Nancy Dunham

Nancy Dunham is a freelance journalist based in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

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11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It

on March 27, 2024

Seriously? Fibbing about the weather is a crime? This and other little-known legal traps await the unwary.

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The One Attraction You Just Have To Visit in Each State

on January 22, 2024

Consider this your roadmap to 50 U.S. travel destinations that belong on your vacationing bucket list.

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9 Holiday Hazards That Cause Pet Emergencies (and Big Vet Bills)

on December 12, 2023

Some of the things that we love about winter holidays are dangerous for our four-legged buddies.

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How To Get the Best Deal on Homeowners Insurance

on October 30, 2023

If you’re not using the latest policy comparison tools, you’re probably paying too much.

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6 Reasons You Could Regret Buying a Second Home

on September 5, 2023

Many folks are tempted to buy vacation homes that they can later retire to, but these pitfalls can make it a disastrous investment.

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9 Habits of Excellent Houseguests

on August 8, 2023

Don’t be “that” guest. Instead, keep things joyful for family and friends who welcome you into their home. Here’s how to do it.

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Don’t Toss These 7 Household Items — Sell Them

on September 24, 2021

Here’s how to earn cash as you give new life to these unwanted items.

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5 Secrets That Car Dealerships Hope You Don’t Know

on August 25, 2021

Knowing how dealerships work is the key to getting the lowest price on your next ride.

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How to Get Rid of 5 Hard-to-Sell Things

on August 23, 2021

Find out where to sell, donate or recycle items — and feel good about it.

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7 of the Best Things to Buy at Drugstores

on July 26, 2021

An expert shares the secret to snagging everyday items for less money — or even for free — at the drugstore.

6 Sane Ways to Lower Your Pet Bills
6 Sane Ways to Lower Your Pet Bills

on July 14, 2021

On a tight budget? That’s OK. Your pet still will get excellent care when you follow these money-saving tips.

How Much Are Those Doggies in the Dog Show? What 18 Top Breeds Cost
How Much Are Those Doggies in the Dog Show? What 18 Top Breeds Cost

on June 11, 2021

This is the month of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, so it’s time for our look at pricey pooches.

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10 Signs You’re Suffering Job Burnout and 5 Ways to Cope

on March 1, 2021

Burnout puts both your career and your health at risk.

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Extreme Financial Makeover: 30 Moves in 30 Days

on December 31, 2020

Putting your finances in order feels great. The job doesn’t have to be excruciating.

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Conquer Your Financial Fears in 5 Steps

on October 13, 2020

Money fears— such as how to handle taxes, budgeting, estate planning and investing — are far scarier if you hide from them.

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11 Disgusting Household Items You Should Toss Already

on September 14, 2020

Never keep these items past their prime.

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9 Tips for Successful and Painless Networking

on September 10, 2020

Learn how to meet and cultivate new contacts, ask for help and say thank you — all while feeling good about the whole process.

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5 Steps You Must Take Before Buying a Used Car

and on August 11, 2020

Do this before browsing for your next car, and you could save thousands of dollars.

10 Surprising Uses for Coca-Cola

on July 28, 2020

The iconic beverage can do a lot more than quench thirst.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Paying a ‘Sale’ Price

on June 17, 2020

Here’s what you need to know to avoid being manipulated by fake sales and phony reductions.

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