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.

Senior couple in front of RV
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.

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4 Ways to Slash the Cost of Housecleaning

on July 21, 2020

These simple tips can save you hundreds of dollars — or more — each year.

Cleaning with a toothbrush
7 Ways to Use Old Toothbrushes

on April 14, 2020

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

Happy cleaning
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.

Man at the movies
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.

2020 money
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.

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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.

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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.

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Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Think Again

on October 8, 2019

Consider these ways that money brings delight and lasting satisfaction.

Woman looking at pickle jar.
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.

Stressed couple
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.

uphill battle
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.

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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.

Couple in their 40s
Make These 5 Crucial Money Moves in Your 40s

on May 2, 2019

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

Here’s What It Costs to Insure America’s Favorite Cars
Here’s What It Costs to Insure America’s Favorite Cars

on April 30, 2019

Americans favor one particular type of vehicle, and the top-selling models are relatively inexpensive to insure.

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The 15 Most Popular Home Upgrades – and What They Cost

on April 29, 2019

The most common home improvement projects among homeowners in the U.S. might surprise you.

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