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Iowa’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

With fewer than four crimes reported for every 1,000 people, Iowa’s violent crime rate is nearly 15% lower than the national average. But even in historically low-crime states, personal safety shouldn’t be taken for granted….

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The Best Ways to Travel Long-Distance This Summer

Monique Seitz-Davis | Apr 20, 2018 | Uncategorized

Forget the Summer of Love, this summer is all about fun! Specifically adventures and trips with friends or family—safely, of course. But getting to your destination is only half the battle. And while it might…

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Innovative Tech Solutions to Help Autistic Children

Rebecca Edwards | May 2, 2018 | Uncategorized

Receiving a diagnosis that your child has autism is life changing. It can be hard to know what to do and where to turn for help. Fortunately, you are not alone. Autism is becoming more…

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The Dangers and Costs of Distracted Driving in Your State

SafeWise Team | Apr 25, 2018 | Uncategorized

What are the chances you will die in a car crash? Or get pulled over for using your phone while driving?   The answer depends on which state you’re in. Each day in the US,…

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American Home Shield – Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | May 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Is American Home Shield (AHS) Worth the Cost? The short answer: most likely. But you need to know what you’re buying. Read on to find out what an AHS warranty is and whether it might…

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LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Review

Monique Seitz-Davis | Apr 11, 2018 | Uncategorized

LifeLock monitors and helps safeguard your valuable, sensitive information against identity theft and fraud, but how does it compare to other identity theft protection services? Best for Monitoring Your Identity Tiered plans Additional coverage for…

10 Safety Essentials to Keep in Your Car This Summer

Emily Long | Apr 10, 2018 | Safety Tips, SafeWise Recommends

Road trips have been an American passion since the Griswolds packed up the family truckster and headed to Wally World. In 2017, 91% of summer travel took place on the nation’s highways and byways. If…

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Nest Protect vs. First Alert Smoke Alarm

Patrick Hearn | May 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Find out if you’re better off with Nest’s smart smoke alarm or if you should get the affordable smoke and carbon monoxide detector from First Alert. We’ve compared both options to help you get the…

Road Trip Safety Tips

Caroline Maurer | Apr 9, 2018 | Safety Tips

Getting ready to hit the road for a multi-day adventure? Make sure that it’s a fun and safe drive no matter where you’re going with our top road trip tips. Buckle up. This may seem like…

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West Virginia’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Laura Craner | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Over the last few years, West Virginia has been in the news a lot: the successful teacher strikes, a Democrat governor joining the Republican Party while in office, President Donald Trump speaking at the 2017…