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Costco Complete ID Reviews: Completely Failing Its Members?

Costco Complete ID on computer

Costco’s Complete ID protection is one of the least expensive identity monitoring plans on the market. However, it’s only available to Costco members and the price increases if you don’t have the highest membership plan. Is this a viable option to help protect your identity? We’ll share the details with you so you can be sure that you are signing up for the best ID theft protection…

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10 Tips to Maximize Home Security While on Vacation

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I spend a lot of time with folks, helping them find the perfect home and property that suits their needs, so I can say without a doubt that you value your home and the memories and possessions you keep there. When it’s time to step away from the everyday comforts and into an adventure of vacationing, you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’ve done all you could to protect your home while you are away. Today, I’d like to share a few tips on preparing house for extended vacation to help ensure the safety and security of your home when you go away on vacation. Employ these tips so you can enjoy your time on vacation…

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The Home Service Club Reviews: Can They Fix Your Problems?

Screwdriver: The Home Service Club Reviews

Does a home warranty seem like a scam to you? Many people associate a home warranty with paying a monthly premium and then when an appliance breaks, the technician comes and “fixes” it. Then, a week later it’s broken again. Not all home warranties are like this. The Home Service Club (HSC) was previously in our top three for Best Home Warranty and had one of the best reputations in the warranty business. But what happened that made us remove the company from our top three? Learn more about this company’s pros and cons in The Home Service Club Reviews…

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Capital One Venture vs Chase Sapphire vs AMEX Platinum vs Citi Prestige vs Discover vs Chase & More!

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Who wouldn’t want to earn free cash from simply buying gas or groceries? Or to earn free airline miles and hotel stays when you travel? There are a ton of rewards credit cards on the market that give you cash back, travel points and many other benefits. But which one is right for you? Read our reviews below of the best credit cards for rewards to help you choose. Then you can be on your way to earning while you spend…

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25 Alarming Identity Theft Statistics (And How To Protect Yourself)

7 Identity Theft Statistics

Unfortunately, identity theft is happening more and more frequently in the modern, digital age. Before you know it, you might become one of the next identity theft cases. Below are 25 alarming statistics that will make you want to hide in a hole with all of your personal information! (Okay, maybe not that extreme.) But identity thieves are thrifty, and no one is exempt from their trickery. Read on to learn more id theft facts and what you can do about it…

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Best Family Tracking App To Help You Know Your Kids Are Safe

The weather was terrible this morning when your child left to drive to school. You have this “policy” for them to text you when they make it to school safely, but today you didn’t receive that text. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Sometimes your kid forgets and remembers to text you over lunch. Is there a way you could know that they arrived safely without them having to text you?…

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How to Prepare for a Sudden Financial Need

Man fixing car: How to Prepare for Sudden Financial Need

A 2016 study from the Gallop Poll reports that nearly half of the U.S. population couldn’t afford a major purchase (including home repairs) if they needed to. The struggle is real, my friends. Of the 44,500+ people who responded to the survey, 51% said they weren’t prepared to pay for a large purchase, like an appliance, should it break down…

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Best Smoke Detector: Nest vs Kidde vs First Alert vs BRK

Nest protect with smoke

Are your home’s smoke detectors up to snuff? Are you aware that you should replace your smoke detectors at least every ten years? Nearly 62% of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If your home doesn’t have smoke alarms — or you haven’t properly maintained your home’s smoke detector system — you’re putting your family in grave danger. Our smoke alarm reviews give you all the information you need to choose the best smoke detector for your home and our recommendations…

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