Sally Jones

While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate school for journalism and public relations, Sally began a long career researching and writing about hard-to-understand topics, such as insurance and finance. Her additional experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations and financial planning at various foundations and nonprofit organizations over the years has given her the practical tools to inform consumers about making the smartest business and personal financial decisions. Her work has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more. Speaking of smart living — growing up in the (at-the-time) per-capita murder capital of the U.S. (Richmond, VA) taught her a thing or two about the need for personal and home safety. Sally stays on top of all the latest gadgets and services to protect her and her teenage daughters from potential predators and thieves. And she brings this knowledge to every article she writes.

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Best Classic Car Insurance: Grundy vs Hagerty vs American Modern & More

Sure, classic car insurance won’t cover your DeLorean to travel “Back to the Future,” but there are many reasons why you need to financially protect your prized possession. Antique auto shows, parades, classic car club meetings, pleasure riding, etc. If you’re a collectible car owner, you need vehicle insurance coverage for any type of event.

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What Is Multi-Factor Authentication & When Should I Use It?

If you’re not worried about your identity being stolen with your online activity, whether it’s making purchases on a website, online banking, or just being on social media, you should be. You could be at high risk for hackers and cyber thieves if you’re only using a password to access your accounts. It’s a sad state, but criminals have gotten smarter about getting past even complicated passwords. Good news is there’s a better way to protect yourself that goes beyond a password — implementing multi-factor or two-factor authentication. We’ll give you all the information you need to know to understand why you need to enable this easy-to-use security technology, how to set it up, and where to find your best options.

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What Is A Structured Settlement, And How Does It Work?

Is your knowledge of structured settlements limited to J.G. Wentworth’s opera commercial (cue the unforgettable jingle)? If you’ve ever wondered what in the world a structured settlement is or need all the details on how it works, you’re in the right place.

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IDShield Reviews: Is It Worth It? Customer Reviews, Vs LifeLock, & More

You try to open a new credit card only to discover that you’re declined because your credit isn’t worthy. What gives? Without your knowledge, someone has stolen your identity, taken credit out in your name, and ruined your credit record. Moving forward, how can you protect yourself? IDShield can help you dig yourself out of ID theft.

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Best Night Vision Security Camera: Outdoor, Wireless, Color, High Resolution, Battery Powered, & More

Afraid of what could be lurking in or outside of your house at night? Most security cameras advertise a night vision feature these days, but don’t let that simple claim keep you in the dark. Not all night vision is created equal, so if viewing and recording in the dark are top priorities for your security needs, you’ve come to the right place. Our best night vision security camera review will shed light on the top cameras you’ll want to consider.

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Best MVNO Cell Phone Plans: Straight Talk vs Cricket vs Ting & More

Is your cell phone bill breaking your budget? Is your unlimited plan not really “unlimited”? Does your connection constantly dropping? Good news, the world of mobile service providers has been changing rapidly over the last few years. Gone are the days of the big four carriers with long contracts as your only options.

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Equifax Reviews: Identity Theft Protection, Credit Reports, Plans, Pricing, & More

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S., also offers credit monitoring and identity theft protection services with three plans to fit your family and your budget. However, Equifax is still trying to recover its reputation from a major data breach in 2017. Is this company reliable enough now to protect your identity?

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