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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

World Nomads Travel Insurance Review

World Nomads Travel Insurance offers insurance protection for when you need it the most. At home, you can reasonably prepare for some of life’s more unfortunate, but likely events. While traveling, this process is a little harder. Thankfully World Nomads makes it a little easier to be prepared financially in case of an unforeseen event.   ...

State Farm Motorcycle Insurance Review

State Farm Review State Farm isn’t your local mom and pop insurance company; it’s a modern, financially solid insurance company that looks and operates like it belongs in 2020. In addition to offering car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance, State Farm is one of the few insurance companies that also offers motorcycle ...

The Best Medical Travel Insurance

The Best Medical Travel Insurance Medical travel insurance jumps in when your U.S. health insurance coverage falls short while traveling out of the country. Whether you get sick, injured, or need to be evacuated, some or all of your expenses may be covered with the right insurance policy. Medical travel insurance doesn’t automatically cover logistical ...

The Best Wedding Insurance

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. The 4 Best Wedding Insurance Companies ...

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