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.

States With the Highest and Lowest Internet Connectivity
States With the Highest and Lowest Internet Connectivity

on January 22, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a state-by-state report about internet access. The most-connected state will surprise you.

22 Iconic Brands That Could Disappear in 2018
22 Iconic Brands That Could Disappear in 2018

on January 19, 2018

Some of the companies circling the drain might surprise you — especially the big names that have filed for bankruptcy despite still turning a profit.

The 10 Best and 10 Worst States to Live In if You’re Rich
The 10 Best and 10 Worst States to Live In if You’re Rich

on January 12, 2018

Being rich isn’t only about what you earn. A new study rates the states where the wealthy can get the most bang for their bucks.

The Ultimate Donald Trump Holiday Gift Guide
The Ultimate Donald Trump Holiday Gift Guide

on December 19, 2017

Awesome Trump-themed stocking stuffers for the folks on your list, regardless of which side they’re on.

A Simple, Genius Hack to Save 15 Percent on Netflix and Hulu Every Month
A Simple, Genius Hack to Save 15 Percent on Netflix and Hulu Every Month

on August 15, 2017

It’s easy to cut the cost of TV and movie viewing year after year — and in some cases you’ll wind up getting your screen time for free.

How Grocery Delivery Can Save You Money
How Grocery Delivery Can Save You Money

on August 7, 2017

Want to cut your food budget? Online grocery shopping can mean big savings, even when you account for delivery fees and tips.

9 Homemade Cold Beverages That Beat the Heat
9 Homemade Cold Beverages That Beat the Heat

on July 25, 2017

You can quench your thirst — and refresh your budget — with a tray of these from-scratch sippers.

15 Ways to Slash Your Grocery Bill You Probably Never Considered — Estate Sale, Anyone?
15 Ways to Slash Your Grocery Bill You Probably Never Considered — Estate Sale, Anyone?

on July 5, 2017

Want to save a bundle on groceries without the warehouse club and its annual fee? Consider “bread from the dead” and 14 other shopping tactics.

Moving Back in With the Folks? 7 Tactics to Help New Grads Survive
Moving Back in With the Folks? 7 Tactics to Help New Grads Survive

on July 4, 2017

It might feel like you’re going backwards. But you can make time in your parents’ house a positive experience and stepping stone to independence — if you behave like an adult.

New Grads — Do These 5 Things or Risk Dying Broke
New Grads — Do These 5 Things or Risk Dying Broke

on June 19, 2017

This is the optimal time to build money habits that will serve you all through life.

41 Free or Cheap Ways to Give to Charity
41 Free or Cheap Ways to Give to Charity

on January 10, 2017

Want to make a difference but don’t have much money to spare? There are many ways to give that don’t involve a lot of cash.

The Gift That Doesn’t Need Batteries, Never Breaks and Can Change a Kid’s Life
The Gift That Doesn’t Need Batteries, Never Breaks and Can Change a Kid’s Life

on December 20, 2016

You can give toys they’ll play with and then forget. Or you can give a gift with a lifelong impact.

39 Painless Ways to Find Fast Cash
39 Painless Ways to Find Fast Cash

on December 6, 2016

Need some simple ways to save? Here are dozens of painless ways to squeeze a few extra bucks out of any budget.

The 10 Best Ways to Blow Your Money
The 10 Best Ways to Blow Your Money

on November 22, 2016

Here are 10 easy ways to blow your money today — and guarantee an impoverished tomorrow.

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

on November 16, 2016

If you hope to retire early, the decisions you make are as important as the money you earn.

6 Ways Warehouse Stores Get You to Spend Too Much
6 Ways Warehouse Stores Get You to Spend Too Much

on November 8, 2016

Find out how to counteract a warehouse store’s tricks of the trade.

8 Secrets to Building a Budget That Works
8 Secrets to Building a Budget That Works

on October 25, 2016

Taking charge of your finances can be tough. Use these tactics to get maximum gain with no pain.

How to Live Rent-Free (or Way Cheaper Than You Are Now)
How to Live Rent-Free (or Way Cheaper Than You Are Now)

on September 20, 2016

An expert on living large on less money offers the keys to housing that fits within your budget.

9 Ways to Turn Table Scraps Into Delicious Meals
9 Ways to Turn Table Scraps Into Delicious Meals

on April 25, 2016

Billions of dollars’ worth of food goes to waste in this country every year. Here’s how to turn table scraps and trash into nutrition.

20 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Pet Supplies
20 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Pet Supplies

on March 16, 2016

Even the most frugal pet owner needs to spend some money. The following tactics will help you stretch funds to provide the best life for your animal companion.

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