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Friday, April 7, 2017Singles may have more fun, but they also pay more than their married friends for car insurance. A single 20-year-old pays 21% more than a married 20-year-old for the same policy, a new study from InsuranceQuotes.com found. To an insurer, it comes down to statistics -- and singles get into more accidents. READ MORE >>
Friday, March 3, 2017In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau(NICB) found a disturbing trend — an increasing number of thefts of vehicles with the keys left inside. For the years 2012 through 2014, at total of 126,603 vehicles were reported stolen with the keys left in the vehicle. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 17, 2017A survey from Insurance.com finds 75 percent of drivers view texting while driving to be as dangerous as drunken driving. The insurance quotes-comparison website asked 1,000 married adult drivers which of four traffic violations most closely approximates the risk from a texting driver: READ MORE >>
Friday, September 9, 2016For most of us, the act of driving is part of our daily routine; it feels like second nature. But safe driving requires our focus and attention. Left-hand turns top the list of the most challenging and dangerous driving maneuvers. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 26, 2016A report just released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) puts a $277 billion price tag on the economic costs of traffic crashes in the United States in 2010, a 20 percent increase over its 2000 data. The economic costs are equivalent to approximately $897 for every person living in the U. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 19, 2016If your husband or wife drives up with a brand new dent on the car, you might not get the truth about what happened. Some 35% of spouses admitted to dinging the family car, then telling their loved one that someone else did it, according to a new survey by the insurance website insure.com. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 5, 2016Should you buy inflation protection for long-term care insurance? Absolutely. In fact, if you don’t think you can afford that extra coverage, you should probably rethink whether you should buy the insurance at all. READ MORE >>
Friday, January 29, 2016It’s a simple and reasonably fair concept – all else being equal, safer and more careful drivers pay less for their car insurance than do those having multiple accidents and/or moving violations. How much? READ MORE >>
Friday, January 22, 2016Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on your car insurance? According to a report, a 20-year old married woman pays an average of 22% less for car insurance than her single counterpart. And a married 20-year-old man pays 20% less than his single friend of the same age. READ MORE >>
Friday, December 18, 2015In recent months, major insurers have adopted “gender distinct” rates for new coverage. Translation: If you’re a woman, you’ll now pay more than a man for the same coverage.
Rates for single women rose 20 to 40% last year, while rates for single men fell 15%, says Jesse S... READ MORE >>