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You’ll find our reviews for all things safe and smart to help you live a better life. Some reviews are more in-depth and cover all aspects (e.g. pros, cons, pricing, plans, customer testimonials and more). But, others are more “A vs B” style articles, where we compare two companies side-by-side to show you how they are the same and where they differ in their offerings. We find these types of comparisons to be very helpful when it comes to choosing the products and services that will enhance and improve your life.

DIRECTV GenieGO (Nomad) Review: Watch Your DIRECTV DVR Shows on the Go

DIRECTV Nomad

No doubt in response to DISH's Slingbox technology, DIRECTV has unveiled an option where users can, for a one-time fee, purchase a box that will sync up your DVR shows with a portable device (iPhone, iPad, Laptop, PC, etc.). When it was initially introduced it was called the Nomad but has since been renamed to the GenieGO. The GenieGO was discontinued in late 2015/early 2016 (all information below is based on historical info from when this product was sold)...

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Best Outdoor Security Lights: Who’s Lurking in the Shadows?

Outdoor Security Light

Having your home well-lit at night can deter criminals from lurking around your property. However, leaving the porch light on all night isn't the most energy-efficient or cost-saving solution. A motion security light is a more reasonable alternative. It can turn on when needed and scare off those unwanted burglars. Motion activated lights give the impression that a startled homeowner is turning on the lights to check out what's going on outside as if they've heard a noise or something. The person lurking on your property will most likely get spooked and evacuate the area immediately. Find out which are the best security lights for your needs...

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Best Personal Finance Software Comparison Table

Rolls of cash: Best Personal Finance Software Comparison Table

We made this table so you could see the main difference between the different personal finance software at a glance. If you want to read more details on each company and their pros, cons, key features, etc., check out our article, Personal Finance Software Comparison. The two of these will help you learn more about these software and what you should look for when buying one. And don't forget to checkout our list of terminologies below the table that explain the left-column definitions...

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What’s the Best Personal Finance Software?

Calculator and finances: What's the Best Personal Finance Software?

Deciding which personal finance software to use can be a difficult and confusing task. Just as your personal finance needs vary, so too do the individual features offered by each company. When managing your money and family budgets, it is essential to have the right tool to help you understand where personal spending is occurring and how you can adjust your budget to live a better life. We've researched the most popular solutions and selected our best personal finance software winner. We also share the pros and cons of the other players in the market so that you can make the best choice for you...

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Amazon Echo Reviews: Alexa, What Can You Do for Me?

Alexa on table

Are you looking for a friend who can tell you the answer to anything? Maybe Alexa can help you out! Amazon Echo, aka Alexa, can answer questions you have by using a wake word. Most people use Alexa as their wake word, however, if someone in your household is named Alexa you may want to choose a different word! ;) Alexa can also help your order things online, call your friends, play music and more. Check out all the cool features Alexa has to offer and how she can help make your home smarter...

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A Clean Mac Is a Happy Mac: CleanMyMac Review

Mac on desk

Is your MacBook (or PC) low on space? Or perhaps it’s running a bit slower than usual. In my case I was frequently receiving “Storage Full” errors despite my best efforts to clear my hard drive and trash can. As it turns out files were hiding in various places and eating up all my disk space. Read on to learn how I cleaned my Mac and how you too can have a clean Mac too...

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Best Cell Phone Plans: T-Mobile vs Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint, US Cellular, Google Fi & More

Cell phone towers: Best Cell Phone Plans

Looking to save money on your cell phone plan? We know how you feel! It's not fair that cellphone providers take advantage of us and sell us overpriced phones and plans. We're all tired of it, but unfortunately, we live in an age where we must be available 24/7. Read our cell phone plan comparison to find out who has the best reputation and if they are good in your area...

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Best Carbon Monoxide Detector: Kidde vs First Alert vs Nest

Nest carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a silent killer because it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas. There’s one way to protect your family from carbon monoxide and that's getting detectors installed in your home. Installation is simple, and the price is relatively inexpensive considering it could save your family's lives. Read our carbon monoxide detectors reviews to protect your loved ones today...

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Best Car Seats: Safety 1st vs Evenflo vs Graco vs Chicco vs Diono

Baby sleeping in car seat

Are you searching for the best infant car seat before your bundle of joy arrives? Or has time flown by and you're ready for a toddler car seat? With seemingly endless car seat options on the market, how do you know you're making the safest and smartest choice? Safety, ease of use, budget — there's a lot to consider. We've done the legwork for you to give you our car seat reviews, which feature some of the best car seats on the market. Read on to see our top picks, pros and cons, and more! We've even broken it down by type of car seat so you get just what you need most...

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Best Smart Light Bulbs: Wink vs WeMo vs Hue vs Insteon vs Flux

Smart Light Bulbs

If you're anything like my husband and me, we bicker about who has to get up and turn the lights off when watching a movie or going to bed. "You were the last one to sit down, so you have to go turn off the lights," is a common argument for why I shouldn't have to get up. We were both thrilled when we moved into our new home and saw that the master bedroom had a remote control for the ceiling fan. Now we can both get into bed without stubbing our toes. However, we still need to solve the "movie night" dilemma, which is where these WiFi light bulbs come into play. These smart light bulbs can be controlled via smartphones, so you can turn the lights on/off or dim them. Read our WiFi light bulb reviews to see which company we think offers the best lighting options...

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