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. 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.

What’s The Best Autonomous Car? And How Safe Is It?

Self-driving cars are no longer an alien concept or a dream of the future. The question isn’t whether they’ll revolutionize the way we drive; it’s when. Dozens of automakers and tech companies are in the process of developing self-driving, or fully-autonomous, cars. And some are closer than you might realize. For all of those technology and car enthusiasts out there or those of you who can’t wait to relinquish the wheel, we’ll give you the latest info on the state of self-driving technology…

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LendingTree Review: A Legit Way To Secure A Loan Online?

Person holding roll of cash

Want a one-stop shop for securing a personal, auto, small business or home loan? Proceed carefully, as there’s lots of companies out there that will leave you with less than you started. LendingTree is a popular online loan marketplace, which connects consumers with lenders offering different types of loans. LendingTree has one of the largest networks in the U.S., with more than 300 lenders. Our expert dives into LendingTree to see if they’re as good as the hype…

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Rocket Mortgage Review: Is It The Best Online Home Financing Option?

Keys in front door

Are you searching for an affordable mortgage loan to purchase your dream home? Or want to refinance your existing mortgage to reduce your interest rates? Move over big banks. There’s a hugely popular online mortgage lender that’s putting traditional lending in its place. Rocket Mortgage has become the go-to mortgage lending source for millions of Americans. Read our Rocket Mortgage reviews to see what they can offer you…

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Old Republic Home Warranty Review

Woman in the window sill with morning light: Old Republic Home Warranty Reviews

Is a home warranty worth the added annual cost? If your home and most of its appliances aren’t brand spanking new, a home warranty can save you a ton of money on high-cost repairs and even replacements in some cases. But which home warranty company is right for you? We’ll give you the lowdown on Old Republic Home Protection (ORHP; and no, I don’t believe Jedi’s need home warranties 😉 to see how they stack up against their competition…

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First American Home Warranty: How’s the Coverage?

Hands in the shape of a house: First American Home Warranty

First American Home Buyers Protection offers budget-friendly plans that kick in 30 days after you sign the contract. They’ve been in business since 1984 and boast more than 450,000 customers. We were less than impressed with their bare bones website, which offers limited information pertaining to their benefits and other important details. But, they do have some good online articles about home warranties in general. Keep reading to see our First American Home Buyers Protection review…

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Choice Home Warranty Review: Repairing Their Reputation?

Money folded in shape of house: Choice Home Warranty Reviews

Choice Home Warranty has one of the worst reputations we have seen. There is a government write-up on the company’s Better Business Bureau page stating that the company allegedly sold a home warranty to consumers and then denied consumer claims. This is a big red flag in our opinion, so if you are seriously considering Choice Home Warranty we recommend you proceed with caution. Below is the review we initially wrote prior to learning about the government write-up…

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2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Review: What Do They Cover?

Repair man working: 2-10 Home Warranty Reviews

Do you own an older home with systems and appliances that may begin to show their age soon? Or do you want to make sure your new home is covered for major structural defects? It could be in your best interest to consider purchasing a home warranty. There are tons of home warranty companies out there, and each offers varying coverage and levels of service. 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, one of the better known on the market, has been around for 30 years and gets an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. Here in our 2-10 Home Warranty review, we’ll break down what this company has to offer, its pros and cons and give you consumer feedback to help you see if 2-10 Warranty is right for you…

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Nest Cam Review: Is It Better Than The Dropcam Pro?

Nest Cam on table: Nest Cam Review

Want to keep tabs on a mischievous pet when you’re away? Or add more muscle to your existing home or business security system? Or maybe you are just looking for a way to visually see when your teens walk through the door after school and talk to them about their day. The Wi-Fi-enabled Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) can do all that and more. It’s a popular choice among the growing number of consumers installing Internet Protocol (IP) cameras in their homes. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly about this high tech security camera option…

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