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.

5 Things You Think Could Hurt Your Credit Score — but Don’t
5 Things You Think Could Hurt Your Credit Score — but Don’t

on April 6, 2021

How many of these myths do you believe?

5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food
5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food

on March 31, 2021

Anyone can take advantage of these resources.

17 Ways to Dig Yourself Out of a Financial Hole
17 Ways to Dig Yourself Out of a Financial Hole

on March 24, 2021

If you’re drowning in debt, don’t despair.

41 Things You Should Never Buy
41 Things You Should Never Buy

on March 1, 2021

Some purchases are just plain dumb. Give yourself — and your budget — a break.

Save on Every Single Purchase With These Tricks
Save on Every Single Purchase With These Tricks

on February 9, 2021

These simple tactics, great sites for savings and pro-level shopping hacks help squeeze value from your dollars.

How I Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last All Year
How I Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last All Year

on February 6, 2021

Here are the secrets to extending the life of a roll of paper towels.

7 Handy Household Uses for Baking Soda
7 Handy Household Uses for Baking Soda

on January 25, 2021

Here are some other overlooked ways to use baking soda.

6 Ways to Avoid Spending Too Much at Warehouse Stores
6 Ways to Avoid Spending Too Much at Warehouse Stores

on January 23, 2021

Wholesale stores are designed to encourage us to spend money. Here’s how to avoid falling for their tricks of the trade.

17 Uses for Baby Oil That Will Save You Money
17 Uses for Baby Oil That Will Save You Money

on December 26, 2020

Here’s why this emollient for infants belongs in the home of every financially shrewd adult.

5 Critical Money Moves to Make Before Your 40s Are Over
5 Critical Money Moves to Make Before Your 40s Are Over

on December 2, 2020

Even in your 40s, it’s not too late to get finances in order. Put these items at the top of your must-do list.

10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same Salary
10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same Salary

on November 24, 2020

If you hope to leave the rat race early, these tips can help you reach your goal.

20 Household Items You Can Make Yourself for a Lot Less
20 Household Items You Can Make Yourself for a Lot Less

on November 6, 2020

You’d be amazed at the array of products that you can easily DIY for a fraction of the cost.

The Secret to Getting Dollar Store Items for Free
The Secret to Getting Dollar Store Items for Free

on October 2, 2020

If you know where to look, you can score freebies at the dollar store regularly.

7 Simple Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer
7 Simple Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer

on September 28, 2020

People of moderate means really can leverage their dollars to build wealth. Some of the most effective tactics don’t cost a dime.

5 Cheap Car Repairs That Pay Off Big Down the Road
5 Cheap Car Repairs That Pay Off Big Down the Road

on September 15, 2020

These relatively inexpensive fixes will keep small problems from driving up your auto repair bills.

13 Unusual but Effective Ways to Save on Groceries
13 Unusual but Effective Ways to Save on Groceries

on September 14, 2020

Here’s how to buy groceries at warehouse-club prices — or less — without paying the membership fee.

Good Looks Boost Earning Power: So, What If You’re Not Beautiful?
Good Looks Boost Earning Power: So, What If You’re Not Beautiful?

on September 1, 2020

Research shows that how we look affects what we earn. However, there are ways to take on this workplace bias.

9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Vaseline
9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Vaseline

on August 1, 2020

Forget expensive specialty products. Good ol’ petroleum jelly can address many common annoyances.

8 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buying
8 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buying

on July 30, 2020

You may think you’re looking at a must-have purchase. But do the numbers and think twice.

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Bad Odors
9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Bad Odors

on July 27, 2020

Here’s how to clear your indoor air.

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