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Nancy Mann Jackson

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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.

5 Staples That’ll Cost You More This Year – and Why

If any of your money-related resolutions involve sticking to a budget in the coming year (and we hope they do!), we have good news and bad news. The good: Many economists predict that the price of gasoline will actually decrease in 2014. The bad:...

When Is the Right Time to Grow a Business?

In early 2012, just a year after Michelle King started her business, she had more work than she could handle on her own. Reputation Capital, her Jacksonville, Fla.-based B2B public relations and communications firm, was continually growing...

How We Saved $300,000

Let’s face it, saving money is hard. It requires discipline and determination on an ongoing basis. According to a recent survey by TIAA-CREF, only 56 percent of women express confidence that they're saving enough for retirement, compared to 65...

7 Astonishing Acts By Everyday People

When difficult circumstances touch us or those we love, it’s easy to feel helpless and leave it to the multi-million-dollar foundations of the world to make a difference. (And they do!) But, as these seven people will demonstrate, you don’t need...

How to Build Wealth at Every Stage of Your Life

While staying healthy may not always be easy, at least there’s a checklist of steps you can take to skew the odds in your favor. Your doctor — not to mention, any number of reputable health sites — can tell you exactly what to do, and when to do...

The Costliest Mistakes You Can Make on Your Taxes

What if just a few hours — or even minutes — of effort could result in hundreds, maybe even thousands, more dollars in your bank account? You’d make the effort, right?   Well, maybe. At tax time each year, many of us take shortcuts or overlook...

Why You Should Offer Your Employees a 401(k)

When you’re self-employed, nobody is saving for your retirement except, hopefully, you. (And as a freelancer, I’m right there with you.) But if you have employees, one of the most valuable benefits you can offer them will also provide you with a...

The Best Days To Get Discounts on Almost Anything

Love a good deal? Sometimes finding the best ones depends not just on finding the right place to buy, but on choosing the right day to shop.   “Consumer shopping behavior varies by day of the week, and retailers respond by differing promotions...

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