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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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 has affordable warranty options for appliances and services for homeowners. Liberty Home Guard warranty is one of the highest-rated companies in the U.S. According to the Better Business Bureau it receives 4.63 out of 5 stars on customer reviews. Liberty Home Guard tries to cater to all homeowners looking for home warranty ...

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% ...

The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in Kansas

To find the best homeowners insurance companies in Kansas, we reviewed a variety of providers and paid close attention to their market share, coverage policies, discounts, customer service, and financial strength. Our top recommendation is Auto-Owners Insurance, which offers affordable rates, great discounts, and a wide selection of coverage options. Keep reading to see our ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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