Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Money, according to a classical definition, is what money does. And truth, as they say, is like a rubber band. Stretch it and it can do wonders. So if we can really make money in order to do whatever we want, there is nothing like that. To provide 10 quick tips to save money is almost like a first-aid approach to a very intricate problem perhaps faced by almost each of us. It is important to know how to manage money efficiently to ensure bulky savings. Whether to save some part of what we have to spend or whether to spend at all on a service or commodity should be the first question to be answered. Firstly in case of large investments, the first step for a prospective buyer is to identify and correlate the valuable item or service with need or desire. It is better to test its utility first, for example, by borrowing it for a fixed time period. If you are satisfied and convinced about its necessity and think that you really need that, you may buy it. But to save money, you as a wise consumer must find the best seller in terms of comparative pricing, quality & market reputation. For lower priced items, one has to shop for the lowest prices, also keeping an eye on the quality aspect. For example, if you take the instance of buying clothes, the best purchase is off-season discount sale, wherein you can get good clothes at cheap rates. For financial investments, like the stock market, follow the golden rule of buying volatile stocks when the price of an item is down & sell it when it is at a high. The profit thus earned can be invested in the equity market for steady items. Today's Internet has provided the best opportunities to shop vigorously for the best price before you actually drop the money. Especially for insurance, loan facilities and financial management, one is spoilt for choices. Proper analysis of rates and amortization goes a long way in saving even hundreds of dollars in a year. Change of plan in case of services like telephone, insurance, etc. can save you costly dollars provided you simply have the knowledge about the best existing plan. Making a monthly budget for buying the essential items and regulating the number of luxury items can yield considerable savings. Expensive weekends and extravagant outings should be replaced by reasonable excursion for wholesale entertainment. Proper food planning and food habits result in better living, both financially and mentally. Stay healthy and you can save on medical bills. Having a proper food plan also prevents food from being wasted. Paying the bills within due dates provides invaluable savings, because, in this case, as you have to pay, it is better to pay in time to avoid penalty. If you are an employer, you should encourage flexible job responsibilities for your task force, making each one compatible with the work within a department. This will help in cutting down employees cost and help complete a task within time, even if someone is absent. There are obviously several other ways to save money and lead a frugal life without tension. It is always told that money saved is money earned. Just keep it in mind and stay happy.
By now it's a good bet that we've all heard about the global credit crunch to some extent, even if we've just glanced away in boredom when a story about it came onto the television news bulletins. This reaction is perfectly understandable - after all, who outside the rarefied world of high finance really cares about or understands such concepts as Structured Investment Vehicles and other obscurities? And who cares if banks are taking quite a financial hit, given their huge profit levels over the last decade or so? The unfortunate reality is that the credit crunch will affect most of us in ways experts have not yet agreed on, but one large group of people are going to see the impact sooner rather than later: that is, people with significant personal debts. How will these millions of indebted consumers be affected? If we can take one positive, it's merely that as banks tighten their belts it's going to be come more and more difficult to get deeper into debt, which may prevent severe problems occurring in the future for people whose debts are substantial but not yet dangerously high. Seeing this as a real benefit though is maybe clutching at straws, as in almost every other respect the outlook is negative. Despite recent cuts in base interest rates, as central banks try to stimulate economic activity with cheaper credit, not all banks are passing these rate cuts on to the consumer. Indeed, many people on flexible rate borrowing are likely to see their interest rates hiked as banks try to recover the missing profits they're faced with. This will make it harder to meet monthly repayments, and will increase the length of time it takes to clear a debt if you stick to the same payment schedule. With worries about their exposures to bad debt growing, banks are also less likely to take a kindly view of people experiencing problems, and are in many cases going to be a lot less flexible than in recent years. They may try to recover what debt they can by whatever means they can, rather than coming to an agreement over a new repayment plan. There are also the issues of economic downturn loading to lower incomes, and falling house prices meaning secured lending is a lot more risky for both borrower and lender, and so more difficult to arrange. It's going to be harder to get secured finance, especially in cases of poor credit ratings or high loan to value levels, and this will have an impact on debt consolidation: it may not now be possible to borrow enough cash at a low enough rate to make consolidation work well. All this sounds plenty worrying for people struggling with debt, but that doesn't mean you should ignore it and hope the high flying financiers will work a miracle and solve the problems, as this is looking more and more unlikely. If you're experiencing debt problems now, it's an extremely sensible idea to immediately look at ways of solving them through consolidation or other means. Otherwise, you may well find that it's too late once the banks uncover the true extent of the mess that's been created.
It can be frighteningly easy to get into debt, as many millions of people have found to their cost over the last few years. Easy access to cheap credit over the last decade or so, along with a generational shift in attitudes to borrowing, has left huge numbers of people struggling to get by and keep their debt repayments on track. Of course, the unhappy fact is that for some people their debt problems are simply too pressing and no solution can be realistically found, and for these unfortunate people bankruptcy is often the only option. However, there are ways to get debt free without resorting to such drastic action, although none of them are quick or easy, no matter what the abundance of advertisements may insist. The most common method of dealing with debts is to take out a consolidation loan. The basic strategy is to take out enough cheap credit to pay off your existing more expensive debts, leaving you to concentrate on repaying this single new debt, for which you should be having to pay less each month than the total of your previous repayments. Obviously, this is not a quick route to being debt free, especially if your loan was taken out over a long term, but it's a popular way to relieve the pressure of unaffordable debts. So long as you stick to the repayments, and avoid racking up additional debt, you will (eventually) clear your debt. A more proactive way of clearing your debts is to use the snowball method, where you determine to make the minimum repayments on all your debts each month, with any extra cash left over being concentrated on repaying just one of your debts. Once this single debt is cleared, you transfer your previous minimum repayment on it to the next debt in the line, as well as keeping up the repayments you've been making all along. Once this debt is cleared, you transfer the entire repayment onto the next one, and so on down the line. The beauty of this method is that your total monthly debt payments will stay the same, but the power of your repayments will grow and grow as your debt gets smaller, and you also have the encouragement of seeing your debts get cleared one by one. A more drastic move is to enter into a debt management program. This is basically an admission that you can't cope with your debts, and a plea for negotiation with your creditors. You should be able to come to some sort of arrangement to spread your debts over a longer term, reduce the interest rate you're being charged, or otherwise ease the burden by restructuring your finances. You can either take this process on yourself, or consult a debt charity or debt management agency who will handle it for you. The final option is known as an IVA or Individual Voluntary Arrangement, which is actually a form of insolvency. It is in some ways similar to a debt management program in that you negotiate a new repayment deal with your creditors, but the crucial difference is that your new agreement is legally binding and must be signed off by a judge. Under an IVA, you don't necessarily have to clear all of your debt, but so long as you stick to the agreement you've made in court, any remaining debt will be written off after the five year term of the IVA. Although this is one of the fastest methods of becoming debt free, it's not a trivial course to take and will impact on your financial future from many, many years, not least through the near destruction of your credit rating.
If you've been searching for a new bank account or mortgage, you're quite likely to have come across the term offset banking. It's a relatively recent development in the financial world, and has the potential to save certain groups of people large amounts of money. While the concept of offsetting can be used in a wide variety of financial situations, the most common scenario is combining a mortgage or home loan with a current account, and savings account. Sometimes, a credit card and/or a personal loan is added to the mix as well. This is all well and good, but what does offsetting actually mean? Traditionally, we took out a mortgage to cover the purchase of our home. We also had a current account to handle our day to day finances, and if we were financially prudent we'd also have some sort of savings facility to put money aside for a rainy day. In offset banking, these various kinds of account are all rolled into one. Each month, when your salary is paid into the account, it is applied to your mortgage balance, temporarily making it smaller. A smaller mortgage balance means more of your monthly repayments go towards repaying the debt itself, and less towards the interest charged on it. Similarly, any savings you have also go towards reducing your mortgage balance, which will either decrease your monthly repayment or reducing the effective term of the loan. The crucial thing to bear in mind is that your salary and savings are still instantly available for you to use as and when you see fit. There is no lock-in period - all that happens is that if you remove money from your account, your mortgage balance rises again. One way of viewing an offset account is as a huge overdraft that you need to clear over the period of your mortgage term. But how does this help? Historically, your mortgage would cost you a higher rate of interest than a savings account would pay. Even with today's high direct savings rates, this is still generally the case. Instead of earning a lower rate of interest on your savings, you're instead avoiding paying a higher rate on your mortgage. This is clearly going to see you come out ahead in the end, even before taking into account that you'll avoid having to pay tax on savings earnings, which makes the deal seem even sweeter. As an additional benefit, your monthly mortgage repayments are usually not set in stone - you can vary them as circumstances allow, paying more or less depending on how much spare cash you have each month. Your only commitment is to clear the balance by the end of the term (usually before your retirement date). But are there any drawbacks? The main one is that as offset accounts are so flexible, you'll pay a little extra in terms of the base mortgage rate compared to, for example, a five year fixed rate deal. If you take full advantage of the offsetting benefits though, this difference is easily overcome. The second drawback is that the flexibility requires discipline if you're to keep your repayments on track. Ideally, you should only use the flexible payments feature to make overpayments, and keep any underpayments to an absolute minimum. So is offsetting for you? If you need some flexibility in your repayments, for example if your income varies dramatically from month to month, then it's an option worth considering. Similarly, if you often have large amounts of surplus funds, for example if you are self employed and need to put money aside to pay your yearly tax bills, then you could find that your money works much harder for you in an offset account than in a traditional savings account.
Now days, with the wide availability of bankruptcy form processing services on Internet, filing bankruptcy online has now become easier and the good part of the story is that the process is very easy and time saving. If you understand the legal requirements associated with filing bankruptcy and you know what are the forms that you need to fill and submit in this regard, you do not even require hiring a bankruptcy attorney to help you with the procedure of filing bankruptcy. Ways To File Bankruptcy In fact, there are plenty of ways you can use to file court petition for bankruptcy. For example, if you can hire bankruptcy lawyers to do the job for you or you can avail the various online bankruptcy services available on Internet, or if you are a legal expert and you know the ins and outs of the various bankruptcy laws, you may choose to go for personal filing. How Much Does Filing Bankruptcy Online Cost? Depending upon the type of filing process you have chosen, the costs will vary. For example, filing bankruptcy online for chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 may cost you somewhere around two hundred dollars or less, depending upon the type of bankruptcy you are filing for. If your bankruptcy case is a bit complicated and you know that you are not capable enough to defend your bankruptcy claims yourself successfully, it is always recommended to avail the valuable services of an expert bankruptcy attorney. They will never let you down. These days, even the bankruptcy lawyers choose to go for filing bankruptcy online, as it makes the process much easier and most importantly, it saves a lot of time both for the debtor and the bankruptcy attorney, but of course, it costs a little more. Advantages Of Filing Bankruptcy Online If you do not want to hire a bankruptcy attorney, it will be wiser for you to take advantage of the various online bankruptcy services. They are known as online bankruptcy form processors. They will help you in several ways. For example, when you submit your specific bankruptcy case to them along with all the relevant information, they will suggest you the right type of bankruptcy that you should claim for and they will provide you the right bankruptcy forms to fill. Once you submit those forms, they will review all the information you provided with the forms. If some information is missing, the online bankruptcy forms processor will inform you regarding the same and will ask you to submit the missing information.
An ideal situation for an insurance agent would be when he has a constant supply of winning health insurance leads at his disposal. Is it possible to have such a situation in real life? It is certainly possible provided the agent is ready to put in some effort to find good sources to get his leads. As far as health insurance is concerned there is a big advantage for agents - group insurance plans help them to achieve greater profits. Even if they get one winning group insurance lead they can land a bulky deal. There are many ways in which an agent can get hold of high quality insurance leads. Referral leads can be said to the best among them. In this method, an insurance agent's existing customer who is happy with the service he gets talks about the agent to his friends and neighbours. The good word about the agent spreads and he soon has people looking to do business with him rather than the other way round. So every agent would do well to invest time in keeping his customers happy by serving them well - giving them cost effective deals, getting them all possible discounts and helping them get their insurance quickly when they do make claims. Another way to generate health insurance leads is by calling on small firms either over phone or directly to explain about the various group insurance plans that could benefit the entire employee set. Even if the employees have individual insurance the low cost advantages of group insurance can be explained to win deals. Usually small business firms do not offer insurance to their employees and so they can be leads that can be easily worked. The most happening method is buying of health insurance leads. This has become especially true in the booming online scenario where people typically jump in to search for insurance plans to suit their needs. There are a number of lead delivery services that can provide agents with insurance leads on a regular basis. Agents can opt for companies that give them exclusive leads which means one lead is given only to a single agent. There are also shared leads that typically cost lesser in which one lead is given to multiple agents. For shared leads to be effective the maximum number of agents who get a given lead should not exceed 7 or 8. Agents should also make sure that they get a consistent volume of insurance leads periodically. Of course there is no point in the volumes alone being high; in fact smaller volumes with higher quality are any day better. Getting the insurance leads on time is another crucial aspect - the older a lead becomes the colder it turns that is the probability of working the lead into a winning deal is reduced to a large extent. When an agent keeps his eyes open to the above criteria he can easily see the pros and cons of a service. He can then choose a service that gives him the best health insurance leads day after day.
Would you want a barrage of auto insurance leads that hardly work or would you go for a lesser number in which all or at least most of them become deal winners? The latter quite obviously would be your answer. Insurance agents have the tough task of sorting auto insurance leads they can get hold of to pick winners. Gathering auto insurance leads with care can save a lot of time for agents because they will already have high probability prospects on their hands. So how do you find a lead delivery service that delivers the goods? Is there a formula that you can use? Well there are some criteria you can use to judge for yourself about the lead quality. Talking to agents who are already doing very well in the business might give you a few suggestions to begin on. Of course not all agents are large hearted enough to part with the names of good auto insurance leads delivery sources they know. Some agents might blame a good service because of their own incompetence. If you can manage to sift through all these hurdles you will probably have a hand full of services you could check out. Don't be afraid to pose questions and doubts to them. Ask to see sample auto insurance leads to verify what sort of lead details they provide. Can they give you free leads for a small time period which you can use to decide their effectiveness? This will help you determine if the leads are relevant to your line of insurance and to your location of operation. You could find out how they generate their auto insurance leads list. Do they use organic searches, affiliate programs or paid searches? Ask how they handle false leads that they generate and sell because such leads are a given when buying auto insurance leads in bulk. Do they have a procedure to discredit them quickly and ensure that you are not charged for such leads? Figure out the maximum number of agents to whom a lead is given in case of shared auto insurance leads. It is found that in general only if this number is 8 or less you have a fair chance of winning a deal with such a lead. Also ask how and when your auto insurance leads will be delivered - can you get them as emails or as text messages or as direct posts into your quote platform itself? Are they delivered on a real time basis so that you can work them when they are hot? Understand discount possibilities and other facilities the lead delivery company might have on offer. When you buy in bulk you can rightfully expect a hefty discount. Free training on insurance marketing techniques could be an added attraction especially for novices in the area. Lead prices are of course an important deciding factor; doing it in the light of lead quality would be the best way to decide though. Obviously you would be ready to pay more for better profitability that come from high quality auto insurance leads.
Medicare Supplement Leads Is your health insured? This is the first question that arises when a person reaches the age of 65. The next question is obviously, what type of insurance coverage are you having? If your coverage does not meet all your medical expenses, then there is no profit. Many might think that having its enough. This is wrong. Medicare coverages do not cover all your health expenses. They are limited. One should buy the Medicare supplement to fill the gaps. Medicare supplement leads-introduction Many people consider the Medicare supplement leads as a burden. They think that when they have Medicare coverage to pay their expenses, buying a supplement lead is useless. These people know very little about the Medicare supplement insurance policies. These are not highly priced. They can be easily bought by any person. It has their limitations and deductions. These supplement can be used where the Medicare coverage fails to pay the medical expenses. Medicare coverage types and limitations The Medical coverage can be divided in four different types. There are four different variations of Medicare coverage. Type A coverage pays for the bills when a person stays overnight in a hospital. Type B coverage program pays for the routine doctor fees and tests prescribed by the doctor. There is a type C coverage which is optional. Type D Medicare coverage program takes care of your prescribed medical bills. All these variations are limited. They also include certain deductions. Therefore, each and every medical expense of a person can not be covered by the Medicare coverage plan. To cover the additional expenses, one needs to buy it. Knowing about the Medicare supplement leads Most of us might not have much knowledge about the leads. They feel it is a burden when there expenses are already getting covered by the Medicare coverage program. For this, they need to know more about the various Medicare policies available. Now the question arises- how and from where can someone know about the Medicare supplement leads? It is a good idea to contact a person who has been benefited by such leads. He is the right person to tell how much helpful a supplement lead can be. Information on the various supplement leads is also available in the internet. One can also get to know about a variety of such plans there. After getting a thorough knowledge on the various leads, one can easily buy the program which is most convenient for him. One should carefully choose his program which covers all the medical expenses that can not be covered by the Medicare coverage programs. Now, you can gift your aging parents and grand parents a fully covered insurance program. Let there be no frustrations in their life due to the increasing medical expenses. Every person needs special medical care as they reach a mature age. Therefore, purchase the Medicare supplement lead for your aged relatives and make their life stress free.
Life insurance quotes are those documents that help the customer and the life insurance agent come together. The quotes help the customer and the financial advisor to work out a life insurance plan that will benefit both of them. A customer provides certain details for the life insurance quotes. He or she provides the details about the age and the render, about the life cover that he or she is looking for. These details are then filled in the life insurance quote. The financial advisor then fills in the other required details into these quotes. The financial advisor calculates the mortality charges depending on the age and the gender of the customer. The financial advisor also considers the amount of the life cover that the customer has mentioned in the life insurance quote. Once the financial advisor has completed the calculations, he or she enters the premium amount into the life insurance quote. These can be generated online with the help of various tools that the life insurance companies provide for their customers. If the financial advisors have an access to the computers, they can use simple spreadsheets to explain the contents of the quotes to the customers. They can also use the various tools that the life insurance provides to explain the contents of these to the customer. The life insurance quotes can also be prepared using simple calculators, if the financial advisor has the complete knowledge about the mortality charges as per the age and gender of the person. The life insurance companies use these life insurance quotes to explain the customers about the value of their money. The life insurance quotes add to the transparency of the life insurance companies. In the absence of life insurance quotes, the customers would not know where the money they invest is going. As there are no tangible benefits of the life insurance plans, the life insurance quotes at the least tell the customers about the way his or her money is being distributed to give the desired outcome. The life insurance quotes also tell the customer about the probable returns that he or she will receive. To make life insurance quotes more user-friendly, the financial advisors may use the definition of the certain jargon that only a life insurance person will understand. By including these terms in these, the financial advisors also help the people become aware of the various terminologies of the typical financial market. By trying to explain these things in the quotes, the financial advisors make their own contributions to the society. At some instances, it has also been observed that the financial advisors include a small list of the mandatory documents that a customer will require when he or she applies for the life insurance plans. This inclusion in the life insurance quotes not only help the financial advisors, but also help the customer. The customer will come prepared with all the relevant details when finally applying.
If you ask any insurance expert about the key points that you have to keep in mind opting for a house insurance policy, chances are that you will be told to go for a reliable insurance company and get the documentation in place. Indeed, complete clarity on home insurance leads is possible only when the house owner has a thorough idea about the various clauses and pointers mentioned in the house insurance contract. This can provide a clear idea of what these home insurance leads are and how they can benefit the user. While it is singularly important to follow up information on home insurance leads with a clear understanding of all the points mentioned in your home insurance policy document, it is also true that a majority of first time house owners have a very vague conception about the whole matter. This is largely due to the fact that most of these people have never ventured in house purchases before and the contract is documented in a way that it can easily confuse house owners. There are however a few steps that can be of great help to house owners in the United States looking at understanding the clauses in their house insurance contract. To begin with, after going through the home insurance leads and finding all information related to the insurance policy, house owners should read all the clauses thoroughly. Reading the contract document is only the first step after going through the home insurance leads and there are several other concerns that need to be addressed. Inability to clearly understand the clauses in the contract document can lead to several problems in the longer run and hence all efforts should be made to avoid any lapse. For example, many house owners after going through the home insurance leads and opting for a house insurance policy found much later that their policy did not provide cover for a specific kind of calamity such as wildfire. There are also the exception clauses mentioned in the contract document that can lead to a lot of ambiguity in the longer run. Typically, these clauses are included towards the bottom of the document. In other cases, these clauses are included in a way such that it becomes next to impossible for the reader to decipher what is actually written. As a result, on several occasions it has been found that the house owner pays little or no attention to these key pointers and ends up facing a lot of hassles later. After obtaining all necessary details related to the home insurance leads, important aspects that call for special attention include special obligation, contract period and rights of the house owner during the contract period. It has to be remembered that acquiring an in depth understanding of the home insurance leads is not the only aspect that matters while securing a house insurance cover and remaining careful before signing the contract document is pivotal. House owners should not be hesitant while asking questions and remember that they are ultimately paying for the services of the insurance company. So, they have every right to clear their doubts and compare the services.
Cheap car insurance may not be as difficult to get as you might think. No, we are not talking about reduced coverage to bring down the car insurance premium rates here. By taking care of some points as given below and by bringing them up either with your insurance agent or your insurance company, you can quite easily land insurance. It is always good to remember the basic logic about insurance - more risk means more premium rates. This means you can achieve insurance by reducing risk of theft, damage or accident to your car. Typically you also get reductions when you buy something in bulk. Let us see what exactly can be done for cheap car insurance. First is to make your car safe. Don't hesitate to install an anti-theft system in your car. It helps to protect your car plus brings down premium. You could go for anti skid tyres so that risk of skidding in rainy weather comes down. Give your car for regular service and keep it in tip-top order. This keeps the risk of repairs and accidents low and in turn makes way for insurance of cheap car. Taking defensive driving lessons and getting certified also can bring down premium substantially. This is because you become a safe driver on the roads. Let us say you are planning to lock up your car and not take it out on the roads for a longish period. Why would you need specific coverage in such a scenario? Just go in for a comprehensive coverage as your car is unlikely to have an accident when in storage. This gets you insurance for cheap car in that time frame. Take out annual insurance rather than half yearly because almost all insurance companies show lower premium for annual plans. Not only that when you go for annual plans, even if there is an increase in rates in the interim it will not affect you for a longer period. When you have many cars you are lucky in more than one way. Multiple car insurance equals insurance for cheap car. Getting all your cars or your family cars insured under a multiple car insurance plan slashes rates beyond what you might expect. You could also go in for group insurance so that all those in the group can get insurance for cheap car. Is your credit rating good? If so you naturally get offers for cheap car insurance. If not you can try to bring it to par before expecting reduced premium costs. Some times even opting for a particular mode of payment can bring down car insurance costs for you. This includes asking your insurance company to deduct premium dues directly from your card or from your bank account. Whether you are buying fresh car insurance or looking to lower existing premium costs find out how your insurance company handles the points we saw till now. You could then decide which gives you cheap car insurance while ensuring great coverage.
One of the basic problems with US insurance policies is that it is not easy to profit from an insurance claim. Though the US insurance agencies quotes for the policy especially the US life insurance quotes may look lucrative there are many underlying facts associated to gain from the same. No matter what mentioned in these quotes, a policy owner cannot make profits from the same but yes can definitely make up a portion of the losses incurred in case of a policy lapse. A settlement is the best available option in this respect. Here are some tips that one must follow while acquiring US insurance claims. Firstly one should not rush up with decisions. If your have studied the life insurance quotes for example properly before taking up a policy, you must have observed that almost every US insurance policy is designed to make one incur the minimum of losses possible. One must also study the market trends before estimating the losses prior to making an insurance claim. Under no circumstances should you get aggravated and pick up a fight with your insurance agent or the person who provide you with the life insurance quote for that matter of fact while making a claim as it will only delay the entire process. Before making the first settlement on your life insurance claim, think twice and if possible resist the first offer. Evaluate the life insurance quote that had been provided to you by the agency. Check whether the facts mentioned in the life insurance quote provided to you by the agent or agency matches the issues that are arising while you claim for your insurance cover. Just like you reviewed the life insurance quotes before you took up a particular life insurance policy you need to review the adjustment agents and their various settlement policies for claiming a life insurance before you take a decision. US insurance agencies are quite helpful in providing assistance for insurance claimants and are as prompt as they are while providing the life insurance quotes. While making an insurance claim one must ensure that no action is made dependent on verbal communication. Just like you would like your life insurance quotes to come to you in a written format ensure that the life insurance claim related communications are under all circumstance made through written documents. If you feel that under any circumstances the policy claims made by you are not apt you can always deny a claim but make sure that you do it politely and not aggressively. Remember you have every right to evaluate your life insurance policy claims just like you would evaluate your insurance quotes before taking the same. In fact you can also compare the various adjustment or insurance claim suggestions as suggested by various insurance agencies or insurance agents just like you would compare the various life insurance quotes before opting for a particular life insurance policy. There are numerous agencies that can help you get your insurance claims these days. This has made the entire process of acquiring a life insurance claim as simple and easy as getting various life insurance quotes.
Most auto insurance companies consider anyone under the age of 25 to be a high risk driver. When adding your teen to your policy, this can raise your premiums 50 to 100 percent. But don't take your teens car keys just yet. It is possible to insure your teen and get affordable rates if your teenager gives some effort and follows these tips. Maintain a Good Driving Record It just takes one DUI to raise auto insurance rates from a base premium of a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars a year for at least 3 years. Accidents and traffic violations also have a detrimental effect on your teen's insurance rates. Earn Brownie Points Most car insurance companies give discounts to teens that go to high school or college full time and maintain a good grade point average. Insurance carriers also offer discounts to teens that take accredited drivers safety courses or other certified programs. More information on this can be found online from the National Safety Council. Get Involved in the Community Teens who participate in certain civic or community organizations may get discounts on their auto insurance. Auto insurance companies try to insure teens with the least risk involved, so they reward your teens efforts to better his or her community by giving discounts on their auto insurance rates. Choose a Safe Vehicle You could save up to 50 percent if you choose a safe car for your teen to drive. Newer cars with airbags are the least expensive to carry on your insurance and safer for your teen to drive. Stay away from SUV's, sports cars, and high performance cars unless you are comfortable paying more to insure your teen on your policy. When shopping for a car for your teen, be sure to get quotes for the make and model car you are interested in before buying the vehicle. Add Safety Features Safety features such as air bags and anti-lock brakes can reduce your teens auto insurance rates substantially. Driving is a Privilege Make sure that your teen understands that driving is a privilege and lay down some rules before they ever get behind the wheel. By doing this, you can help your teen get behind the wheel with a more mature attitude. This will translate into safer driving habits and lower rates for your teen.
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