Are you paying for coverage you don’t need? For example, jewelry and fine collectibles on your home insurance; rental car coverage on your car insurance.
Brokers can access quotes from multiple companies. That means they can often find you a better rate than you’d be able to find yourself.
There’s no longer any reason to use accounts with fees or minimum balance requirements. You can also do even better than that!
Keep in mind that fee-free bank or investment accounts may still have hidden charges. You could incur them if you’re not aware.
Call your bank or brokerage to plead your case if you slip up and are charged an account or transaction fee. Often, they’ll offer a one-time fee waiver.