Category: Safety

What to Do When You Have Debt You Can’t Afford to Pay Off

Debt can be a scary thing, and many people don’t know how to handle it. Sometimes, debt is actually a necessity; you’ll usually have to take out loans to pay for college, a house, or a car. However, sometimes, people go into debt in a much more destructive manner. Americans started 2020 with over $1 Read More…

8 Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Anyone’s who’s driven in snow understands the challenges that real winter driving conditions present. Most importantly, you understand how imperative it is to prepare beforehand, and to be ready for whatever an icy road–and other drivers–might throw your way. “But it’s only the beginning of November,” you might say. “It’s too early to start thinking Read More…

Why You Should Take a Self-Defense Class

You may be dealing with a past attack. Or you want to keep yourself safe based on someone else’s experience. Either way, you have perhaps kicked around the idea of taking a self-defense class. There are plenty of different kinds out there. You may want to take a self-defense class that focuses on weapons, one Read More…

Tools to Have in Your Safety Kit

A power outage, a kitchen fire, a flat tire, a purse snatcher. If trouble strikes, do you have the right safety tools to handle it? Of course, you want to be mentally prepared for such things; panic is definitely not the best way to react to an emergency. That’s where planning ahead and having the Read More…

4 Projects to Make Your Home Safer

With so many people stuck at home these days, more and more have turned to home improvement projects to make home a better place to be, as well as to simply keep busy. People are painting and updating their bathrooms. They’re working on their lawns and changing out light fixtures. And so on and so Read More…

Home Security Systems: DIY vs. Professional

Options for a good home security system used to be much simpler: you needed a deadbolt, a heavy door, and a solid baseball bat. However, as technology has advanced, it’s provided many more (and safer) options for protecting homes. A number of companies now provide home security monitoring. And still more provide technology that you Read More…

Human Trafficking: What It Is and How to Identify It

While high-profile cases like Jeffrey Epstein may focus a brighter spotlight on the issue for a time, human trafficking is sadly an issue that has gone on for millennia. It is the ultimate expression of greed and exploitation. And it happens here in the U.S. way more than you may think. It can be difficult Read More…

America’s Changing Crime Rates

Whether you’re moving to a new city or you’re just trying to understand how safe you are in your current city, it’s important to learn more about different crime statistics to get an idea of safety. However, these statistics can be difficult both to understand and to interpret. What should you know about safety in Read More…

The Benefits of a Rainy Day Fund

Many people have a savings account for things such as vacations, taxes, and other important expenses that they can predict. However, what do you do when something happens that you can’t predict? That’s when a rainy day fund can really help. Creating a rainy day fund isn’t actually that difficult, and it can help you Read More…

How to Keep Elderly Relatives Safe in Their Home

As your loved ones start to age and lose some of their mobility, it’s important to figure out how much care they may need, and by whom. Except in cases of extreme physical or mental disability, it is probably not necessary for an elderly family member to move into a nursing home. But what can Read More…