Laura Fenton joined Budget Living around the time of its October 2002 launch and was promoted this past June to assistant editor. She is involved in the magazine's entire
conception and, more specifically, handles the "Making It" and "Designer Challenge" sections. She also helps to steer the "Home Interior/Home Furnishing" features. In less than a
year Budget Living has garnered some serious buzz -- is it any wonder, considering the magazine title juxtaposed against the torpid economy? -- and recently announced it was
boosting its guaranteed rate base later this year to 450,000 from the current 400,000.