Keeping You Safe, Your Home Smart & Your Life Fun - since 2014

Welcome to your one-stop resource for keeping your family safe, your home smart, and your life fun! At Safe Smart Living® we demystify the confusing world of smart home living, personal finances, wearable tech, security and identity theft by getting you up-to-speed fast so you can make better decisions. All the tools you need to save time, money and headaches, together under one roof!

  • Smarthome hub: control your home from anywhere

Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More!

 

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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Best Stun Guns and Taser Flashlights: Zap Your Attacker

Woman in parking garage with taser gun

You may have taken a self-defense class or two, but are you considering kicking up your self-defense game while you’re out on your own at night or alone in sketchy areas? If so, you should consider getting a stun gun or Taser for added safety measures. We’ll help you decide which device is best for you: Taser vs stun gun and give you our reviews of the best stun guns and taser flashlights on the market…

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Activity Tracker Showdown: Garmin vs Fitbit vs Jawbone vs Nike Fuelband vs Microsoft Band vs BodyBugg

Wearable tech is a relatively new term, but this year’s new product introductions have made the category HOT with an ever-growing feature set designed to make these products more exciting and user-friendly. Companies are coming out with new gadgets to help you reach your weight and fitness goals. Read more to learn which company we consider to have the best activity tracker…

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The Ultimate Tech Gift Guide

Looking for the the latest and greatest gadgets for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season? We’ve got 8 items in our Tech Gift Guide this year that your techie is bound to love. We’ve handpicked some of the most popular items on the market today that we think will make great gifts! And the best part?!? All of these items are available online to ship directly to you or the recipient without leaving the comfort of your home or tablet…

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Garmin vs TomTom: Best GPS for the Car, Hiking, Marine and More!

Person driving with GPS in car

Back in the “old days,” commercial GPS (Global Positioning System) systems were mainly developed for use in your car, but oh how times have changed. These days, you can find a GPS device for almost any kind of activity you’re interested in — hiking, hunting, boating, biking and more. See what we’ve discovered in our comprehensive GPS reviews to learn what the best GPS system is for your individual pursuits. And you may even find there are some newer bells and whistles that make these a good upgrade from Google Maps or your smartwatch…

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Rachio Sprinkler Review: Is it the Best Smart Lawn Irrigation Solution?

Controlling sprinkler with phone

Can you imagine being able to water your lawn from your office or when you’re on vacation with total control? Welcome to the world of smart sprinklers. With the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, you can take command of your yard, no matter where you are. The technology may sound unbelievable, but it’s here and now. If you want a hand’s off way to keep your yard watered, read our Rachio Sprinkler review to see why we chose the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller 2nd Generation as our number one pick for the best WiFi irrigation controller on the market…

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Security Camera System Reviews: Capturing Criminals and Embarrassing Moments

Outdoor camera: Security Camera System Reviews

Have there been a lot of burglaries in your neighborhood? Or maybe you just had a new baby and you are looking for ways to protect your growing family? Protecting your property is important, but you also want to keep your family safe so a camera may be the perfect solution for your needs. Take a look at our home security camera system reviews to find the best security camera system for your home or business…

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Best Turntables and Vinyl Record Players for The Money: Teac vs Audio Technica vs Pro-Ject & More!

Record playing on turntable

Sure, it’s been decades since vinyls were the go-to music source, but the tide has turned. If you’re not already in the know, there’s a vinyl revolution these days. Are you into it? There’s nothing like a vinyl experience to get your music vibe going, especially for hard-core music lovers. Join us in our vinyl countdown of the best turntables and vinyl record players for the money. We’ve done our research on the latest and greatest products…

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Wantable Reviews: Want One-Stop Monthly Boxes?

Girl opening Wantable box

Are you too busy to keep up with the latest fashion trends? Or maybe you don’t have time to shop for wardrobe must-haves? Wantable, one of the most popular subscription box services, could be your solution. Wantable offers separate monthly box deliveries for women’s clothing, women’s fitness wear and men’s fitness wear. Read our Wantable reviews to see if this addictive personal stylist service is a smart solution for your lifestyle…

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Best Credit Monitoring Service: Transunion vs Equifax vs Experian vs Credit Sesame vs Credit Karma & More!

Do you know with full certainty what your credit score is? Have you recently checked your credit report? What you don’t know could hurt you, especially if you’re dreaming of buying a house or a new car, taking out student loans — or even if you’re looking for a new job. Your ability to do all these things hinges on how creditworthy you are in the eyes of lenders and even potential employers…

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Best Monthly Clothing Subscription: Wantable vs Stitch Fix vs DailyLook vs Gwynnie Bee vs Fabletics & More!

StitchFix Box: best monthly clothing subscription

Want to keep up with current fashion trends but don’t have the time or patience to pound the pavement from store to store? Or maybe you just don’t know how to coordinate outfits, or even know what types of styles work best for your size and body type. Monthly clothing subscriptions can help you reach your fashion potential, and they’re booming these days. See our picks for where to find the types of clothing and accessories you’re looking for without doing much legwork…

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Republic Wireless Reviews: Is the Cheapest Alternative Worth It?

Person on cell phone

Have you heard about the awesome savings you can enjoy from Republic Wireless, an alternative plan to the big cell service carriers? Republic Wireless is ideal for people who want super cheap unlimited talk and text with WiFi data, and they do also offer plans with cell data. But this service isn’t for everyone. Republic Wireless phones are all Android, so if you’re an iPhone fan, you’re out of luck. Still, if you’re looking to save a ton on your monthly cell phone bill, this service is worth consideration. Read our Republic Wireless reviews to learn more…

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Total Wireless Reviews: Coverage You Can Count On?

Person holding phone with Total Wireless on screen

Have you been looking at Total Wireless phones or thinking about making the switch over to help cut down on rising cell phone costs? With more than 100 alternative cell phone service providers on the market, you’ve got your work cut out for you when it comes to choices. The good news is, we’re here to give you the low down on not only Total Wireless, but it’s competing providers so you can make an informed decision that will also save you money…

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