Smart ideas

We have some smart ideas for you, such as safely selecting and installing car seats, energy management for your home, securing your home with technology and safe locks, as well as financial tips for credit, investing, saving and budgeting.

Car seat installation

Buying the best child car seat

One of your most important parental purchases: the life-saving car seat

Car Seats and Child Passenger Safety

Learn current car seat safety guidelines and backseat safety to help keep your child safe.

Energy management

Ways to go green at home

Renters can do their part to save the planet with these 11 green living tips for increasing their eco-friendly footprint.

How to save on energy bills

Check out these ideas to cut your home's energy bill with easy fixes and long-term solutions to save more and use less.

Energy saving tips for winter

Look at these tips to save money on winter energy expenses and help winterize your home wherever you live.

Securing your home

Help control your home monitoring system with your smartphone

The latest generation of remote home monitoring goes far beyond smoke detection and intrusion alerts. Multiple professional and do-it-yourself options are available to help make your home a smart home.

How to Choose a Door Lock - and Be Sure It's Secure

Installing the best door lock for your home provides a solid first line of protection.

How to secure your smart home devices

Help keep your connected home protected with these security tips.

Starting out with saving, credit, budgeting and investing

Budget and start saving money today

If you've been putting it off, you've come to the right place.

Tips and strategies to reach your savings goals

Get a stronger grasp on the differences so you can learn how to set a savings goal that works for you.

Money management for couples

Managing money together helps couples make decisions that can benefit their financial future. Connect with your significant other and get started on some practical money management methods today.

Credit reports and scores

Get informed on the roles and relationships between credit reports, scores and bureaus.

What is a good credit score?

Do you know your credit score and why it’s an important number? Do you know how to get a credit report and score? There is a lot to know. Let’s dig in and learn about it all.

Credit truths

Our panel of experts will talk through a few credit myths and share some credit truths.

How to Start a Budget

Budgeting doesn't have to be something you roll your eyes at. We'll help you figure out ways to set your goals and how to make a budget.

Budget breakdown: How to create a budget

You can have a budget — and still live the life you want to live.

Organize your finances

You've got a solid base to build from, now let's talk about organizing that budget.

Financial investing 101

Unsure of how to start investing? Let us help you learn about how, when and what to invest in.

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