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5 Years of Hurricanes: Which States Were Hurt the Most?

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 8, 2018 | Focus on Community

2017 was the most expensive year on record for weather-related disasters across the US, racking up an estimated $310 billion in damage.¹ That beats the previous record ($219 billion in 2005) by almost $100 billion….

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Florida’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Jun 11, 2018 | Focus on Community

The 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left the state’s fourth-safest city—and the nation—in disbelief. While it was a heartbreaking reminder that even traditionally low-crime areas aren’t immune…

Choice Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | Jul 25, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

The Choice Home Warranty Company helps homeowners plan for unexpected household repairs with appliance service contracts. The company has some unique options that set it apart from other home warranty companies, but its service is…

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Oregon’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | Jun 4, 2018 | Focus on Community

Residents of Oregon are 34% less likely to find themselves the victim of violent crime compared to the average American, according to the latest FBI crime report. Zoom in on individual towns like Beaverton and…

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Alabama’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Laura E. Hilton | Jun 4, 2018 | Focus on Community

News coming out of the Heart of Dixie often gives Alabama a bad reputation when it comes to safety. Stories like the recent shooting of a young man in a King City Super Market and…

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Safety Guide for Summer

Caroline Maurer | Jul 25, 2018 | Safety Tips

School’s out for the summer! That means the kids will be free to play outside, swim in the pool, and have fun with friends. While it’s a fun time to look forward to, there are…

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Net Nanny Parental Control Software Review

Rebecca Edwards | May 30, 2018 | Internet Safety

Net Nanny Quick Overview Net Nanny is a comprehensive parental control filter that’s easy to use. It provides real-time web filtering, offers multiple user profiles, and works on PCs and mobile devices. It’s been on the…

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LiveWatch Home Security System Review

Kasey Tross | May 30, 2018 | Home Security

LiveWatch security systems may look dated, but they contain high-tech home automation technology backed with a lifetime warranty. Overall Star Rating (4 out of 5) Best Money-Back Guarantee Low startup cost DIY installation Full customization…

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Medical Guardian Alarm System Review

Laura E. Hilton | May 30, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Medical Guardian offers a good variety of in-home and mobile medical alert products, though prices can get a bit steep depending on the options you choose. We break down the pros and cons of Medical…

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Whistle 3 GPS Dog Tracker Hands-on Review

Monique Seitz-Davis | May 24, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Within a matter of hours, our test subject put the Whistle Tracker through its paces. After all, who better to test out the Whistle Tracker than a playful senior husky with a stubborn streak? Introducing…