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Margaret Feinberg & Natalie Gillespie

Author of  Five-Star Living on a Two-Star Budget

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Margaret Feinberg & Natalie Gillespie's Bio:

Margaret Feinberg and Natalie Nichols Gillespie are seasoned travelers whose experiences provide rich material for those who long to live the good life in spite of their income.

In their new book, Five-Star Living on a Two-Star Budget, Feinberg and Gillespie divulge secrets for fulfilling dreams of travel, fashion, entertainment, and dining. Readers will discover shopping habits for those who prefer Prada to Payless and Gucci to Goodwill, tips for planning the trip of a lifetime for a fraction of the cost, how to enjoy fine dining more often for less money, simple tricks to save on big-ticket items, and more. In addition, the authors present their “Live it! Give it!” principles, which illustrate how to embrace a fivestar lifestyle—living more and giving more—on less!

Margaret Feinberg is a gifted freelance writer who has found her niche in Christian publishing. With wisdom beyond her years, she discovers universal lessons in everyday events and enthusiastically shares them in books, articles, seminars, and conferences. Feinberg introduced herself to readers eight years ago and has since written more than 700 articles for Relevant, Christianity Today, Charisma, New Man, BookPage, Outreach and many other national publications. Her New Man cover story featuring Frank Peretti was recognized with an Evangelical Press Association Award in 2002. Continuing to stretch her wings, Feinberg has written or cowritten more than a dozen books, including Just Married, a newlywed’s guide to the first year of marriage. Her 2003 Gold Medallion finalist Simple Acts of Faith proved so popular it was followed up with Simple Acts of Friendship and Simple Prayers of Hope. When she’s not writing, Feinberg can be found kayaking, hiking, and enjoying the Alaska frontier.

Natalie Nichols Gillespie ( balances her roles as wife, mom, stepmom, author, and speaker. She reaches out to others, sharing advice on stepfamily challenges, homeschooling, managing a large family, and living well on any amount of money. Gillespie began her career as a TV reporter but soon shifted to covering entertainment for newspapers including The Tulsa World and St. Petersburg Times. Today, she is managing editor of the women’s lifestyle magazine MTL, a contributing editor to Entertaining Kids, and a freelance writer with more than 1,000 articles in over two dozen magazines and web sites including HomeLife, Christian Parenting Today, Christianity Today, and Focus on the Family.

In addition to authoring The Stepfamily Survival Guide and 101 Ways to Find God’s Purpose for Your Life, Gillespie has shared insights on programs such as Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, Christian Television Network’s Homekeepers, and Fox affiliate WZTV’s Tennessee Mornings. Gillespie enjoys spending time with her family in their Florida home, traveling, homeschooling, shopping for bargains, and reading all the Christian fiction she can get her hands on.

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