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

Big-City Lodgings for $29 a Night

Savvy travelers know that hostels, not hotels, are the way to go. Sharing a room can be surprisingly comfortable – and you can’t beat the price.

Stop Paying for Your Food!

Some of the country’s top chefs forage for ingredients for their five-star meals. So can you, using databases of where to gather food from the wild or from someone’s garden.