Shop around for cheaper insurance premiums

2013-01-16T16:30:00Z Shop around for cheaper insurance premiumsAngela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 16, 2013 4:30 pm  • 

According to research by, 37 percent of Americans spent more on insurance over the past year, while only 7 percent spent less.

62 percent of those who spent more said spending went up because of rising premiums. The next most popular response was because they bought a new home, car, boat or recreational vehicle.

Insurance analysts say consumers shouldn't accept rising premiums without a fight. "Compare quotes from at least three other companies, investigate al possible discounts and don't be afraid to ask your current insurer for a discount," said Doug Whiteman, insurance analyst with, in a news press release. "

"You may be able to get a better deal."

One of the biggest tips I've received this year, when researching stories and columns is to shop insurance policies. Analysts say it's a big way to save some cash over time.

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