Nancy Mann Jackson

Nancy Mann Jackson
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…

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has become a polarizing political issue over the past several years. Americans are deeply divided over their views of the law, and while leaders on both sides of the aisle seem to…

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes  part 2

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes part 2

On Tuesday we covered how the new administration will affect your taxes.

A new president has taken office, and a centerpiece of his campaign included promises to strengthen American businesses and create new jobs. While large corporations, such as Carrier…

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes

As a new administration takes up residence in the White House, most Americans are preparing to file their 2016 taxes. But if the new administration has its way, the tax-paying process could look quite different a year from now…

Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Making extra money is always a bonus. No contest.

Here are 6 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…

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

The good news first. More than 16 million previously uninsured Americans are now covered by Obamacare. The bad news: It sure doesn’t cover medical debt. And 70 percent of us are still struggling to get rid of it, according…

6 Women Revamping Their Family Businesses

6 Women Revamping Their Family Businesses

If you grew up spending afternoons helping out with the family business, you may have sworn never to return. But for some, the opportunity to lead one offers a chance to breathe fresh life into an enterprise that’s so…

What Are the New Overtime Rules?

What Are the New Overtime Rules?

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) passed new rules that require every employer in the country to pay overtime to any employee who earns a salary less than $47,476, regardless of their duties, starting on December…

The Best Store Credit Cards

The Best Store Credit Cards

It may be tempting to impulsively sign up for a store credit card to get a quick discount, but you can get more out of your rewards — and avoid big interest charges — if you’re strategic.

If…

What to Do With Your Tax Refund

What to Do With Your Tax Refund

So you’re getting a refund. And you’re imagining how you’ll celebrate: Fund your next vacation, maybe? Or buy a new spring wardrobe?

While it’s certainly okay to treat yourself, it’s…