personal finance for women http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9659/all en-US Women of personal finance spotlight: Julia Scott from Daily News here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-julia-scott-from-daily-news-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-julia-scott-from-daily-news-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/BargainHunterJuly2008.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="226" height="151" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week 12/8 - 12/14, Julia Scott, from the <a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/">Los Angeles Daily News</a> will be <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-julia-daily-news-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3969.html#post25070">answering questions in our forum</a> about bargain hunting, what it's like blogging for a big newspaper, and what we can do to survive this economy.</p> <p>Julia has been a reporter for more than six years, including two at the LA Daily News (second largest paper in LA), two at the New Jersey Star Ledger, where she contributed to stories that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2005. &nbsp;Her popular <a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/">bargain hunting blog</a> covers how to score deals from groceries to Gucci.</p> <p>Please <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-julia-daily-news-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3969.html#post25070">join&nbsp;Julia in our forums</a> today!</p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread's spotlight on the <a title="Women of personal finance home page" href="../../../../../../topic/women-of-personal-finance">Women of personal finance</a>.&nbsp; At the end of the interview period we'll publish the best questions and answers from the forum interview and post them on the homepage.&nbsp;&nbsp; If your question gets picked we'll include a link back to your blog.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Bargain Hunter</strong></p> <p><strong>Blog:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/">Bargain Hunter</a></p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: Julia Scott</p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong><strong>:&nbsp; </strong><a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/atom.xml">RSS</a></p> <p>Julia started her Bargain Hunter blog 18 months ago because she had blog envy. Many other reporters at the LA Daily News had successful blogs that were transforming the newsroom and she wanted a piece of the action. &nbsp;Today, the Bargain Hunter is one of the fastest growing blogs at the Daily News. I know it is certainly one of my favorite places to get the latest deal news.</p> <p>Check out some of Julia's most popular posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/2008/10/talk-yourself-into-a-deal-wher.html">Talk yourself into a deal when there are no coupons</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=national&amp;blog_id=162&amp;IncludeBlogs=162">Deals around the country </a>(frequently updated)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.dailynews.com/bargain/2008/12/the-bargain-hunter-gift-guide.html">The Bargain Hunter gift guide</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.dailynews.com/bargain/2008/10/12-ways-to-cutback.html">12 ways to cut back</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.dailynews.com/bargain/2008/10/being-a-cheapskate-is-in-my-bl.html">Being a cheapskate is in my blood... tips from my pop</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.dailynews.com/bargain/2008/11/how-does-your-insurance-bill-c.html">How does your insurance bill compare?</a></li> </ul> <p>Grab a cup of java and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-julia-daily-news-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3969.html#post25070">join our chat with Julia</a> in the forum today!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-julia-scott-from-daily-news-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-frugal-upstate-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Frugal Upstate here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping julia scott personal finance for women women of personal finance Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:52:35 +0000 Lynn Truong 2632 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: Frugal Upstate here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-frugal-upstate-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-frugal-upstate-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/jenn frugal upstate.png" alt="Jenn from Frugal Upstate" title="Jenn from Frugal Upstate" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="351" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week 10/13 - 10/19, Jenn from <a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/">Frugal Upstate</a> will be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-jenn-frugal-upstate-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3621.html#post23057">answering questions in our forums</a> about blogging, personal finance, and entrepreneurship!</p> <p>Jenn is a quite fascinating and accomplished lady.  Browse through her <a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2006/09/100-things-about-me-meme.html">100 Things About Me</a> post and you&#39;ll find gems like &quot;I’ve eaten a chicken heart while visiting Taiwan&quot; and &quot;I got my Masters of Business with a concentration in Logistics while in the Army.&quot;  Now that&#39;s someone I would love to have a long chat with. </p> <p>Please <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-jenn-frugal-upstate-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3621.html#post23057">join Jenn in our forums</a> today! </p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/topic/women-of-personal-finance" title="Women of personal finance home page">Women of personal finance</a>.  At the end of the interview period we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the forum interview and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.  </p> <p><strong>About Frugal Upstate<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>:  <a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/">Frugal Upstate</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>:  Jenn</p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/frugalupstate/blogspot">RSS &amp; Email</a> <br /><strong><br />In her own words</strong>:</p> <p>I’m New York mama Jenn from Frugal Upstate. Since 2006, I’ve been writing about simple ways to save money doing simple things you’ve never even considered. One hint: it’s not all about clipping coupons and buying on sale!</p> <p>My motto is use what you’ve got, get creative and save. I started by stretching what I had for longer, reusing stuff and making do without all the little needless extras. Along the way, I figured out that frugality is fun—like the way you feel when you find a designer dress at a yard sale for $5.</p> <p>Frugality isn’t scary, it’s a gradual process that I’m still learning myself. I try different frugal skills, some of which stick, and some that don’t. I have fabulous successes and ridiculous failures. I possess no special skills except tenacity and the belief that I can figure it out. And my favorite part is sharing and learning from my readers.</p> <p>My kids inspired me to take up the frugal cause. I was a career Army officer working with guns and tanks, about a world away from my blissfully domestic life today. After the birth of my first child, I decided to stay home full time. A typical New Yorker, I wanted it all: a good life, happy kiddos and a fat wallet on one less paycheck. I was determined to prove to the world that we don’t need more money to keep up our quality of life.</p> <p>I’m also a suburban subversive, plotting to reinvent the way we stay-at-home-moms think about keeping up with the Joneses. Here’s an example: last year I instituted a $10 gift limit at my daughter’s birthday party. No one complained, and gift limits started popping up on Christmas parties and friends’ invites. Quietly, we frugalites will take over the world!</p> <p>Remember, every frugal tip isn’t for everyone. Try one new frugal skill and see if it works. Even just a few can and will make a difference in your lifestyle (and your bank account). </p> <p>Check out some of her most popular posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-of-concious-spending-using-latte.html" target="_blank">Conscious Spending</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/making-laundry-detergent.html" target="_blank">Video Blog: Making Your Own Laundry Soap</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/putting-it-all-on-line-how-to-hang.html" target="_blank">Video Blog: Hanging Out the Wash</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/06/frugal-food-part-one-eggs.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part One: Eggs</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/06/frugal-food-part-two-tuna.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part Two: Tuna</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/06/frugal-food-part-three-beans.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part Three: Beans</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/06/frugal-food-part-four-ground-meat.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part Four: Ground Meat</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/07/frugal-food-part-five-chicken-whole-and.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part Fiver: Chicken Whole, Wings &amp; Thighs</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/07/frugal-food-series-part-six-breads.html" target="_blank">Frugal Food Part Six: Bread, Potatoes, Pasta &amp; Rice</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/01/make-gift-tags-from-christmas-cards.html" target="_blank">Gift Tags from Christmas Cards</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/05/organization-making-attractive-and.html" target="_blank">Make Attractive &amp; Frugal Curtains &amp; Storage Boxes</a> </li> </ul> <p>Grab a cup of java and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-jenn-frugal-upstate-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3621.html#post23057">join our chat with Jenn</a> in the forum today!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u4/jenn-frugal-upstate-with-lynn.png" alt="jenn and lynn" title="jenn and lynn" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p><em>Jenn and Lynn hanging out at Blog World Expo. </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-frugal-upstate-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-lynnae-from-being-frugal-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Lynnae from Being Frugal here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-julia-scott-from-daily-news-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Julia Scott from Daily News here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living personal finance for women women of personal finance Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:58:45 +0000 Lynn Truong 2517 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: Lynnae from Being Frugal here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-lynnae-from-being-frugal-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-lynnae-from-being-frugal-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Lynnaeslightlybiggerprofile.jpg" alt="Lynnae from being frugal" title="Lynnae from BeingFrugal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="165" height="195" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week (9/30- 10/5), Lynnae from <a href="http://beingfrugal.net/">Being Frugal</a> will be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-lynnae-beingfrugal-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3494.html#post22640">answering questions in our forums</a> about frugal living, blogging, and personal finance!</p> <p>Lynnae is one of the most beloved frugal living bloggers.  Her honest and warm writing connects with readers right away.  Her blog entries read like long helpful letters from a favorite aunt or a helpful neighbor. </p> <p>Please <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-lynnae-beingfrugal-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3494.html#post22640">join Lynnae in our forums</a> as she shares her insights on how to stay frugal in this dreadful economy. </p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/topic/women-of-personal-finance">Women of Personal Finance</a>.  At the end of the interview period we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the forum interview and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.  </p> <p><strong>About</strong> <strong>Being Frugal</strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://beingfrugal.net">Being Frugal</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: Lynnae</p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/BeingFrugal">RSS</a> , <a href="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=934157&amp;loc=en_US">Email<br /></a> <br /><strong>In her own words</strong>:  </p> <p>&quot;I’ve been married for 12 years and have two children, a daughter and a son. I started racking up debt in college, when I applied for my first credit card on campus the first week of school. My husband and I added to my debt after we got married. We’ve finally woken up and decided it’s time to get out of debt for good</p> <p>&quot;I started this blog as a way to hold myself accountable for the financial decisions I make. In the short amount of time I’ve been blogging, my blog has grown to be far more than that. My readers keep my accountable for my decisions, and they’ve given me great tips on ways to become more frugal. I really enjoy interacting with my readers and visiting their blogs to see how they’re doing also. I love that there are so many bloggers working to get out of debt.&quot;</p> <p>Check out some of Lynnae&#39;s most popular posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/01/31/frugal-hacks-for-your-home/">75 frugal hacks for your home</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2007/09/25/why-the-minimalist-lifestyle-appeals-to-me/">Why the minimalist lifestyle appeals to me</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/01/29/save-money-by-making-homemade-cleaning-products/">Homemade cleaning products</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/02/08/marriage-and-money/">7 things women wish men knew about money</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2007/10/08/my-best-and-worst-financial-decisions-they-might-surprise-you/">My best and worst financial decisions (they might surprise you)</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/05/05/not-keeping-up-with-our-parents-career-struggles/">(Not) keeping up with our parents: Career struggles</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/03/03/how-to-make-a-budget/">How to make a budget that works </a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/03/10/building-a-square-foot-garden/">How to build a square foot garden <br /></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2008/02/13/how-to-prepare-for-a-baby-without-going-broke/">How to prepare for a baby without going broke</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/2008/01/10/how-i-taught-my-preschooler-the-value-of-a-dollar/">How I taught my preschooler the value of a dollar</a> </li> </ul> <p>Grab a cup of java and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-lynnae-beingfrugal-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3494.html#post22640">join our chat with Lynnae in the forum today</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-lynnae-from-being-frugal-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-frugal-upstate-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Frugal Upstate here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-many-of-these-frugal-virtues-have-you-mastered">How Many of These &quot;Frugal Virtues&quot; Have You Mastered?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-julia-scott-from-daily-news-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Julia Scott from Daily News here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living being frugal beingfrugal lynnae personal finance for women women of personal finance Tue, 30 Sep 2008 03:58:36 +0000 Lynn Truong 2471 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Donna_headshot4.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="80" height="80" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week (9/15-9/21), Donna Freedman from <a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/">MSN&#39;s Smart Spending blog</a> will be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-donna-msn-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3291.html">answering questions in our forums</a> about personal finance, frugal living, and her writing career.</p> <p>Donna and her partner in crime Karen Datko have done a great job reaching out to the personal finance blogging community.  They are constantly scouring the web for great material and they are always generous about linking out to smaller bloggers.  </p> <p>If you are are a new blogger looking for exposure, you should definitely <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-donna-msn-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3291.html">drop by the forum and tell Donna about your blog</a>. </p> <p> This interview is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Women of Personal Finance</a>.  At the end of the interview period we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the forum interview and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.  </p> <p><strong>About Smart Spending</strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/">Smart Spending</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>:  <a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/tags/Donna+Freedman/default.aspx">Donna Freedman</a> &amp; <a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/tags/Karen+Datko/default.aspx">Karen Datko</a> </p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/SmartSpending/rss.aspx">RSS</a> </p> <p>Donna spent 17 years as a feature writer at the <em>Anchorage Daily News</em> in Anchorage, Alaska.  She is a full-time student at the University of Washington, where she is a Mary Gates Scholar majoring in the Comparative History of Ideas.  Her writing, reviews and research have appeared in many publications, including <em>McCalls, The New York Times Review of Books, Parade, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Premiere, 3-2-1 Contact, Time Magazine for Kids</em>, and <em>The Writer</em>.  Donna is the winner of the 2007 <a href="http://www.womcom.org/awards/Clarion2008.asp#OnlineMedia">Clarion Award</a> from the Association of Women in Communications. </p> <p>Check out some of her most popular posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2007/12/14/see-a-penny-pick-it-up.aspx">See a penny?  Pick it up!</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/09/11/your-new-frugality-tool-the-kitchen-timer.aspx">Your frugality tool: the kitchen timer</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/09/10/breakfast-on-the-fly-and-on-the-cheap.aspx">Breakfast on the fly, and on the cheap</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/09/03/do-our-jobs-define-us-some-thoughts-on-labor.aspx">Do our jobs define us? Some thoughts on labor</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/08/27/doing-without-in-your-20s-by-choice.aspx">Doing without in your 20s -- by choice</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/08/18/6-reasons-why-i-love-cash.aspx">6 reasons I love cash</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/08/22/make-your-own-hot-flash-spray-and-other-frugal-hacks.aspx">Make your own hot-flash spray, and other frugal hacks</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/08/07/frugal-overspending-is-still-overspending.aspx">Frugal overspending is still overspending</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/08/06/thinking-outside-the-supermarket.aspx">Thinking outside the supermarket <br /></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/07/25/the-thrill-of-the-hunt-shopping-secondhand-stores.aspx">The thrill of the hunt: Shopping secondhand stores</a> </li> </ul> <p>Grab a cup of java and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-donna-msn-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3291.html">join our chat with Donna</a> in the forum today!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance donna freedman msn personal finance for women smart spending women of personal finance Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:00:47 +0000 Lynn Truong 2427 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/allese.jpg" alt="Allese from Wesabe" title="Allese from Wesabe" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="202" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the rest of this week (9/10 - 9/14) Allese Thomson, the community manager from <a href="http://www.wesabe.com">Wesabe</a>, will be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-allese-wesabe-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3003.html">answering questions in our forum</a> about personal finance, corporate blogging, and her experiences working for an exciting personal finance startup.</p> <p>Wesabe is a great online budgeting tool that analyzes your financial data to help you identify ways to save money.&nbsp; The best part of Wesabe, however, is the <a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/">Wesabe community</a>, which is managed with loving care by Allese.</p> <p>Allese started out as an intern at Wesabe but quickly moved up to become Wesabe's community manager and official blogger (I think she'll probably be running the place by Christmas).&nbsp;</p> <p>Please <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-allese-wesabe-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3003.html">join Allese in our forums today</a> and find out how she landed such a sweet gig at Wesabe!</p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread's spotlight on the <a href="/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Women of Personal Finance</a>.&nbsp; At the end of the interview period we'll publish the best questions and answers from the forum interview and post them on the homepage.&nbsp;&nbsp; If your question gets picked we'll include a link back to your blog. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Allese Thomson</strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://blog.wesabe.com">Wheaties for Your Wallet</a> (Wesabe's Official Blog)</p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: Allese Thomson</p> <p><strong>Community</strong>: <a href="https://www.wesabe.com/users/allese">Wesabe Groups </a> </p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:&nbsp; <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/WheatiesForYourWallet">RSS</a></p> <p>How <a href="http://blog.wesabe.com/2008/06/23/welcome-allese/">Allese became Wesabe's community manager</a> :</p> <blockquote><p>Last summer, we brought <a href="https://www.wesabe.com/users/allese">Allese</a> in as an intern to help us take care of the increasing amounts of work at Wesabe. We were psyched that she dove right in and did a great job with her assigned tasks. Even better, though, was that she started using Wesabe for her own finances, and had a ton of great suggestions and contributions for improving the site. Best of all for me, she jumped into <a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/">Wesabe Groups</a> and started asking questions, posting her own advice, and kicking off threads that turned into great and long-running conversations. Her participation in Groups wasn&rsquo;t part of her job nor even anything we asked her to do, but right away she made the community better and has been very active in Groups since.</p> </blockquote> <p>Here is a sample of the helpful discussions taking place at Wesabe:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/13-dont-panic/discussions/373-my-credit-report-argh">My credit report - Argh!</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/91-can-you-afford-your-pets/discussions/883-can-you-afford-your-pet">Can you afford your pets?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/13-dont-panic/discussions/1270-spouses-spending-addiction">Dealing with a spouse's spending addiction</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/4-saving-up/discussions/1973-legit-work-from-home-opportunities">Legit work from home opportunities?</a> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/92-eating-on-a-budget/discussions/1749-how-much-do-you-spend-on-groceries-per-week-month">How much do you spend on groceries per week/month?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/9-paying-it-off/discussions/1886-what-makes-you-feel-rich-while-being-frugal">What makes you feel rich while being frugal</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/8-entrepreneurship/discussions/1782-interested-in-starting-a-new-business-need-advice">Interested in starting a new business -- Need advice <br /> </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wesabe.com/groups/9-paying-it-off/discussions/2400-student-loans-some-perspective">Some perspective on student loans</a> </li> </ul> <p>Allese recently started writing for Wesabe's official blog <a href="http://blog.wesabe.com">Wheaties for Your Wallet</a>.&nbsp; Here are her most recent posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://blog.wesabe.com/2008/08/27/the-411-of-the-401k/">The 411 of the 401(k)</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://blog.wesabe.com/2008/08/20/the-overwhelming-world-of-money/">The overwhelming world of money</a></li> </ul> <p>Grab a cup of java and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-allese-wesabe-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-3003.html">join our chat with Allese in the forum today</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance allese thomson wesabe personal finance for women women of personal finance Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:21:42 +0000 Lynn Truong 2412 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/millionaire_mommy.PNG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="213" height="222" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week (8/25 - 8/31), Jen from <a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com">The Millionaire Mommy Next Door</a> will be answering questions in <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-millionaire-mommy-next-door-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2842.html#post20981">our forums</a> about blogging, personal finance, and entrepreneurship!</p> <p>Jen went from working a minimum wage job as a college drop-out to financial freedom as a debt-free, self-made millionaire by age 40. Today she is the author of one of the most popular and inspiring personal finance blogs. </p> <p><strong>Please <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-millionaire-mommy-next-door-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2842.html#post20981">join Jen in our forums</a> </strong>as she shares the story of her amazing journey to financial independence. </p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Women of Personal Finance</a>.  At the end of the interview period we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-millionaire-mommy-next-door-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2842.html#post20981">forum interview</a> and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.   </p> <p><strong>About The Millionaire Mommy Next Door<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/">The Millionaire Mommy Next Door</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: Jen</p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/MillionaireMommyNextDoor">RSS</a></p> <p><strong>In her own words</strong>: </p> <blockquote><p>We consider ourselves <u><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/07/frugal-millionaires-key-to-wealth.html">closet millionaires</a></u>. Our family lives a typical middle-class lifestyle with one fantastic exception-- we only work when we want to. Financial freedom affords us free time. Contrary to popular belief, most millionaire households do not live the extravagant lifestyles that many assume. In fact, a millionaire or two may be living inconspicuously next door to you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I want to share the story of our journey from minimum wage to financial freedom because I&#39;m at a point where <u><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/09/powerful-and-addictive-nature-of-giving.html">I&#39;d like to give back</a></u>. The financial industry is rarely focused on women – my intention is to offer a supportive community and a female perspective.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>My blog isn&#39;t just about sharing my story. I&#39;ve pledged my blog&#39;s profits (referral commissions from sales of <u><a href="http://astore.amazon.com/milmomnexdoo-20">my favorite books</a></u> and advertisements) as <u><a href="http://www.kiva.org/lender/millionairemommynextdoor">no-interest microloans</a></u> for small businesses operated by working, impoverished women in developing countries.</p> </blockquote> <p>Jen&#39;s posts are always filled with equal measures of excellent advice and heartfelt encouragement.  Following her <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/MillionaireMommyNextDoor">RSS</a> feed is like having a personal wealth coach.  Check out some of her most popular posts. </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2008/08/why-women-need-more-money-than-men-and.html">Why Women Need More Money Than Men -- and What Can Be Done to Make It Happen</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/07/years-worth-of-weekly-cheap-dates.html">A Year&#39;s Worth of Weekly Cheap Dates</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-want-to-make-lots-of-money.html">Create Your Treasure Map To Riches</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/10/dispelling-myth-that-home-ownership-is.html">Dispelling The Myth That Home Ownership Is Your Best Investment</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-i-became-millionaire-while-working.html">How I Became a Millionaire While Working In My Pajamas</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-become-famous-blogger-or-i.html">How to Become a Famous Blogger (or) I&#39;m a Closet Millionaire No More</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://http//millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-make-million-dollars-while.html">How to Make a Million Dollars While Eating Lunch</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-make-money-management-family.html">How to Make Money Management a Family Affair</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-you-want-to-be-wealthy-you-need-to.html">If You Want To Be Wealthy, You Need To Know This</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2008/04/skeletons-in-my-closet.html">The Skeletons in My Closet</a></li> </ul> <p> Grab a cup of java and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-millionaire-mommy-next-door-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2842.html#post20981">join our chat with Jen in the forum today</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance millionaire mommy next door personal finance for women women of personal finance Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:15:18 +0000 Lynn Truong 2367 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: The Frugal Duchess here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/frgaul_duchess_cropped_0.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="178" height="240" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week (8/18- 8/24), Sharon Harvey Rosenberg (The Frugal Duchess) be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-frugal-duchess-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2796.html#post20617">answering questions in our forum</a> about blogging, personal finance, and her new book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&amp;location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFrugal-Duchess-Live-Well-Money%2Fdp%2F1934508004%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1216048198%26sr%3D8-1&amp;tag=thelesmac-20&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325">Frugal Duchess of South Beach: How to Live Well and Save Money Anywhere</a>!  </p> <p>All of us have dreams of publishing a book based on our blogs or life stories.  Now you can <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-frugal-duchess-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2796.html#post20617">ask Sharon</a> how she was able to land that Holy Grail among writers: A fabulous book deal. </p> <p>As a popular columnist for the Miami Herald, Sharon can also offer useful insights on how bloggers can approach journalists to get more media attention. </p> <p>This interview is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Women of Personal Finance</a>.  At the end of the interview period we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-frugal-duchess-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2796.html#post20617">forum interview</a> and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.  </p> <p><strong><a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-frugal-duchess-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2796.html#post20617">Join the conversation with the Frugal Duchess today</a></strong>.</p> <p><strong>About The Frugal Duchess<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/">The Frugal Duchess</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: Sharon Harvey Rosenberg</p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheFrugalDuchess">RSS</a></p> <p>Sharon is an award-winning journalist for the Miami Herald who is an expert on living a life of high style without the stress of high costs or deprivation.  Her new book chronicles her often hilarious journey of luxury living for less in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., while equipping readers with the tools they can use in their own cities. </p> <p><em>&quot;I have a fashionably frugal attitude: Live well, find meaning and stay on a budget.&quot;</em>  Sharon</p> <p> Sharon has so many great tips on her blog it is hard to pick our favorites.  Here is a sample of her money-saving, style-enhancing tips: </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2007/12/airhead-vs-workaholic-what-i-learned.html">What I Learned about Money from Writing a Book</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-tips-how-to-get-fair-deal-when.html">How to Get a Fair Deal When Splitting the Tab with Friends</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2007/12/park-carefully-10-frugal-tips-for-post.html">Park Carefully: 10 Frugal Tips for Post-Holiday Shopping</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/03/ask-for-camp-scholarships-money-is-out.html">Ask for Camp Scholarships! Money is Out There</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/01/why-i-collect-pennies-6-reasons-for.html">Why I Collect Pennies: 6 Reasons for Loving Petty Cash</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/06/selling-car-jewelry-other-stuff-to.html">Selling the Car, Jewelry &amp; Other Stuff to Raise Cash</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/03/sell-coach-bag-what-im-willing-to-give.html">Sell the Coach Bag? What I&#39;m Willing To Give Up for Financial Security</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/02/shocking-results-from-my-free-energy.html">Shocking Results from My Free Energy Audit</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/04/should-we-house-hunt-nah-plus-tips-for.html">Tips for Preparing for Home Ownership</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-save-money-on-hair-coloring.html">How to Save Money on Hair Coloring (Sorry Jamie Lee!!)</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-hire-friends-other-life-lessons.html">How to Hire Friends &amp; Other Life Lessons from a Photo Shoot</a></li> </ul> <p> Check out some of the media attention she&#39;s getting for her wonderful book:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://cbs4.com/local/Sharon.Harvey.Rosenberg.2.695895.html">CBS4 &amp; The Frugal Duchess</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://beauty.ivillage.com/slideshow/beauty_style/ivillage_weekly_top_10_books_for_style_mavens/the_frugal_duchess/">iVillage Weekly Top 10: Books for Style Mavens</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://cbs4.com/video/?id=57969@wfor.dayport.com">Jim &amp; Jade in the Morning CBS</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pluggd.tv/audio/channels/money_blogger_podcast/episodes/16plt">Money Blogger Podcast Interview</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://video.nbc4.com/player/?id=277123">NBC 4 WRC in Washington, DC</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://miamibeach.plumtv.com/videos/frugal_duchess">Plum TV Interview</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/her-royal-highness-speaks-an-interview-with-the-frugal-duchess">Wise Bread Interview </a></li> </ul> <p>Here&#39;s a great review of Sharon&#39;s book from an <a href="http://www.amazon.com/review/R32HEXICS36XSX/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=1934508004&amp;nodeID=#wasThisHelpful">enthusiastic Amazon fan</a> :<br /> <blockquote>I just devoured &quot;The Frugal Duchess&quot; on a weekend getaway trip and loved it. Not only did I amass a number of helpful tips-- AAA discounts movie tickets &amp; vinegar works as an inexpensive alternative to pricey dishwasher rinses-- but the author is so engaging that I enjoyed every moment of the journey. This book improbably combines everything from a glimpse into the South Beach high life to tales of growing up African-American in the Philadelphia suburbs to creative tips for throwing a memorable slumber party for tween girls. </p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Harvey Rosenberg has a terrific sense of humor, and the stories of her family made the book truly priceless. With any luck, she&#39;ll soon have her own TV spot so she can continue to offer offbeat shopping ideas and important life lessons.</p></blockquote> <p>A frugal blogger with a TV spot?  Why not?  I would certainly watch that show. Yup, that&#39;s how rumors get started folks.  Please drop by the forum and <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/ask-frugal-duchess-question-women-personal-finance-spotlight-2796.html#post20617">have a chat with the Frugal Duchess today</a>.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-frugal-duchess-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-donna-freedman-from-msn-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-millionaire-mommy-next-door-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-allese-thomson-from-wesabe-here-to-answer-your-questions">Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance frugal duchess personal finance for women sharon rosenberg women of personal finance Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:09:25 +0000 Lynn Truong 2341 at http://www.wisebread.com Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/digerati_life_svb.jpg" alt="The Digerati Life" title="The Digerati Life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="208" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For this entire week (8/10 - 8/17), SVB of The Digerati Life will be <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/women-personal-finance-spotlight-ask-digerati-life-question-2759.html#post20140">answering questions in our forum</a> about blogging, personal finance, and entreprenruship!  </p> <p>This is part of Wise Bread&#39;s spotlight on the <a href="/the-complete-list-of-personal-finance-blogs-by-women">Women of Personal Finance</a>.  At the end of the week we&#39;ll publish the best questions and answers from the <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/women-personal-finance-spotlight-ask-digerati-life-question-2759.html#post20140">forum interview</a> and post them on the homepage.   If your question gets picked we&#39;ll include a link back to your blog.  <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/women-personal-finance-spotlight-ask-digerati-life-question-2759.html#post20140">Join the conversation with SVB today</a>.</p> <p><strong>About The Digerati Life  </strong></p> <p><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com">The Digerati Life</a> </p> <p><strong>Blogger</strong>: <a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/about/">Silicon Valley Blogger (SVB)</a></p> <p><strong>Subscribe</strong>:  <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/CurlyTree">RSS</a>, <a href="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=453184&amp;loc=en_US">Email</a> <p>SVB started blogging as a way to track her own entrepreneur endeavors and comment on the fascinating culture of the Silicon Salley.  She is one of the most popular personal finance bloggers around, and certainly one of our favorites here on Wise Bread. </p> <p>The Digerati Life is written from the unique perspective of an engineer/entrepreneur/mommy.  Perhaps that special blend of experiences is what makes her posts so interesting and original.  Hey, don&#39;t take our word for it.  Check out some of her posts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/06/19/cheap-ways-to-learn-and-feed-your-brain/">Cheap Ways To Learn And Feed Your Brain</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2006/11/13/9-no-fuss-ebay-selling-tips/">9 No Fuss eBay Selling Tips </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/03/06/a-job-quitters-primer-25-reasons-to-leave-your-job/">A Job Quitter&#39;s Primer: 25 Reasons To Leave Your Job </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2006/11/01/money-101-my-basic-financial-plan/">Money 101: My Basic Financial Plan</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/02/05/10-hot-jobs-in-big-demand-how-my-job-stacks-up/">10 Hot Jobs In Big Demand: How My Job Stacks Up</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/02/20/how-to-furnish-your-house-on-any-budget-even-for-free/">How To Furnish Your House On Any Budget, Even For Free</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/02/11/top-20-dumbest-business-ideas-that-made-millionsor-not/">Top 20 Dumbest Business Ideas That Made Millions...Or Not!</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/06/18/top-common-fights-over-money-and-what-you-can-do-to-avoid-them/">Top Common Fights Over Money And What You Can Do To Avoid Them</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2006/11/10/saving-money-frequently-asked-questions/">Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/04/21/stocks-vs-real-estate-winning-investment-strategies/">Stocks Vs Real Estate, Winning Investment Strategies</a></li> </ul> <p>See, I told you she is awesome.  SVB quit her day job earlier this year to focus on blogging, so I&#39;m sure you&#39;ll have tons of questions about her problogging insights.  Check out <a href="/forums/bloggers-corner/women-personal-finance-spotlight-ask-digerati-life-question-2759.html#post20140">SVB&#39;s thread in the forum</a> now and ask her a question. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-of-personal-finance-spotlight-the-digerati-life-here-to-answer-your-questions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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