Sarah Schlichter is a NerdWallet authority on homeowners, renters and pet insurance. Prior to joining NerdWallet, she spent more than 15 years in digital media as a writer, editor and spokesperson. Sarah enjoys delving into complicated topics and helping readers understand the ins and outs of their insurance coverage. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
- Education: B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College
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What Is Umbrella Insurance, and How Does It Work?
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Complete Guide to Hurricane Insurance
A homeowners policy alone won’t cover all potential hurricane damage to your home.
What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
Homeowners insurance covers damage to your home from fire, heavy wind and other disasters.
Renters Insurance Coverage: A Complete Guide
Renters insurance can pay off in a disaster, but it doesn't cover everything.
How to Shop for Car Insurance
You can get car insurance by shopping online, calling companies directly or working with an agent or broker.
The Best Pet Insurance Companies for March 2023
NerdWallet compared some of the biggest names in pet insurance to help you find the best plan for your favorite critter.
How to Insure a Car With a Salvage or Rebuilt Title
Driving a salvaged car may cost less upfront, but your insurance options could be limited.