Car insurance premiums increase as income decreases

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A new study revealed that the less a driver earns, the more he or she is likely to pay. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) recently conducted a study on car insurance premiums. They compared the rates paid by white collar drivers with those of blue collar drivers. The research showed blue collar drivers pay a lot more than white collar drivers for auto insurance. Moreover, the difference wasn’t small. The research discovered a massive difference between the two. Blue collar drivers pay an average of $681 more than white…

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Auto insurance takes many non-driving factors into account when calculating premiums

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Rates are determined by many things, not all of which occur behind the wheel. Auto insurance companies take many different factors into account when they calculate the premiums that will be paid every month by their policyholders, but not all of them have to do with driving. There are many additional elements such as occupation, education, and ZIP codes that can also be included. A consumer group is now taking action against some of these behaviors by asking New York insurance commissioners to limit the ability of insures to apply…

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