I've been doing stories about saving money and avoiding rip-offs for more than 20 years, so you'd think I wouldn't have fallen into this fee trap.
Sure, the beach scenery is hard to resist. But is it worth a few hundred dollars extra on your car insurance bill?
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That's the difference young drivers can expect to find between the lowest auto insurance quote and the next lowest. The gap is also large for older drivers.
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