Homeowners Insurance: How to Protect Your Home
Brandon Copeland

Homeowners Insurance: How to Protect Your Home

NFL linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses the ins and outs of homeowners insurance.
June 8, 2022
Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
May 18, 2022
Which Documents to Keep, Which to Shred and Which to Scan
home insurance

Which Documents to Keep, Which to Shred and Which to Scan

A speedy recovery from disaster can depend on your recordkeeping. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance writer Rivan Stinson tells us how to get our papers in …
May 4, 2022
Worried Your Neighbor’s Tree Will Fall on Your Property?
home insurance

Worried Your Neighbor’s Tree Will Fall on Your Property?

Is your neighbor too cheap to take care of their trees, putting your property at risk? It’s a common problem, and sometimes bringing it to their atten…
April 1, 2022
After a Fire Loss, Dealing with Your Insurance Company
home insurance

After a Fire Loss, Dealing with Your Insurance Company

A retired claims adjuster and an expert witness in insurance coverage cases outline some definite do’s and don’ts for homeowners working through the i…
January 30, 2022

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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
Making Your Money Last

Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance

Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
December 22, 2021
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
banking

Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More

We evaluated major banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, and home and auto insurers to see how well they treat their clients.
December 21, 2021
When Mother Nature Hands You a Catastrophic Insurance Claim
home insurance

When Mother Nature Hands You a Catastrophic Insurance Claim

Your house is a wreck, but unless you know how to handle yourself throughout the insurance claims process, the disaster might just be getting started.…
December 14, 2021
Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody
Becoming a Homeowner

Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody

The National Flood Insurance Program is getting an overhaul that could send your rates up (or down). We dig into what's changing with this coverage th…
November 19, 2021
Flood Insurance May Cost You More
Becoming a Homeowner

Flood Insurance May Cost You More

New national rating procedures will raise premiums for more than 3.8 million policyholders.
October 29, 2021
Is Your Home as Protected as You Think? It’s Time for a Policy Review
home insurance

Is Your Home as Protected as You Think? It’s Time for a Policy Review

It’s better to find out your coverage falls short before something happens rather than after. Here’s how to get started and what to look for as you re…
October 27, 2021
11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida
retirement

11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida

An overabundance of boomers, critters, sweat and weirdness. Welcome to the dark side of the Sunshine State.
October 6, 2021
Your Tree, Your Neighbor’s Property: Whose Insurance Pays?
insurance

Your Tree, Your Neighbor’s Property: Whose Insurance Pays?

And how to be a good neighbor when your tree drops by uninvited.
September 2, 2021
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
Becoming a Homeowner

10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims

Know what's covered, what isn't, and how to make the most of your policy if you need to file a claim.
August 30, 2021
Your Home Insurance Might Not Cover All You Think It Does
home insurance

Your Home Insurance Might Not Cover All You Think It Does

When they go to file a claim, many homeowners are shocked to find out their policy excludes the type of damage they suffered. Will you be out of luck …
July 9, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida
Making Your Money Last

10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

Heading South has always been a key to your retirement plan. If Florida is part of the plan, we offer up a few tips to help you find your way.
June 29, 2021
Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check
Becoming a Homeowner

Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check

Your insurance policy might leave you high and dry when things get wet (or hot, or shaky). We'll talk about making sure you're fully covered. Also, in…
May 18, 2021
Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath
Becoming a Homeowner

Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath

Not all damage is covered by standard homeowners policies. Make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late.
March 4, 2021
How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas
home insurance

How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas

From wildfires to hurricanes and riots, some homes and businesses are more risky than others to insure. If you’re having a hard time finding coverage,…
September 15, 2020
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

These valuables and documents, along with some items you hold dear, should be stored securely at your bank.
April 30, 2020
Why You Need a Renters Insurance Policy
insurance

Why You Need a Renters Insurance Policy

The average monthly premium for renters insurance is about $17 a month for $40,000 in personal property coverage, according to Insurance.com.
January 30, 2020
Retirees, Cover Yourself With Umbrella Insurance
retirement

Retirees, Cover Yourself With Umbrella Insurance

You may not realize you don’t have enough liability coverage until something catastrophic happens.
January 28, 2020
Tax Tip: Write Off Losses Caused by Natural Disasters
Tax Breaks

Tax Tip: Write Off Losses Caused by Natural Disasters

Understand IRS rules to get the maximum tax relief for property losses resulting from floods, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and more.
September 26, 2019
Should You Inform Your Insurance Agent about a Burglary?
business

Should You Inform Your Insurance Agent about a Burglary?

In the case of a break-in or vandalism that doesn't result in significant damage, you may want to think twice.
September 17, 2019
Is Your Home Covered If a Natural Disaster Strikes?
real estate

Is Your Home Covered If a Natural Disaster Strikes?

Hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey are joined by longtime Kiplinger contributor Kim Lankford to discuss how to ensure your home is protected if a natura…
August 12, 2019
Trim Your Home Insurance Premium
insurance

Trim Your Home Insurance Premium

Whether you stay with your current insurer or switch, you can lower your rate without sacrificing coverage.
August 5, 2019