Mary Van Keuren

After 30 years as a writer and editor in academia, Mary now writes full-time for the insurance and finance industries. Her work has appeared on Reviews.com, TheSimpleDollar.com and Bankrate.com, as well as other consumer-focused websites.

Latest Posts

How much life insurance do I need?

If you have dependents, life insurance can provide valuable peace of mind in the event of your death. A life insurance policy that will provide f…

Home warranty vs home insurance: Do I need both?

If you own a home, condo or townhouse you are undoubtedly familiar with home insurance, which protects homeowners from damage caused by a list of…

Is homeowners insurance tax deductible in 2020?

Finding ways to save on taxes is essentially a universal practice. If you’ve ever wondered whether your homeowners insurance is tax deductible, t…

How having an auto loan affects car insurance

You might wonder if having an auto loan impacts your insurance costs. The answer is: yes, but not the way you might think. Having an auto loan us…

How does life insurance underwriting work?

If you’re like many people then life insurance is a significant factor in your financial and future planning. It can protect family members and l…

How much do car insurance rates go up after an accident?

A car accident is never a good thing, and that’s partly because of your auto insurance: rates often increase after an accident, even if you didn’…

How much does your insurance go up for a speeding ticket

If you’ve recently received a speeding ticket, you may be dreading the next renewal period for your auto insurance, since insurers raise rates fo…

Understanding Cash Value life insurance

Cash value life insurance is a type of life insurance that has two components: a death benefit and an investment vehicle that allows you to earn…

Tips for cheaper homeowners insurance premiums

If you’re planning to buy or build a home in the near future, one of the many things on your mind may be homeowners insurance. In the buying proc…