Doug Bonderud

Doug Bonderud is an award-winning freelance writer with the unique ability to translate complex financial concepts into approachable, actionable content that both captures reader interest and delivers key brand messaging.

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Geico vs. State Farm

The auto insurance market in the United States is now worth more than $288 billion and continues to see steady growth. But an expanding market means more provider options—how do drivers decide which company best meets their vehicle insurance needs both upfront and over time? In our GEICO vs. State Farm review, we’ll take a ...

ADT vs. Ring

ADT and Ring are both well-known security system providers. But, which offers the best combination of price, performance and protection? While Ring security focuses on advanced wireless technology and DIY setup, ADT Security offers professional monitoring and installation.  In our Ring vs. ADT review, we’ll break down what matters — from plans to pricing to ...

Fidelity Home Warranty Review

Fidelity National home warranty offers cost-effective coverage for what matters in your home. The company stands out from the competition because it doesn’t have age restrictions on covered items, making it a great choice for homeowners with older homes and appliances that still need coverage. Pros No age restrictions on coverage. Lower-cost plans compared to ...

John Hancock Life Insurance Review

For more than 150 years, John Hancock has offered life insurance plans to help protect Americans. John Hancock life insurance options include term life, permanent life and final expense policies to help individuals and families secure their financial future in the event of unexpected life circumstances. John Hancock plans aren’t the best fit for everyone ...

Select Home Warranty Review

Select Home Warranty offers home warranty coverage in 45 states and leverages a large network of local contractors to complete home repairs. The company is known for great sign-up bonuses including free roof leak coverage and two months of free protection if you pay annually. With multiple plans to choose from and a 90-day workmanship ...

The Risks of Reselling Home Security Gear

Property crime remains a problem in the United States. According to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there were more than 7 million property crimes across the country in 2018 alone. But it’s not all bad news. With the right precautions, homeowners can significantly decrease their risk of being targeted by thieves and ...

The Best Cheap Home Security Companies

Protecting your home shouldn’t cost a fortune. Thanks to evolving technologies and competitive markets, it’s now possible to get cheap home security systems that deliver great performance for the price. But who comes out ahead? We evaluated four cheap home security companies and considered price, customer service, installation, and standout features to help you find ...

ADT vs. Brinks

A proper home security system could reduce the risk of your property becoming part of the crime statistics.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are more than 13.5 million property victimizations each year in the nation. These victimizations include burglaries, trespassing, and thefts, costing residents money and peace of mind. The right home ...

Kuna Home Security Review

Kuna is a smart security platform that focuses on preventing break-ins by giving users the ability to detect and respond to threats in real time. This DIY solution offers self-monitoring of your home security devices—all of which the Kuna app can control directly.  The company’s tagline is simple: “Smarter homes. Safer neighborhoods.” But do the ...

Ackerman Security Review

Ackerman Security is an Atlanta-based residential and commercial security services provider. The company stands out with its No-Theft Guarantee and Seconds Count Guarantee—paired with the ability to use new or existing equipment, Ackerman home security is a solid option for those inside the company’s residential coverage area. Let’s dig deeper: Where does Ackerman Security excel? ...

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