5 Sites That Help You Save Money

Lower your insurance rates, get service providers to compete for your business, find free stuff and more.

One of the goals of this column is to help you save money. Sometimes that means pointing you to other Web sites. Here are a few I have discovered lately that will help you find the best deals on services or products and let you keep more cash in your pocket.

InsuranceRates.com. This new site from the folks at InsWeb.com lets you shop for auto insurance rates without divulging too much personal information. Our insurance expert Kimberly Lankford says the site provides quotes from a lot more companies than InsWeb did. It also lets you request your top priority for the quotes -- established company, multi-policy discount, ability to buy online or just price.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.