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A Complete Guide to Building Your Smart House With the Best Brands

Find the Best Smart House Products The world has exploded with smart house products ranging from lights, switches, outlets, power strips, timers, thermostats, TV and sound systems, and security systems. Small businesses and startups are inventing their own devices to compete with the big names like Samsung, Philips, Sonos, Nest, and others. It can be[…]

Best Home Wireless Router System for 2018

There are two groups of people on this planet: those who recognize (and cringe at) the sound of a dial-up internet connection and those who don’t. I proudly stand with that first group. For the past three decades, I’ve watched information technology quicken its pace, embracing both speed and ease of access. With emotions ranging[…]

The Best Wired Outdoor Speakers For Your Home

The latest gadgets and gizmos always attract me. I embrace new technology with open arms, eagerly anticipating the next big thing. The latest iPhone, game, and other shiny new pieces of technology attract us. Sometimes, they even distract us from logical thought. After making a big mistake, I decided to research outdoor speakers before I[…]

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Choosing a Baby Activity Center to Delight Your Little One

When I brought home my first baby, it wasn’t long before I thought, “Well, what do we DO all day?” Certainly there are diapers to change, bottles to scrub, and loads of laundry to wash! But often parents want to know how to play with their baby in those early days. Enter: the baby activity[…]

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Picking the Best High Chair for Your Little One

Some items just seem obvious when registering for a new baby. Every parent needs a car seat, a stroller, and maybe even a swing. But a high chair? It may not be on your radar. If you are expecting (or expecting again) it may surprise you how quickly your new baby is ready for food. As[…]

Basics of a 203(k) Home Renovation Loan

Buying a “fixer upper” house might be an economical option for first-time homebuyers and families looking to upgrade to a bigger house. Some families simply need to renovate their current house. Depending on how much renovation you are going to need, a traditional bank might not allow the approve funds necessary to close the mortgage[…]

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Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home

Aside from a daily once-over in the kitchen area, I admit I don’t vacuum as much as I probably should. But for someone who doesn’t vacuum that often, I own three vacuums and have spent hours researching, testing, and learning about various models to find the best one. Not only that, I’ve had years of[…]

Which Bluetooth Speaker With Aux Input Will You Choose?

Whether a rock ‘n roll regular, a jazz aficionado, or a hip-hop enthusiast, every person has his or her favorite jams. Each of us wants those songs to sound fantastic. I have spent the last 25 years enjoying my favorites on vinyl, cassette tape, CDs, and digital. Throughout all those changes, I have always pursued the[…]