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Can a landlord make you buy renters insurance?

A decade ago, mandatory renters insurance was so rare that landlords who tried to impose it risked losing tenants. Today it’s as much a part of the rental process as a security deposit, credit check…

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Understanding the difference between HMO, PPO and POS

Which health insurance plan is best for you? Let Insurance.com help you find affordable health insurance now. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and point-of-service plans (POS) are all types of managed health…

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Financial planning for your special-needs child

Financial planning for any family is complicated, but the challenges rise to a new level when a child has special needs. “Parents are not only planning for their family’s needs and retirement, but for well…

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How to compare car insurance

Many drivers don’t know how to compare car insurance except by looking at price. There’s nothing wrong with comparing based on price, but you won’t get the best car insurance unless you know what you…

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Insurance Basics For New Homeowners

You’ve been searching for the perfect house for months. Finally, you find the one. After your offer is accepted and a small mountain of paperwork is signed, it’s yours. What are you going to do…

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Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax-Deductible?

Getting sick can be a real pain in the neck, but at least Uncle Sam gives Americans a little bit of relief in the form of federal income-tax deductions for medical expenses. “Medical bills can…

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Term life insurance vs. permanent life insurance: Is cash value the best value?

If you’re looking for life insurance, aside from considering how much you need, you’ll find the need to understand and possibly choose between the two basic types: term life insurance and cash value life insurance….

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How to switch car insurance

It’s easier than ever before to compare car insurance quotes and find a better deal. You can do it using Insurance.com’s quote comparison tool below or over the phone. But switching car insurance companies the…

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New Auto Group to Help Prevent Cyberattacks

A new group has been formed by The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers to help prevent cyberattacks on cars and trucks. Alliance President CEO Mitch Bainwol said, “Network security must be…

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Real Estate Agents Are Jumping Ship and Becoming Free Agents

More and more real estate agents are switching brokerage firms to pursue better deals and commissions. “There’s not a lot of brand loyalty,” said Billy Rose, an agent and co-founder of the Agency in Beverly…