Nancy Mann Jackson

Nancy Mann Jackson
IRA vs. 401(k) – What’s the Difference?

IRA vs. 401(k) – What’s the Difference?

So you’re planning for retirement — and feeling unsure about which product is the best vehicle to get you there. These days, few people have access to “defined benefit” plans like the pensions that may have guaranteed your grandparents a…

5 Ways to Get More Freelance Clients

5 Ways to Get More Freelance Clients

More than 55 million Americans work as freelancers, a steadily increasing number that now represents at least 35 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to an Upwork survey.
How to Save Money on Your Cable Bill

How to Save Money 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.
Are Fixed Income Investments Really Safe?

Are Fixed Income Investments Really Safe?

If you’ve been socking away cash in bonds, assuming they are risk-free investments, you may be in for a surprise. In March, the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate — which influences interest rates across the board — and…

Money Lessons From Mom

Money Lessons From Mom

Many of us grew up hearing the same advice from our moms: Don’t play in the street, brush your teeth, and always wear clean underwear.

It turns out that some of mom’s best advice for a good life…

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

I’m looking to buy a new home, and I’ve noticed that there are a couple of “short sale” and foreclosed homes in the area where I’m interested in living. These homes are priced substantially lower than others…

Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

It’s the month of celebrating love, but financial conflicts can dampen celebrations—and entire relationships. If you share finances with a spouse or significant other (or if you plan to in the future), you probably already know that you…

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.