Category: Safety

The Most Important Reasons to Take a Self-Defense Class

Whether due to a past attack or to keep yourself safe based on someone else’s experience, you have perhaps kicked around the idea of taking a self-defense class.  There are plenty of different types; you may want to take a class that focuses on weapons, one that focuses mostly on martial arts, or even one Read More…

Halloween Safety Tips For Your Trick Or Treaters

Children everywhere are slowly transforming into zombies, princesses and characters from their favorite movies. Adults are preparing outfits they would only dare wear once a year. Halloween is upon us! On October 31, kids across the country will excitedly wear their favorite costumes and claim tasty treats in the name of trick or treating. Parents Read More…

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion

Home invasions are very uncommon, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with one; however, it’s possible. You never think you’ll be one of the few people that become a statistic, but you should be prepared for the possibility. Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to preparing for Read More…

Don’t Fall Victim to Rental Scams

It’s a scary scenario that plays out multiple times a day across the country. Eager renters sign a new lease for a place of their own, only to show up to the space to find it’s not really theirs and never was. They’ve become yet another victim of a rental scam. And now, not only Read More…

A Guide to Evaluating Neighborhood Safety When Home Shopping

When you’re home shopping, you’ll generally have a list of things you’re interested in. Proximity to jobs and school, size, and design are all important to you and your family. One of the most important aspects to consider, however, is safety. Whether you have children that might want to play outside, you enjoy walking, the Read More…

How Safe is Your Neighborhood?

People tend to assume they’re safe in their own homes. After all, it’s where you stay for the vast majority of your time, and you’re surrounded by other people who are also in their homes. It should be mostly safe for you, and you shouldn’t have to worry about anyone who might be interested in Read More…

Are There Predators in Your Neighborhood?

Everyone would like to believe that their neighborhood is safe. It’s not like you’d want to live in an area that’s dangerous, or a place where you don’t trust your neighbors. But the unfortunate fact of the matter is that predators are everywhere, and they could easily be in your neighborhood. Even if you know Read More…

How to Check the Safety of Your Airbnb Location

Airbnb was founded in 2008 as an alternative to hotels and short-term apartment stays, both to allow easier travel and to let homeowners monetize extra space that they’re not using. With over three million listings in over 65,000 cities, Airbnb is a great service that allows you to travel the way you want. However, staying Read More…

Don’t Become Catfish Bait- Be Informed!

Now that the holidays are over it’s time to find that special someone just in time for Valentine’s Day. Though online dating can be fun, exciting, and convenient, there is always a risk of running into a Catfish– someone who uses a false online persona to catch you. According to TheNextWeb.com there are up to Read More…

Could A Fake Debt Collector Be Calling You?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a warning about fake debt collectors. These are predators who call people and pretend to be in charge of collecting consumer debts. Trouble is: the so-called collectors are actually criminals. Getting called by a debt collector can be a nerve-wracking experience. Scam artists take advantage of this fact Read More…