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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

10 U.S. Cities Where Car Insurance Is Most Costly in 2019
10 U.S. Cities Where Car Insurance Is Most Costly in 2019

on April 19, 2019

Expect to shell out from $2,500 to $5,500 for car insurance premiums every year in these areas.

7 Movie Theater Chains With Senior Discounts
7 Movie Theater Chains With Senior Discounts

and on March 23, 2019

Most theaters offer older patrons a buck or two off the regular price. These chains, however, take it to the next level.

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7 Common Challenges of Working From Home — and How to Master Them

on March 14, 2019

Working remotely means flexibility and freedom — but it can also entail unique obstacles. Here’s how to avoid or conquer them so you can succeed.

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How to Build Your Savings In 3 Easy Steps

on March 9, 2019

The right tactics make it easier than you think to turn spare change into $1,000.

13 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks at the Movies
13 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks at the Movies

on January 15, 2019

A ticket to your local movie theater will cost you around $9. But you can pay less — or maybe nothing at all — with these simple tips.

The 3 Golden Rules of Lending Money to Friends and Family
The 3 Golden Rules of Lending Money to Friends and Family

on January 8, 2019

Financial entanglements can ruin relationships. Here’s what to do when a relative or friend hits you up for a loan.

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7 Good Reasons Generation Z Is Opting Out of College

on December 13, 2018

For earlier generations the idea of pursuing a college degree was a dream or a demand of the times, but that is changing, for some legitimate reasons.

17 Ways to Keep Your Holidays Debt-Free
17 Ways to Keep Your Holidays Debt-Free

on November 6, 2018

These smart tactics help you plan holidays that focus on the fun and avoid a holiday debt hangover in 2019.

7 Foolproof Tricks to Tame Your Paperwork
7 Foolproof Tricks to Tame Your Paperwork

on October 23, 2018

Swimming in a sea of paper? Use these tips to create a simple, sane storage system.

4 Rules for Creating a Painless Budget
4 Rules for Creating a Painless Budget

on September 18, 2018

Find out how to craft a spending plan that allows you to reach your goals — and doesn’t hurt.

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