Lauren Ward

Contributing Writer​

Lauren Ward is a personal finance writer who regularly covers consumer insurance products. Her work has appeared in a variety of online publications, including Bankrate and The Simple Dollar. She graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Japanese.

The Latest from Lauren Ward

The Best Nerf Gun

Arming your family with the best Nerf gun is a great way to spend time together both inside and out. This round up offers a range of options, from old-school triggers to motorized blasters to suit kids (and grown-ups) of any age or size.  The Best Nerf Gun Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire — Best Pumper ...

American Residential Warranty Review

With American Residential Warranty, you can get exactly the type of home warranty you need at a price you can afford. Offering six different plans and options to pay either monthly, quarterly, or annually, American Residential Warranty provides a truly customizable solution for anyone looking to protect their home.  American Residential Warranty Overview Plan types: ...

Amazon Home Warranty Review

Amazon Home Warranty is a BBB-accredited home warranty company with an A+ rating, and for good reason. They cover a huge amount of appliances and systems, offer an almost exhaustive list of optional add-ons, and are extremely well-reviewed online.  Here’s everything you should take away from Amazon Home Warranty. Amazon Home Warranty Overview Plan types: ...

Fixd Repair Review

Fixd Repair is a modern home warranty company that not only comes with affordable protection plans for your home, but also has an app that you can use to file a claim, track your technician’s progress to your home, and view your claim’s status.  Additionally, Fixd only sends in-house technicians to your home that have ...

Liberty Home Guard Review

Liberty Home Guard is one of the higher-rated home warranty companies, according to the Better Business Bureau. With a Home Warranty Learning Center for its customers, truly customizable plans, and sign-up bonuses, Liberty Home Guard tries to cater to all homeowners looking for home warranty protection policies. Liberty Home Guard Overview Plan types: Appliance Guard, ...

OneGuard Home Warranty Review

OneGuard Home Warranty is an affordable home warranty company that goes the extra mile for each and every customer. Servicing Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, OneGuard offers additional perks like pest management, window cleaning, utility switching, garage door reprogramming, and much more. Best of all? This A+ rated Better Business Bureau-accredited company approves a staggering 95% ...

Do I Need Rental Car Insurance?

When renting a car, whether for a vacation or a business trip, you’ll be asked if you want to get rental car insurance. This type of policy is meant to protect you with rental car insurance coverage in case something happens to the vehicle while it’s under your care. In many situations, you may not ...

What is Cash Value Life Insurance

Cash value life insurance covers a range of policy types. Each type comes with its own benefits and limitations, but they all have a few things in common. First, they guarantee a death benefit payment as long as the insured person keeps up with premiums. Second, they include a “cash value” savings or investment account ...

What Is Term Life Insurance?

Term life insurance provides your beneficiary with a death benefit in the event you pass away during a specified period. In most cases, a term life insurance policy lasts between 10 and 20 years, although they can go as long as 30. When the period expires, you can either renew your policy, let it expire ...

How to Shop for Life Insurance

When it’s time to shop for life insurance, it’s smart to weigh all of your options before choosing a policy. The most important part of the process is to evaluate where you are in your life today and where you think you’ll be in the years to come. People often purchase life insurance to help ...

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