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Kimberly Alt

Kimberly researches everything before she buys. She wants to make sure she is getting the best bang for her buck by purchasing the best product/service, which is why she loves her work. She has a degree in Multimedia Journalism and has been researching and writing professionally since 2013 to help consumers make more educated decisions.

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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7 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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Social Security Number Stolen: What Should You Do?

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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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LifeLock Reviews: Protect Your Identity Today

Uh oh, you’ve heard about the data hacks and credit card breaches – identity theft is serious business and a security threat for each and every one of us. But now it’s time for you to learn more. Our LifeLock review includes the pros, cons, key features, pricing, customer testimonials and more to help you decide if the cost of LifeLock is worth it…

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Best Robot Vacuum Reviews: Neato vs Roomba vs Dyson vs iLife vs Ecovacs Deebot

Best Robot Vaccum Reviews: Vacuum on hardwood floor

Do you think vacuuming sucks (literally and figuratively)? Then don’t do it anymore! A robot vacuum can do all your floor cleaning with the press of a button. All you’ll have to do is empty the dust bin. A robot vacuum cleaner can range anywhere from $100 to $1,000. We suggest reading each vacuum robot review, so you have an idea of what features you’ll get at each price point…

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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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Best Carbon Monoxide Detector: Kidde vs First Alert vs Nest

Nest carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a silent killer because it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas. There’s one way to protect your family from carbon monoxide and that’s getting detectors installed in your home. Installation is simple, and the price is relatively inexpensive considering it could save your family’s lives. Read our carbon monoxide detectors reviews to protect your loved ones today…

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Best Smart Light Bulbs: Wink vs WeMo vs Hue vs Insteon vs Flux

Smart Light Bulbs

If you’re anything like my husband and me, we bicker about who has to get up and turn the lights off when watching a movie or going to bed. “You were the last one to sit down, so you have to go turn off the lights,” is a common argument for why I shouldn’t have to get up. We were both thrilled when we moved into our new home and saw that the master bedroom had a remote control for the ceiling fan. Now we can both get into bed without stubbing our toes. However, we still need to solve the “movie night” dilemma, which is where these WiFi light bulbs come into play. These smart light bulbs can be controlled via smartphones, so you can turn the lights on/off or dim them. Read our WiFi light bulb reviews to see which company we think offers the best lighting options…

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