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Identity Guard Review: Protection & Insurance In One

Woman cutting credit card in half: Identity Guard Review: Protection & Insurance in One

You’re buying a new TV for your house, but when you go to swipe your card the cashier tells you your card has been declined. WHAT?! You check your recent transactions and see that someone’s been using your card for the past month! Your identity has been stolen and you feel like your world has been flipped upside down. This is where having Identity Guard will come in handy. Not only does IdentityGuard alert you when there is fishy stuff going on, but it also helps you recover from identity theft. Find out what else ID Guard can do for you in our Identity Guard review…

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IDShield vs LifeLock: Which Offers The Ultimate ID Theft Protection?

Two people standing on glass floor

Finding the best ID theft protection is no easy feat, with tons of identity theft protection companies on the market promising to have your back. The ultimate goal is to find a service that not only monitors your personal information for fraud but also helps you recover if you become a victim of ID theft. So, which one is best for your needs? We have a clear winner in our IDShield vs LifeLock reviews…

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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 $130 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 Swing Sets For Every Budget: Our Top 10 Picks

Kids playing on swing set

Have a dire need to get your kids out of the house to play outside? You’re not alone, especially when you have a posse of neighborhood kids over. A backyard play or swing set can save your sanity. It’s a must-have, for sure. We review the best sets by price point, with pros, cons, features, and more…

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Survival 101: Best Emergency Food Kits

Cooking outdoors: Best Emergency Food Kits

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, even the occasional snowpocalypse can leave you stranded in your home for days or even weeks. Are you prepared if a disaster hits? You’ll be glad you planned ahead, and it doesn’t get more basic than making sure you and your family have a sustainable food supply. We’ll give you the lowdown on how to prepare emergency food supplies and, if you’re too busy to DIY, we’ll give you some of our recommendations for the best emergency food kits on the market…

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Nook vs Kindle: How do These eReaders Stack Up?

Nook vs Kindle: Battle For The Best eReader

The Nook (created by Barnes & Noble) and Amazon’s Kindle are some of the most popular eReaders (also written as “e-reader”) on the market today. They allow you to take your entire library with you to read wherever you go (and some allow you to surf the web and more)! We’ve created a pricing and features comparison table with all of the Nooks and Kindles included. Then we go over each category in detail and what you should consider when making your buying decision…

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