Could my credit score affect my auto insurance premiums?
Many of us realize that our credit scores can impact our lives. They might even affect whether or not we get a loan or even a new job. But did you know that the price of your car insurance can also be related to your credit score? [3 min.]
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Why you should consider using an online account to manage your policy
Selecting the right insurance policy for your needs can be quite an undertaking. At the very least you may have to research different companies and compare multiple quotes. Thankfully, today many insurance companies, including TruStage®, make it possible for you to research, get a quote, and purchase a policy online.
How life insurance companies make money
Some people worry that life insurance might not always come through for them. If life insurance pays out at the death of the policyholder, and if all policyholders eventually die, how can the insurance company make money? Do they do it by denying claims? The answer is no—there are other ways insurance companies make money while still paying benefits to the people who need them. Knowing how that works may help you feel more confident about getting a policy.
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Why should I consider life insurance if I don’t have kids?
Some celebrity financial advisers tell their followers not to get life insurance unless they have children. Is this always good advice? Read on to consider some situations where an individual with no children may want to think about buying life insurance.
Is it less expensive to buy life insurance when I’m young?
Don’t let the fact that right now you can’t afford all the coverage you need keep you from getting at least a basic amount of life insurance. If you have people who count on you for financial support, it’s generally better to have a small policy, designed to fit your budget, than no coverage at all.
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How to help make financial planning as easy as meal planning
Chances are, if you’ve ever been stressed over your finances, someone has advised you to create a “financial plan.” To many people worried about money, a “financial plan” just sounds like another intimidating task that will add more stress to their lives. But the truth is, financial planning can be as simple as something many of us do each week—meal planning.
Switching car insurance companies in seven steps
You may have noticed that there are a lot of attention-grabbing advertisements for auto insurance. This is because insurers are eager to have you move from your current coverage to theirs. If you are careful about taking the right steps, you could save big. Here’s how to switch car insurance.
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Condo vs. townhouse insurance—what's the difference?
If you’re thinking of purchasing either a condominium or a townhouse, you’re not alone. Condos and townhouses continue to rise in popularity as more people seek to avoid the upkeep involved with owning and maintaining a large traditional house and yard. But, like other homes, both condos and townhouses still need insurance. Not sure which kind of insurance you need for each type of home? Let’s look at the difference between condos and townhouses, which will help us understand why they need different types of insurance.