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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!

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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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Stitch Fix Reviews: We Tried It, But What Did We Think?

Stitch Fix clothing items on bed

Do you feel like building a fashionable wardrobe is akin to finding a needle in a haystack? You’re not alone. Thousands upon thousands of women (and men) turn to Stitch Fix, a clothing and accessory delivery service, to style themselves with the latest trends. It’s a smart choice for busy women who don’t have the time or patience to shop for coordinating outfits. What is Stitch Fix? How does it work? And what kinds of items can you get? We’ll answer all these questions and more in our Stitch Fix reviews to help you determine if Stitch Fix is a fit for you…

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Best Identity Theft Protection 2018: IDShield vs LifeLock vs Identity Guard vs Identity Force vs Zander & More!

Lock on server: Best Identity Protection Review

Someone hacks into the doctor’s office you are a patient at. They steal your name along with your social security number. Next thing you know, phone calls and mail from people you don’t know are saying you owe them thousands of dollars. You try to explain yourself and say that you didn’t make these charges and buy these things but all paperwork shows that you did…

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8 Best Outdoor Security Cameras

Outdoor security camera mounted to wall: 6 Best Outdoor Security Cameras

Whether you’re buying your first outdoor surveillance system or looking to upgrade a system that you already have , this is the article for you. We discuss 8 of the best outdoor security cameras available on the market today and best of all, they’re all affordable. Forget the multi-thousand dollar security camera systems. You can increase the surveillance on your property without going broke…

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Nest Protect Review (Expensive, But Is It Worth It?)

Nest Protect on ceiling

The Nest Protect 2nd Generation is one of the best smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on the market. Nest Protect is WiFi enabled, so you can receive notifications to your phone.

It includes photoelectric and ionization sensors (called the split-spectrum sensor), which detects both fast-burning and smoldering fires. It’s a bit expensive, but with its dual sensor, carbon monoxide detection and smart technology, is it worth the steep price?

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8 Real Life Identity Theft Examples (And How They Were Resolved)

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In 2016, 399,225 complaints were filed with the FTC about identity theft. That’s equivalent to about half the population of South Dakota having their identities stolen. And that’s only complaints, aka, people who decided to contact the FTC about identity theft issues. Can you imagine what the number of people is per year who have their identities stolen? Companies can guess all they want on this number, but the reality is that we can’t truly determine how many victims there were because many people don’t realize their identity has been stolen until years later…

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IdentityForce Reviews (Why Are They #1 for Identity Protection?)

Theif holding phone to face

A while back my husband came home and told me to use cash (instead of my debit/credit card) anytime I fill up my car with gas. I was curious as to what spurred this request. It turned out, he had heard about criminals stealing peoples’ credit card information by placing skimmers on pumps at the gas station. It seems like we aren’t safe anywhere these days. However, identity theft protection services like IdentityForce can help monitor your personal information and warn you about suspicious activity. Learn how this company, our pick for Best Identity Theft Protection, can help keep your financial information safe in our IdentityForce Review…

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Dwight Schrute once said, “Identity theft is not a joke, Jim. Millions of families suffer every year.” The quote was meant to be a joke on The Office, but there’s a lot of truth to those lines. Too many people need stolen identity help and don’t realize that companies exist to assist with identity theft monitoring. We can teach you how to check for identity theft and introduce you to the best identity theft protection companies. Learn how to protect yourself by reading these tips to prevent identity theft…

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Social Security Number Stolen: What Should You Do?

Social security card in wallet

Social Security identity theft is a serious crime. Unfortunately, it’s hard to do anything these days without having someone ask for your Social Security number. Applying for any type of insurance (health, life, home, car, etc.), going to the doctor, purchasing a vehicle, etc. all ask for your Social Security number (SSN), which means that’s one more place that a thief could steal your SSN. Find out what to do if you lose your Social Security card or have it stolen…

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Identity Theft Insurance: Need Help Restoring Your Good Name?

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No one is immune to identity theft these days, with data breaches occurring at alarming rates. Preventing ID theft is a difficult task, even for professional ID theft experts. Monitoring your personal info and credit reports can help, but where you may need assistance the most is when your identity gets stolen. There are many insurance policies and services that can help you quickly and efficiently restore your identity with little out-of-pocket costs to you. Learn more about identity theft insurance, including our reviews of the best insurance available…

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Best Video Streaming: PlayStation Vue vs DIRECTV Now vs Sling vs Hulu Plus vs Netflix vs Amazon Prime & More!

Cable TV bills can run as high as $100 or more per month!! Sure, cable companies have “basic packages” but the channels they offer are never the ones you want, right? This forces you to upgrade packages at a premium price. After spending way too much on cable, you’ve likely become frustrated and want to cut the cord. Learn how video streaming services can allow you to watch TV without paying such a high price…

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