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.

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This guy needs a car insurance claim.

Your Auto Insurance Premiums Are Going Up

March 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.

Why we pay more for cars with bad credit

Need Car Insurance? Your Choice Could Cost You More Than You Think

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.

This guy needs a car insurance claim.

Auto Crashes are Up, So Insurance Is Going Up

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.

Cars with Top Safety Features Don’t Get Better Auto Insurance Rates

November 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Traffic fatalities are going down, thanks to smarter cars. But auto insurance rates aren’t going down with them.

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets

November 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.

From stolen Honda Accords to relaxation guilt

Don’t Drive an Old Honda in California

August 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

California has the most stolen cars in the entire nation

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Ask The Expert: Why Did My Auto Insurance Go Up After I Got Divorced?

November 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if it’s legal for his divorce to affect his rates.

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Ask The Expert: Is My Son Crazy For Trying This New Auto Insurance?

September 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A mother is worried about Big Brother and her son.

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126,000 Auto Thefts That Could’ve Been Avoided

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…

You need to get flood insurance. Here's how.

How to stop flooding from wrecking your home and finances

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.

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By The Numbers: Auto-Erotic Fascination

February 27, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.

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Americans Don’t Want to Trade Privacy for Cheaper Car Insurance

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.

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Infographic: The 5 Best Alternative Spring Breaks

January 3, 2015 | Lulu Ramadan

Is spring break breaking your bank? Save big and give back with an alternative spring break.

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What happens to debt after death?

September 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A life insurance company wants to remind you some debts don’t get buried when you do.

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More people are renting — but skipping rental insurance

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.

Americans are willing to trade their driving data for cheaper insurance

September 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Programs that track your speed and braking habits are becoming a more popular way to save.

Myths about renters insurance abound

8 myths about renters insurance

September 4, 2014 | Angela Colley

It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.

Chicken consumption is up, and so are men's life insurance prices

This week’s Debt Report: men, women, tech

July 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Maybe they should call it Wi-Fly. And maybe everything should be priced like chicken, too.

Understanding voluntary benefits requires teamwork.

Demystifying job benefits is a group effort

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.

Stolen smartphones are all too common. Protect yourself.

Would you pay $1,000 to to recover your stolen smartphone?

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.

Wipe out these car insurance myths.

Car insurance myths and facts

May 13, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

What really determines how much you pay for your policy? Probably not what you think.

This guy needs a car insurance claim.

How to keep your car insurance affordable AFTER an accident

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.