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.

Cars

Unlike many forms of insurance, car insurance is required in most places for you to validly operate your vehicle. It’s also a good idea, given the propensity to get in an accident, however, minor, at some stage over your driving career. Our insurance expert breaks the lingo down to layman’s terms for you, and gives …

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DISH Network Review: Is It More Affordable Than Streaming Or Cable?

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Trying to decide if you should go with DISH Network over cable, another satellite service, or cutting the cord altogether? DISH offers more extensive programming options than cable, including productions from other countries and programming in other languages. It also offers more than 290 channels, multiple language options and HD quality local channels. But is DISH worth making the switch?…

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Best Dash Cam: Perfect Options For Any Budget

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Whether you’re looking for a dash cam to capture video evidence of a traffic accident or you want added safety features, we’ve reviewed a variety of the best dash cameras on the market. You’ll be able to compare features you want based on what fits your budget…

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How Much Does A Home Security System Cost? Compare Providers And Equipment

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A dependable security system doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. But the initial offer you receive may look sweeter than it is, and may not contain all of what you’ll end up paying out of pocket. In addition to your equipment price or monthly monitoring fee, there are often installation, upgrade, add-on, and other hidden costs you’ll encounter after you sign up. Our experts compare the top providers and sift through the hidden fees so your wallet won’t be surprised later…

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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need And Why?

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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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Which States Are The Most Dangerous For Holiday Drunk Driving?

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Despite the increased use of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft and marketing efforts by alcohol brands to ensure you have a designated driver, fatal car crashes caused by drunk driving still occur at high rates. This is especially true during the holidays. But which states have the highest rates, and how can you lower your chance of getting hurt?

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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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