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 To Support Seniors With Car Modifications During COVID-19

COVID-19 and the recent surge from the Delta Variant, have 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 Best RV Insurance Companies of 2021

Reviews Report USAA and American Family offer the best RV insurance, both earning a 4.8 out of 5 Reviews.com score. The best RV insurance companies include coverage options that insure personal belongings and customized RV features. For retired RVers, the best RV insurance company is The Hartford. Owning an RV means experiencing life on the ...

The Best Boat Insurance

There are few activities as enjoyable as spending a sunny afternoon out on the water. Suppose you’re one of roughly 13 million registered boat owners in the U.S. In that case, you know that enjoyment is predicated on safety and understanding the boating risks — which is where boat insurance comes in. In this article, ...

How To Maintain Your Chimney And Pick The Right Firewood

Who doesn’t love the smell of wood smoke on a crisp fall day? Or the fun of making s’mores over a crackling fire in the middle of winter? With a working fireplace, that and more is possible while you warm your home just as the pioneers did. But it’s not quite as easy as you ...

What To Do When Your Car Collides With Wildlife

Colliding with an animal while you’re behind the wheel can be frightening and dangerous — and not just for the animal. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are approximately 26,000 injuries per year attributable to wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). That’s probably an undercount, since many people don’t report collisions, and it doesn’t take into ...

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 2021

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 ...

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