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Donna Freedman
Works at Get Rich Slowly
Attended North Seattle Community College
Lives in Seattle, WA
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MSN Money writer, Get Rich Slowly staff writer, blogger
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  • Get Rich Slowly
    Staff writer, 2010 - present
  • MSN Money
    Frugality blogger, 2006 - present
  • Anchorage Daily News; Chicago Tribune; Philadelphia Inquirer; MSN Money
    1984 - 2001
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Seattle, WA
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Fairton, NJ - Anchorage, Alaska - Philadelphia, PA - Oak Park, IL - Mt. Laurel, NJ
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MSN Money frugality blogger, Get Rich Slowly staff writer
Introduction

Until recently I wrote a personal finance column for MSN Money. Now I write the Frugal Cool daily frugality site, also for MSN Money.

In addition, I am a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly and have my own site, Surviving and Thriving.

In my past life I was a newspaper journalist (Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Tribune) and freelanced for a wide variety of publications — everything from Quail Unlimited to the New York Times Review of Books.

My writing has won regional and national awards, including prizes from the Association of Women in Communications, the National College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Travel Writers and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

I went to college for one year, 1976-77, and then started back up in autumn 2005. In December 2009 I earned a degree in the Comparative History of Ideas (B.A., magna cum laude) from the University of Washington in Seattle, where I was a Mary Gates Scholar.

I'm mom to one daughter, Abigail, who writes a PF/disability blog called I Pick Up Pennies. She makes me proud.

Education
  • North Seattle Community College
    General studies, 2005 - 2006
  • University of Washington
    Comparative History of Ideas, 2007 - 2009
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Want to start a blog, or monetize a site you already own? This book will help -- and I'm giving away a copy.
http://donnafreedman.com/2014/04/11/help-with-starting-your-blog/
Some people write for love. Others write for money. I say it's possible to do both.
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Been a while since I left the staff position at GRS. Now I'm guest-posting. Hello again....
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Quick poll: How many of you would spend $978 for a single night out?
http://donnafreedman.com/2014/04/21/the-prom-bubble-has-burst-sort-of/
According to a Visa survey of 4,000 people, families will be spending 14 percent less on the prom this year. But the average price tag is still pretty startling.
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Money lessons aplenty are tucked in and among all the pow! zap! action of the newest film in the Marvel franchise.
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Last chance for early-bird registration at FinCon14. You REALLY need to attend.
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How's your retirement planning going? Join the Ally Bank/Bankrate.com TweetChat on March 4 to learn more (and maybe win a $100 Amazon card).
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All that money you "saved" by using sales or discount websites -- where is it, exactly?
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