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

Bodily injury liability insurance: what is it and what does it cover?

If you’ve ever read the fine print of your car insurance policy, you will have probably seen that you’re covered for bodily injury liability, or…

What to do when your insurance company denies your claim

Can an insurance company deny a claim? Yes, they can and do deny claims on a regular basis. If you are caught in the unfortunate situation of hav…

Return of premium life insurance

There are enough different types of life insurance available that you can be forgiven if you find it all a bit confusing. Within the two main typ…

Renting a car for your road test

So you’re ready to take your road test: congratulations on getting this close to having a valid driver’s license. But there are still challenges…

What happens when your car gets towed

What happens if your car gets towed? Finding that this has occurred while you were parked can be a disconcerting and unpleasant experience. You m…

Dog bite claims and homeowners insurance

Americans love their pets. But they don’t always love their insurance premiums—especially if they own a pet that causes their homeowners insuranc…

Non-driving factors that affect auto insurance rates

It shouldn’t surprise you to know that your driving record affects your auto insurance rates. If you’re an unsafe driver, your insurer will raise…

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…