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.

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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 ...

Best Car Insurance in South Dakota

South Dakota’s low population density keeps its average auto insurance premium at a mere $767 per year— that’s one of the lowest rates in the nation. But you may not find it so affordable if you have a less-than-perfect driving record. The good news is, it’s still possible to find a great deal on your ...

Best Mississippi Car Insurance Companies

For drivers looking for the best mississippi car insurance companies, we have provided our top 5 picks. USAA ranked as our top auto insurance provider in Mississippi, followed closely by State Farm. Both have solid customer service, numerous discounts, and are cheaper than other options on the market today.  Also worth your consideration is Metropolitan ...

Best Vermont Car Insurance Companies

With its beautiful scenery and high quality of life, Vermont consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S. On top of its traditional draws, Vermont also claims some of the lowest average auto insurance rates across the country, averaging premiums of about $501.  We evaluated locally available carriers to find ...

Best West Virginia Car Insurance Company

The 5 Best Car Insurance Companies in West Virginia USAA GEICO Erie Insurance State Farm Nationwide   USAA GEICO Erie Insurance State Farm Nationwide Our review Our review Our review Our review Our review A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating A++ A++ A+ A++ A+ J.D. Power 2019 Overall Customer Satisfaction Score 5/5 4/5 N/A 4/5 ...

Best Wyoming Car Insurance Companies

Wyoming resides on the lower end of average auto insurance premiums across the country. Being the most sparsely populated state after Alaska is a major contributor to its reduced accident rates and lower premiums.  Based on in-depth research, we found State Farm to be the best company for car insurance in Wyoming but we’ve also ...

The Cost of Flood Insurance

If you look at your home insurance, you may notice flood damage is excluded— meaning your insurance company won’t cover it. Should your home or personal belongings be destroyed by a flood, you would be responsible to pay for all flood-related damages. Flood insurance is different from home insurance in that in most cases it ...

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: ...

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