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Fitbit vs Jawbone: Who Wins The Race?

Fitbit vs Jawbone

Looking for a convenient and cost-effective way to reach your fitness goals without the expenses of a personal trainer? Enter Jawbone and Fitbit! It’s easy, just set goals for yourself and meet (or exceed) them. Your friends can hold you accountable as well because you can share your data with them. Track your progress including distance, calories burned, steps taken and more. But which one is best?…

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Best Credit Monitoring Service: Transunion vs Equifax vs Experian vs Credit Sesame vs Credit Karma & More

Do you know with full certainty what your credit score is? Have you recently checked your credit report? What you don’t know could hurt you, especially if you’re dreaming of buying a house or a new car, taking out student loans — or even if you’re looking for a new job. Your ability to do all these things hinges on how creditworthy you are in the eyes of lenders and even potential employers…

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Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Cars

Person holding C02 detector in hand (caption: Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Cars)

In 2017, Ford warned owners of certain Explorer SUV models that carbon monoxide (CO) could be leaking into their vehicles’ cabins. The danger is that CO is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious impairment in drivers and even death. The company took charge of righting the problem, but for many people, this issue highlighted a safety concern most of us probably never even consider with our cars. Is your vehicle leaking CO? It’s worth your safety (and that of your passengers) to find out by investing in a reliable vehicle carbon monoxide detector…

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LifeShield Review: Affordable, But Is It Also Reputable?

LifeShield equipment (caption: LifeShield Review)

LifeShield is one of the few home security companies to have IFTTT (If This Then That) integration, but it only offers a one year warranty, which is not up to par with what its competitors offer. Does the warranty matter to you if you’re saving money on LifeShield’s low monthly monitoring fee? And is its customer service reputation good enough for your service? We dive into the details and help you decide…

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Scout Alarm Review: Basic Equipment Options With Low Monthly Fees

Scout motion sensor: Scout Alarm Reviews

On the hunt for a security system that doesn’t look like it’s from the 1960s? Scout home security systems have aesthetically pleasing equipment and perform well. You have the option of white, black or walnut colored equipment, which is pretty cool since most security companies don’t offer color options. However, there are some things that Scout could improve on…

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Protection One Review: Outdated Equipment At A High Price?

Protection One equipment (caption: Protection One Review)

Protection One (also known as Protection 1) provides home security and automation equipment to help secure your home. The equipment isn’t as up-to-date looking as its competitors, but it gets the job done. Protection One isn’t as well-known as other home security companies, but does that mean you shouldn’t choose them?…

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Ring Alarm Review: Simple To Use & Affordable, But Is It Any Good?

Ring alarm panel on wall

Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors. You can opt for professional monitoring for a small monthly fee, but does it have the reputation you want from a monitoring company?…

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