I was a newspaper journalist for 18 years before originating the Smart Spending and Frugal Nation blogs for MSN Money. For nearly seven years I wrote blog posts and personal finance columns for MSN; during three of those years I was also a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly, one of the most popular PF blogs on the Internet.
Currently I’m on staff at Money Talks News and freelance for numerous other sites, as well as for magazines like Consumers Digest and Woman’s Day. I blog about money and midlife at DonnaFreedman.com, and just started a blog that’s all about writing here on this site.
I’m not comfortable with self-promotion, so I’m going to take a quick break and let the experts speak:
What do you need to know about Donna Freedman?
“One of the best writers in the blogosphere.”
— Will Chen, Killer Aces Media
“If you’ve thought about blogging but didn’t know where to start, Donna’s new course is just the ticket to jump-start your inspiration. If you already have a site or two, it’s a straight-to-the point brush-up that could benefit you as much as it can help any newbie.”
– Victoria Hay, PhD, TheCopyEditorsDesk.com
“Her resilience, compassion and frugal chops are unmatched—plus she’s wicked funny.”
— Personal finance author Liz Weston, Reuters and AskLizWeston.com
“One of the most challenging parts of blogging is coming up with fresh ways to share ideas with readers. Donna’s inspiring tips for projecting personality – while maintaining professionalism – are tools that bloggers at all levels can use every day.”
– Linsey Knerl, Knerl Family Media
“New and experienced bloggers can both benefit from Donna’s advice.”
–Phil Taylor, founder, FinCon
Me again. Here’s a little more background:
My freelance work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines, from Quail Unlimited to The New York Times Review of Books, and on blogs such as Wise Bread, Insurance.com, Straight Talk (Ally Bank), Experian News, Block Talk (H&R Block), Daily Worth, Women & Co. (CitiBank), The Real Deal (Retail Me Not) and Daily Worth. I’ve also published articles about writing writing in The Writer, Assignments, Children’s Writer, and the yearbooks of both The Writer and Children’s Writer.
During my 30-year career I’ve won both regional and national awards from organizations such as Society of Professional Journalists, the Association for Women in Communications, the Society of American Travel Writers, the Women’s Sports Foundation, and the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
I like writing. Does it show?