Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit car insurance: Why Cleveland has it way cheaper A Free Press investigation found that residents of Ohio's largest black-majority city pay far less for car insurance than Detroiters. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 22 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 23, 2018 | Updated 4:15 p.m. ET March 23, 2018 CLOSE Detroit drivers face the highest average insurance rates for cars and other vehicles in the country, Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 22 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CLEVELAND — When Detroiters think of Cleveland, they might snicker about its disparaging old … [Read more...] about Detroit car insurance: Why Cleveland has it way cheaper
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Last Updated May 5, 2010 8:28 AM EDT As Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up Is Hard to Do plays in the background, actor Dennis Haysbert speaks directly to the camera in his most presidential baritone: "drivers who switched [to Allstate] saved an average of $396 a year ... $473 if they dumped GEICO." Wow, sounds enticing. And yet, auto insurer 21st Century boasts an even better deal: Its customers saved an average of $474 a year by dumping their carrier, the company says. But wait, there’s more! Drivers who switched to Progressive saved an average of $550, according to Progressive. Are these savings figures for real? And can you really save $400 or more a year by switching your car insurance? After trying to squeeze the truth out of insurance companies and speaking to consumer advocates, we found that the answers are: Yes, you can probably save a lot of money by making changes, but there’s no single company that offers the best deals. How Insurers Get Their Savings Figures It … [Read more...] about Car Insurance: Save Money by Switching?
(MoneyWatch) It seems like Hurricane Katrina and the BP (BP) oil spill should be enough troubles for one state. But if you live in Louisiana, you also pay the highest auto insurance rates in the country. According to a just-released study by the website Insure.com, the $2,536 average cost to insure a car in Louisiana is nearly three times the $889 average in Maine, the lowest-cost state. Factors that push up rates include a large number of uninsured drivers, state insurance laws, how many insurers compete in the state and whether recent natural disasters have pushed up claims. "Many of these problems are outside the control of drivers," says Amy Danise, editorial director of Insure.com. "But even if you live in an expensive state, you can hold down your insurance costs by keeping your driving record as clean as possible and selecting a car that is cheap to insure." After Louisiana, Oklahoma ($2,047) and Michigan ($2,013) are the next most expensive states. High levels of … [Read more...] about Most and least expensive states for car insurance
Want to get a one-way rental car for dirt cheap? The calendar can be your friend twice a year! RELATED: Here’s how your passport could be useless, even if it’s not expired Have you ever heard of a re-positioning cruise in the cruise ship industry? That’s where you get a super-cheap price on a cruise simply because the cruise line has to move the ship back from where it already is to a hot vacation market ahead of a peak travel time. Not a lot of people know this, but it’s possible to get the equivalent of this in the car rental industry. Twice a year, car rental companies have to move cars around to meet demand. They will give you a great deal on a one-way rental if you can help them! Right now, we’re about to enter one of those periods. What you need to know about re-positioning rental car deals As peak season comes to an end in Florida, car rental companies need to get their vehicles out of the state and move them up North along the East … [Read more...] about How to get a cheap rental car — Clark Howard style!
If and when self-driving vehicles are adopted, seismic shifts are expected in just about everything, including how and where homes are built. Clare Trapasso, provided by Published 5:00 am, Thursday, December 7, 2017 Photo: Mercedes-benz.com; IStock; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mercedes-benz.com; IStock; Realtor.com Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The revolution is coming—and it's driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they're expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn't just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it's also the homes and … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live