Randy Woods is a writer and editor with 20+ years of experience in the business publishing world. A former editor of Seattle-based Claims magazine, he has written extensively about claims adjusting issues in the property and casualty insurance industries. He has also written and edited for Seattle Business, iSixSigma and Waste Age magazines, covering topics such as insurance, commercial real estate, entrepreneurism, process improvement and garbage hauling (yes, really). He also contributes to the Career Center Blog for The Seattle Times and is Green Building Editor of the clean-tech website EarthTechling.com. Randy’s home insurance expertise makes him a key member of The Simple Dollar insurance team.

Randy's Articles

  • Don’t Get Stuck Paying Outrageous Home Replacement Costs

    For More Articles on Home Insurance, Visit Our Home Insurance Resource Center. You have your homeowner’s insurance policy and you’ve made all the payments on time, but like a lot of policyholders, let’s say you’ve never had an actual claim. If you had to file tomorrow, are you certain you’d have enough coverage to pay …

  • How Aftermarket Parts Affect Your Car Insurance

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. Everyone likes to save a few bucks these days – including insurance companies. When making car repairs, there’s a temptation to purchase generic parts, often referred to as “aftermarket” or “performance” parts, rather than the parts made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), …

  • Want to Lower Home Insurance Costs? Do It Yourself

    For More Articles on Home Insurance, Visit Our Home Insurance Resource Center. Insurance can be thought of as the expensive but necessary hassle that ensures you aren’t wiped out by an unfortunate series of events. But for those who feel helpless in the face of rising insurance rates, there are some “do-it-yourself” (DIY) actions you …

  • Renters Insurance: Why It’s Worth It

    For More Articles on Home Insurance, Visit Our Home Insurance Resource Center. Being a renter often means having fewer things to worry about. Got a plumbing issue? Call the landlord to fix it. The refrigerator in your rented house stopped working? Call the owners and have them replace it. But what if your apartment gets …

  • The Simple Dollar Guide to Home Insurance

    Anyone who’s bought a house or has shopped for one knows that homeowners insurance is a fact of life – some might call it a necessary evil; others peace of mind in times of crisis. And while most people are convinced or compelled by banks to purchase insurance on their homes, few people understand exactly …