Category: Car insurance

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How to Rent a Car Abroad

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru Renting a car while traveling abroad means freedom from bus and rail timetables, but it comes with its own set of complications. Rules of the road, manual versus automatic, even permitted blood alcohol levels — not to mention the necessity of car insurance — can vary widely by country. Here are […]

Building a Financial Emergency Kit for Your Family

What could a financial emergency look like for your family? It could be the weather-related destruction of a home. It could mean sudden serious illness, injury or job loss for a family’s main breadwinner – or breadwinners. It could also mean round-the-clock, end-of-life care for a loved one who can’t afford the expense. So what […]

7 Things You Never Knew Car Insurance Would Cover

By Alex Glenn When you imagine surprises involving your car insurance, visions of mishandled claims or rate increases may be the first things to spring to mind. But car insurance surprises can be good, too — and none is sweeter than learning you’re covered for costs you thought you’d have to pay yourself. “People don’t […]

How Police Catch Uninsured Drivers

By Alex Glenn Although car insurance is required in 49 states and the District of Columbia, nearly 30 million Americans choose to drive uninsured. And, surprising as it may be, the majority manage to stay off Johnny Law’s radar. But perhaps not for long. The growing popularity of automatic license plate recognition systems, which allow […]

Mermaid Avenue

Over the weekend, while waiting for a friend and listening to Spotify, the album Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco came on. Seeing the words of the album based on Woody Guthrie’s lyrics scrolling across the screen took me back to a summer visit to Coney Island. But this wasn’t a recent visit. This […]