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Gun Safety

Gun and bullet on table (caption: Guide to Gun Safety)

Amid the staggering numbers of gun-related fatalities that occur in the U.S. every year, there are many ways you can own guns and still maintain safe practices to protect you, your family and your community from these unnecessary incidents. Knowing how to practice gun safety is key, but it’s also important to know how having guns in your home that aren’t secure can affect all of us. We’ve compiled some shooting statistics and safety tips to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to guns…

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How To Prevent School Shootings

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Parents and students alike are looking for ways that they can be a part of the solution to end gun violence in schools. There is a lot of great information available about how to make schools safer from shootings, but you might not know where to find it. Learn ways for your family to become a part of the solution to end gun violence in schools…

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How To Keep Kids Safe From Guns

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A critical part of keeping kids safe that is sometimes overlooked, is gun safety. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, firearms are the second leading cause of death for children and teens. That is a pretty frightening statistic, and it proves the need for parents to begin a conversation about gun safety for kids as early as possible…

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Identity Guard® Review: Fast Alerts From Watson AI

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

You’re buying a new TV for your house, but after swiping your credit card, the cashier tells you your card was 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 when having an identity theft protection service, like Identity Guard®, comes in handy. Not only do these services alert you when they detect potentially fraudulent activity, but some even help you recover after the damage is done. How does Identity Guard® protect your identity? With so many competing services, is it your best bet?…

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IdentityForce Review: Are They Our Top Pick For ID Protection?

Theif holding phone to face

A while back my husband came home and told me to use cash (instead of my debit/credit card) anytime I fill up my car with gas. I was curious as to what spurred this request. It turned out, he had heard about criminals stealing peoples’ credit card information by placing skimmers on pumps at the gas station. It seems like we aren’t safe anywhere these days. However, identity theft protection services like IdentityForce can help monitor your personal information and warn you about suspicious activity. Learn how this company can help keep your financial information safe in our IdentityForce Review…

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IDShield Review: A Unique Approach To ID Theft Protection

Person holding phone with IDShield alerts

You try to open a new credit card only to discover that you’re declined because your credit isn’t worthy. What gives? Without your knowledge, someone has stolen your identity, taken credit out in your name, and ruined your credit record. Moving forward, how can you protect yourself? IDShield can help you dig yourself out of ID theft…

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Fire Safety Plan: Are You Prepared?

Girl climing down escape ladder (Fire Safety Planning)

You fall asleep with a lit candle and wake up to the smell of burning fumes and smoke filling the room. A fire can spread quickly — from practically nothing to a blaze throughout your entire home within minutes. Your belongings are replaceable (for the most part), but you and your family’s lives are not. That’s why it’s critical to have an escape plan along with a fire prevention plan…

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Fire Escape Ladder Reviews: A Must-Have Fire Safety Plan

Beep, beep, beep! You wake up in the middle of the night from the fire alarm and everyone is in their bedrooms. You open the door to the hallway and see huge flames that make it impossible for you to escape through your front door or for you to reach your sleeping children.Fear sets in. Do they know what to do? Can everyone reach safety on their own? We know this is scary to think about, but what if it happened to you? Is your family prepared in case of a fire emergency?

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First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm Review

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm (caption: First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm Review)

Did you know that every year, at least 430 people die in the U.S. and an estimated 50,000 people visit the emergency department due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning? If you don’t have CO alarms, you should. In fact, most states now require them in every residential home. First Alert, a national leader in home safety products, manufactures several different models that are rigorously tested, affordable and easy to install. See why we recommend their CO615 carbon monoxide alarm…

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