Michael Thrasher

Michael is a former research analyst at ValuePenguin covering property and casualty insurance, including homeowners and renters insurance.

6 Ways to Keep a Ticket off Your Driving Record

Little is worse when at the wheel than looking into your rearview mirror and seeing the flashing lights of a police car. A speeding ticket...

How a Swimming Pool Affects Your Homeowners Insurance

If you are thinking of buying or building a swimming pool, it's best to contact your home insurance company first.

Questions About Home Sharing And Insurance Could Be Getting Clearer Answers

Soon more homeowners insurance policies might have clearer rules when it comes to home- sharing services such as Airbnb and HomeAway.

Holiday Blunders Covered By Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance cannot prevent a snowstorm or keep someone from slipping and falling, but at least policyholders can rest easy knowing...

Think Twice Before Cancelling Motorcycle Insurance For The Winter

To save on motorcycle insurance some riders might plan on cancelling their policy and purchasing a new one in the spring. But that might...

Canceling Motorcycle Insurance in The Winter vs. Laid-Up Insurance

You don’t need to cancel your motorcycle insurance during the winter to save money, if you don’t intend to ride it. Consider a lay-up...

Hurricane Matthew’s Final Death Toll And Damages

Hurricane Matthew killed 49 in the U.S. and public and private insured losses were as high as $5 billion.

Historic Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Oklahoma Homeowners

This news article discusses the damages of a magnitude-5 earthquake occurred just outside Cushing, Okla. on Nov. 6, 2016, and the impact of...

Homeowners Insurance Claims Continue To Drop In The U.S.

The number of homeowners insurance claims in the U.S. continued to decline in 2015, according to an inaugural report by a leading industry...

Changes To New York Flood Maps Are A Reflection Of Technology Advancing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to revise flood maps in New York City after an independent analysis – another...

Why Californians Are Especially Vulnerable To Insurance Scams

California residents are especially vulnerable to insurance scams because of an abundance of opportunities related to wildfires. Unlike...

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover My Solar Panels?

Most covered property losses due to hurricanes are wind related – rather than due to flooding – and many Florida residents might be...

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