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Nancy Mann Jackson

Career and Finance

Freelance journalist Nancy Mann Jackson writes regularly about personal finance, small business, healthcare and education. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, CNNMoney.com, Bankrate, Working Mother and many other publications. She lives in Alabama with her husband and their three boys.

10 Common Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

If you’re not saving money, maybe you tell yourself it’s because you just “can’t afford” to set money aside right now. (Not true.) If you’re splurging on items you actually can’t afford, maybe you tell yourself that excessive credit card debt is...

6 Entrepreneurs Giving Back in a Big Way

Not only is it good for you (and the world) to give back, it’s good for business, too. “Small business is inherently part of a community; that is your customer base, so it is very important for small businesses to be involved in the community’s...

The Holidays Are Prime Time for ID Theft

Our shopping habits put us at greater risk for identity theft during the holidays. We’re doing more shopping online, using our debit cards more frequently, and even applying for new lines of credit to snap up special offers. This all leads to one...

Ditch This Conventional Wisdom at Work

Have you ever watched a co-worker refuse to stop doing something that clearly wasn’t working? Or clung to a plan that seemed tight at first but quickly unraveled? Some people keep plugging away out of pride or ignorance when it would be best to...

Stop Making These 5 Common Shopping Mistakes

Up to 16 percent of Americans suffer from shopping addiction, or a compulsive habit of buying with significant adverse consequences, according to a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. And while shopping may not be such a serious...

Back-to-School Savings Tips You Can Use All Year

For parents, the beginning of a new school year requires more than just getting children back on a regular schedule and helping out with homework. It requires money — often lots of it. The average family with grade-school children will spend...

6 Simple Ways to Save More

It’s no surprise that Americans are not particularly good at saving money. Even after the financial crisis of 2008, the savings rate only went up to about 5.5 percent, and it was back down to 2.6 percent by 2013, according to Sheldon Garon, a...

5 Things You Should Never Buy at Full Price

Maybe it’s true that “you get what you pay for” with certain products and services, but for many commodities and everyday needs, it’s easy to pay way too much. According to a recent Gallup poll, 45 percent of Americans are spending more money now...

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