Fred Topel

Fred Topel

Fred Topel has been an entertainment journalist since 1999, after he graduated film school at Ithaca College. After freelancing for a local paper, Fred became a full time entertainment journalist and has written for About.com, E Online, Hollywood.con, Syfy, Crave Online, Slashfilm, Rotten Tomatoes, Monsters & Critics, We Live Entertainment and many others.

There's more to Fred than movies and TV though so he came to Cheapism to write about business, pets and other ways to save you money. Fred has three cats at home and volunteers at a shelter. Before journalism he worked as a movie theater usher and projectionist, so make sure to check out his reports on the best theaters to visit around the country.

  • Stories by Fred

Hands of bassist playing green bass electric guitar on concert stage, musician playing bass guitar
Quick Trips for Airport Layovers
Old movie theater
Admiral X Force Amenities
Knott's Scary Farm
Sean Connery in Goldfinger
A Look Inside Miranda Lambert’s Mom’s Airstream

Over-the-Top Celebrity RVs

Packing Up the Car
Sailboat plying the calm waters of the Salish Sea near Anacortes, Washington
Cactus the Converted School Bus