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Use Your Tax Refund to Earn Savings on Insurance

April 15 is looming. By now, many of you have filed your federal and state taxes (the rest of you should get cracking) and are waiting for some long-anticipated checks in the mail (if you haven’t gotten your refunds already). The average refund this year, according to the IRS, is roughly $3,034, and more than […]

Don’t Let Spring Break Become Spring Breakdown

March marks the start of spring break season for colleges and schools across the country, which means thousands of students and families will be piling in cars and hitting the open road. It’s easy, with all the necessary planning and packing, to forget to prep your vehicle for the trip. However, failing to properly equip […]

Top 5 Affordable Cities to Buy a Home

Looking for an affordable place to live? Consider these five cities, which offer some of the nation’s lowest median home prices, home insurance premiums, and property tax rates. But we don’t think affordability should mean sacrifice, so we chose cities with growing job markets that also offer plenty of leisure activities. 1. St. Louis This […]

March Starts Tornado Season: Are You Prepared?

The weather also brings something else: tornadoes. March starts off tornado season, especially in the Southeast, which typically sees strong winds from March to May. Tornado alley (in the Southern Plains) typically experiences the most tornados between May and June, whereas the Northern Plains and the Midwest become most vulnerable from June to July. The […]

Insuring Your Valentine’s Day Gem Dandy

It’s that time of year again. Store greeting card aisles are packed, florists are pulling overtime, and all of the nicest restaurants in town are booked. Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us. And in preparation for it, some people are shelling out big bucks to impress their significant others. In fact, according to the National […]

When Home Prices Go Up, Do You Need More Home Insurance?

Real estate prices climbed 20% in 2013 in some places. Do higher sales values mean you should bump up the amount of insurance coverage on your home? Among experts, there’s little doubt the real estate market is bouncing back. Dr. Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow.com, says some real-estate hot-spots saw home prices increase more […]

Super Bowl Insurance? Yes, There Is!

With 111.3 million viewers in 2012 (making it the most viewed broadcast of any kind in American history), and 108.4 million in 2013, the Super Bowl’s magnitude should not be underestimated. So how do you insure an event this big? The answer comes in many different layers, from the event planners to the fans’ couches. […]

Home Insurance Coverage Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

Pretty confident you know what’s covered under your homeowners insurance policy? Take our coverage quiz to see whether that confidence is justified. 1) True or false: A standard home insurance policy will help pay the medical bills for someone who sustains an injury on your property? True, but only if that person does not take […]