The marriage rate in America has been dropping faster than a rock for several decades now, and is especially low for Millennials. According to the Pew Research Center, in 1960 68% of all 20-somethings were married, but by 2008, it had dropped to 2...

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We've already seen May floods devastate large parts of Texas, resulting in an estimated $45 million in property damage.[1]  That may have been just a precursor of things to come. After a record wet spring across the plains states, the summer...

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The temperature’s climbing, summer’s on the way, and the sound of revving hogs can be heard in the land. It’s time to get your motorcycle running and head out on the highway -- but before you go, make sure you have enough motorcy...

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The most expensive words in the English language could well be your teenager saying, “Can I borrow the car?” As soon as you give the keys to the family wheels to your kid, you can expect your car insurance premiums to skyrocket -- on averag...

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Unless you have gone entirely off the grid you cannot avoid the invitations to switch your car insurance with the prospect of saving hundreds of dollars a year. It’s an enticing promise, and shopping around may indeed result in substantial s...

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It may not be a household phrase yet, but telematics is one of the biggest trends affecting the Property & Casualty industry -- the folks who insure your vehicles. Here’s a quick primer on what it is, what it isn’t and its potentia...

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest geek gadget-fest, has just concluded its annual exhibition in Las Vegas. Along with the usual next-new-thing hardware, game-changing software and mind-boggling robotics were some prett...

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To date, more than 10 million GM, Honda, Toyota and Nissan vehicles have been recalled because of airbags with the potential to explode and send shrapnel-like material spewing throughout the passenger cabin. The airbags, made since 2000 by the Tak...

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The majority of businesses in America are small, most of them truly so, operating as sole proprietorships or with a handful of employees. Keeping the doors open and the lights on is a big challenge; buying anything that isn’t an absolute nec...

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  In many U.S. states, a regular smog check is a requirement for registering your car. Fail to get the test done or fail the test, and you cannot renew your auto registration. No auto registration, no car insurance. Drive without proof of...

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Everybody wants cheap car insurance. One of the easiest ways to lower your car insurance premiums is to not have accidents. Before you say, “Well, duh!” think about your car maintenance habits. How conscientious are you about checking, adju...

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Time to say good-bye to summer and get ready for shorter days, cooler nights and falling leaves. Autumn, which officially occurs Tuesday, September 23 this year, has its own set of challenges for drivers in all parts of the country. With these tips for...

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Lots of things determine what you pay for car insurance: your age, your driving record, the type of car you drive, even your credit rating. Insurance companies also give a lot of consideration to the safety rating of your vehicle when deciding what you...

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You probably grew up hearing (and maybe even believing) that the customer is always right. Problem was, that while many companies and whole industries gave lip service to that concept, they didn’t always practice what they preached. Until th...

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Car Crashes and Chases – A Hollywood Staple Let’s face it, a Hollywood action flick isn’t complete without a high-speed car chase, more often than not, resulting in the bad guys crashing and burning (quite literall...

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