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Where insurance meets real life. We're here to share answers and guidance to help you navigate through some of life's more complicated choices when it comes to your insurance (and more).

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Wondering whether your car insurance protects the driver or the car? Here's what you need to know to help protect yourself and whoever drives your car.
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Car insurance provides coverage in the event of an accident, but what if your car breaks down? Will your auto insurance cover mechanical problems or non-accident repairs?
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Auto insurance can seem complicated. Here are 9 questions to consider when talking with your car insurance company.
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While it can seem arbitrary, there are actual reasons you can see your price go up and down.
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Moving usually requires making changes to your auto insurance policy. We'll answer some of the most common questions about relocating and car insurance so your coverage can settle into your new home with you.
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As a driver, you have a lot of car insurance coverages to choose from. Some are required by your state, and others are optional—but recommended for extra protection.
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Being a driver on your parent's auto insurance policy is easy and can save you money. But how long can you stay on your parent's policy?
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Whether you're buying your first vehicle or recently purchased a new car, protecting your investment and your loved ones is critical.
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You may be wondering, why is my car insurance so expensive and how can I lower it?
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Learn how to file an auto insurance claim in 3 steps, plus additional claims FAQs to help.
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Playing defense is a crucial part of safe driving. At its heart, defensive driving is made up of practices you should use every time you get behind the wheel.
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No one expects to be in a car accident, but it can happen to anyone. When it does, you need to know what to do at the scene.
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Here are some tips to help you recover quickly from the situation.
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Follow these 3-steps to ensure a smooth transition to a new auto insurer without lapsing in coverage or harming your credit.
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What is “full coverage” car insurance, and do you need it?
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How to get the best car insurance in 5 steps
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If you've had a recent speeding or parking ticket, you may be wondering how—and if—it will impact your car insurance rate.
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Liability helps pay for property damage and medical costs for other people if you're found at-fault for an accident. Learn more about what it does and doesn't cover.
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Understanding what a car insurance deductible is, when it applies, and how to choose one can be confusing. We'll help you feel confident in choosing a car insurance deductible that's right for you.
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Congratulations on getting married! We know this is an exciting time! What's better than parties, presents, and … car insurance updates? Well, maybe not car insurance updates but we can help make it easy.
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Experiencing the total loss of your vehicle can be stressful. Knowing what to expect and getting answers to your questions can help you better navigate the process.
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Considering an electric car? Learn how to insure your electric vehicle (EV) so you get the best coverage and rates for your new ride.
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Frequently asked questions about no-fault car insurance
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Knowing if and why your insurance changes can help you better understand how to save you time and money.
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You can buy car insurance any time of the year. However, there are certain times you may want to think about shopping for auto coverage. To help you find what you need, we've gathered some common questions about the best time to buy car insurance. Oh, we also have the answers too.
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Learn about 9 Scenarios where car insurance typically doesn't provide coverage and add-on coverages that may help cover additional situations.
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Whether in a parking lot or parked on the street, here are tips and answers for what to do if someone hit your car while it's parked.
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Learn why insurance on new cars can cost more to insure due to factors like depreciation, advanced technology, theft, lender requirements, and more.
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Learn how and why a car's make and model affects insurance rates, and which have the highest, and lowest rates, on average.
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Severe weather events and flooding can cause significant damage to your vehicle. If this happens to you, it's important to understand what is and isn't covered under your car insurance policy.
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Learn the basics about how to get car insurance as a non-U.S. citizen.
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There may be a time in your life when you need to get car insurance at the last minute. Here's what you need to know about the process if you find yourself in this situation.
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A hailstorm can cause significant damage to your car. But how much hail damage will your auto insurance cover?
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Knowing how an SR-22 works and why you may be required to have one is important in helping you understand how this filing can impact your auto insurance.
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When harsh winter weather throws snow, ice, and other cold driving conditions at you, it's important to understand what is and isn't covered by your auto insurance. Here, we'll answer some of the top questions about winter weather and car insurance.
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Learn how to get the right insurance to protect your luxury or high-end car.
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What's the difference between car insurance and a car warranty? Here's what you need to know about these 2 very different protections.

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Whether it's a brand-new car or just new-to-you, buying a car is exciting. But before you head home, check with your local laws to see what insurance is required.
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Buying a new car? These tips will ensure you don't pay more than you need.
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Arm yourself with information to make choosing (and buying) the right used car a worry-free process.
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Find the information you need to help decide how and where to sell your car, the value, and what to do about car insurance after you sell.

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One of the best ways to make your teen a better driver is to make yourself a better driving coach.
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A new driver might mean a new set of wheels. Beware of these 3 common mistakes before you buy a car for your teenager.
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Learn how teens and other new young drivers under 25 can save money on car insurance despite generally being considered higher risk.
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Winter weather can make safe driving a challenge. Keep your teen (and yourself) safe with these winter driving tips.
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Statistics prove that when parents follow these strategies and help set their teenagers up for success on the road, teens drive more safely.

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Do you have multiple insurance policies? Bundling them is a simple and easy way to keep your policies together and help save you money.
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Many insurers offer savings to customers who bundle their policies with the same company. But how do you go about bundling your insurance? We'll show you how to bundle your policies in 3 easy steps.

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An umbrella insurance policy covers liability costs beyond what your regular insurance would pay. Learn more about if an umbrella policy is right for you.
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If you're a landlord, property owner, or real estate investor, umbrella insurance provides an extra layer of liability protection against incidents that could exceed the limits of your current insurance policy.

Life Insurance 101 undefined

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Picking a life insurance policy can be a complex and confusing process. Here, we'll answer the most common questions about life insurance so you're confident in deciding what's best for you.
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Whether or not you need a life insurance policy depends on a number of factors. Here, we'll help you learn more about the importance of life insurance and if it's right for you.
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If you're the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you may wonder if you're required to pay taxes on what you're paid. Here's what you need to know about life insurance payouts and taxes.
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Life insurance can be confusing. By separating the facts from the myths, you can make sure you get the life insurance that's best for you and your loved ones.
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When you buy life insurance, you may be offered a variety of policy riders. We'll help you better understand what life insurance riders are, the most common types of riders, and the benefits they provide.
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Most people think they can't afford term life insurance. We'll help you learn how much term life insurance may cost you and the main factors that can impact what you'll pay for a policy.
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Cheap life insurance sounds great but it may not always be the best choice. Learn how to get affordable life insurance with the coverage you need.
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Learn what a death benefit is and how it works so you can make the decision that's right for you.

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A home insurance deductible is the portion of costs you'll pay upfront for a covered claim. Learn how to choose a deductible that is right for you.
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Learn why your insurance premium may be increasing due to inflation and how you may be able to lower it.
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Sharing your home for extra income? You'll want to read this.
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We've got you covered when it comes to learning more about what renters insurance is and why it's important.
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You may need specialized insurance for your art, jewelry, and other valuables. Learn more about insuring high-value items.
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If you have an auto claim, your insurance company may go after the 3rd party that caused the loss by way of a process called subrogation.
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The best way to protect your valuable antiques or collectibles is to get the proper paperwork to document how much your collection is worth.
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If you have a collection of antiques, artwork, or other valuables in your home, you may need to take special precautions to keep these treasured possessions safe.
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Don't fall victim to a dishonest contractor. Know how to protect yourself and how to hire reputable workers.
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Insuring your home requires understanding the types of coverages in a standard homeowners policy that provides protection for damages done to the structure of your home.
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Dwelling Coverage is the part of a standard homeowners insurance policy that helps protect the physical structure of your home.
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Learn about the 80% rule for home insurance and ensure your property is adequately protected against potential losses and damages.
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We'll help you understand if you are, or are not, covered for certain scenarios when it comes to homeowners insurance.
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Most of us will need to buy homeowners insurance before buying a home. That's because most lenders require it to get a loan.
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If you have a high-value home, it's important to know how to customize your insurance to avoid gaps and make sure you have the coverage you need.
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Getting insurance for your vacation house or second home is similar to insurance for your primary residence but with a few extra considerations.
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Do you employ a housekeeper, personal chef, nanny, or other type of domestic workers? If yes, you may be required to carry insurance to safeguard against certain risks.

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A checklist of to-dos to help you get ahead of packing, moving, and everything in between.
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Moving can be a stressful experience for your furry friends. Keep your pets calm while moving by following a few easy steps before, during, and after your move.
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Answers to common questions about how to handle your home insurance during a move.

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Prevention is your best defense.
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Proper home maintenance is the best way to help prevent mold damage in and outside of your home.
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Ice dams occur when melting ice build-up in your roof causes water damage to your interior walls and ceilings.
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Water damage can be a costly headache. Avoid it by taking these precautions.
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Take these steps if your home has been impacted by water.

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What you should know to prepare, protect, and recover.
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Making an emergency evacuation plan for your family is simple. Here's how.
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Having a go bag ready can be a lifesaver in an emergency.
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What to do to prepare and recover from a hurricane.
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Fire can move incredibly fast and cause devastating damage. Getting your home prepared for a wildfire or housefire can make a difference.

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Pet insurance helps cover the costs associated with the healthcare of your pet. We'll help you understand how to get it, and how it works.
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Have you been considering pet insurance for your best friend? Here's what you need to know about what's covered under a pet insurance policy.

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