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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Farmers Home Insurance Review 2023
Farmers’ three tiers of home insurance coverage make its policies suitable for a variety of homeowners.
How Poor Credit Could Raise Your Renters Insurance Rates
Having poor credit could make your renters insurance significantly more expensive.
6 Reasons Not to Skip Renters Insurance
Renters insurance covers more than just the stuff in your apartment.
The Best Home Insurance in Texas for 2023
We analyzed the top companies for home insurance across the Lone Star State.
Auto-Owners Home Insurance Review 2023
Auto-Owners offers plenty of ways to customize your policy and save money on home insurance.
Nationwide Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
Nationwide's home insurance policies include coverage that would cost extra from other companies.
Travelers Renters Insurance Review 2023
Travelers is available in most states and offers multiple insurance products, making bundling easy.
USAA Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
USAA home insurance includes coverage that costs extra from other companies, but it’s available only to active-duty military members, veterans and their families.
The Best Home Insurance in Florida for 2023
Florida home insurance is getting more expensive and harder to find. Here are a few companies to consider.
Travelers Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
Travelers offers strong coverage and decent discounts, but home insurance isn’t available in all states.
Farmers Renters Insurance Review 2023
Farmers renters insurance has various additional coverage options but may cost more than other companies' policies.
5 Things Agents Wish People Knew About Insurance
Agents from across the U.S. clear up a few of the most common insurance misconceptions.
No Flood Insurance? Here’s How to Get Help
You may be able to get flood damage help from the federal government or other sources.
Can I Share Renters Insurance With My Roommate?
Many companies permit it, but there's no guarantee it'll save you money in the long run.