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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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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance for Students

Car insurance for students is the most expensive when you look at averages across age ranges. Simply put, college students often pay thousands of dollars more than anyone else. Therefore, finding cheap car insurance for students can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  There are some companies that offer affordable student car insurance that is ...

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?

Not owning a car typically negates the need for auto insurance. However, being covered by an insurance policy is a good idea if you frequently rent vehicles for travel. An uninsured driver faces financial risks if the rental vehicle is damaged in their care, and the best way to prevent such situations is with a ...

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 ...

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