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When the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I jumped at the opportunity to save money by refinancing my mortgage.
While I was already focused on my mortgage and home costs, I decided the time was right to shop around for homeowners insurance to see if I could save money.
I found new homeowners insurance and earthquake insurance through Policygenius that offers comparable coverage at a lower cost.
Policygenius can help you compare homeowner’s insurance policies to find the right coverage for you, at the right price »

Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and mortgage rates quickly followed suit. My wife and I decided the time was right to join a large number of homeowners in locking in historically low interest rates. Then, we turned our attention to our homeowners insurance.

My original mortgage and homeowners insurance

When my wife and I bought our home in 2017, we signed up for a 30-year mortgage with a fixed 4.25% interest rate. That rate was very competitive at the time and we were happy with how the loan came together.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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When it comes to managing money, especially during a global health and financial crisis, prioritization is key.
Whether you’re earning a reduced salary, collecting unemployment, or just trying to make smart decisions for the future, answering a few questions can help you make the most of every dollar.
If you’re in a secure financial position and looking to the future, SmartAsset’s free tool can find a financial planner to help »

As if managing money wasn’t hard enough, chances are you have some new obstacles to contend with during the coronavirus outbreak.

Financial unrest is an unfortunate reality right now, but that doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind. You still have a chance to be thoughtful about the money you have coming in, whether you’re earning a reduced salary, collecting unemployment benefits, or simply preparing for an uncertain future. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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