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Sally Jones

Sally is a passionate writer but her interests do not stop there. She spends a lot of time daydreaming about the beach, however, she spends most of her time taking advantage of all the activities her town has to offer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Piper Security Reviews: Can Self-Monitoring Pay Off?

Piper camera next to laptop: Piper Security Reviews

DIY home security systems are all the rage these days, but how do you know which one is the best fit for your home and lifestyle? Piper Home Security is one of the most popular self-monitored security brands, with no monthly fees and home automation features among its biggest selling points. And the newer model, Piper nv, leaves its Classic model in the dust when it comes to video quality and night vision. But how does Piper stand up against the competition? Read our Piper Security reviews for the need-to-know info…

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Nest Cam Review: Is it Better Than the Dropcam Pro?

Nest Cam on table: Nest Cam Review

Want to keep tabs on a mischievous pet when you’re away? Or add more muscle to your existing home or business security system? Or maybe you are just looking for a way to visually see when your teens walk through the door after school and talk to them about their day. The Wi-Fi-enabled Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) can do all that and more. It’s a popular choice among the growing number of consumers installing Internet Protocol (IP) cameras in their homes. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly about this high tech security camera option…

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Best Retirement Plans: 403b vs 401k vs IRA vs Roth IRA

Do you want the peace of mind that you’ll be financially secure for your golden years? It’s never too early to start investing in your future, and retirement plans are a smart way to go. You might think you can’t afford the bite out of your paycheck, but it’s surprising how little you need to set aside to start saving for your future. Here, we’ll run through the most common types of investing options to help you choose the best retirement plans for your situation…

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Best Car Seats: Safety 1st vs Evenflo vs Graco vs Chicco vs Diono

Baby sleeping in car seat

Are you searching for the best infant car seat before your bundle of joy arrives? Or has time flown by and you’re ready for a toddler car seat? With seemingly endless car seat options on the market, how do you know you’re making the safest and smartest choice? Safety, ease of use, budget — there’s a lot to consider. We’ve done the legwork for you to give you our car seat reviews, which feature some of the best car seats on the market. Read on to see our top picks, pros and cons, and more! We’ve even broken it down by type of car seat so you get just what you need most…

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Did Someone Steal Your Identity? How to Report Identity Theft

Person reporting ID theft on cell phone: How to Report Identity Theft

Getting bills for credit cards you never signed up for? Were you denied a loan you were sure you could get? Uh oh, looks like you may be the latest victim of identity theft! What do you do now? Try not to panic (easier said than done, we know). But your best course of action is to be armed with all the information you need about how to report identity theft and the steps you can take to lessen the blow. And take action immediately! Keep reading for our step-by-step guide if you find yourself a victim of ID theft…

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Stair Trek: Choosing the Best Stair Lift

Stair lift: Choosing the Best Stair Lift

Is your elderly parent or spouse no longer able to make the trek upstairs? Or, do you have a family member who’s permanently disabled? It’s a huge life adjustment for sure, but it doesn’t mean your loved one has to move out of their home. Fortunately, you have options. Instead of the added stress of moving to a one-story or out of the home altogether, consider installing a stair lift. While they aren’t cheap, stair lift prices can easily match the expenses of selling your home and/or moving. Read our stair chair lift reviews to see the number of options you have — we’ve included details about custom designs, features, pros and cons and pricing to help you make a sound decision. Reviews for the best stairlift companies are below…

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eHealthInsurance Reviews: Health Insurance Hero or Headache?

Medical records in doctor's office: eHealthinsurance Reviews

Are you looking for health insurance but don’t have a clue where to begin? With thousands of health insurance companies and types of plans available, it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack! Need to figure out what type of plan you need? Want to understand more about the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits? Or just looking for health insurance quotes and coverage details? eHealthInsurance is an excellent, one-stop shop for all this and more—and the best part is, it’s entirely free. Our eHealthInsurance review below will give you all the information you need to see if it’s the good service for you to consider…

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Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Person in coffee shop on computer: Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Do you often get online at your local coffee house, a hotel when traveling, or other public places (called WiFi hotspots)? If you’re not already aware — public WiFi access has the potential to severely compromise your online security. And hackers can get into your computer in no time (as in, 2 seconds!). So, what steps can you take to protect your online presence and your identity if hackers come calling? Keep reading to find the best ways to keep your private online self as secure as possible…

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How to Know if Someone Stole Your Identity

How to Know if Someone Stole Your Identity

You’ve saved up for years to buy your first home, and you’ve found the perfect place. You couldn’t be more excited — until the floor drops out from under you. Your loan application is denied. But why? You’ve paid all your bills on time and established a good credit history. Come to find out, your credit report is far from stellar — and not from your own doing. This is what identity theft can look like, and it can blindside anyone at any time. The good news is that there are warning signs you may not be aware of to know if someone has stolen your identity. And, even better, there are steps you can take to protect yourself…

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How Does Identity Theft Happen?

Data on screen: How Does Identity Theft Happen?

The news of increasing hacking attacks on merchants, health insurance sites and other businesses has most of us worried more than ever about having our identity and financial information stolen. Online identity theft is an overwhelming problem, for sure. But it’s important to remember there are many ways thieves steal your identity, and the more you know, the better you can protect yourself. Identity theft can drastically rock your world, and it can take months or even years to reverse the damage done to your good name. Here, we’ll explore the most common ways identity theft happens and give you recommendations on how to protect yourself…

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