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

Is homeowners insurance tax deductible in 2021?

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…

Private flood insurance vs NFIP

Your homeowners insurance policy protects you from a wide range of disasters, from fire damage to civil disturbances and nearly everything in bet…

What is an A-rated insurance company?

When it comes to insurance coverage, you want the best. You’re looking for a company with good customer service, a competitive price and, perhaps…

Should I raise my auto insurance deductible?

You can find a hundred columns that give advice about saving money and buying from a cheap auto insurance company. Typically they advise you to i…