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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.

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.

What Men Can Learn From Women About Money (and Vice Versa)

No two women are exactly alike, but when it comes to money, the traditional stereotypes often ring true. We females have a reputation for saving less and being more risk-averse than our male counterparts. On the other hand, men are known for...

How Will the Government Shutdown Affect You?

For the first time in 17 years, the government began shutting down Tuesday after a Congress divided over President Barack Obama's health care initiative failed to reach an agreement to keep federal agencies and services funded. The last time the...

7 Credit Score Myths Debunked

Your credit score is more important than ever, as loans and credit have become increasingly hard to come by. Credit scores determine whether you can finance a car or a house, get an apartment and possibly whether you will be hired for your next...

6 Ways the 2008 Crash is Still Affecting Us

On September 15, 2008, global financial services firm Lehman Brothers famously declared bankruptcy, leading to widespread panic in the financial industry. Suddenly, the U.S. economic decline, a result of the housing bubble burst in 2007, became a...

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