Donna L. Montaldo

Donna Montaldo
Donna Montaldo
  • Former store manager for Liz Claiborne (1997-2007) and The Limited (1977-1987)
  • Former regional manager for Petrie Stores (1987-1997)
  • Wrote for Consumer Reports Money Adviser, Reader’s Digest Books, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune


Donna Montaldo wrote for (now Dotdash) for almost 17 years, covering couponing, discount shopping and other ways to save money in more than 240 articles.

Montaldo worked in the retail industry for nearly three decades, serving as a store manager for The Limited and Liz Claiborne and a regional manager for Petrie Stores. She combined her retail experience with her passion for writing to become a journalist. Her work has been published in Consumer Reports Money Adviser, Reader’s Digest Books, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.


Montaldo graduated from Massey Junior College (Fashion Institute of America) in Atlanta. 

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