1. Shop often. Check out several different insurance companies every two to three years. Maybe your situation has changed—say you’re driving fewer miles, which can lower your premium a little. Or maybe the carrier has adjusted its underwriting or rating in ways that help, or hurt, your bottom line. You get little benefit from sticking with the same insurer year in and year out; our research in the past has found that the “long-term customer discount” is mostly a myth 2. Cast a wide net. Try shopping on TheZebra.com, which uses data from Quadrant, a private company that collects and analyzes rate filings supplied directly by insurers. (Quadrant is also the company we engaged for our price analyses.) The Zebra offers estimates from 18 to 35 insurers, depending on the state. That compares…
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The new year brings a host of new laws that go into effect starting Sunday.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
6 Myths about Renter’s Insurance
You might rent an apartment, but chances are you own the expensive stuff inside the apartment. Who will replace it all if something happens? Hint: Not your landlord.
How to Change Your Own Oil
Check out these steps needed to change your own oil with tips from a expert mechanic.
(50 Bits of) Free Advice From an 80 Year Old Man.
John M. Sweeney is (as well as being one of Kindness Blog’s inspirations) the creator of Suspended Coffees, a nonprofit organization partnering with a variety of businesses around the world,…
7 Pro Tips to Stop Your Car from Overheating
Learn from the NASCAR pros themselves what to do if your car overheats, and how to stop it from overheating in the first place.
Essential Tips for Motorcycle Road Trips
Before you go out and take your long motorcycle road trip, there are few things you need to check on your motorcycle to keep you safe.
Overflow Incontinence Overview
With overflow incontinence individuals do not feel the urge to urinate. The bladder never empties normally small amounts of urine are leaked on a nearly continuous basis. Overflow incontinence can be caused by weak bladder muscles or a blocked urethra. Overflow incontinence is prevalent in older men with an enlarged prostate and is rare in women.