Cynthia Paez Bowman

Cynthia Paez Bowman is a home and personal finance writer with a degree in International Business and Journalism from American University. She’s written about internet and TV for MYMOVE, Freshome and Safety.com.

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Door and Window Sensors are More Versatile than You Might Think

6. To keep kids out of a medicine cabinet Most medications come in child-proof bottles to keep kids from accidentally taking harmful medication. For extra peace of mind, pop a sensor onto a medicine cabinet to get alerted if someone opens it.  The Bottom line Door and window sensors may be the most important component ...

GetSafe Review

GetSafe Home Security Review Home security systems have gone the smart route of thermostats, lighting, and locks, enabling them to be controlled and monitored from your smartphone when you’re not home. The latest generation of wireless DIY home security systems, GetSafe among them, are easy to install and can be paired with your existing tech, ...

What Is the True Cost of a Home Security System?

A home security system is designed to monitor your home and alert you if someone enters your property. The cost of a home security system is worth the investment — the best systems do more than keep intruders out of your home.  When considering the cost of a home alarm system, consider the value of ...

How to Protect Homes in Your Community With Firewise

Climate scientists have been warning for some time that the threat of wildfires would increase. The intensity and widespread damage of the recent fires across the West Coast are a great danger to homeowners. In California alone, a record-setting four million acres have been burned this year, surpassing 2018’s high of 1.9 million acres. Several ...

Home Cinema Insurance: Make Sure You Have the Right Coverage

A home cinema may sound like a luxurious concept you may only see in large estates, but it’s become more common and accessible. Anyone with a spare bedroom could convert it into their very own home theater. In most cases, all you need is a projector or large flat-screen TV, a surround sound system and ...

The Tiny House Movement and Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

If you haven’t noticed, there’s a tiny house movement, spurred on by shows such as HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living and Netflix’s Tiny House Nation, which inspire homeowners today to downsize their home space to fit their lifestyles and teaches them how to create them using the latest space-saving and design-savvy ideas.  Why are tiny ...

Are HomeAdvisor Repairs Covered by Home Insurance?

Imagine a freak storm that causes a large branch from an oak tree outside to snap and damage part of your roof. Your homeowners insurance policy, a coverage designed to step in financially to back you up in these cases, will cover the cost of repairing the roof damage. Your insurance provider will send out ...

Who Owns Progressive Insurance? Experts Answer 7 Popular Insurance Questions.

Progressive is one of the largest insurers in the country boasting the third position in  largest premiums written. The company was founded in 1937 by two Cleveland attorneys named Joseph Lewis and Jack Green under the name Progressive Mutual Insurance Company. The goal was to provide quality insurance to vehicle owners at the time. Take ...

The Best LED Strip Lights

LED lights are no longer exclusive to decorating a Christmas tree. You can now buy LED strip lights to add light and color to nearly anything you can think of. The strips are easy to work with — you can cut them to the length you desire and stick them to a variety of surfaces. ...

Why California's Home Insurance Rate Cuts Could Backfire

California is in the midst of an insurance battle. Home insurance rates in California are currently the lowest in the country (behind the state of Hawaii). According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average annual homeowners insurance premium in California in 2017  was $1,008 — half the national average. You may find this a bit ...

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