Mary Van Keuren

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Mary Van Keuren has been covering auto and home insurance for Reviews.com for nearly five years, and has published numerous reviews of state-specific insurance trends and how to find the best insurance deals for your money. She earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. and has been writing professionally, both in print and online, for 30+ years.

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The Best Home Warranty Companies

A home warranty is an optional service that covers repairs and replacements of home systems and appliances for a specified amount of time — usually one year. The best home warranty companies cover what your homeowners insurance doesn’t. They have excellent, transparent policies and customer service, and allow for customization of your plan. To help ...

How To Support Seniors With Car Modifications During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made life more difficult for just about everyone, but seniors have been particularly impacted. Lack of contact with friends and neighbors, an increased inability to be in public places such as grocery stores and restaurants, and less-available caregivers all make this a hard time for the elderly. In fact, in a recent Kaiser ...

How Families Can Prevent and Plan For Fires During Covid-19

By taking advantage of our suggestions, you’ll find it’s easy to have a detailed plan to stay one step ahead of fire hazards during the pandemic and beyond....

How Gardens and Landscapes Affect Your Home Insurance

There are few things as satisfying in life as standing back from a newly-weeded garden plot and surveying your work. Whether that bed is full of shrubs and colorful flowers or tasty edibles doesn’t matter: it feels good to be able to say “I did that” while pointing to a beautiful garden bed. In the ...

America's Preferred Home Warranty Review

America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) offers peace of mind when you own a home. Lodgings feature complex systems — plumbing, electrical, heating — and appliances like dishwashers that break down regularly. With an APHW policy, your repairs are covered, minus a deductible that you choose when you sign up.However, this home warranty system doesn’t always ...

Buying a Car with a Salvage Title or Rebuilt Title

If you routinely buy your cars off the showroom floor, you may never have encountered an auto with a salvage or rebuilt title. But if you’re interested in saving significantly on a car purchase and are willing to take a risk, a vehicle that has a salvage or rebuilt title may be right for you.  ...

What is Hazard Insurance?

Hazard insurance, also called dwelling insurance, is the section of your homeowners insurance policy that covers damage to the structure itself, from foundation to roof. Hazard insurance is required by your mortgage holder, who has a financial interest in making sure your property is protected.  For most standard insurance policies, hazard insurance pays for claims ...

The Best Internet Service Providers in El Paso

The Best El Paso Internet Providers If you’re a resident of El Paso, you’re in luck: as the 20th largest city in the U.S., El Paso has multiple internet service providers (ISPs) competing for your business. Finding the best one for your own particular needs requires some research — starting with this review. You can ...

Travelers Renters Insurance Review

Founded in 1864, Travelers is one of the oldest insurance companies in the nation. The company offers many insurance products, including renters insurance, which is available in most states. Travelers renters insurance is reasonably priced, in line with national averages, and offers solid standard and additional coverage options. Travelers isn’t the best-known company in the ...

Auto-Owners Auto Insurance

Auto-Owners is a 100+ year old company that’s financially strong and has a good range of auto insurance coverage types, allowing you to create the policy that works best for you.  There’s more good news if customer service is important to you. Auto-Owners relies on a network of independent agents who do all the heavy ...

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