With school back in session in some form, families might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. But there are ways that technology services and products can help! Tech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch and the website TechForMoms.com teamed up with some favorite brands to share a few “smart” ideas that can help busy parents! Take a look…
HOMER Reading is proven to increase early reading scores by 74% and is personalized to a child’s interests, age and learning level.
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids 2-8, providing the best start to their learning journey by building confidence and developing skills that prepare them for school and life. HOMER has been proven to increase early learning reading scores by 74% with just 15 minutes per day. HOMER provides content that is personalized to a child’s interest, age and learning level, during the critical time in early childhood development when kids’ brains are most hungry to learn.
- Priced at $9.99/month after a FREE 30-day trial.
- Available for purchase at www.LearnwithHomer.com, in the Apple App store and Google Play store.
- For more information, visit www.LearnwithHomer.com.
The New ecobee Home Security Bundle is a smarter home monitoring solution designed for busy families.
ecobee Home Security Bundle
Back to school looks a little bit different this year and busy parents are looking for technology that can help them balance the demands of work and school in the new normal. The new ecobee Smart Home Security solution was designed for busy families. ecobee can tell you if a window or door has been opened so you can check in with the ecobee SmartCamera, and with 1080p video and speakers and microphones built-in you can see, hear and even talk to whoever is home with the push of a button — whether you’re observing from the home office, workplace or anywhere in between.
- Priced at $279.00.
- Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.ecobee.com.
Kaspersky offers the most comprehensive, most awarded protection for your personal devices.
Kaspersky Total Security
A lot of school is happening online this year, making it crucial to protect your devices. Thanks to Covid-19, we’re also still relying on the internet for entertainment, work and shopping. Unfortunately, that means cybercriminals are targeting us more than ever.
Kaspersky Total Security protects your PC, Mac and Android devices, and secures your privacy and your money by stopping malware and online scams.
It includes a Password Manager that keeps track of all your accounts, Safe Money technology that secures your online shopping and banking, and parental controls that can block inappropriate content and limit screen time.
- Priced at $49.99, protecting 5 devices for a year.
- Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.kaspersky.com/total-security.
Affirm is a more simple, transparent and consumer-friendly alternative to credit cards that allows consumers to pay over time with no fear of late or hidden fees.
Affirm is a more transparent, consumer-friendly alternative to credit cards that never charges fees or penalties. Trusted by over 5.6M consumers, Affirm gives shoppers a better way to buy what they need, by allowing them to pay-over-time at 6,000+ top U.S. merchants, including Target, Walmart, Dyson, West Elm, and Peloton. By selecting Affirm at checkout, consumers can find out if they’re approved in seconds, without affecting their credit. Once approved, shoppers are shown the total cost of their purchase upfront and can split their purchase over monthly payments such as three, six, or 12 months.
There is no cost to apply to use Affirm and once approved, paying for a given purchase with Affirm is simple and transparent. Sometimes when using Affirm there is zero interest, which means there is no additional cost other than the product itself. Other times, there is interest, which varies depending on your credit history and the pay-over-time program you choose.
Either way, the total cost is always shown upfront and your monthly payments are broken out for you — no tricks or complex calculations. And the amount you owe never changes. Affirm will never charge late or hidden fees.
- Consumers can shop at more than 6,000 retail merchants such as Peloton, Target, Warby Parker, Dyson, West Elm and more.
- For more information, visit www.affirm.com/where-to-shop.