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Best Travel Insurance: World Nomads vs AIG Travel Guard vs Allianz vs Generali vs AXA vs TravelSafe & More

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You’ve been saving money for years to take that once-in-a-lifetime, dream vacation; you’re all booked and can’t wait for your big trip. It’s going to be a perfect escape — a week in a tropical paradise, Paris, or Peru. But what if reality rears its unfortunate head? Stuff happens when you least expect it, and you’re not immune just because you’re traveling. Whether you have to cancel your trip altogether or disaster strikes while you’re on vacation, travel insurance can help save you from an utter financial loss — or an even larger financial burden. Our travel insurance reviews will help you sort through all of your options to see which providers are right for you…

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SimpliSafe vs Vivint: Affordability Or High-Tech Equipment?

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Are you looking for a basic or more elaborate home security system? Both SimpliSafe and Vivint can provide security for your home, but the two have vastly different offerings. SimpliSafe offers a more simple security system at a lower cost. Meanwhile, Vivint has added features, like home automation, that you may be willing to pay extra for. Compare the two head-to-head and decide which aligns more closely with what you want…

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Event Insurance: Yes, You Can Cover Weddings, Retirement Parties & More

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While hosting a large event, like a wedding or corporate party, is a fun celebration for you and your guests, it’s also a stressful and expensive undertaking — and things can go wrong. What if you have to cancel your event due to unforeseen circumstances? What if one of your guests gets seriously injured and holds you liable? Having event insurance can protect you. The relative cost of this type of specialty insurance is minimal compared to the financial blow you could face if something unexpected occurs…

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Security System Battery Backup: Will My System Really Stay Online?

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Home security systems help keep our families safe and feeling secure. But what happens when you lose power? Does your system keep working? It’s important not to leave yourself in a vulnerable situation. You may need a battery backup to ensure your security system stays active when your family needs it most. Do you know if your security system has a battery backup?

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Don’t Be A Victim of Cybercrime: What You Need To Know

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With so many recent cyber security breaches (especially from reputable companies like Target and Equifax), it has become increasingly necessary to become secure online. With so many access points (via smart home devices, fitness trackers, etc.), it’s easier than ever to fall prey to a potential hack. Breaches can happen to the best of us, not just your vulnerable average Joe. Hackers have sophisticated ways of stealing your identity and could be accessing your accounts as we speak. Unlike a house break-in where there is often evidence of a crime, it is a lot easier for digital theft to go unnoticed. Are you leaving the front door wide open for these new-age criminals? Read on to learn some basic cyber security tips that could save you, before it’s too late…

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