Welcome to From Frugal to Free. This website is dedicated to teaching you how to achieve financial freedom through frugality and making smart choices with your money.

Our team of writers are experts in personal finance and know first-hand how financial freedom will change your life. It’s not just about the choices you make with money. It’s a lifestyle.

Here’s a little more about our writers.

About the Writer(s)

Kathryn VercilloKathryn Vercillo is a professional writer with over a decade of experience writing about healthy living and personal finance. She lives in San Francisco, where she has learned to maximize frugal living tips to thrive as a freelancer in one of the nation’s most expensive cities. When not writing, she’s exploring the city on foot with her rescue dog.
Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.

About Our Past Writers

Kara Perez is deeply passionate about increasing rates of financial literacy among women. Her life’s work has given women the tools they need to get the money they deserve, organize their money, and control their finances. In her spare time, she is a freelance writer who focuses on personal finance, financial empowerment for women, and travel. 
Local to Portland, Oregon, Don Snedecor is the founder of the Southwest Portland Post, a local weekly newspaper.  Don has comprehensive experience in newspaper operations, marketing, and related best practices.  His passion is producing impactful articles for digital/print publications of newspapers, magazines, and blogs that drives readership and social media.  Don holds a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University with a focus on journalism.  Don is also a founding member of the Woodstock Farmers Market, a founding member of the Portland Community Newspaper Association.
Jenny Smedra is an avid world traveler, ESL teacher, former archaeologist, and freelance writer. Choosing a life abroad had strengthened her commitment to finding ways to bring people together across language and cultural barriers. While most of her time is dedicated to either working with children, she also enjoys good friends, good food, and new adventures.
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