Donna Freedman

Donna Freedman

A former newspaper journalist, Donna Freedman has been a staff writer for MSN Money and Get Rich Slowly, and freelanced for a wide variety of online and print publications. She got a college degree at age 52 (better late than REALLY late) on full scholarship. Now she lives and writes the frugal life in Anchorage, Alaska, and blogs at

3 Steps to Avoid Debt When Holiday Shopping

As you enjoy the last few rays of summer this Labor Day, don’t forget that the holiday shopping season soon will be upon us. Here are three ways to keep finances full of good cheer.

What To Give Your Host: 35 Awesome Ideas

When you’re invited to a dinner party, a ski weekend, someone’s beach house, say thanks with the right gift. (And improve your chances of being invited again.)