Mark Fitzpatrick

Mark is a Senior Research Analyst for ValuePenguin focusing primarily on the insurance industry, primarily auto insurance. He previously worked in financial risk management at State Street Corporation.

Drivers Are More Likely to Get Away With Criminal Traffic Violations in Miami-Dade Than Any Other Florida County

Miami-Dade County is the place in Florida where you're least likely to be penalized for a criminal traffic violation. But penalization...

Beware! Survey finds 43% of Americans have been victim of a cyber crime

Nearly half of cybercrime victims incur a financial loss, but consumers are more concerned with another data threat: companies selling or...

Young Missouri Drivers Are Over Three Times More Likely to Get Into a Distracted Driving Crash

Distracted driving is a serious cause of accidents in Missouri, contributing to almost 14% of crashes in a single year. New laws to...

States Where Homeowners Are Most at Risk from Climate Change

We looked at the states most at risk from projected rising ocean levels, and how current weather events are leading to higher insurance...

Renovating Your Home? 3 Ways It Can Save Money on Home Insurance

Renovating a home can be a big investment, but homeowners can get major savings on their home insurance policy, especially those with older...

What Is Personal Cyber Insurance? And How Can Homeowners Buy a Policy?

Personal cyber insurance is on the rise, and coverage offered to supplement home insurance policies offers a hint at how protection may be...

Are Smart Device Home Insurance Discounts Worth It?

As an increasing number of insurance companies have partnered with smart device makers, purchasing a smart device is a handy way to save on...

Buying an Electric Car? For Savings, Time Could Be of the Essence

With Tesla and General Motors facing decreasing tax credits, now is the optimal time to save on these vehicles. Alternatively, look to...

Q1 2019 Rate Increases Coming for Allied Insurance Customers in Michigan

Allied Insurance is raising their rates in Michigan to start 2019

At-risk Homeowners Are Overpaying For Flood Insurance With The NFIP

The private flood insurance market could save homeowners up to 65% for homes with low elevation and coverage levels.

Financial Preparedness for Hurricanes: Which States Can Weather the Storm?

As the intensity and frequency of hurricanes in the North Atlantic has increased in recent decades, the need for homeowners to be...

Nevada Increases Minimum Auto Insurance Limits. Should Other States Follow Suit?

The minimum amount of liability auto insurance required by most states has stayed the same for decades. The cost of collisions hasn't. Does...

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