About The Frugalista
Seasoned journalist Natalie P. McNeal created and launched personal finance blog, The Frugalista Files, in 2008. She spent a month without getting her hair done, eating out or getting a manicure or pedicure. She saved $400 and took a “vow of frugality.”
Through her blog, Natalie teaches people how to live the frugal and fabulous life. Her blog has been noted by the New York Times, Financial Times, L.A. Times, Washington Post , Essence.com, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald and Tallahassee Democrat. She’s served as a guest on CNN, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, CBS-4 and Miami Herald web television. The word frugalista was named a finalist for Word of the Year by the Oxford University Press. She is the savings expert for geezeo.com, a financial site.
The Howard University graduate is a sought after public speaker on career development and saving on college campuses. Her work at the Miami Herald covering Caribbean-American politics in South Florida earned her a United Nations fellowship to Belo Horizonte Brazil. She is a past Donald Reynolds Foundation business fellow. She owns the trademark for “Frugalista.”
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