Elf on the Shelf — Caught on Home Security Camera

Elf on the Shelf — Caught on Home Security Camera

Use your home security camera to add extra magic to holiday tradition Home security cameras are a vital part of any home security system, allowing you to monitor visitors, field security alerts, and identify would-be burglars. Whether you have a smart surveillance camera or a video doorbell, capturing unexpected footage of household antics is a…

Host The Perfect Holiday Party With Your Smart Home

Host The Perfect Holiday Party With Your Smart Home

Smart Speakers Offer a Stress-Free Soirée Many before you have fallen to the stress of hosting the renowned holiday gathering, but you’re not worried. This year you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve: You’ve got your smart devices and you know how to use them. Your smart home and home security devices set the…

PlayStation Vue is the First Casualty in the TV Streaming War

PlayStation Vue is the First Casualty in the TV Streaming War

On October 29, 2019, Sony announced it’ll be shutting down its PlayStation Vue streaming service at the end of January 2020. Sony cites the “highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals,” as the reason it’s closing the service. Sony had been raising its prices incrementally over the years in an attempt…

5 New Perks That Might Convince You to Switch Banks

5 New Perks That Might Convince You to Switch Banks

At the turn of the century, the idea of online banking and relegating all of your financial needs to the internet was unthinkable. But now, it’s inescapable. A recent J.D. Power survey found 53% of retail bank customers are using mobile banking in 2019. Unyoked from traditional brick-and-mortar stores, customers are turning to digital-first challengers…

Should You Replace Your Savings Account With Investment Apps?

Should You Replace Your Savings Account With Investment Apps?

There are many ways to make your money work for you. When it comes to saving, it’s good to think about each move you make  as an investment for your future. A recent Charles Schwab study found 26% of people who have a 401(k) said they would “rather live well now than save for an…

Home Safety Checklist: A Handy Guide for the Whole Family

Home Safety Checklist: A Handy Guide for the Whole Family

Follow these steps to keep your home and your family safe What’s the best way to keep your home and family safe? With so many home security systems available to consumers at affordable prices, your options are endless. Technology can help you automate home security and reduce the risk of fires, intruders, and accidents. With…

So You’re Thinking About Moving. How Will This Affect Your Car Insurance?

So You’re Thinking About Moving. How Will This Affect Your Car Insurance?

Rent, taxes, the price for a gallon of milk — all of these are cost-of-living factors that change depending on where you live. There are plenty of calculators online that help you compare your living expenses once you’ve moved from one city to another, but what about your car insurance? To help answer this, we…

How Safe Are You From Holiday Package Theft?

How Safe Are You From Holiday Package Theft?

‘Tis the season for porch pirates While it’s largely considered a luxury for many, online shopping is not always about the best deals or the fact that you can do it in your pajamas at three in the morning. For those who aren’t able to hop in a car or manage the busy walk through…

Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Easy, free, mobile-friendly. Those aren’t words typically associated with investing in the stock market – something big brokers have been recently trying to change. On Oct. 1, Peter Crawford, CFO of Charles Schwab, announced the company would reduce online trade commission fees to $0. In the days after the Charles Schwab announcement (and mere hours…

9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

AAA is known for its membership-based roadside assistance service. For a flat, annual fee, and depending on membership level, you get access to a set number of free AAA service calls per year and with typical base memberships ranging from about $50 to $80 annually, this service can pay for itself quickly if you need…