Nancy Dunham

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

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7 Awesome Last-Minute Halloween Hacks

on October 29, 2018

Foolproof games, treats and decorations that are easy to throw together just in time for your celebration.

5 Things You Must Know Before Buying Property Near the Water
5 Things You Must Know Before Buying Property Near the Water

on September 27, 2018

Ah, the surf, sand, crashing waves — and investment risks — of buying a house on the water. Think about these things before putting your money down.

Will Rising Sea Levels Sink Property Values?
Will Rising Sea Levels Sink Property Values?

on September 26, 2018

Looking for waterfront property? Learn more about how rising sea levels could wash away your investment.

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How to Earn More on Your Savings for the Rest of 2018

on July 6, 2018

The year is running out, but there is still time to grow your money tree before 2019 dawns.

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5 Steps to Managing the Costs of a Funeral

on June 26, 2018

It can be hard to make good decisions amid the grief of a loved one’s death. Here are ways to arrange the farewell you want without overspending.

13 Ways to Have Your Dream Vacation for Half the Price
13 Ways to Have Your Dream Vacation for Half the Price

on June 18, 2018

Travel options change every minute. Don’t miss these ways to save big on your next journey.

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The One Attraction You Just Have to Visit in Each State

on June 16, 2018

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

Beware These 6 Red Flags That Signal Employment Scams
Beware These 6 Red Flags That Signal Employment Scams

on June 11, 2018

The internet abounds with job postings — and scammers who use such ads to lure victims. Here’s how to identify phony ads.

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7 Tips for Making Thousands of Dollars Shopping Yard Sales

on June 9, 2018

Another person’s junk really can be your treasure. Here’s how to profit big — as much as $20,000 a year — as a garage sale “picker.”

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7 Simple Ways You Can Save Hundreds on a Vacation Rental

on June 5, 2018

Vacation rentals tend to offer more comfort for less money than a hotel room. And you will save even more with these tips.

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3 Thoughtful Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

on May 3, 2018

You could give these gifts up till the last minute, and Mom will love them — and you — just the same.

State by State: Where Residents Get the Most (and Least) Return on Their Tax Dollar
State by State: Where Residents Get the Most (and Least) Return on Their Tax Dollar

on April 11, 2018

It’s never pleasant to pay taxes. But it makes a difference if your tax dollars are bringing you benefits.

All 50 States Ranked for Credit Card Fraud Risk
All 50 States Ranked for Credit Card Fraud Risk

on March 23, 2018

Know the risks where you live and where you travel.

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9 Simple Ways to Cut Plastic Waste

on March 20, 2018

The planet will thank you, your local (overwhelmed) landfill will thank you. Even your budget will thank you.

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The 12 Best Bargains for a Terrific Trip to Washington, D.C.

on March 15, 2018

Here’s how to see some of the very best in the nation’s capital for cheap.

The 9 Best Websites, Tools and Apps to Save Big on Cars
The 9 Best Websites, Tools and Apps to Save Big on Cars

on February 9, 2018

Be a savvy buyer and save yourself thousands by taking advantage of these free resources.

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The Story Behind the Hershey’s Kiss

on February 9, 2018

How the iconic chocolate Kiss was born, the origin of Milk Duds, the company’s WWII “power bar,” the founder’s close call with the Titanic and more.

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4 Critical Steps That Save Thousands on College Costs

on February 2, 2018

The process of getting admitted to college — and paying for it — has changed dramatically in the last few decades.

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7 Affordable, Top-Rated Spring Cruises

on January 25, 2018

Now’s the time to find a bargain cruise for exploration, fitness, relaxation or fun with the kids.

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Earn Cash or Save a Bundle With Online Expert Sites

on January 10, 2018

Plumbers, vets and tutors are just some of the virtual pros available to answer questions and provide guidance — without the hassle and cost of an in-person appointment.

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