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July 15th, 2015 by


Thrifty - 6 Ways To Save On Monthly Insurance Payments Written by Nic Bowen

 

  1. Consolidate Your Policies.

As with other accounts, such as cellphones or the internet, having all of your insurance policies consolidated under a single policy means that you may be applicable for discounts or other incentives. Purchasing all of your different policies, such as health insurance, car insurance and home-owners insurance, from a single provider helps save you money in the long run.

  1. Don’t Wait, Get Insurance Today!

When determining your insurance premiums, many providers will look for any lapse in coverage, and use this to calculate your overall risk profile. Uninsured individuals are always considered to be a greater risk than those who are not, so get insured as soon as possible.

  1. Keep A Good Credit Rating.

This is another way in which insurance companies determine your risk profile. Individuals with a poor credit score may be asked to pay higher insurance premiums over those with better credit ratings. Make certain that all of your monthly accounts and debts are fully paid before you apply for an insurance quote.

  1. Compare Insurance Costs.

Before you decide on a particular policy, from a particular provider, make sure that you have done an extensive comparison between the different available insurance providers. Companies will provide different incentives, have different monthly premiums and offer different package deals. A reliable aggregator or comparison website is a simple and convenient way to do a comparison from the comfort of your own home.

  1. Get Student Discounts.

While student drivers are considered a greater risk than drivers with more experience, many insurance providers offer good students discounts on their policies. Student discounts are available to drivers under 25 years of age, so make certain to confirm any student discounts with your chosen provider before purchasing a policy.

  1. Reduce Coverage On Older Vehicles.

If you have insurance on any older vehicles, you may want to consider lowering the amount of coverage you have on those vehicles. Payments on policies such as comprehensive car insurance can be rather expensive, and if your vehicle is old, it may not be worth it to continue payments on more expensive policies.