Shop around for a better rate

In many states — such as Arkansas, Washington and Colorado — home insurance rates are rising faster than inflation, according to research by Policygenius. While keeping up with these costs may feel impossible, it doesn’t have to be.

You don’t have to lower your coverage to lower your premium — you just need to find a better deal. SmartFinancial can help you do this.

It’s an easy, online platform to compare the best home insurance rates in your area. All you need to do is answer some quick questions and they’ll instantly sort through over 200 insurers to find you a better rate.

SmartFinancial offers a one-stop shop where you can get an honest look at what’s available to suit your unique needs without being bombarded by aggressive sales lingo.

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Your auto insurance provider is probably ripping you off, too

A survey conducted by Forbes found that 58% of drivers believe they overpay for car insurance — and that their main reason for switching to different providers is to save money.

They’ve got the right idea, but the options seem endless and shopping around on individual sites can be exhausting.

That’s why SmartFinancial’s wide database of insurers also extends to auto insurance. Their comparison tool can find you the best rates and any potential discounts within minutes.

When you shave some money off your car insurance bill, you’re making more room in your budget to invest or simply cover the rising costs of, well, everything.

Stop paying for things you don’t need

Insurance isn’t the only expense Americans are wasting money on. Whether it be unused subscription services, utilities, overdraft fees or late payment fees, you’re likely spending money you could be saving — without even knowing it.

A report by LendingTree found that 64% of Americans have paid a bill late before. Of those who have paid bills late, 61% said it was because they couldn’t afford it and 23% said they forgot about the bill entirely.

Rocket Money is a finance management tool that makes you more aware of your spending. It can tell you what subscriptions you’re paying for but not using, automate payments so you never pay late fees, and track your savings and investments.

This free app is a great option for pulling the reins on your finances, so you don’t end up unprepared in the event of a recession. To start saving, just provide your email and link your bank account.

Compare car insurance and save up to $500 a year

If you haven't compared car insurance recently, you're probably paying too much for your policy. Getting quotes from multiple insurers used to be time-consuming, but today's technology makes it easy.

Using a free site like Pretected is easy and could help you save up to $500 a year on car insurance. In mintues, their "smart matching" system will provide tailor-made quotes from insurers that can meet all of your coverage needs - and your budget.

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