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 16, 2020

How many of these myths do you believe?

7 Ways to Use Old Toothbrushes
7 Ways to Use Old Toothbrushes

on April 14, 2020

Here’s how to get more mileage out of a discarded toothbrush.

Never Buy These 7 Overpriced Cleaning Products Again
Never Buy These 7 Overpriced Cleaning Products Again

on March 23, 2020

Find out how you can replace these overpriced cleaning supplies for just a few cents.

6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement
6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement

on February 25, 2020

Here’s how — and why — to keep your score high.

12 Ways Retirees Can Earn Passive Income
12 Ways Retirees Can Earn Passive Income

on February 9, 2020

These simple ways of earning income without a lot of active, ongoing effort can stretch your retirement dollars.

12 Ways to Save Big at Movie Theaters
12 Ways to Save Big at Movie Theaters

on January 23, 2020

You can pay less — or maybe nothing at all — to see movies if you use these tactics.

7 Reasons You Should Not Claim Social Security Early
7 Reasons You Should Not Claim Social Security Early

on January 20, 2020

The sooner you claim your Social Security retirement benefits, the more you — and perhaps also your spouse — stand to lose. Here are the stakes.

Resolutions 2020: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps
Resolutions 2020: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps

on December 23, 2019

Skip regret and become debt-free in the new year. It takes a little fortitude, but it’s as simple as 1-2-3.

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

on December 5, 2019

It keeps the fridge smelling sweet, but there are some incredible and overlooked ways to use baking soda.

5 Common Turkey Cooking Mistakes That Can Make You Sick
5 Common Turkey Cooking Mistakes That Can Make You Sick

on November 18, 2019

Done right, a Thanksgiving feast creates wonderful memories. Done wrong, it could send someone to the ER.

8 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Life
8 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Life

on November 15, 2019

Taking these simple steps can revolutionize your health, home, finances and relationships.

Top 5 Activities That People Dream of Doing in Retirement
Top 5 Activities That People Dream of Doing in Retirement

on October 21, 2019

No. 1 isn’t visiting grandkids, and No. 4 might surprise you.

Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Think Again
Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Think Again

on October 8, 2019

Consider these ways that money brings delight and lasting satisfaction.

7 Simple Household Hacks for Things You Do Every Day
7 Simple Household Hacks for Things You Do Every Day

on September 15, 2019

Save cash and hassles on daily tasks with these easy tricks.

8 Odd State and Local Laws
8 Odd State and Local Laws

on August 22, 2019

Town and state laws and rules can tell you a lot about a place.

A 7-Step Plan to Quit Stressing Out About Your Finances
A 7-Step Plan to Quit Stressing Out About Your Finances

on July 11, 2019

Here’s how to take control of your cash — and quit tearing your hair out.

How I Buy Bread for $1 or Less
How I Buy Bread for $1 or Less

on June 21, 2019

Bakery outlets sell multigrain loaves and lots of other products for as little as 50 cents. And no, it’s not old or stale.

The 20 Toughest U.S. Cities for Starting a Career
The 20 Toughest U.S. Cities for Starting a Career

on June 18, 2019

Despite their good points, these cities typically make bad launchpads for a career.

10 States Where Elder Fraud Is Worst
10 States Where Elder Fraud Is Worst

on June 12, 2019

As many as 5 million seniors are ripped off every year. Is your state on this list?

Stop Buying These 7 Household Products That Anyone Can Make
Stop Buying These 7 Household Products That Anyone Can Make

on May 12, 2019

You could easily save hundreds of dollars a year if not more on everything from greeting cards to hand soap. Here’s how to DIY these everyday items in minutes.

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