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.

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.

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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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The 15 Absolute Best Ways to Save on Your Home and Garden

on September 4, 2018

Half the fun of owning (or renting) a space is making it a comfortable, pleasing place to live, but you don’t have to go broke doing it.

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10 Ways to Redecorate Your Home for Free

on August 12, 2018

The dog days of August are the perfect time to give your house a fresh look on the cheap.

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10 Critters That Can Totally Kill Your Vacation

on July 9, 2018

It’s possible to avoid many animal encounters by keeping your eyes open. But peril might lurk where you least expect it.

4 Ways to Get Free or Low-Cost Dental Care
4 Ways to Get Free or Low-Cost Dental Care

on June 12, 2018

Keep your teeth and wallet intact with some good personal practices and knowing the tricks of the dental industry.

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State by State: Where People Have the Highest and Lowest Credit Scores

on May 14, 2018

Want to know where your state ranks? Check out these credit snapshots.

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America’s 15 Highest-Paid Mayors

on March 27, 2018

Riding herd on a large, complex city is certainly a challenge. But the size of their domain is not all that determines their pay.

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20 Things That Are Cheaper at Walmart Than on Amazon

on March 3, 2018

These 500-pound gorillas of retail both like to claim the lowest-price title, but a new study says neither is completely dominant.

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State by State: Where Americans Are Best and Worst at Managing Debt

on February 12, 2018

Data from more than half a million borrowers shows that people lower-income states often manage their debt better than those where incomes are higher.

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.

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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.

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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.

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