Based on the Occupy Wallstreet/1% vs 99% movements, I was curious how my individual part time income stacked up against the rest of America. My take-home pay ranks me in the 12th percentile. However, seeing as I work part time in a hourly job, I think it is decent enough to not be fretting about having a full time position relating to my degree.
Since for the time being I am unable to increase my income, I simply need to make it stretch further. One way I am doing that is through Progressive.
I've had a few less than smart moments while driving. I currently have two speeding tickets and a fender bender on my driving record as well as a pretty and new(ish) Civic. These are pricy to have. A 6 month policy for me ranges between $925 and $1350. As with my previous policy, Progressive continued to be on the lower end and promised opportunities to save further. Needless to say, that is who I chose at renewal.
The Snapshot discount was a deciding factor in again choosing Progressive. I have a small device that I plug in my car that monitors my driving habits so that I can save up to 30% on my insurance rate. I figured I might as well try it out since 1) 30% is a difference of almost $300 2) I don't really drive much to begin with and 3) the device cannot make your rate increase. The device monitors when, how far, and how fast I drive (and break), but not where I drive or if I am speeding. Yea--it is a little big brother like, but I have my initial discount taking effect right now!