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.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need And Why?

Father holding kids in field

Pulling a life insurance benefit amount out of a hat just won’t cut it. There are many factors to consider in how to determine how much life insurance you need. We can help you be smart about your future financial planning for your family…

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Best Key Finder: Trackr vs Tile vs Chipolo vs HipKey vs Duet

Did you lose your keys again? It happens to the best of us. Thankfully, smart technology is at your fingertips to rescue you when you misplace your keys, phone, wallet or other valuable items — you can even use it to track your luggage while traveling. These small devices can go a long way to ease your hectic life…

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What Is The Best Hoverboard? Powerboard vs Razor Hovertrax vs EPIKGO

Man in sneakers on hoverboard: What is the Best Hoverboard?

Are your kids begging you for the latest “it” toy — a hoverboard? Today’s hoverboards aren’t the levitating skateboards you’ve seen Marty McFly ride in the film, Back to the Future II, but they’re still all the rage. The latest hoverboards resemble Segway foot pads and wheels, but you steer them from the body weight you place on the foot pads — and they don’t actually levitate off the ground.

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Which States Are The Most Dangerous For Holiday Drunk Driving?

Car crashed with bike at night

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, you may be wary of hitting the road with all the festivities afoot. Even if you’re not drinking, you run the risk of impaired drivers causing serious — and often fatal — accidents. In fact, one person in the U.S. dies every 50 minutes as a result of drunk driving,1 and fatality rates increase 12% during holidays. What states are more dangerous than others? And how can you keep your family safe on the road during the holidays?…

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Garmin vs TomTom vs Bushnell vs Simrad: GPS Reviews For The Car, Hiking, Marine and More

Person driving with GPS in car

Back in the “old days,” commercial GPS (Global Positioning System) systems were mainly developed for use in your car, but oh how times have changed. These days, you can find a GPS device for almost any kind of activity you’re interested in — hiking, hunting, boating, biking and more. See what we’ve discovered in our comprehensive GPS reviews to learn what the best GPS system is for your individual pursuits. And you may even find there are some newer bells and whistles that make these a good upgrade from Google Maps or your smartwatch…

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Best Credit Monitoring Service: Transunion vs Equifax vs Experian vs Credit Sesame vs Credit Karma & More

Do you know with full certainty what your credit score is? Have you recently checked your credit report? What you don’t know could hurt you, especially if you’re dreaming of buying a house or a new car, taking out student loans — or even if you’re looking for a new job. Your ability to do all these things hinges on how creditworthy you are in the eyes of lenders and even potential employers…

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