Nancy Dunham

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

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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.

11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It
11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It

on March 25, 2021

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

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

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

on December 11, 2020

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

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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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How to Get the Best Deal on Homeowners Insurance

on September 8, 2020

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

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Don’t Toss These 7 Household Items — Sell Them

on September 3, 2020

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 24, 2020

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

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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.

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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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How to Get Rid of 6 Hard-to-Sell Things

on July 18, 2020

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

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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.

How to Earn Money by Losing Weight
How to Earn Money by Losing Weight

on March 2, 2020

Here’s a way to shed some of that annoying excess weight before spring and make money doing it.

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10 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Spring

on February 26, 2020

A bit of maintenance now can save you from costly repairs and safety hazards down the road.

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9 Ways to Save Money on a Rental Home

on February 24, 2020

Getting a great deal on a rental requires strategy and preparation. Here are some of the keys to success.

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