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How to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

Hillary Johnston | Oct 9, 2018 | Safety Tips

For many children, Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year — and it’s easy to understand why. After all, when else do they get to dress up as their favorite character, collect candy to their heart’s content, and stay up past their bedtime?

Of course, you want your kids to enjoy a hauntingly fun night, but like most parents you’re probably concerned about their safety. Relax and read on. From toddlers to teens, we’ve put together the ultimate checklist for keeping your kids safe on Halloween.

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Washington’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Oct 5, 2018 | Focus on Community

We ranked the safest cities in Washington based on the FBI’s most recent data on violent crimes and property crimes. See if your city made the list!

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California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Oct 4, 2018 | Focus on Community
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How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure During the Holidays

Hillary Johnston | Oct 5, 2018 | Safety Tips
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9 Holiday Travel Safety Tips for Your Next Getaway

Carolyn Heneghan | Oct 5, 2018 | Safety Tips
The holidays are a popular time for travelers. However, the wintery weather and extensive travel time can present certain safety hazards that you should be aware of before taking your trip. Here are 10 tips...
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How Much Is Pet Insurance?

Laura E. Hilton | Oct 1, 2018 | Editorials, Family Safety

Every year millions of pet owners find themselves spending thousands of dollars on care for their cats and dogs. Many of those pet parents are now looking to avoid the catastrophe by purchasing insurance. But how is any pet owner to know if it’s the right choice for them right now? And how much will pet insurance actually cost?

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Best Car Gun Safes

Kasey Tross | Oct 1, 2018 | Buyers Guides

We considered construction materials, security features, reliability ratings, and accessibility to bring you the most comprehensive list of quality gun safes for your car.

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Safest and Most Dangerous States for Child Passenger Safety

SafeWise Team | Oct 1, 2018 | Child and Baby Safety
Did you know that the leading cause of death for children ages 13 and under is due to car crashes? Most of these fatalities are caused by improper seat belt or car seat use. According...
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Qustodio Parental Control Review

Kasey Tross | Sep 25, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Internet Safety

Letting your child loose on the internet can feel a little bit like sending them to a party at a stranger’s house: you don’t know where they are or who’s there, and you’re not sure if anyone is looking after them. Parental control software like Qustodio gives you an invitation to that party so you know where your kids are and what they’re doing—all to keep them safe.

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Experian Identity Theft Protection Review

Laura E. Hilton | Sep 25, 2018 | Internet Safety, Service Reviews

Experian, one of the big three credit reporting agencies, is now in the identity theft protection game. SafeWise compares pricing, plans, and features—and answers FAQs about Experian identity theft protection. Find out if Experian is the right plan for you.