Nancy Dunham

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

Man after car crash
4 Common Forms of Accidental Death and How to Avoid Them

on April 21, 2016

These often-fatal types of accidents are why some doctors call the warmer months “trauma season.” Being aware of them and using common sense can help you stay safe.

Bewildered woman on couch
10 Awesome Home Hacks That Save Time and Money

on April 18, 2016

We all have weird smells, trash bag issues and pants’ zippers that refuse to stay up. Put your wallet away and try these low-cost ways to deal with these daily distractions.

Why It’s Time to Snap Up a Good Used Car
Why It’s Time to Snap Up a Good Used Car

on March 3, 2016

A flood of previously owned cars is about to hit the market and drive down prices. Here’s what to look for.

5 Exercises That May Hurt You Instead of Helping You
5 Exercises That May Hurt You Instead of Helping You

on March 2, 2016

Do exercise, but do exercise caution. Here are some common fitness moves that could cause you lots more pain than gain.

10 Ways to Save Big on Renting Your Next Home
10 Ways to Save Big on Renting Your Next Home

on February 25, 2016

Getting a great deal on an apartment requires focus, strategy and preparation. Here are some of the keys to success.

How Smart Companies Keep Employees-Turned-Parents Productive
How Smart Companies Keep Employees-Turned-Parents Productive

on February 24, 2016

Savvy employers help new parents navigate the challenges they bring to the workplace — and everyone benefits.

Should You Buy Your Meds Through Online Pharmacies? Weigh the Pros and Cons
Should You Buy Your Meds Through Online Pharmacies? Weigh the Pros and Cons

on February 10, 2016

The debate about overseas pharmacies continues, but safety findings are impressive and compelling.

Gas Is Cheap, so Why Are We Still Paying Fuel Surcharges for Shipping and Travel?
Gas Is Cheap, so Why Are We Still Paying Fuel Surcharges for Shipping and Travel?

on February 4, 2016

Learn how to save on your travel and shipping even though these fees (created when oil prices spiked) seem to be a permanent fixture.

8 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Tesla Motors
8 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Tesla Motors

on January 19, 2016

Tesla and its golden boy CEO have had their share of potholes and intrigue getting the battery-powered cars to market.

5 Memberships to Enrich Your Personal and Professional Life
5 Memberships to Enrich Your Personal and Professional Life

on January 15, 2016

Here are some great, budget-friendly places to start if you want discounts, affordable fitness facilities, support in aging or in parenting, opportunities to network and ways to connect with your community.

6 Memberships That Will Actually Save You Money in 2016
6 Memberships That Will Actually Save You Money in 2016

on January 14, 2016

Choose wisely among memberships and rewards programs and you can seriously trim your day-to-day expenditures. Here are some options that get kudos for delivering on their promises.

11 Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Seem Last Minute
11 Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Seem Last Minute

on December 18, 2015

These are the kind of gifts that come in handy when an unexpected guest shows up around the holidays. Keep a stash of these on hand for when the need arises.

10 Fun, Funky, Affordable Holiday Gifts for Your Best Girlfriends
10 Fun, Funky, Affordable Holiday Gifts for Your Best Girlfriends

on December 16, 2015

These friends are so important, but resources are limited. Here are some ways to show appreciation for your “besties” without blowing your budget.

The Top 5 Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them
The Top 5 Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them

on December 9, 2015

You won’t be laughing all the way if you’re dashing to the emergency room. Take note of these hazards and how to avoid them, so you can enjoy jingle bells instead of sirens.

5 High-Paying Holiday Jobs That Do Not Involve Elf Costumes
5 High-Paying Holiday Jobs That Do Not Involve Elf Costumes

on November 28, 2015

You don’t have to referee fights among hot-headed shoppers or police the Santa line to make extra money during the holidays. The key to finding decent seasonal jobs is to look beyond the obvious places.

Change It Up This Thanksgiving: 12 Delicious Non-Turkey Meals
Change It Up This Thanksgiving: 12 Delicious Non-Turkey Meals

on November 20, 2015

If you have limited time or patience for cooking on Thanksgiving, you are serving a family of vegetarians, or — heaven forbid — you don’t like turkey, here are ways to celebrate in style.

Wring the Most From Your Airline Travel Dollars — Even During the Holidays
Wring the Most From Your Airline Travel Dollars — Even During the Holidays

on November 4, 2015

Here are some savvy ways to save money on flights, food, Wi-Fi, baggage fees and other travel costs that you can use year-round.

5 Top Safety Features to Check Before You Buy a Car
5 Top Safety Features to Check Before You Buy a Car

on March 10, 2015

Check for features designed to limit damage in a crash — and some that can help prevent the crash to begin with.

How Do You Silence the Chatterbox Sitting Next to You on a Flight?
How Do You Silence the Chatterbox Sitting Next to You on a Flight?

on February 11, 2015

Tips from someone who has been the person in the seat beside you who talks nonstop.

It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

on February 6, 2014

Just what are you supporting with those cookie purchases?

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