Best Money Tips: How to Get Cheaper Car Insurance

by Amy Lu on 26 January 2011 2 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the questions to ask to get cheaper car insurance, better (and faster!) ways to caramelize onions, easy home upgrades to do in the winter, and more!

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13 Questions that Can Get You Cheaper Car Insurance — Do you have a copy of your current insurance policy? You'll want to have all the coverage details in front of you when you talk to the agents from other insurance companies. Moolanomy

A Better Way to Caramelize Onions (Plus, French Onion Dip!) — You can speed up the process by increasing the heat from medium-low to high, then adding a bit of water periodically so the cooking evens out and nothing burns. Serious Eats via Lifehacker

5 Easy Home Improvement Projects & Upgrades For the Winter — Take advantage of all the time you're spending indoors to update your bathroom. Replacing a faucet, re-grouting tile, or repainting are fairly easy projects that make a big difference. Money Crashers

How to Generate a Marketable Idea — Don't assume that others will know what your message is about. To make sure it doesn't fly over people's heads, test your ideas with a friend or family who isn't in your field. Escape Velocity

The Spiral of Successful Habits — When you want to change your life but don't know where to start, focus on bringing one successful habit into your life — and the others will follow. Zen Habits

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10 Reasons Your Insurance May Need a Checkup — If you've joined a carpool, you may be able to lower your premium because you're driving less — but if you're the carpool driver, your liability insurance may need to go up to cover the higher risk of extra passengers. Kiplinger

Lifestyle Redesign! A Contest to Reduce Expenses—and Bellies — Keep motivated by turning your lifestyle change into a competition among friends or family. Redeeming Riches via Currency

How to Systematically Make Money Online — You want to be able to make money with the traffic on your website. You can do it with product sales, affiliate products, and advertising (usually the most consistent). 20s Money

5 Tips for Determining the Amount a Bank Will Lend you to Buy a Home — Your monthly income is the first thing a bank will look at. The higher your annual income, the more likely it is that you'll qualify for the loan amount you need. DoorFly.com

Adult Education: 50 Best PF Books for Recent College Grads — If you're just starting out in life after college, you'll need all the help you can get! BestCollegesOnline.com

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Christie

I would love car insurance for that Mini Cooper!! My fave car ever!

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Pat S.

I just wrote a post on some strategies to reduce the costs of insurance (without changing insurance companies). Please give it a read:

http://compoundingreturns.blogspot.com/2011/01/cut-car-insurance-costs-n...

Hopefully this provides a few more pointers to those looking to reduce insurance costs.
Pat