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.

How Can I Organize My Finances & Increase My Net Worth?

Woman looking at finances on tablet (caption: Smart Guide To Investing)

Planning for your future is not only a daunting task, but it’s also labor intensive. With all the financial services marketing to you constantly, it can be difficult to sift through and find out what works and what doesn’t. Our financial experts bring you in-depth research explaining retirement plans, investing strategies and answering questions on investment methodologies (heard of a robo advisor?)…

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Avoid The Sharks And Get The Right Rate And Terms For Your Loan

Man filling out car loan application (caption: Guide to getting loans)

The majority of us have to take out at least one loan in our lifetime. Whether it’s student loans, a mortgage or a small business loan, some purchases are sometimes too large for our wallets. Getting a loan with a low interest rate and reasonable term length can help us achieve our goals. Read our guide to avoid falling prey to loan sharks, scams, and high interest rates…

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How To Choose The Best Life Insurance Policy

Doctor reviewing life insurance policy (caption: Guide To Life Insurance Policies)

Life insurance isn’t the most exciting topic, but it’s one that we all are faced with at some point in our lives as to whether or not we need it. There’s no need to spend days trying to comprehend the ins and outs of life insurance. We make life insurance easier to understand by explaining the different types, how much you need and how you can save money on your policy…

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Best Fire Extinguisher To Douse A Home Disaster

Fire extinguisher on ground (caption: Best Fire Extinguisher)

Would you rather spend a little money on a fire extinguisher or spend a lot of time in a hotel and have all of your possessions burned? Probably the former, right? We can all be stingy at times, but the safety of our family is not an area to penny-pinch. Do yourself a favor and equip your home with the appropriate number of fire extinguishers. You’ll regret it if you don’t and a fire erupts in your home…

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The Jetsons Had Robots, Can I? Are They Affordable And What Can They Do?

Robot hand reaching out (Caption: guide To Smart Home Robots)

Curious if it’s safe to use a robot to vacuum your floors or mow your lawn? Not only do they have a solid safety record, but they can help open up your schedule so you can go about living your life. No smart home is complete without a trusty robot to help with the chores. But choosing the right robot for each task is critical. Are you ready for the Jetson lifestyle?…

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Home Security Camera Installation & Placement Tips

Security camera catching a mailmail in action

When we purchased our home a few years back, we knew security cameras were a must. We wanted to have a way to monitor the porch to protect our packages from being stolen since we are frequent online shoppers. Fortunately, we’ve never had a break-in or a box taken from our doorstep since moving in (in part thanks to our cameras which have hopefully deterred thieves)…

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Best Apartment Security Systems For Renters

Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. Renters should protect their valuables, keepsakes and privacy too. You may not plan on living in an apartment forever, but that doesn’t mean you want someone going through your belongings and taking what they please…

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Ring Alarm Review: Simple To Use & Affordable, But Is It Any Good?

Ring alarm panel on wall

Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors. You can opt for professional monitoring for a small monthly fee, but does it have the reputation you want from a monitoring company?…

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