Fran Majidi manages content on SmartFinancial's website. She's had nearly a decade's worth of experience writing about insurance-related topics. Prior, she was an arts and entertainment editor in New York City. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in writing from The New School. She writes books under her given name, Afarin Majidi.
Insurance can be downright confusing. SmartFinancial’s fact-checked articles are intended to educate insurance shoppers so they can make the right buying decisions. We aim to help protect individuals, families and small businesses while sharing tips on how to save money.
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Does standard homeowners insurance in California cover wildfire risk? Is there specialized wildfire insurance? Yes and yes.
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They all claim to be cheap but often they are not. It seems ever since you’ve been looking to lower your car insurance rates, but what is really the story behind cheap insurance quotes and should you be wary?
Liberty Mutual customer service representatives are available to answer your calls about your billing questions, claims inquiries and general questions you may have about auto insurance and other insurance products with Liberty Mutual.
Not everyone has a perfect driving record. Some of us have no record at all because we just got our licenses. Will anyone give us a break? Yeah, Bristol West Auto is an insurer you should learn more about.
Started in 2009, Elephant Auto Insurance is a consumer-focused car insurance company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. The aim of Elephant Auto Insurance is to put its customers at the center of all efforts.