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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.

What Lifestyle Can You Afford on $50,000?

Median household income in the United States has hovered just over $50,000 for the past few years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau. But $50,000 a year may translate into a completely different lifestyle in Oklahoma City than it...

What to Look for in the Fine Print

From apartment leases to employment agreements -- here’s what you need to read.

5 Places to Invest Internationally Now

Traditionally, most American investors have invested in American companies. But in today’s global marketplace, investors who stay strictly focused on U.S.-based investments may be missing out on opportunities for higher returns. Stocks in some...

How the Government Shutdown Affected Me

This government shutdown may have lasted just 16 days, but the effects will be felt much longer. Economists estimate the cost of Congress’s gridlock — over funding government obligations as well as basic services — has already run well into the...

Why You Should Care About the Debt Ceiling Debate

Prices and interest rates up, stocks down — how the debt ceiling debate could affect you.

Why I Chose a “Slash” Career

Jessica Alba: Entrepreneur/Author/Actress When I left my job to become a full-time freelance writer in 2001, other freelancers warned me: The business can be “feast or famine,” and it can get a little lonely working all by yourself. Within the...

Why We Switched to Manufacturing Careers

Meet seven women who moved into manufacturing and found the success -- and satisfaction -- they were looking for.

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