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 DonnaFreedman.com.

The Real Cost of Cat$ and Dog$

Don’t kid yourself: Look at the lifetime costs of a companion animal in order to determine whether you can provide the care that a pet deserves.

9 Ways to Turn Garbage Into Supper

Billions of dollars’ worth of food goes to waste in this country every year. Here’s how to turn trash into nutrition. Your grocery budget will thank you.