At ASecureLife.com, we show you how to secure your home, your identity, and your belongings. You'll find home security systems reviews, identity theft evaluations, and financial tips to help you prepare for retirement and reduce your debt. And we try to do it all in a fun, approachable, and interactive way. Welcome!

Social Media Security: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

Social Media Security: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

I used to be an avid Foursquare user until someone mentioned that the social media platform makes it easy for strangers to know where I am. At the time, I was in college and I always felt safe on campus, but after thinking about my use of Foursquare, I suddenly felt unsafe using it. My mind immediately went to the worst, thinking I was going to be kidnapped. This experience…

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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

If anyone depends on you for financial support, then getting a life insurance policy is not a question of whether you should, but how much you should get. While there are several factors to consider, including your age and health, income, family and dependents, and business circumstances, determining how much life insurance to get doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated, especially with the…

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Best Fireproof Safes: SentrySafe vs Paragon vs First Alert vs Honeywell

Best Fireproof Safes: SentrySafe vs Paragon vs First Alert vs Honeywell

You’re a cautious person, so you have you and your family’s passports, social security cards, birth certificates, and some family heirlooms in a safe. These items may be safe from intruders, but are they completely secure from damage? If the items are valuable enough to lock in a safe, they are valuable enough to protect in a fire. That’s why we’ve chosen the best…

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Official Rules #BabySafetyContest

Official Rules for the A Secure Life #BabySafetyContest Pinterest Contest How to Enter: To enter the A Secure Life #BabySafetyContest Pinterest Contest, review these official rules and follow A Secure Life on Pinterest. Re-pin images from the A Secure Life #BabySafetyContest Pinterest Board onto your personal Pinterest board(s). Tag ‘@ASecureLife’ and hashtag #BabySafetyContest in the […]

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How Does the New Chip Card Protect My Information?

How Does the New Chip Card Protect My Information?

If you’ve gotten a new credit or debit card recently, you may have noticed a new small metallic square on one side. This is an EMV chip, a computer microchip that’s making your credit card transactions more secure. EMV chip cards work a little differently from the credit cards you’re used to swiping, but the […]

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Dorm Security: How to Protect Your Stuff on Campus

Dorm Security: How to Protect Your Stuff on Campus
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How to Use Call Blocking Services

How to Use Call Blocking Services

Tired of getting the same call from the same annoying recording every day? When we sign up for new services our information gets sold sometimes. It’s unfortunate, but it happens. We’ve got telemarketers, credit card offers, and other unnecessary phone calls interrupting our days and sometimes we just want them to stop. Many phone providers […]

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What Do Private Investigators Do?

What Do Private Investigators Do?

Columbo, Magnum PI, Jim Rockford, Sam Spade & many more have graced the screen and left many a misconception about the world of private investigators. Some principles of what they do or how they do it are accurate, but if you really want to know what it’s like to be a PI, read this article to learn first hand from our security consultant (who is also an experienced private investigator), what it takes to be a good PI and what your day might look like…

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Why Portfolio Rebalancing is Crucial

Why Portfolio Rebalancing is Crucial

A portfolio needs to be balanced (in an allocation that is suitable for you); however, our portfolios are not as quick as our bodies to announce their lack of equilibrium. Often times, the lack of balance may initially look like a positive thing when we review our monthly statements. “Wow, the stock market is really up this month!” you may remark. “Things are going well with my investments. No need to change anything now. I want this to continue!” The important thing to remember, however, is that when there is significant movement in the stock market (in either direction), it may be time for a little portfolio rebalancing…

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Beware of Email Scam Unauthorized ACH Transfers

Beware of Email Scam Unauthorized ACH Transfers

If you receive an email in your inbox with the subject Better Business Bureau complaint of unauthorized ACH transfers, don’t open it! This is just another attempt by phishing scammers to extract personal, sensitive information from you. Here are some details on the email scam unauthorized ACH transfers, the BBB news release confirming this is a scam, and detailed measures you can take to prevent becoming a victim to a phishing scam…

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