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.

Best Carbon Monoxide Detector For Your Car: Help Prevent Poisoning And Death

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In 2017, Ford warned owners of specific Explorer SUV models (built 2010-2018) that carbon monoxide (CO) could be leaking into their vehicles’ cabins1. The danger is that CO is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause severe impairment in drivers and even death. The company took charge of righting the problem, but for many people, this issue highlights safety concern most of us probably never even consider with our cars. Is your vehicle leaking CO? It’s worth your safety (and that of your passengers) to find out by investing in a reliable vehicle carbon monoxide detector.

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Best Investment Advice Websites: Motley Fool vs Zacks vs Morningstar vs Seeking Alpha vs The Street & More

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Investing your money wisely takes a great deal of ongoing research. And with hundreds of financial websites at your fingertips, where do you start? If you’re a serious investor, free advice only goes but so far. We’ve chosen some of the best investment advice websites that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, so you can instead focus on investing your hard-earned dollars…

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Motley Fool Review: Is Their Stock Advisor Worth It?

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If you’re into DIY stock investing, you’ve likely heard of The Motley Fool. This company offers many services related to personal investing and financial planning, but here we’re focusing on its most popular product, The Motley Fool Stock Advisor. Is Stock Advisor worth the cost? Or are you better off going elsewhere?…

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

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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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Gun Safety

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Amid the staggering numbers of gun-related fatalities that occur in the U.S. every year, there are many ways you can own guns and still maintain safe practices to protect you, your family and your community from these unnecessary incidents. Knowing how to practice gun safety is key, but it’s also important to know how having guns in your home that aren’t secure can affect all of us. We’ve compiled some shooting statistics and safety tips to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to guns…

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Best Hidden Cameras: Home Security On The Down Low

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Do you need to keep your home security activity on the sly? Or want a discreet mini camera you can wear while you’re out alone at night? These James Bond Style spy gadgets can be as small as a button, which would make Q (James Bond’s MI6 quartermaster) proud. Some are even disguised as everyday objects that double as working clocks, night lights, Bluetooth speakers and more. We bring you our top picks with pros, cons, and user feedback…

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