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Best Home Security Cameras For Vacation Properties

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Vacation homes can be an excellent investment. They provide you and your loved ones with a comforting place to get away and can provide additional income as a rental property. However, you need to think about how you’ll protect your vacation home when you’re not there. One of the best ways to do this is by using security cameras, so you can monitor your investment while you’re away…

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Nest Cam Outdoor Review: Protection Rain or Shine?

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Nest has been a big player in the home security and automation field for some time now. After a lot of demand from its consumers, the company released the outdoor Nest camera for homeowners to protect the exterior of their property. With the addition of the Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest helps you video monitor the inside and outside of your home as well as control the temperature and alert you of smoke and carbon monoxide (that is, if you choose to purchase each of Nest’s products). In this Nest outdoor camera review, we’re going to discuss the key features, pros, cons, pricing and more to help you make a more informed purchase decision…

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Safe N’ Smart Baby Guide: The Ultimate Checklist For New Parents

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Keeping babies happy and healthy is the most important job of being a parent. But all the gadgets and gear they require can be a bit overwhelming (not to mention expensive). From clothes, diapers, formula (if you aren’t breastfeeding) and more. Where do you begin? We’re here to help with providing a checklist of the basics you need to start a family to becoming a budget-savvy parent…

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Capital One Venture vs Chase Sapphire vs AMEX Platinum vs Citi Prestige vs Discover vs Chase & More!

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Who wouldn’t want to earn free cash from simply buying gas or groceries? Or to earn free airline miles and hotel stays when you travel? There are a ton of rewards credit cards on the market that give you cash back, travel points and many other benefits. But which one is right for you? Read our reviews below of the best credit cards for rewards to help you choose. Then you can be on your way to earning while you spend…

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Life Alert Review: Is Their Medical Alert System Reliable?

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When most people think of medical alert systems, Life Alert comes to mind thanks to their prevalent commercials with a senior saying “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” Life Alert has been a leader in the industry since 1987, but is this company the best option to help you or your loved one when a medical emergency happens? What equipment do they offer? And how much does Life Alert cost? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you choose the best fit for your needs…

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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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America’s 1st Choice Home Club Review: Increasing Coverage Area

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America’s 1st Choice Home Club jumped from servicing only 2 states to servicing all but 2 states in the matter of 1 year. The company quickly moved up in our rankings due to this transition as well as for other reasons. America’s 1st Choice Home Club covers a large number of appliances and systems and has a service call fee starting at $75. The company is transparent in its offerings, which makes us ask, “Are they too good to be true?”…

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Select Home Warranty Review: Are The Online Reviews Fake?

Tools: Select Home Warranty Reviews

We think you’ll be interested to read our Select Home Warranty Review. We’ve discovered some information that we believe you’ll want to know before signing up for their service. We’ve read through their Terms & Conditions and found limitations that gave us pause. We also uncovered a number of negative customer reviews. Although at the end of this article you may or may not choose to go with Select Home Warranty, it may help you determine what things to look for when buying a new home warranty policy…

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Survival 101: Best Emergency Food Kits

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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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