay for your policy? Probably not what you think.
April 2, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Car insurance claims may fix your car, but wreck your finances. On average, a single collision or injury claim can raise rates more than 40 percent. Here’s what to do about it.