Moving In Together? How to Merge Your Finances
As you make the commitment of moving in with your new spouse or significant other, you’re probably thinking about the fun stuff, like housewarming parties or buying new furniture. Have…
Why Houston Attracts So Many Small Businesses
Houston is home to many small businesses, and it’s now considered one of the top 10 cities for entrepreneurs, according to the Houston Business Journal. The journal notes a high…
Up Close with Electric Cars
Have you ever thought about buying an electric car? There are a lot of things to think about—from finding charging stations to understanding differences in the way your car works.…
Allstate Agent Matt Elwood
When it comes to life insurance, there are some common misconceptions: Many people think that life insurance is too expensive or won’t pay out. Matt Elwood, an Allstate Personal Financial Representative based…
My First Apartment: Renting in the Real World
Your first apartment is a pretty big deal. Yes, moving into the dorms when you start college is a heady experience, but nothing quite compares to signing your first lease,…
Texting and Driving
Distracted driving: It’s a topic you hear about often, from government officials urging motorists to avoid distractions, to legislation making certain distracted driving behaviors illegal. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured each…
How I Learned to Change a Tire
Kids growing up in rural Midwestern towns with a lot of gravel roads develop a certain proficiency at changing tires. You tend to get really, really good at it at…
pickup truck
I’m sure plenty of teenagers daydream about browsing a car dealer’s showroom with their parents and selecting the perfect car for high school, summer jobs and first dates. They imagine…
Renters Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions
I’m forever surprised by the fact that many renters don’t carry insurance to protect against the destruction or loss of their personal possessions: While the majority of American homeowners are…
Georgians at Higher Risk for Holiday Thefts, Study Says
The winter holiday season is a joyous time in Georgia, but new data show that it’s also a busy time for insurance claims—especially due to theft. A new Allstate insurance…