Colin Bertram Bloomberg News Published 4:27 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 With prices of rare whisky soaring into the six and seven digits, ensuring that precious spirit is protected is not only recommended but essential, says Ron Fiamma, head of global collections at AIG’s private client group. The insurance giant has seen such an uptick in whisky collecting that it has expanded its coverage of specialty collections to include those whose tastes run to a 1926 Macallan. “Whisky collectors now number in the many hundreds, closing in on one thousand individual collectors of all stripes and values,” says Fiamma of AIG customers highlighting whiskey within their insured collection. “When auction houses are holding two or three whisky auctions a year, with some whisky going for a million or half-a-million dollars, clearly it warranted attention.” To wit, on Nov. 29 a bottle of The Macallan that spent six decades in an ex-sherry oak cask sold for a record price … [Read more...] about Whisky, watches, cars now alternative investments
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Whether you just bought a car or are looking for a new insurer, it is advisable to do your research well. Choosing the right insurance company is the best way to ensure you are covered in the event of an accident or damage. If you fail to do your homework right, you will end up with lots of disputes. This article highlights the six key points you should focus on when selecting an insurance provider. Royalty Free Photo Licence The first factor you should consider is whether the company is licensed to sell car insurance in your country. There will be an insurance website where you can make these confirmations. This is the first step you should take to determine whether a company you found online is legit because scammers rarely go through any formalities. Reputation A company can be licensed and still have a bad reputation. Therefore, it is not enough to check the licence only. You need to go a step further and evaluate their track record in settlement of claims. Check the number of … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Choosing the Best Car Insurance Company
The 2017 income tax deadline is looming, and for car fans (and perhaps their significant others), this can be a time for soul-searching on how to maximize their driving pleasure with their tax refund cash, which is about $3,000 on average. We've culled some suggestions below from our opinionated editors. Related: What's the Best New-Car Deal in April 2018? For the record, the IRS, in its latest report through March 23, says that around 80 percent of filers are getting cash back this year and that the average refund is $2,925. If you haven't filed (as nearly 85.7 million returns already have been), you have until April 17 thanks to the Washington, D.C., Emancipation Day holiday. Need to Replace the Old Buggy? While three grand is a nice chunk of cash, it's not gonna go far to buy a used car outright. A cruise through Cars.com listings indicates you could expect something like a 15-year-old Honda Civic with north of 150K on the odometer. It might have some good miles, but not … [Read more...] about Looking to Blow Your Tax Refund on a Car? We Have Ideas
So it’s time to renew your car insurance – what do you do? Do you shop around to find the best coverage and services, or do you simply renew whatever car insurance you already have? More often than not, regular motorists will choose the latter for its convenience. After all, switching to other insurers usually involves a lot of hassle, least of which is having to prepare a list of information and documents that aren’t usually known to you – things like the recommended sum insured, details of your existing car insurance, current NCD level, vehicle chassis number and such. No one is going to have all these information right off the top of their head. But what if there’s a hassle-free way around this? With AIG Car Insurance Online, switching from other insurers to AIG can’t get any simpler. All you need to do is key in your car number plate, your own IC number and the place of use (West Malaysia or Sabah/Sarawak). Do that, and voila, all the … [Read more...] about AD: AIG Car Insurance – hassle-free renewal online or easy switch from other insurers. As simple as 1-2-3!
SPONSORED CONTENT Millions of new cars are sold every year, and the car-buying experience can be a hassle for many consumers. The traditional process of purchasing a new car involves a lot of time visiting dealers and price negotiation. Today, consumers are looking for a less time-consuming experience as well as a more convenient option better suited for their needs. The buying process and the must-have features are poised to evolve. Consumers are seeking new car-buying experiences. Here are some of the top car-buying trends for 2017 and beyond. Online Shopping The biggest advance in the car-buying process in recent years is the use of the internet to help purchasers make a decision. Today, it’s common for consumers to spend most of their time searching for cars online before entering a dealership. Dozens of websites are dedicated to the process, allowing consumers to search for the exact make, model, and color, find it in stock and receive price recommendation. This helps … [Read more...] about Car-Buying Trends for 2017 and Beyond