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Auto insurance is unaffordable for nearly 19 million Americans and this is how it affects them

Unaffordable auto insurance for Americans

If auto insurance is unaffordable, it may mean that some Americans can’t get to work or travel to job opportunities. Or it may mean that they can’t commute to school or pick up their kids on time.

After all, being able to own and drive a car gives you mobility, flexibility, and autonomy. Access to a car is empowering.

Get ready to pay for a higher interest on your mortgage in 2017

Are you prepared for a higher interest rate on your mortgage next year?

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Mortgage rates have followed in lockstep, hitting levels not seen in more than two years.

How will Trump impact your finances?

Donald Trump impact on finances

On Tuesday night, he shocked the world. Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States after almost every political insider and pollster wrote him off.

What You Need to Know About Buying Down Mortgage Rates

Buy down mortgage

For the most part, the world of mortgages isn’t really that complicated. You and the lender agree on an interest rate, term (usually 15 or 30 years, with most people taking the latter), payment amount, and so on.

Where things get more complicated is when lenders talk about buying down mortgage rates. What exactly does that mean? Just how much money can you save? Let’s take a closer look.

Usage-based Insurance is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry. Here’s Why.

Happy woman in new car

Why Some States Have Better Mortgage Rates

Why some states have better mortgage rates than others.

When you’re on our mortgage comparison page, you’ll notice that one of the first questions we ask is which state you live in.

You’d think the answer wouldn’t matter. After all, interest rates are determined by the Federal Reserve (as well as the overall market), and most lenders operate nationwide. Additionally, much of the underwriting is done in a few central offices across the country.

3 Summer Auto Maintenance Tips

Summer auto maintenance tips

Can Usage-Based Insurance save you money?

Save money with Usage Based insurance

Are you a driver who wishes that auto insurance was more personal? If so, the emerging area of telematics insurance may be just what you’re looking for. Not only will your premiums reflect how you drive, you can be significantly rewarded for driving safely.

5 Tips for Smart College Traveling

college travel tips

As a student or recent graduate, traveling out of state or out of country can take its toll on both your bank account and your nerves. Here are some helpful tips that could save you both headaches and money when planning your next trip.

Cheap Oil Great for You, Terrible for Your Mortgage

oil and your finances

There are a number of reasons why consumers are cheering cheap oil.

Savings at the pump is the biggest reason, obviously. In 2012, when the price of oil lingered around $100 per barrel and the average cost at the pump was about $3.50 per gallon, the average U.S. family spent $2,900 just on fuel to get around. This doesn’t include costs for things like jet fuel, transportation surcharges on package delivery, or other fuel-related expenses.