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Welcome to your one-stop resource for keeping your family safe, your home smart, and your life fun! At Safe Smart Living® we demystify the confusing world of smart home living, personal finances, wearable tech, security and identity theft by getting you up-to-speed fast so you can make better decisions. All the tools you need to save time, money and headaches, together under one roof!

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Personal Capital Review: Helping or Hurting Your Retirement?

Personal Capital Review

Looking for a holistic view of your personal finances? Personal Capital gathers all of your finances into one easy to use service. Personal Capital specializes in two things: personal financial aggregating and advisory service to manage your money. The free service specializes in investment planning, which it does a great job at. With the ability to track every aspect of your finances you get (what Personal Capital calls) a 360° View of Your Financial Life…

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Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Man with empty wallet: Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Did you know your credit card information can be stolen out of thin air when you’re doing something as simple as waiting in line at the grocery store? Today’s thieves do, and they have an alarmingly easy way to electronically pickpocket you without you ever knowing. What makes this possible is RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which is embedded in millions upon millions of credit cards. Fortunately, there are products called RFID wallets than you can use to help protect your credit or debit cards from being remotely read, but do RFID wallets work? First, we’ll explain the basics behind the technology so you can understand how you’re at risk…

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The Hot New Toy: Are Hoverboards Safe?

Hoverboard with fire extinquisher:Are Hoverboards Safe?

Did you buy your kids the must-have toy of the year, or are you considering making the purchase? We’re talking about hoverboards — and although today’s hoverboards don’t quite reach “Back to the Future” heights, they’re still all the rage. After this past holiday season’s explosion of hoverboard popularity, the media called into question the safety of hoverboards, citing fire hazards as a major concern. So, are hoverboards safe? Here, we’ll explore hoverboard safety and give you the information you need to make an informed purchase or to determine if the one you’ve already purchased is safe…

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Zero Knowledge Proof: Are Passwords Becoming Extinct?

Zero Knowledge Proof: Are Passwords Becoming Extinct?

Passwords are getting hacked at a rapid pace and our digital data isn’t as safe as we’d like it to be. It’s easy to hack a password, but can digital thieves hack our fingerprints and iris scans? Maybe we should use other criteria to login to our accounts. Criteria that cannot be duplicated by others. Criteria that is extremely unique to each individual. Perhaps iris scans and fingerprints are just what the digital world needs to unlock the online world. Thus, Zero Knowledge Proof is created…

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Are 4K TVs Worth It?

4k TV: Are 4K TVs Worth It?

What’s all the fuss about 4K TVs? Are they worth purchasing right now? 4K TVs have great some of the best picture quality available today so you don’t miss out on a single detail. Learn all about 4K TVs and whether or not you should consider purchasing one…

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Home Surveillance Cameras 101: The Basics

Man looking into security camera: Home Surveillance Cameras 101

Home surveillance systems have come a long way since they were first invented. They started with a licensed installer coming to your home with bulky equipment and endless strings of cords. High monthly bills and not so good image quality followed. Today, we have access to DIY solutions that you can install yourself and monitor from your phone. Read more to learn the basics of home surveillance systems…

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Cell Phone Safety Tips: How To Secure Your Phone

Person holding iphone: Cell Phone Safety Tips

Want to know how to secure your cell phone? There are a number of ways in which mobile phones can be breached and the term mobile phone security simply refers to any safeguard that prevents these types of breaches. Depending upon the type of steps taken, security can be as simple as adding a pass code on to the home screen of your phone…

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