Cynthia Paez Bowman

Cynthia Paez Bowman is a contributing writer for Reviews.com. Over the last two years, she has covered insurance, home security and more. She has been featured in MSN, Bankrate, Coverage.com, The Simple Dollar and GOBankingRates. She has dual bachelors degrees in International Business and Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. “Is It Getting Harder to Get Home Insurance in High-Risk Areas?” is Cynthia’s favorite story on Reviews.com.

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Who Owns Progressive Insurance? Experts Answer 7 Popular Insurance Questions.

Progressive is one of the largest insurers in the country boasting the third position in  largest premiums written. The company was founded in 1937 by two Cleveland attorneys named Joseph Lewis and Jack Green under the name Progressive Mutual Insurance Company. The goal was to provide quality insurance to vehicle owners at the time. Take ...

The Best LED Strip Lights

LED lights are no longer exclusive to decorating a Christmas tree. You can now buy LED strip lights to add light and color to nearly anything you can think of. The strips are easy to work with — you can cut them to the length you desire and stick them to a variety of surfaces. ...

Why California's Home Insurance Rate Cuts Could Backfire

California is in the midst of an insurance battle. Home insurance rates in California are currently the lowest in the country (behind the state of Hawaii). According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average annual homeowners insurance premium in California in 2017  was $1,008 — half the national average. You may find this a bit ...

Is It Getting Harder to Get Home Insurance in High-Risk Areas?

The California wildfires are so extensive that satellite images from NASA show smoke reaching the East Coast and even Europe. It’s been a busy and devastating couple of years for firefighters. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports almost 8,000 fires and damage to nearly 7,000 structures just in 2020.  On ...

The Best Shower Head

Whether you rent or buy your home, changing out your shower head is one of the easiest ways to update your bathroom. To help you find the right one for your needs and style, we’re covering the six best shower heads on the market based on value, popularity, and the latest home design trends. The ...

The Best Cat Litter

Cats are wonderful companions, but the odor from their litter box can be a major drawback. Fortunately, there are a variety of cat litter options available that help to reduce odors and promote your kitty’s comfort. Some cat litters are classics, consisting of nothing more than clay. Other litters feature silica crystals or recycled paper, ...

The Best Keyboard

Choosing the right keyboard can make all the difference in the world on your productivity. But how do you know which is right for you? We analyzed hundreds of keyboards for functionality, features, durability, size and weight to bring you the best keyboards according to use. Read on to find a keyboard for gamers, travelers, ...

The Best Printer

nbsp;     Choosing the right printer from the onset can make a difference in how much it will cost you to use it over time. Ink can be pricey, so it’s important to consider how much printing you’ll do, especially in color. Other considerations include the size of the printer and how much space you have on ...

The Cost of High-Speed Internet

Internet is as essential nowadays as water, electricity and gas. But figuring out your options or how much your internet should cost per month is not easy. Let’s break down what’s available, the average cost of internet and how you can save on your monthly high-speed internet costs. What is high-speed internet? The FCC defines ...

Door and Window Sensors are More Versatile than You Might Think

6. To keep kids out of a medicine cabinet Most medications come in child-proof bottles to keep kids from accidentally taking harmful medication. For extra peace of mind, pop a sensor onto a medicine cabinet to get alerted if someone opens it.  The Bottom line Door and window sensors may be the most important component ...

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