I remember when I joined the Air Force about 22 years ago and my expenses exceeded my income. I would complain every month about how little money I had left over or that I couldn’t afford to purchase something. Finally, my supervisor asked me how much I was paying for different necessities. When I told her how much I paid for car insurance she recommended a different company and said I could get it for way less than I was paying and she was right.
In 1988 there was a little more legwork (cold calling or visiting offices) to find the best deal, but now in order to find the best deals on auto insurance one can simply go to NetQuote.com and find exactly what they need in their local area.
I’m glad that I was able to get a referral years ago and now – when I need to – I refer to online resources for up-to-date information.