Author: Andrew Hurst

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Think your wedding was expensive? Be glad you didn’t get married here

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The average cost of a wedding in 2020 was $20,300, a $4,400 per-wedding decrease from the year before. Many factors combine to determine the cost of …

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Binge drinking & smoking surprisingly common in these ‘healthy’ states

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In addition to creating a ranked list of the best states for physical fitness, ValuePenguin researchers discovered that even the fittest states rank relatively poorly on …

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The deadliest states for distracted driving

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It’s fairly common for more than one person to be killed in a distracted driving crash that turns fatal. Distracted driving resulted in 16,258 deaths from …

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This is the only state that hasn’t had a tornado in the last decade

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Tornadoes affect far more states than those that comprise Tornado Alley — the stretch of the central U.S. where clashes of cold and warm air can …

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Here’s how much your teen driver could end up costing you

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Adding a young driver to an existing car insurance policy costs much less than purchasing a separate policy or insuring a vehicle for which they’re the …

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Most popular luxury vehicle in every state

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The Cadillac Escalade is the most popular luxury car in the U.S., according to a ValuePenguin analysis of search volume around well-known luxury car brands. In …

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These are the best & worst states for access to cancer care

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ValuePenguin created a Care Score to analyze the top states for cancer care, considering the potential cost of treatment, access to care and death rates. Minnesota …

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Survey: Americans feel extreme loneliness heading into winter

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Almost 1 in 4 Americans won’t see family or friends for any of the upcoming holidays, which could help explain why more than 1 in 10 …

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10 states where you’re most likely to get pulled over

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Police stop more than 32 million Americans per year for traffic violations Since 2015, Stanford University’s Open Policing project has attempted to track the total number …

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A third of high-risk homeowners aren’t ready for hurricane season

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A survey conducted by ValuePenguin revealed that although many homeowners feel prepared for hurricane season, their actions tell another story. While 86% of homeowners in high-risk states say …

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These are the states most at risk from hurricanes

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Hurricanes have dealt hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to states along the Atlantic coast in the recent past, but many properties still have no …

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The states that depend most on FEMA aid

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The effects of COVID-19 could combine with damage from strong summer storms and supersize FEMA’s expenses, but reeling in the agency’s spending would be disastrous for …

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These are the safest college campuses in the country

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ValuePenguin calculated the likelihood that students will experience different types of crime at colleges and universities across the nation during a four-year enrollment. Nationally, larceny is …

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Most Americans worry about climate change but are unprepared for it

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ValuePenguin has found that about 81% of people say they worry about climate change, and a similar number of people think their city will get warmer …