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DISH Network Review: Is It More Affordable Than Streaming Or Cable?

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Trying to decide if you should go with DISH Network over cable, another satellite service, or cutting the cord altogether? DISH offers more extensive programming options than cable, including productions from other countries and programming in other languages. It also offers more than 290 channels, multiple language options and HD quality local channels. But is DISH worth making the switch?…

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Estate Planning

Who will take care of your children if you and your spouse meet an unexpected demise? What will happen to your assets, like your home, savings, family heirlooms and investments? No one wants to think about end-of-life issues, but it’s up to you to protect your family the way you see fit; otherwise, you’re taking …

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Survival 101: Best Emergency Food Kits

Cooking outdoors: Best Emergency Food Kits

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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Best VPN Service: Torguard vs PIA vs ExpressVPN vs IPVanish vs PureVPN vs NordVPN vs CyberGhost & More!

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Who’s really watching you when you’re online? These days, it’s virtually impossible to know. Advertisers, marketers, cyber stalkers, potential employers, even your own neighbors could be tracking your online behavior. And until our lawmakers pass more specific cybersecurity legislation, we’re all at risk. What can you do to protect your privacy and identity? Consider installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service on your computer and mobile devices, especially when you are traveling. For a low monthly fee and easy installation you can protect yourself from Big Brother…

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SkylinkNet Review: Is Cheaper Always Better?

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SkylinkNet is one of the least expensive security systems on the market, and there are no contracts or monitoring fees. So why isn’t a security system more people are using? They say, “You get what you pay for,” but is that true in this instance? We’ll give you the lowdown including our firsthand experience…

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod: What Is The Best Smart Speaker?

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How do you want to use your smart speaker? Do you plan on using it with other apps, having your own personal DJ, learning a wealth of knowledge or something else? Your answer to this question will determine the best smart speaker for you. We’ve taken a stance on which one we think is best, but that doesn’t mean the other speaker might not be a better fit for your household…

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What Are The Best Home Security Systems?

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Purchasing a security system used to mean having a stranger enter your home, drill a bunch of holes in your walls and charge you over $100 for installation alone. Forget that! There are many home security systems comprised of wireless components so you can say goodbye to the stranger and hello to a simple installation process…

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