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.
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Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?
Pet insurance can be expensive, but you might be glad to have it if your best pal gets seriously sick or injured.
What Is Pet Insurance, and What Does It Cover?
Look beyond the cute puppy and kitten photos on pet insurance websites and learn how the plans truly work.
The Best Cheap Renters Insurance in Georgia for 2023
NerdWallet analyzed rates across the state to find Georgia’s cheapest renters insurance companies.
The Best Cheap Renters Insurance in North Carolina for 2023
We compared rates from companies across the state to find North Carolina’s cheapest renters insurance.
The Best Cheap Renters Insurance in Pennsylvania for 2023
NerdWallet analyzed rates across the state to find the cheapest renters insurance in Pennsylvania.
The Best Cheap Renters Insurance in California for 2023
Renters insurance can protect you financially in case of wildfires and other disasters in the Golden State.
The Best Cheap Renters Insurance in New York for 2023
Renters insurance can protect you financially in case of theft, fires and other disasters in the Empire State.
The Best Home Insurance in Illinois for 2023
Homeowners in the Land of Lincoln can expect to pay a little less than the national average for their insurance.
What Is Loss of Use Coverage for Home Insurance?
If you can’t live in your home after a disaster, loss of use coverage helps pay for you to live elsewhere.
A Guide to Temporary Car Insurance
Short-term car insurance generally isn’t available from major insurers, but you may have other alternatives.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage Explained
Underinsured motorist coverage pays when an at-fault driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover the damage they've caused.