Donna Montaldo is a journalist who combines her past experience in the retail industry with her experience and passion for using coupons and finding bargains.
Donna Montaldo worked in the retail industry for 20 years as a regional store manager for a large junior apparel company, a buyer and sales representative of designer apparel and in a management position with the popular Liz Claiborne line before pursuing her current career of eight years as a columnist focused on writing about coupons and bargain hunting.
She has contributed to numerous publications including Consumer Reports Money Adviser, Reader's Digest Books, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
By Donna L. Montaldo:
Working in the retail industry taught me that I could surround myself with beautiful things without ever paying full price for anything. Coupons and Bargains at About.com gives me a wonderful opportunity to share retail secrets, tips on how to save money when shopping, how to get the best deals at grocery stores and drugstores and how to utilize coupons to stretch the budget.