Three companies you may not have heard of topped J.D. Power's ratings of car insurance companies.
Sometimes insurance agents tell you what they think you want to hear in order to sell a home insurance policy and secure a commission.
Homeowners insurance rates are heading up in high-risk areas, but owners who fortify their homes can become eligible for discounts.
When disaster strikes, you think first about the lives of those closest to you, not about grabbing a strongbox full of financial documents.
Is your filing cabinet groaning under the weight of old financial documents? Do you have canceled checks from 2004?
When his mortgage lender didn't respond to his letters, a homeowner got a judgment against it in court. A sheriff's sale has been scheduled for contents of the loan office.
Spring -- can it get here soon enough? -- means a thorough home cleaning. Why not take care of some annual financial maintenance as well?
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