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Home security strategies, gadgets, and ratings of installers

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The Keys to Finding a Good Locksmith

How to beef up your locks and ratings to help you pick the best companies if you need help

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Aging In Place

Advice for getting your house ready, resources that can help, elder villages, and more

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Medical Alert Devices

We hit the panic button—290 times!—to test the value of these gadgets

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Remodeling Rx

Our prescription for getting a great home redo, including how to find and work with contractors

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Branch Managers

Getting great tree care

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A Spot for Spot

Ratings of kennels

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Crash Pads

Ratings of local auto body shops

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Gym Class

Ratings of area fitness facilities

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Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Tests & Treatments

Checkbook is working with ChoosingWisely.org to help tell patients and doctors about its efforts to reduce unneeded medical care

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Grocery Store Checkup

Our ratings tell you where you can find the best produce and meat, which stores offer the lowest prices, how much you can save at warehouse stores, and how much more you'll pay if you want grocery delivery

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