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.

Getting Car Insurance as a Teenage Driver

Getting your first car is one of the most exciting times in life, but there's another hidden cost that many teens don't remember—insurance...

What Happens if You are Caught Driving Without Car Insurance?

Driving without car insurance can be against the law and potentially financially ruinous. In this article, we discuss the repercussions of...

Where in California is Car Insurance the Most Expensive?

In this study we looked at 142 of California's most populous cities and to see who was paying the most for their auto insurance. Overall,...

Why Staying With Your Car Insurance Company Can Be a Good Thing

It's easy to get swayed by ads to switch car insurance companies, but there are perks to staying with your current company. Here are some...

Should You Stay With Your Car Insurance Company?

Does loyalty pay off? For car insurance, sometimes it may. In this article we discuss reasons why it may actually save you more money to...

Have a Valuable Car? You May Need Collector/Classic Car Insurance

Who needs Collector/Classic Car Insurance? If you think you may need it, read more here.

Mississippi Has the Third Most Expensive Car Insurance Rates in the South

In this study we looked through over 566 cities and towns across Mississippi and the rest of the South to find out who had the most and...

Who Has the Best Cheap Car Insurance?

Read where to find the best car insurance companies in the U.S. based on their prices, customer satisfaction and claims experience. There...

Negotiating With an Auto Insurance Company: The Best Ways to Do It

Anyone who has tried talking to an insurance company knows it isn't the easiest thing in the world to get money from them. Here are some...

Tennessee: The Second Best Rates in the Region for Car Insurance

In this study we looked at 44 cities and towns across Tennessee to see which had the least expensive auto insurance.

Should You Get an Umbrella Policy If You Already Have Car Insurance?

In this article we discuss how an umbrella policy works, what it covers and the types of drivers who should strongly consider one to go...

South Carolina Drivers Have the Most Expensive Car Insurance Rates in the Region

In this study, we analyzed auto insurance costs across 45 cities in South Carolina. We determined which locations were the least and most...