Nancy Mann Jackson

Nancy Mann Jackson
How to Save on Your Cable Bill

How to Save on Your Cable Bill

If you pay a monthly cable bill, you've probably bemoaned the soaring prices and the lack of choices when it comes to the channels you actually watch versus how many you pay for.
Mortgage 101: What Is Escrow, Prequalification?

Mortgage 101: What Is Escrow, Prequalification?

It can feel like mortgage lenders and real estate agents speak a secret language. If you’re planning to buy your first home — or your first in a while — you’re bound to hear unfamiliar terms during the mortgage process…

How to Close a Credit Card

How to Close a Credit Card

If you’re no longer using a particular credit card, there are financial benefits to keeping it open — as long as it’s free. But if it’s costing you unnecessary fees (or tempting you to spend), make sure to…

How to Get a Mortgage

How to Get a Mortgage

For many people, buying a home is the biggest financial move they’ll ever make. Most homes are bought with mortgage loans, which let you buy property and come with tax-deductible interest.

If you’re in the market for…

What’s the Difference Between a CFP, CPA and CFA?

What’s the Difference Between a CFP, CPA and CFA?

If you’re not a CPA, CFA, CFP or another of the myriad acronyms used to identify financial professionals, those extra letters after someone’s name can get confusing, quick. But when you’re looking for help with financial matters…

How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?

How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?

Ever wonder why you can check your credit report for free once per year? Or why the government website that allows those free checks is named AnnualCreditReport.com? Probably because it's a good rule of thumb to keep tabs on your credit report on an annual basis.
Why You Overspend: 5 Common Shopping Mistakes

Why You Overspend: 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…

What Should I Save for After My Emergency Fund

What Should I Save for After My Emergency Fund

Once you’ve built your emergency fund, take a minute to congratulate yourself. Having a buffer of three to six months’ worth of living expenses safely tucked away is a huge relief — and a significant accomplishment.
But what’s next…

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

We don’t have to tell you this if you’ve ever been (or are) in this situation, but living from one paycheck to the next makes peace of mind an elusive goal. Some 78 percent of American full-time…

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

Purchasing a home through a short sale or a foreclosure process can be a way to get a good deal on a property. But it isn’t for the faint of heart. Both processes are likely to be more complicated…

How Much Should I Spend on a House?

How Much Should I Spend on a House?

Your house is likely to be the biggest purchase you will make in your life, and you may spend years paying for it. Getting a mortgage to purchase a home can be a wise financial decision since you’re building…

6 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

6 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Making extra money is always a bonus. No contest.

Here are six simple side gigs to get you started:
 

1. Start Consulting
The Second Shift, founded in 2014, addresses the needs of highly skilled professional women seeking flexible…