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Plan for a Safe Halloween with Ackerman Security Systems
Plan for a Safe Halloween with Ackerman Security Systems
Security and Alarm Monitoring
Published October 21st, 2019
We all want our kids to have a great time and to enjoy fun costumes and yummy treats. But we also worry about safety as children walk around the neighborhood after dark and visit homes. Ackerman Security and TrustDALE have some great tips for you to keep you and your kids safe.
TrustDALE Guarantees an Honest Price
TrustDALE Guarantees an Honest Price
Published October 18th, 2019
It makes sense to compare prices across different service providers to decide which one you want to hire. But before you automatically pick the lowest price, we have a few tips you might want to consider.
Just So You Know - Tax Assessments
Just So You Know - Tax Assessments
Accountants and CPAs
Published October 15th, 2019
Sometimes, the city may overvalue your home, resulting in higher-than-expected taxes. If you think your home was valued beyond what it should be, you have the option to appeal your assessment.
TrustDALE Celebrates 10 Years Serving Consumers!
TrustDALE Celebrates 10 Years Serving Consumers!
Published October 14th, 2019
After 25 years as an investigative reporter, I became tired of telling retroactive stories of people who’d been harmed. I decided to flip the conventional reporting model, and help people make smart decisions before they hired a company.
Be Safe: Don't Light a Fire Without Cleaning Your Chimney First
Be Safe: Don't Light a Fire Without Cleaning Your Chimney First
Chimney & Fireplaces
Published October 12th, 2019
A dirty chimney is a serious fire hazard and the number one cause of house fires. So be safe and don't light a fire without cleaning your chimney first.
Be Smart, Save Money, and Stay Warm with True Natural Gas
Be Smart, Save Money, and Stay Warm with True Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Published October 9th, 2019
If you don’t have the right natural gas company, you could be cozying up to bigger bills and wasted money. There’s a better way to stay warm AND save money, with True Natural Gas.
TrustDALE Investigates: Iron Deficiency
TrustDALE Investigates: Iron Deficiency
Published October 6th, 2019
We've always told you to avoid any business that requires full payment upfront before they do any work. It's a good rule to follow because once a company has your money, they hold all the cards. Here's a slight twist on that story, and an important cautionary tale.
How to Deal with Sick and Dying Trees This Fall
How to Deal with Sick and Dying Trees This Fall
Tree Service and Removal
Published October 3rd, 2019
It’s important to learn the signs of a sick tree. Sometimes, if you catch it early enough, a tree can be saved. And if a tree is dead or dying, you need to take immediate steps to remove it safely. Here’s a useful guide to dealing with sick and dying trees this fall.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Stress-Free Moving
A Step-By-Step Guide to Stress-Free Moving
Moving Companies
Published September 30th, 2019
If you do it right, moving can be much less stressful. With that in mind, here is our step-by-step guide to stress-free moving.
It’s Not Too Late to Build A Deck This Fall
Decks
Published September 27th, 2019
The weather is starting to change, and the leaves are beginning to fall. But it’s still a great time to build a deck.
Dale's New Book:
Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart!
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SCAMMERS BEWARE: SEASONED CONSUMER INVESTIGATOR DALE CARDWELL GIVES READERS A GAME PLAN TO AVOID RIP-OFFS