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Tag: car insurance

  1. Optimize your car insurance: strategies to protect yourself while saving money

    28 September 2012

    Insurance companies often advise you to purchase auto coverage at “as high a limit as you can afford”. This is singularly unhelpful. For one thing, how do you decide what you can afford? Not to mention that their motivations are suspect. Between the complex choices, the obscure jargon, and the lack of unbiased information, many […]

  2. Car insurance definitions you need to know

    25 September 2012

    Last month, I promised you all an Auto Insurance Primer, in which I would “explain all the different types of coverage, demystify the jargon, separate the necessities from the ripoffs, and suggest strategies for lowering your premiums without taking on undue risk.” That’s a tall order, so I’m going to separate it into two parts. […]

  3. Comparison-shop for cheaper car insurance quotes

    15 August 2012

    At the end of July I got an email reminder from Geico about my next car insurance payment: my six-month premium, due September 1, would be $447. That seemed … wrong. Too high. I went back and checked what I’d paid five months previously: $409 for the six months from March through August. Sure enough, […]

  4. Check infrequent habits for money leaks

    16 March 2012

    Normally when we think of habits, we imagine something we do frequently — every week, every day, or maybe even multiple times a day. But there are also habits that occur much more rarely — patterns of unquestioning behavior that we engage in only under specific, occasional circumstances. I had a facepalm moment recently when […]

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