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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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% ...

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 ...

The Best Home Security Systems in Tampa

Crime in Tampa is on the decline, partly thanks to home security cameras. Home surveillance footage has been proven to help Tampa police identify and apprehend criminals. Even just having a recognizable security logo in your yard can deter more than half of would-be burglars. That’s good news for your peace of mind, and for ...

The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in New Hampshire

Our top choice for the best homeowners insurance company in New Hampshire is State Farm. This choice was based on factors including customer service, premium cost, policy offerings, and discounts.  Other providers who made our list include Allstate, National Grange Mutual Insurance Company (NGM), USAA, and Metropolitan Insurance. Below we have provided additional insight on ...

Best West Virginia Homeowners Insurance Companies

It should come as a welcomed fact that the average cost of homeowners insurance in West Virginia is a few hundred dollars lower than the national average. And while the price is an important factor when choosing the best homeowners insurance companies in West Virginia, customers also need to look at factors like coverage, claims ...

The Best Wisconsin Homeowners Insurance Companies

Residents of the Badger State may have to deal with snow, ice, and in some cases, flooding, but the state’s premiums are some of the lowest in the country. There are plenty of options, too — we found 17 Wisconsin home insurance companies wanting your business.  We analyzed top insurance providers to narrow them down ...

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 ...

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