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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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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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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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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