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Interview: Barry Kessel, CMO Identity Guard®

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Barry Kessel has quite the extensive history in marketing. He’s currently leveraging over three decades in experience to help lead the marketing efforts at Identity Guard®, one of the industry’s leading identity theft protection companies (and one of our top three picks for best ID Theft services). Read on to learn more about Barry and gain some valuable insights into the product he proudly stands behind.

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Top 6 Least Expensive Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

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You’re looking for some extra peace of mind but don’t want to throw all your hard earned money toward a security company. What company offers the cheapest home security monitoring? There are many options for you to consider, but know that the best price will always be with self-monitored systems (systems you monitor yourself). We’ve made it easy for you to make the best choice by ranking the top 5 self-monitored home alarm systems by cost…

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Best Video Streaming Service: YouTube TV vs DIRECTV Now vs Hulu vs Netflix vs HBO Now vs Amazon vs Sling TV

You can watch practically anything cable and satellite TV offer without paying the high monthly price thanks to video streaming. You can treat video streaming as an a la carte subscription by signing up for as many services as you want. Are you a die-hard fan of The Handmaid’s Tale? Sign up for Hulu. Love Stranger Things? Get a Netflix subscription. Always quoting Game of Thrones? An HBO Now membership is perfect for you. Once you’re finished signing up for your video streaming services, you’ll probably be paying a drastically lower price than you would with cable/satellite TV…

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iSmartAlarm Review: A Smart Purchase For Your Home Security Needs?

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iSmartAlarm has created some buzz about self-monitored security systems (systems that you monitor yourself via notifications sent to you and using your network of contacts – no need to pay a monthly fee for a central monitoring station or enter into a multi-year contract). Not only does iSmartAlarm include multiple camera options, but it also has stellar customer service — two things often overlooked by companies providing home security. We’ve tested iSmartAlarm ourselves and take you through our installation experience. Read on to learn more about this DIY home security system…

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Emergency Preparedness 101: Are You Ready For When Disaster Strikes?

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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…

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Interview With Amit Bareket CEO & Founder Of SaferVPN

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Amit Bareket, Co-Founder and CEO of personal VPN brand, SaferVPN, and business VPN brand, Perimeter 81 shares his professional journey to how got started in the VPN industry and what it’s like working for SaferVPN (one of our picks for VPN services). Get to know what sets them apart from other VPN products, how he stays up to date on the latest security news and what’s next for the company (and industry) in our interview with Amit…

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5 Smart Home Gadgets To Enhance Your Batcave

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Have you always dreamed of living in the Batcave? Surrounded by all the latest remotely operated, custom gadgets. Well, it’s possible today thanks to the ever-evolving capabilities of home automation and smart home technology. But if you want to deck out your entire house, prepare yourself for sticker shock…

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