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Sally McDonald

Sally is the newsletter editor for Clark Howard brands. She enjoys great travel deals, minimal living and saving big bucks. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband.
Downed traffic signal rules
How to navigate downed traffic lights after a storm Cars September 12, 2017
When catastrophic storms — like Irma and Harvey — tear across the country, millions of people and business are affected…
Travel insurance
What the travel warning for Mexico means for your wallet Travel August 25, 2017
The U.S. Department of State recently issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain…
Chick-fil-A Hash Brown Scramble
Chick-fil-A has a new breakfast bowl and it looks delicious Food & Restaurants August 15, 2017
Chick-fil-A just added the Hash Brown Scramble — enjoyed as a breakfast bowl or burrito — to restaurants nationwide. Chick-fil-A…
Senior with cell phone
The best cell phone plans for seniors Service & Data Plans August 9, 2017
As the number of candles on your birthday cake increase, so do the deals and discounts! Generally, money expert Clark…
Senior woman on phone
New T-Mobile unlimited plan: 2 lines for $60 for those 55+ Mobile & Electronics August 9, 2017
Are you over the age of 55? If you T-Mobile announced a new plan just for you: T-Mobile ONE Unlimited…
Kitchen sponge
Study finds kitchen sponges are filthier than toilets Home August 4, 2017
A recent study discovered that our homes' kitchens have more germs than toilets, and there’s one main culprit: sponges. Kitchen…
Flight cancelled
What to do if your flight to Europe is delayed or canceled Travel August 3, 2017
Europe is more accessible than ever. You can find incredibly low fares to the continent, and budget airlines are a…
Aldi
9 non-food items you should buy from Aldi Deals & Savings July 27, 2017
If you’re familiar with money expert Clark Howard, you know how much he loves to shop at Aldi. Our team…
iRobot Roomba
How to prevent your vacuum cleaner from collecting data about your home Protecting Your Privacy July 27, 2017
Roombas remind me of the algae eaters that quietly and efficiently clean fish tanks. Their presence is hardly noticed, but…
Drugstore shopping
8 things you should never buy at a drugstore Money Saving Advice July 21, 2017
Drugstores like CVS and Walgreens got one big thing right: convenience. I live about two miles from my nearest grocery…
13 Jobs with the biggest pay raises
13 jobs with the biggest recent salary increases Jobs & Military July 18, 2017
Hunting for a new job with better pay? This list might help narrow your search! Whether you're looking in your…
Pet holiday safety
How to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July Children & Pets July 4, 2017
Fireworks, parades and parties are an integral part of Independence Day celebrations. While the festivities are fun for humans, the…
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This patch could change the way we fight the flu New Tech & Treatments June 30, 2017
Needle-phobes rejoice! A potentially game-changing way to administer the influenza vaccine just performed remarkably well in a human clinical trial.…
Girl Scouts USA
Girl Scouts can soon earn cybersecurity badges Children & Pets June 27, 2017
Known for instilling leadership skills, building confidence and selling delicious cookies, Girl Scouts are now tackling a different kind of…
Dishwasher
Americans aren’t using the dishwasher — and it’s costing them big bucks Home June 23, 2017
Nearly 20% of Americans aren’t using their dishwasher, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and…
Most Americans swim in debt to pay for vacations
Most Americans swim in debt to pay for vacations Travel June 22, 2017
Summer travel season is here, and while many Americans are looking forward to a little fun in the sun, many…
Walmart
Walmart’s newest purchase another shot at rival Amazon Shopping & Retail June 20, 2017
Walmart has announced plans to acquire Bonobos, a men’s clothing retailer, for $310 million. You may have missed this news…
Airbnb
How to book the best — and safest — Airbnb Travel June 16, 2017
If you’re looking for a more unique travel experience, Airbnb is the way to go. From bustling cities to remote…
15 things that are cheaper in retirement
15 things that are cheaper in retirement Investing & Retirement June 15, 2017
Life isn't cheap and saving for retirement isn't always easy. But once you hit that magical age, you can begin…
Filters you need to change
14 filters you should be changing yourself at home Home June 15, 2017
While some of us may fear the potential of robots taking our jobs, most of us are probably pretty happy…
New rule to make food labels less mysterious delayed
New rule to make food labels less mysterious delayed Health June 15, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has delayed a nutrition facts panel update designed to help Americans clearly see the calories…
Amazon Cash
You can now use cash to shop on Amazon Shopping & Retail June 13, 2017
Whether you use plastic online or in-store, debit cards are full of hidden dangers and credit cards can tempt you…
These apps will help you split the check, not your friendships
These apps will help you split the check, not your friendships Food & Restaurants May 10, 2017
I recently went out to dinner with a group of friends at a higher-end steakhouse (not my choice). Luckily, the…