Anne Dennon

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Anne has covered a variety of topics for Reviews.com over the past two years. She's passionate about research and surfacing the truth for readers.

The Latest from Anne Dennon

What You Need to Know About Facial Recognition Home Security Cameras

Convenience or privacy? Today’s technology frequently asks users to take their pick. Smart home security brings this uncomfortable choice home. After all, smart home devices need to collect and communicate data in order to offer value. But the practices and capabilities that make smart home security frictionless (like automatically syncing devices), also make them problematic. ...

How Does Two-Factor Authentication Improve Home Security?

When it comes to home security, two-factor authentication is vital. It’s one of the only safeguards against hacking. Without it, hackers could plausibly get a copy of your video stream or simply disarm your system — a cyber attack just as effective as cutting the phone lines on an old, hardwired system. While we wait ...

The Equifax Breach Affected Nearly 150 Million People, But There’s An Upside

How to File a Claim You have until Jan. 22, 2020, to be part of the class-action settlement. Keep in mind that the settlement — in whatever form you should choose to take it — will not be disbursed until the federal court has entered a final judgment, potentially several months from now. When it ...

Home Pool Drowning Liability & Prevention Guide

Reduce your liability, keep your insurability Because of the inherent risks of swimming pools, insurance companies require homeowners to keep their pool in an optimally safe condition in order to maintain insurability. Just like you need to perform regular pool maintenance (like draining in winter) to keep your pool insured against property damage, you need ...

Venmo Is the Gateway Drug to Digital Currency

If you’ve shopped on Overstock in recent years, there’s a good chance you encountered a surprising payment option at checkout. Next to MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal, there’s Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency that investors are enjoined to hodl can now be spent on patio furniture. Unlike Bitcoin, PayPal is a familiar option at check-out. The payment ...

Credit Unions vs. Banks

Credit unions versus banks — it’s the David-and-Goliath of banking options. The community-based non-profit versus the stockholder behemoth. Main Street versus Wall Street. But, big picture aside, we all want our banking experiences to be convenient, accommodating, and lucrative. So when it comes down to what you do with your money, both credit unions and ...

How to Choose the Right Homeowners Insurance Deductible

Everything about insurance is a trade-off. Your insurance provider takes on your risk, you take on their bill. You pay money now; they’ll pay money later. Even the pay structure of insurance involves a trade-off: You can pay a high premium, then pay a lower deductible in case of a claim… or you can pay ...

Guide to Filing Homeowners Insurance Claims

Are claims payouts taxable? Broadly speaking, insurance lines for which you pay the premium aren’t taxable. Claims payouts from either home or auto insurance don’t need to be reported as income; they are simply reimbursements for expenses. Can you keep homeowners insurance money? If you don’t use the entirety of your homeowners insurance claim check ...

Is Mobile Home Insurance Worth It?

If you rent the land you live on, or if you have a mortgage on your mobile home, you might not have a choice whether or not to get mobile home insurance — landlords and lenders often require it. Whether or not there is external pressure to get an insurance policy, holding one equips you ...

Types of Homeowners Insurance Policies

It’s been said that you should always be willing to hear about your health and your finances; to ignore either is insanity. Homeowners insurance rests somewhere between your health and your finances because it safeguards the place where you live — the roof over your head, the walls that protect you. It’s important to understand ...

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