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School’s out and the Kids Are Home for the Summer

School is Out for the sumemerWith a bag full of laundry, many university and college students have returned home for the summer. With their return, comes a few housekeeping items (other than laundry) that need to be revisited. Read more »

The Ultimate List on How To Save on Car Insurance – Over 37 Genius Ways!

There are many ways to save money on your car insurance. In fact, we’ve identified 37 of them and some of the tips could even save you as much as $700. Read more to see how you could be saving today. Read more »

Summer Toys: How Pools, Hot Tubs, Trampolines & Tree Houses Affect Your Home Insurance

Pools, hot tubs, trampolines and tree houses all provide enjoyable ways for kids and adults to spend the summer months, but they also come with risks. If you’re a homeowner, you’re going to want to check with your home insurance provider to ensure you have adequate liability coverage before anyone goes for that first dive, jump or climb. Read more »

Long Weekend Safe Driving Tips

There are two things you can bank on this long weekend: traffic (and lots of it) and a heavy police presence on the roads looking for drivers who are impaired, distracted, behaving aggressively, or not wearing their seat belts. Don’t get caught…in traffic or by police this weekend with these 15 long weekend safe driving tips. Read more »

Get an Online Insurance Quote Without Using Your Own Personal Information

Looking to get an online insurance quote without divulging any personal information? You likely won’t have much luck as online insurance quotes are only as accurate as the information provided. The good news is that only the information needed to give you your quotes is requested. No unnecessary questions are asked and it typically takes as little as 5 to 10 minutes on InsuranceHotline.com. Learn more. Read more »

The Wildfires in Fort McMurray and What You Need to Know [VIDEO]

The wildfires in Fort McMurray and the surround area are devastating and everyone at InsuranceHotline.com wants to help in the best way we know how—by relaying important information that may help during this difficult time. Read more »

Ontario G2 Licence Requirements and Restrictions

Ontario G2 Licence Requirements and RestrictionsHave a G1 and want to get your G2? Learn what's involved in getting your G2 and the licensing requirements and restrictions. Read more »

City of Toronto Hits the Gas Pedal on Ride-Sharing

After years of controversy, Uber in Toronto will be able to stick around as city council approves new rules regulating the ride-sharing industry. Read more »

8 Money Saving Tips from Mom This Mother’s Day

A note thanking momThis Mother’s Day let’s thank mom for all her pearls of financial wisdom. We’ve rounded up and summarized some of the best financial and money-saving tips courtesy of mothers everywhere, including our own in-house expert Anne Marie Thomas, one of the most spending-savvy moms we know. Read more »

20 Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding and Water Damage [VIDEO]

Did you know that water damage claims have surpassed fire claims as the number one cause of home insurance losses in much of the country? Weather can be crazy and unpredictable, but you can take precautions to minimize the chance your home will sustain water damage from flooding. Read more »

10 Spring Maintenance Tips for Around the Home and in the Car

Everyone has an extra spring in their step now that winter is behind us, but your home and car may be a bit sluggish. Now that the weather is warmer, InsuranceHotline.com has listed areas to target that may be in need of some TLC. Read more »

Changes Are Coming to Your Ontario Auto Insurance

You may have heard rumblings that there are changes coming to your auto insurance; in fact, you’ve probably received something in the mail about it. Learn more about the changes that are coming into effect on June 1, 2016. Read more »

Car Insurance in Ontario: What’s Happening with Rates? [Updated]

A photo of drivers entering and leaving TorontoNews alert: Ontario car insurance rates are set to decrease. See what's expected to happen to Ontario car insurance rates in the coming months. Read more »

Choosing the Best Used Car for Your Teen

Every parent wants to make sure their teen is safe and sound behind the wheel. You’ll likely want a vehicle with a lot of safety features without spending a fortune, and a used model is probably your best bet. But how do you know which model is the safest and most cost-effective? Read more »

10 Things That Can Impact Your Home Insurance Rate [VIDEO]

The way your home insurance rate is calculated may seem like a mystery. But there are many reasons, both in and out of your control, that can make your home insurance rate rise and fall. Our insurance expert, Anne Marie, explains in this video series... Read more »

Would You Leave Home Without Travel Insurance?

Travel can be exciting, relaxing and rewarding, but if something goes wrong while you are away from home, it can quickly become a financial nightmare; and according to a recent survey, 55 per cent of Canadians are willing to risk it. See why you shouldn't. Read more »

Parking Fines Increased in Toronto

Drivers in Toronto caught parking illegally could now face fines of $150. Learn more about the new fines, and what to do if your ride is towed too. Read more »

Buying an Older Home? 5 Factors That May Affect Your Home Insurance

If mature neighbourhoods are your style, and you want to buy a home, chances are you’ll be looking at an older house. Some older homes, however, haven’t been maintained as well as others. Before making a “new to you” house your home, learn what to look for so you're not surprised when it comes time to get home insurance. Read more »

Lost and Found: What Happens When You Find Your Ring After Submitting a Claim?

Losing a valuable possession like a diamond ring, a high-end camera, or a luxury bike can be devastating. That’s why some people choose to protect their expensive articles by scheduling them into their home insurance policies. But what happens if you lose the item, file a claim, receive your payout… and happen to find the item a few months later? Read more »

Key Times to Save and Shop for Car Insurance [Updated]

Save on Car insurance on your next new vehiclePeople often think about insurance on a need only basis, about once a year. But, if you’re not checking in on your rates occasionally, you may be overpaying. See when you should be shopping around for a better rate. Read more »

How to Choose a Deductible

When purchasing auto insurance or home insurance, you’ll need to decide how much your deductibles should be. Make the right choice by asking yourself a few key questions. Read more »

Celebrate the New Season by Saving on Your Car Insurance

Spring is the time of year when we start shedding layers. But, it’s also the ideal time to see if you can shed some unwanted expenses. See if you can put some extra spring in your budget, by saving money on your car insurance premiums. Read more »

Ontario G1 Licence Requirements and Restrictions [Updated]

Student learning how to driveAn Ontario G1 licence is the first stage in Ontario’s graduated licensing program (followed by the G2 licence and finally the full G class licence). From start to finish the process takes about 20 months to complete; however, you have 5 full years to do it. Learn about the requirements and restrictions for people who hold a G1 licence. Read more »

Spring Forward: Driver Safety Tips for Daylight Savings Time

Spring is just around the corner! The proof? On Sunday March 13th, we spring forward one hour into Daylight Saving Time. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we’ll lose an hour of sleep, which can have serious consequences for drivers. Read more »

Shake off Winter’s Chill and Warm up to Savings [Updated]

As winter’s grasp slowly loosens, why not warm up to saving money on your car insurance rates today? Learn how. Read more »

When To Report a Car Accident, When Not To and The Consequences [Updated]

When do you report an accident, when don’t you (if ever), and what are the consequences? Some valuable guidelines to help you know what to do if you get in a collision. Read more »

Going the Way of Minivans: Minivans That Will Cost You Less to Insure [Updated]

A MinivanIf your family is ready for a minivan, there’s a lot to consider when making the decision on which one to purchase: seating capacity, fuel-efficiency, reliability, safety features, and family-friendly extras... Read more »

Is Your Jewelry Insured?

For many, jewelry and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand. But did you know that your homeowner or tenants insurance policy may not provide you with adequate insurance coverage for your Valentine’s Day valuables? Read more »

The Best-Selling Trucks in Canada: Which Are Cheapest to Insure? [Updated]

Row of brand new trucks in a dealer lot The top 10 best-selling trucks in Canada and ones cheapest to insure. See who makes the list.... Read more »

A Complete Guide To Car Insurance Savings – How You Can Save Money

A Complete Guide To Car Insurance SavingsAuto insurance rates are anything but insignificant for the vast majority of drivers, but there are ways to spend less on the coverage you need. See our 10 insider tips to saving money on your auto insurance. Read more »