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General tips about security at your home, buying, installing and using a home security system as well security system alternatives and basic safety guidelines.

What to do When a Stranger Knocks on Your Door

We live in a day and age when it is rare for somebody to show up at our front door unannounced. Between emails, text messages, Facebook messages, Twitter, and phone calls there are dozens of ways for someone to get in touch with us before coming over. As such, it can be unnerving when an […]

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Life Events You Shouldn’t Share on Social Media

When something new and exciting happens in your life, what’s the first thing you do after calling your close friends and family? You share it with your not-so-close friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, baristas, exes, friends of exes and old classmates on social media. If you post selfies of new cabinets, you almost certainly post statuses […]

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Reasons It’s Important to Know Your Neighbors

The rate at which people know their neighbors has drastically dropped since the 1950s. It used to be, if you didn’t go up and down the street, introducing yourself to your new neighbors, and maybe dropping off a housewarming gift or hosting a get-to-know each other party, you were the weird one. Now, the rare […]

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Times It’s Better to be Paranoid Than Polite

As humans, we have to make quick decisions about our safety all of the time. Sometimes, protecting our safety can involve us acting in ways that feel rude. When someone offers you a ride or drink, you’re naturally a little worried to accept this offer from a stranger, but you also want to be polite. […]

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Times You Should & Shouldn’t Give Out Your Social Security Number

It’s always nerve-wracking when a person or company asks for your social security number. Even if their reason for asking is legitimate, how can you be sure that they will properly protect your social security number? It’s certainly a piece of information that you want in as few hands as possible. So it’s important to […]

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Safety Questions to Ask Your Realtor

It’s a realtor’s job to point out the perfect qualities of a house; it’s your job to unearth the imperfections. Safety issues usually don’t become apparent until you’ve lived in a house for months, but by that time you’ve already put down a large payment, and moved all of your belongings. Ask these questions long […]

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Move-In Day Safety

Move-in day involves, not to be redundant, a lot of moving parts. You usually drive between your old home and new home several times, and allow complete strangers who work for a moving company to walk through your home, and pick up your valuables. You usually have to hand off house keys more times than […]

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Five Must-Have Apps for Homeowners

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, or you’ve owned houses for years, being fully responsible for a property is never free of a little bit of stress and a lot of responsibilities. But, it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences in life! You worked hard to earn your home, and you deserve to […]

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Ways Total Strangers Access Your Mailing Address

You’ve had it happen to you; you receive a promotion offer or some sort of spammy mail and wonder, “How did this person or business even get my address?” Unfortunately, there are less-than-trustworthy employees at major businesses that are willing to sell their email lists to spammers. Spam mail might just be a small inconvenience, […]

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How to Make Summer Kids Activities Safer

The amazing thing about summer is that it presents some of the easiest, no-hassle activities for kids. Nobody can resist the outdoors in the summer, so you’re not stuck trying to find new games or movies to entertain your kids with indoors. But, outdoor activities always come with risks for kids. Kids aren’t that cautious, […]

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