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.

More from Mary Van Keuren

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 ...

Travelers Renters Insurance Review

Travelers Renters Insurance Review Travelers provides solid, comprehensive renters insurance with discounts to keep your prices low and optional amendments that allow you to customize your policy to fit your own circumstances.  Renters insurance is affordable — in most areas, you’ll spend less than $200 annually for a policy — and Travelers’ rates are in ...

Landmark Home Warranty Review

Landmark Home Warranty Review Landmark offers two basic plans — one that includes appliances, and one that doesn’t — designed to give you peace of mind in the event of a breakdown.  Its prices are in line with others in the industry, and it’s worth  considering if you’re in the service areas. However, Landmark Home ...

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 ...

Amica Home Insurance Review

With well over a century of experience protecting homes, Amica Homeowners Insurance is at the top of many people’s shortlist for providers. Impressive third-party ratings, flexible plan options, money-back dividend policies, and all-around great customer service are just a few of the reasons Amica has grown into a leader within this space. If you’re shopping ...

The Best Boat Insurance

There are few activities as enjoyable as spending  a sunny afternoon out on the water. If you’re one of roughly 12 million registered boat owners in the U.S., you know that enjoyment is predicated on safety and understanding the risks of boating — which is where boat insurance comes in. In this article, we’ll look ...

The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in Nebraska

The best homeowners insurance Nebraska isn’t hard to find — in fact, we’ve done some of the legwork for you by choosing the Nebraska home insurance companies that offer the most solid, comprehensive policies at reasonable prices. Our top choice is American Family, but we suggest that you get quotes from several of our top ...

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