Buy vs. Lease—a Contrarian View

Misconceptions abound in the lease versus buy debate. Conventional wisdom suggests that leasing is the least expensive alternative. However, that is a generalization and like many broad-brush statements, following it as gospel will not serve you well.  In the following paragraphs, we’ll give you the contrarian view and tease you with possibilities you might not […]

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What is Car Insurance? Part Two

Last week we talked about some of the basics when it comes to car insurance, including the different types of coverage that you can purchase. This week we’ll take a look at some of the common terms associated with car insurance, and we’ll look at several factors you want to keep in mind when searching […]

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What is Car Insurance? Part One

First and foremost, car insurance is required if you have your own car. Well, it’s required in 47 states anyway.  The only states that don’t have compulsory car insurance are California, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, though they may have other requirements. Typically, however, you have to insure the car that you drive in one way […]

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What is Insurance?

We’re moving onto a new set of financial basics articles, and this set will deal with the different types of insurance. But first, we’ll start off by answering the question, “What is insurance anyway?”

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