Looking for a way to maximize your money without having to invest it in the stock market? Savings accounts are traditional a way to keep cash stashed away. However, most brick-and-mortar banks’ interest rates are so low (around .01%), that it’s not doing much for you. Thanks to online banks, you can earn up to 1-2% annual percentage yields (APY) while having access to liquid assets should you need it.
Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches.
Frontpoint is a top-tier home security company that we cover extensively on Safe Smart Living. They’ve typically been ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies, and cameras are no exception. They offer two indoor cameras, an outdoor camera and a doorbell camera. Our review brings you the juicy details on each.
Ring Alarm is a popular home security solution for many households, and it has many cameras to choose from. The Ring cameras can integrate with the security system, or you can use them independently. Ring has two indoor camera models, Indoor Cam and Stick Up Cam. Our review covers both devices’ details, so you can decide which is best for your home.
If you’re not worried about your identity being stolen with your online activity, whether it’s making purchases on a website, online banking, or just being on social media, you should be. You could be at high risk for hackers and cyber thieves if you’re only using a password to access your accounts. It’s a sad state, but criminals have gotten smarter about getting past even complicated passwords. Good news is there’s a better way to protect yourself that goes beyond a password — implementing multi-factor or two-factor authentication. We’ll give you all the information you need to know to understand why you need to enable this easy-to-use security technology, how to set it up, and where to find your best options.
ADT Pulse combines the well-known company’s alarm system with home automation and monitored video surveillance. But what equipment and features does ADT Pulse have to offer? And is it worth the higher-than-average price tag? We answer these questions and more to help you determine if ADT Pulse is the best fit for your home security and automation needs.
Frontpoint has security and automation equipment to help protect your home. The service and equipment are top-notch, and the DIY setup is a breeze. And now, it offers month to month agreements which makes it convenient for both homeowners and renters. But the home security space is crowded, there are tons of options. Are you really getting the best value with Frontpoint?
Abode (not to be confused with the Adobe line of creative software) is a solid home security system for those of you who want no contracts and a low professional monitoring fee. Their all-in-one Iota system is easy to install, and there’s a wide range of equipment to choose from. So why isn’t Abode as widely talked about as its competitors? Our experts dive in to find out.
Emergencies can take place at any moment. That’s why it’s important that you’re prepared when the unexpected happens. Think hurricanes, tornadoes, zombies, or even the unthinkable – atomic bomb or nuclear war. We live in a fear-driven era and emergency preparedness kits are becoming more popular. We bring you the best kits, and have also put together some handy checklists for you to reference before, during and after natural disasters.
You’ve seen the SimpliSafe commercials — low cost, no commitment, etc. — too good to be true? There’s no long-term contract, and you can easily relocate the system if you move homes. While the equipment itself costs more than competitors, you’ll save on monthly monitoring fees, which are some of the most competitive in the industry. We’ll help you decide if SimpliSafe can help keep your family and property safe from break-ins.