Welcome to Kosher on a Budget! I’m glad you found me!
My name is Mara, and I am a wife, a mom to three, a writer… and a bit of a freak about saving money. Over the last four years, I’ve become rather addicted committed to saving my family money through coupon shopping. (And yes, I have the stockpile of cereal, shampoo, and toothpaste to prove it!)
But unlike so many of the bargain bloggers already out there, I am an Orthodox Jewish woman, raising a strictly kosher-keeping family of five.
And even though I can’t get $1/lb ground beef or $.50 blocks of Kraft cheese, I can still use strategic couponing and deal hunting to create margin in our budget. We save where we can, so we can splurge where we want!
For my family of five, I aim to spend no more than $600 per month, which includes our organic CSA share, kosher cheese and beef, plus all of our household items, like laundry detergent, shampoo and toilet paper.
Whether it’s combining coupons with sales, monthly menu planning, deal hunting, or getting freebies, I want to show you how to you, too, can set and keep to your budget - while still living a rich, full, kosher life!
If you came to KOAB because you are feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of debt, take heart: You might find hope in my series called An Honest Discussion. That’s where I reveal our most intimate financial struggles – from overcoming more than $30,000 in debt to building up an emergency fund of 6 months of expenses.
I’m so glad you are here and I can’t wait to learn more about YOU! Leave me a comment or contact me with any questions or suggestions you might have!