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.

Best Toothbrush Subscription Box: Boka vs Quip vs Goby & More

Best Toothbrush Subscription Box

How many of us actually change our toothbrush every three months? That’s what the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends. Those old bristles you’ve been using can harbor millions of types of bacteria — some of which can be harmful to your teeth and gums. With our hectic lives, replacing your toothbrush regularly falls on the bottom of the to-do-list. That’s where joining a toothbrush subscription club can come to your mouth’s rescue…

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

Smart lock on door: Best Smart Lock: Schlage vs Kwikset Kevo vs August

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. Just how do they work? What’s the best one for your home or business? Read our smart lock reviews for answers to these questions and more…

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Stair Trek: Review Of The Top Stair Lifts By Category

Stair lift: Choosing the Best Stair Lift

Is your elderly parent or spouse no longer able to make the trek upstairs? Or, do you have a family member who’s permanently disabled? It doesn’t mean your loved one has to move out of their home.

Instead of the added stress of moving to a one-story or out of the home altogether, consider installing a stair lift which is easier and more affordable than selling your home and/or moving…

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Best Peer To Peer Lending Sites: Upstart vs Sofi vs Lending Club vs Prosper vs Funding Circle & More!

Have you been turned down by a bank for the loan you need? Or are you worried your credit score won’t cut it? Whether you need to consolidate debt, boost your small business or want to make some home improvements, you’re still in luck. Peer-to-peer lending sites could be the answer to your financial needs. In many cases, peer-to-peer (P2P) loans are an excellent alternative to traditional loans…

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Best Monthly Clothing Subscription: Wantable vs Stitch Fix vs DailyLook vs Gwynnie Bee vs Fabletics & More!

StitchFix Box: best monthly clothing subscription

Want to keep up with current fashion trends but don’t have the time or patience to pound the pavement from store to store? Or maybe you just don’t know how to coordinate outfits, or even know what types of styles work best for your size and body type. Monthly clothing subscriptions can help you reach your fashion potential, and they’re booming these days. See our picks for where to find the types of clothing and accessories you’re looking for without doing much legwork…

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Best Smart Firewall: Bitdefender Box vs Cujo vs Dojo vs RATtrap vs Bitdefender vs Norton & More

Cujo at home on counter

Are you arming your home with smart gadgets but worried about hackers infiltrating your high-tech lifestyle? Would anyone really try to hack your smart washer or dryer? The unfortunate answer is yes. Any device connected to your home’s network can be vulnerable to an attack, and once hackers find a way in, your entire home network is up for grabs…

Fortunately, there’s a line of security devices is available to protect your home from intruders. We’ll give you our recommendations for the best smart home security devices to keep your information safe from prying eyes…

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Review Of Baby Monitors: Keep An Eye On Your Little Ones

Baby sleeping: Best Baby Monitor Reviews

Nervous when you don’t have your eyes and ears on your baby at all times? Baby monitors are an excellent way to ease your fears when your bundle of joy is in the nursery and (slightly) out of your reach. But there are so many choices on the market. How do you know which ones are reliable and within your budget? Here we break down the best baby camera monitor by categories to help you make the right choice…

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