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Best Encrypted Messaging App: Signal vs Telegram vs WhatsApp vs iMessage vs Viber vs Wire vs Wickr & More

Girl and boy texting on phones (caption: Best Encrypted Messaging App)

We’ve all seen it happen to politicians and celebrities: texting and social media posts can wreak havoc on your life if your “private” messages, photos or other shared content fall into the wrong hands. If you want to message without it coming back to haunt you — or you need to share totally confidential info — it’s a no brainer to use an encrypted messaging app…

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Satellite or Cable? We Cover Providers, Equipment, Promotions, And More

Thought that satellite tv’s days were gone? Think again! It’s still a major player, providing live tv access in geographic areas that aren’t reachable yet by cable connections. Satellite TV companies have also upped their game and are offering more channels, packages, programming and perks. But how do you decide which provider is for you? And how do you take advantage of all the promotions? We’ve got your back. In our satellite TV series, we cover everything from providers to equipment, and feature the most current promotions for you to take advantage of…

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Capital One Venture vs Chase Sapphire vs AMEX Platinum vs Citi Prestige vs Discover vs Chase & More!

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Who wouldn’t want to earn free cash from simply buying gas or groceries? Or to earn free airline miles and hotel stays when you travel? There are a ton of rewards credit cards on the market that give you cash back, travel points and many other benefits. But which one is right for you? Read our reviews below of the best credit cards for rewards to help you choose. Then you can be on your way to earning while you spend…

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Latest Data Breach News (Updated April 2019)

Person's hand with credit card: The Latest Data Breach News

Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches…

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What Are The Best Home Security Systems?

Person prying window open (caption: The complete guide to home security)

Purchasing a security system used to mean having a stranger enter your home, drill a bunch of holes in your walls and charge you over $100 for installation alone. Forget that! There are many home security systems comprised of wireless components so you can say goodbye to the stranger and hello to a simple installation process…

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Best Identity Theft Protection: IDShield vs LifeLock vs Identity Guard® vs IdentityForce & More!

Man on computer in the dark: What is the Best Identity Theft Protection?

Jane bought a gift for her friend online. A week later that website was hacked, and her personal data was stolen. Random charges started appearing on her credit cards, and her bank account dwindled down to nothing. She was struggling to pay her bills, and it wasn’t her fault. She didn’t know what to do, how to get her money back or how to make it stop…

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