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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The Best Wedding Insurance Companies of 2021

Wedding insurance covers you financially in a wide range of circumstances that can happen leading up to the event and even on the big day itself.  We evaluated insurers based on the amount of liability coverage available, flexibility surrounding cancellations, and helpful features designed to benefit couples getting married. What Is Wedding Insurance? Wedding insurance ...

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: ...

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% ...

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 ...

Family Life Insurance Riders, Explained

Reviews Report Usually, life insurance riders are chosen when the life insurance policy is purchased. Child riders, waiver of premium, terminal/critical illness, and return of premium riders are the most common types of family life insurance riders. Some life insurance riders provide benefits in the event of illness, injury, or death. Life insurance riders are ...

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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