Andrew Hurst

Andrew Hurst is a Technical Writer at ValuePenguin who specializes in home and renters insurance. He previously taught composition and research at Wright State University.

How Prepared Are Americans for Emergencies?

Many are somewhat prepared to encounter an emergency situation, but unexpected disasters could test the resources of even the most prepared...

Americans Aren't Doing Enough to Stay Healthy

Although seven in 10 people are worried about their health, many practice habits that could have dire consequences.

As Burglaries Decrease, Thieves Find More Value in Fewer Stolen Goods

The number of burglaries has dropped by about half since 2008, but the value of stolen property has only dropped by about 13% in that time.

Which Colleges and Universities Have the Most Crime?

Students are far more likely to encounter property crime than they are to be the victims of violent crime over the course of an enrollment...

The Best and Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies in Alaska

Here are our picks for the best and cheapest homeowners insurance companies in Hawaii. Click to compare homeowners insurance rates across...

The Best and Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies in Hawaii

Here are our picks for the best and cheapest homeowners insurance companies in Hawaii. Click to compare homeowners insurance rates across...

Cheapest Renters Insurance Companies of 2020

We evaluated the best cheap renters insurance companies based on rates, opportunities for discounts and features.

Most American Gun Owners Want Tougher Legislation — and Not Just in Blue States

Over half of all gun owners — including a majority of Republicans — favor new laws which would limit assault weapons through weapons bans...

Most Americans Are Concerned About Climate Change, but That Doesn't Mean They're Prepared for It

Even though a majority of Americans are concerned about climate change and rising temperatures, most say they haven't taken action to...

Most and Least Affordable Cities in North Carolina for Homeowners and Renters

While North Carolina's largest cities are affordable for homeowners, the state's renters will have a harder time finding affordable housing...