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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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 Arkansas Homeowners Insurance Companies

The top homeowners insurance providers that offer quality coverage at an affordable rate in Arkansas include Metropolitan, Encompass, Republic Underwriters, Auto-Owners, and Allstate. At least one of these companies also made it to our national list of best homeowners insurance.  If you live in Arkansas, we don’t have to tell you about the different weather ...

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 Homeowners Insurance Companies in Maryland

The number one homeowners insurance company in Maryland by our estimation is State Farm. It has low premiums, offers numerous discounts, and has great online resources available for its members. It is not without strong competition, however. Close on its heels are Allstate, Pennsylvania National (Penn National), Brethren Mutual, and USAA. Below we have provided ...

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 ...

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 Home Security Systems in Chicago

It’s no secret that Chicago has a reputation for its high crime rate; and even though the burglary rate is slightly less than the national average, Chicago still saw over 11,000 in 2018. Despite this, a Reviews.com survey found Midwesterners were the least likely to have ever owned a home security system. The survey showed ...

21st Century Auto Insurance Review

21st Century is available exclusively to drivers in California and Hawaii. You’ll find standard policies available, alongside a few optional add-ons. The company offers 24/7 claims service so you can file a claim anytime you need. There’s also a mobile app for drivers who want to pay their bill and file claims without logging onto ...

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 ...

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