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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Cigar Of The Month Club Review: Premium vs Rare Club vs The Competition

Do you feel like the cigars you choose are very hit or miss? Cigars vary widely in quality, tobacco blends, aroma, etc., making it hard to know what to look for. If you’d rather leave it to experts to choose your cigars, you may want to consider joining The Cigar of the Month Club. Is this club worth the money? And what does it deliver? We’ll give you the lowdown to help you decide.

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SimpliSafe SimpliCam Security Camera Review: Indoor Camera Features, Setup, Price, And More

SimpliSafe is known for its affordable, user-friendly DIY security systems, but it also offers security equipment without the system. The SimpliCam indoor camera is a popular option, and we wanted to see if it stands up to their other cameras on the market. Is the SimpliSafe camera reliable and does it have all the features you want?

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Best Vacation Rental Sites In 2024: Vrbo vs Airbnb vs FlipKey vs Wimdu & More

Planning a vacation but don’t want to go the hotel route? Vacation home rentals can be an ideal solution — you get the extra space, separate bedrooms, a kitchen and much more, often for a better price than a hotel. Millions of people use vacation rental websites, like VRBO or HomeAway, every day to find the ideal vacation rental and the best deals.

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Best Smart Lock: Schlage vs Kwikset Kevo vs August vs Danalock & More

Now you no longer have to worry about those duplicate keys you gave to your sitter or house cleaner. You can say goodbye to leaving a key under the mat for guests. Smart locks are growing in popularity, thanks to the convenience and added security they give you. But what are the various features available, and what’s the best one for your home (or business)? Let’s unlock the findings in our best smart locks review!

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Best Home Security System For Pet Owners: Pet-Friendly, Wireless, For Dogs, Cats, And More

Indoor motion sensors are the biggest concern for pet owners looking for a pet-friendly security system. If you don’t want to sacrifice this important home security feature, you still have some great options. We’ve spent a lot of time researching equipment offered by all the top companies and have narrowed down the best systems for pet owners.

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How To Setup A VPN Step By Step: iPhone, Windows, Mac, Android & More

Are you looking for better methods to secure your online privacy? Have you read about virtual private networks (VPN) — one of the best ways to ensure your confidentiality online? Understanding VPNs, how they work and how to set them up is confusing, for sure. Here, we’ll give you a rundown of how to setup a VPN step by step, whether you’re using your PC, mobile device or your home server.

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