Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:42 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Call me geek but I’m fascinated by car insurance. Insert here your pitying eye-roll, followed in close succession by “Why?” and “Don’t get out much, huh?” But two X factors separate car insurance from life insurance, health insurance and homeowners insurance: motion and emotion. Consider the car insurance underwriters at Progressive, Geico and State Farm.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:18 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Here in Florida, if you’re nautical by nature, you can get a rush just walking the docks and checking out the clever names on the sterns of the pleasure fleet. Naturally, Jimmy Buffett references rule down here, with 5 O’Clock Somewhere, A Pirate (or Parrot) Looks at 40, Changes in Latitude, Shaker of Salt and

Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:02 pm
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

If you’ve paid out-of-pocket for auto expenses or insurance deductibles as a result of the recent Toyota safety recall, your auto insurance company may have your back — and a check. That is, if it can prove that your Toyota’s runaway accelerator caused the damage to your wallet. According to the Associated Press, at least