Kimberly Alt

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing products and services.

Kimberly has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering subjects such as home security and automation, identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems and more. In 2018, she had her first child, and that opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Security is a passion of hers, and she knows it isn’t a one size fits all category. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs.

WiFi Routers And Extenders Reviewed: TP-Link vs Netgear vs Linksys vs D-Link & More

WiFi Router and Extender and phone

There’s nothing worse than losing your WiFi connection. Whether you’re in the middle of a project or streaming your favorite TV show, when the WiFi stalls, the claws come out. (And by claws we mean a frustrated household.) Time to upgrade your home network? Whole-home WiFi is a must for many families, and these solutions deliver fantastic performance and peace-of-mind to your entire home… 

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First American Home Warranty vs American Home Shield: A Not So Close Race

Two wrenches on pipe: American Home Warranty vs American Home Shield

Home warranties can be difficult to compare since they can vary by city and state. The coverage and technicians’ work depends on your specific situation. When we compared First American Home Warranty vs American Home Shield we looked at them side by side and we think you’ll be surprised to read what our research uncovered. This is an ever evolving category and company reputations can change quickly, as we’ve learned in our research for this article. So make sure you re-evaluate your home warranty company regularly to make sure you are happy with your purchase…

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Amazon Echo Review: Alexa, What Can You Do For Me?

Alexa on table

Are you looking for a friend who can tell you the answer to anything? Maybe Alexa can help you out! Amazon Echo, aka Alexa, can answer questions you have by using a wake word. Most people use Alexa as their wake word, however, if someone in your household is named Alexa you may want to choose a different word! 😉 Alexa can also help you order things online, call your friends, play music and more. We review Alexa to see if she’s really as helpful as the hype suggests…

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Roku vs Chromecast: Can You Get More For Less?

Roku vs Chromecast

Roku and Chromecast are two of the top streaming media players on the market. Chromecast has an attractive price point of $35, making it the least expensive option. While Roku is still relatively inexpensive, it’s still more than Chromecast. But can Chromecast deliver everything you want in a media streaming device…

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Apple TV vs Roku: An Epic Battle for #1

Apple TV vs Roku

Two streaming media players face off head to head in this comparison of Apple TV vs Roku. Apple is known for its top quality devices and if you’re a loyal buyer you may love the TV. However, Roku is the dominant player in the category with multiple devices/models to choose from at lower prices. Which will come out on top…

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Choice Home Warranty vs American Home Shield: The Showdown

Row of mailboxes: Choice Home Warranty vs American Home Shield

You want a home warranty you can count on, right? One that services your state, where the technicians do what they say they’ll do and cover what they say they’ll cover. Sounds easy, right? Believe it or not, home warranties can be complicated so it’s important that you do your research well and read every character of your contract or you may be signing for something you don’t want…

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25 Alarming Identity Theft Statistics (And How To Protect Yourself)

7 Identity Theft Statistics

Unfortunately, identity theft is happening more and more frequently in the modern, digital age. Before you know it, you might become one of the next identity theft cases. Below are 25 alarming statistics that will make you want to hide in a hole with all of your personal information! (Okay, maybe not that extreme.) But identity thieves are thrifty, and no one is exempt from their trickery. Read on to learn more id theft facts and what you can do about it…

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American Home Shield Review: They’re Large But Are They Any Good?

Window in attic: American Home Shield Reviews

American Home Shield (AHS) has a well-known reputation. Depending on where you live you may receive good or bad service. However, this is true for most home warranties since the service can vary based on location and technicians sent to your home. As always, we recommend calling AHS and ask to speak with an existing customer to hear about their experience with AHS. To learn more about what we discovered, read our AHS Warranty Review…

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The Home Service Club Review: Can They Fix Your Problems?

Screwdriver: The Home Service Club Reviews

Does a home warranty seem like a scam to you? Many people associate a home warranty with paying a monthly premium and then when an appliance breaks, the technician comes and “fixes” it. Then, a week later it’s broken again. Not all home warranties are like this. The Home Service Club (HSC) was previously in our top three for Best Home Warranty and had one of the best reputations in the warranty business. But what happened that made us remove the company from our top three? Learn more about this company’s pros and cons in The Home Service Club Reviews…

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Fitbit Review: Does It Actually Help Make You More Active?

Thinking of joining the Fitbit community but unsure which band you should get? Our Fitbit Review discusses the different types of devices Fitbit has on the market as well as some of the items they excel at and some things they could improve. Fitbit has been a leader in the activity tracker world since their first device came out and they continue to create newer and better products for you to track your fitness…

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