Lee Prindle

Lee Prindle

Editor

Lee is a content writer and editor at QuoteWizard. He makes a living turning complex concepts into simple sentences and digestible content. At QuoteWizard, he writes articles across the insurance spectrum with a particular focus on consumer-facing Auto and Home content. His insurance articles range from nitty gritty-policy details and buyers guides to industry-wide trends and data analysis. His work has appeared in GeekWire, Entrepreneur, and the DailyMail, as well as several mentions on local news stations across the country. Lee graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Political Science.

Articles By Lee

How an Allstate Agent Used QuoteWizard to Build the Nation's Top Agency

Matt Rudolph is an Allstate agent from Columbus, Ohio. His impressive catalog of honors includes Allstate's Honor Ring, Inner Circle Elite, and Circle of Champions awards.

Auto Insurance Basics

Learning about auto insurance basics can help you choose the right car insurance coverage for you and your family.

Gap Insurance

If you’re planning to buy or lease a new vehicle, it may be smart to spend a few extra dollars to add Gap coverage to your car insurance policy.

Non-Owner Car Insurance

Non-owner car insurance is for people who don't own a car but may need to borrow or rent a car, or are legally required to maintain coverage.

Car Insurance for Rideshare Drivers

Are you a Lyft or Uber driver, or do you plan on becoming one? Here’s what you need to know to make sure you have the required rideshare insurance to protect yourself and your car.

Full Coverage Car Insurance

Learn what full coverage car insurance is, where to get it, how much it costs, and whether or not you need it.

No-Fault Insurance

Learn more about no-fault car insurance including which states have it, what it covers, and how it restricts the right to sue.

Why Is My Car Insurance So Expensive

It seems that every year insurance companies raise your rates. It doesn't even matter how good a driver you are. When your premium renews, you're probably going to be paying more. There are many reasons why insurers keep raising rates. Some are less obvious that others. Read on to learn why you will almost certainly pay more for auto insurance this year.

How Long do Accidents Affect Car Insurance Rates

After a car accident, many drivers suffer from rising insurance rates. Whether or not and how long your insurance costs go up depends on several factors.

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record

In most states, a DUI or DWI stays on your driving record for five to 10 years. Find out how long each of these drunk driving offenses stays on your driver's license in your state.

Totaled Cars

If the cost to repair your car is close to its value, the insurance company may deem it to be a total loss. Here's what you need to know to make the best out of a totaled car.

Does Car Insurance Cover Flood Damage

You may think that your car insurance covers you in the event of a flood. But if you only have a basic insurance policy, you're probably not covered by water damage. You need comprehensive coverage.

Marijuana Car Insurance and the Law

The legal issues surrounding marijuana laws, driving, and car insurance are enough to leave you dazed and confused.

cost of teen car insurance

If you're a teenager, or the parent of a teenager, you know firsthand how expensive car insurance is for teens. Car insurance for adults is expensive enough, but rates skyrocket for teen drivers. But there are ways young and teenage drivers can lower their auto insurance rates

Car Insurance for New Drivers

Buying insurance as a new driver is an expensive and confusing maze to navigate. We'll teach you insurance basics and show you how to find the right policy at the right price.

Small Accidents

Sometimes filing a claim with your car insurance company isn’t in your best interest. This is especially true when you're involved in a minor fender bender. Read on to find when it makes sense to file a claim and when it doesn't.

Cost Benefit of Hiring a DUI Lawyer

A good attorney is expensive, but a DUI is much more expensive. We did the math to find out whether or not hiring a DUI lawyer is a good investment. Spoiler alert: it is.

best car insurance companies

Find the best car insurance companies for teen drivers, high-risk drivers, claim satisfaction, multi-car families, classic cars, military members, overall policy value, safe drivers, and more!

Best Insurance Companies For Roadside Assistance

There are many companies that offer roadside assistance, and finding the one that most suits your needs isn't easy. QuoteWizard reviewed over 30 auto insurance companies on their roadside assistance programs to find the top 10 best programs.

How to Estimate the Cost of Car Insurance

How much should you pay for insurance? It's an age-old question. We'll teach you how to estimate your car insurance cost so you don't pay too much.

Cost Benefit of Defensive Driving Courses

Taking a defensive driving class is a smart way to save money on your car insurance premium.

Additional Living Expenses

Additional Living Expenses coverage helps you pay for increased housing, transportation, food, and other costs after you home is damaged or destroyed

How to Calculate Your Homes Replacement Cost Value

Establishing an accurate replacement cost for your home is vital. But it's a tricky process. Fortunately, there are several routes you can take to ensure you're properly covered.

Homeowners Insurance First Time Buyers

What first time homebuyers need to know when shopping for an insurance policy to protect their new investment - their first house.

How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need

When you buy homeowners insurance, you have a lot of coverage options. But what's the right amount of coverage? We'll help you analyze your coverage choices to make the right decision.

Best Homeowners Insurance Companies

Choosing the best home insurance company depends your personal needs as a homeowner. Find out what companies work best for you.

Homeowners Insurance vs Home Warranty

Home insurance and home warranties, though similar, are two very different things. Find out how they’re different, and whether you need them.

Public Insurance Claim Adjusters

After filing a claim, you might not feel satisfied with your insurance company's settlement offer. A public insurance adjuster can help you negotiate a better claim result.

How Your Roof Impacts Homeowners Rates

Your roof is a vital factor in the cost of your homeowners insurance. Properly installing and maintaining a roof with the right materials can keep your policy price reasonable.

Legal Help for Homeowners Claims

If you filed a homeowners insurance claim and weren't satisfied with your insurance company's decisions, you can fight back. You have several options, including hiring a lawyer to improve your settlement.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage

Home insurance claims for water damage are extremely common. But there are many different forms of water damage. Whether or not you're covered depends on your policy and the type of water damage.

Why is Homeowners Insurance So Expensive

Homeowners insurance rates across the country are rising fast. Find out why, and what you can do to avoid a higher home insurance premium.

Location and Homeowners Rates

Where you live, including your home's zip code, is a defining factor when it comes to how much you pay for homeowners insurance.

Liability Insurance for Pet Owners

If you own a pet and rent your home, you need renters insurance. Even the nicest pets can cause an expensive accident. Renters insurance protects your liability from pet accidents, and it's very affordable.

Cancer Insurance

Find out whether cancer insurance makes sense for you and which companies sell it. You'll also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of cancer health insurance policies.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Health Insurance

Many patients want alternative health care, but getting insurance coverage can be tough. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of your health insurance.

Infertility Treatment Coverage

You're mostly out of luck if you get health coverage through the federal marketplace, Medicare, or Medicaid. If you get it through an employer, though, it may just help you pay for this often-pricey medical care.

When to Get a Medicare Supplement Plan

Medicare doesn't cover everything. Medicare Supplement plans provide extra coverage and fill Medicare's gaps. But they're not necessary for everyone. Find out whether or not you need a Medicare Supplement plan.

13 Reasons to Update Your Insurance Every Year

It's easy to forget to update your insurance plans when things change. But if you don't, you might overspend or miss out on valuable coverage.

Nashville Drivers With Tickets or Accidents Pay More For Insurance If They're Women

Nashville is known as the 'city of music,' and their car insurance rates have drivers singing the blues – especially women with spotty driving records. If you live in Nashville, brace yourself:

Do You Tip Uber and Lyft Drivers?

Should you tip your Uber or Lyft driver? Almost certainly. Find out why tipping rideshare drivers is more important than ever

Washington State Car Insurance Getting More Expensive

Car insurance rates in the Evergreen state are climbing. Washington, home to apple orchards, Boeing, rain and Microsoft, is also home to growing car insurance premiums.

Best and Worst Drivers in Texas

Texas, known as the Lone Star State, is the second most populous state in America. With nearly eight and a half million vehicles registered in Texas, it's also the state with the second most cars.

The Best and Worst Drivers By City

With the Fourth of July on the horizon, America's roads are busier than ever. Using 2 million driver data points, QuoteWizard determined which of America's 75 most populous metro city areas have the best and worst drivers.

Comprehensive Insurance Guide for Seniors

Insurance – especially health – is vital for every senior. But there's a lot to consider. What kind of plan do you need? How much coverage should you have? We'll tell you everything seniors need to know about every kind of insurance.

Filing a Claim After a Natural Disaster

Suffering a natural disaster is one of the toughest things many people will ever experience. Navigating the complexities of insurance during a disaster is a tall task. But there's a lot you need to know about filing a claim in the wake of a disaster.

Best and Worst Drivers by State 2017

From non-existent turn signals to an inability to grasp the zipper merge, many drivers‘ skills behind the wheel leave a lot to be desired. Every person seems to think their hometown has terrible drivers. At the same time, it's never a surprise when you're cut off by a car with an out-of-state license plate. Big picture, it might be a good rule of thumb to just assume every other person on the road is a bad driver.

Home Insurance Rate Increase By State

If you're a homeowner, you probably know firsthand that homeowners insurance rates rarely stay still. In fact, recent studies show that average home insurance rates have risen in every state in the

Self-Driving Cars Will Make Owning a Car Unnecessary

Relying solely on ridesharing to get around doesn't currently make financial sense. But the advancement of autonomous driving technology could make owning a car unnecessary.

The Best and Worst Drivers by City 2018

Summer, the busiest driving season of the year, is upon us. Roads across America are packed with sightseers, road-trippers, commuters, and everyone in between. That unfortunately also means that roads are more dangerous than usual. Why? An increase in total drivers is also an increase in bad drivers – more in some metro areas than others.

Back to School: Insurance for College Students

Your insurance options change as you grow up and head off to school. Make sure you have adequate health, auto, and home or renters insurance.