Reader Q&A: The Emergency Fund

Today's question comes from a reader on the West Coast. She's wondering about having an Emergency Fund - and whether everyone really needs to put aside 3-6 months of expenses. I love this question and, as you will see, had a LOT to say on the … [Read more...]

Reader Question: Bar Mitzvah Decorations

My good friend Dana asked a great question last week on Facebook. Since I'm nowhere near having Bar Mitzvah aged kids, I'm not much help to her... but I bet some of my readers will be. I am looking for inspiration. My son's Bar Mitzvah is in … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: 6 Steps for Getting Through the Tough Times

I get many questions like this one from "Jenny" (she asked that I not use her real name)  and I always feel a bit funny answering them. While I want to give all of you encouragement to live your best financial lives, no matter where in that financial … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: Price Matching with Out of Town Stores

Today's reader question comes from Becky in Chicago, who is wondering about price matching with out of town stores. What do you feel about deal/price matching against stores that aren't in the area? For example, my parents live in Detroit, and while … [Read more...]

Reader Question: Food for Playdates

I am totally delinquent in posting this question from my reader Amanda (please forgive me!), but I'm hoping my smart readers will have some suggestions for her. I have a question for you or your readers about play date food. I have been trying to … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: What’s a “Money Maker”?

Today's reader question comes from LW. She's wondering how "money-maker" deals really work. Do you have a question about budgeting, couponing, menu planning or anything else? Please send me an email - I love hearing from my readers! You mention … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: Saving on Little Purchases vs. Eliminating Big Expenses

Do you have a question for me about couponing, saving money, menu planning or anything else? I love to hear from my readers, so please be in touch! I've been reading your blog for a while and appreciate all the tips about couponing - I used to … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: Coupons for Kosher Food?

It's been a while since we've had a Reader Q&A, hasn't it? Sorry about that! I think Pesach completely threw me off my game, but I'm hoping to get back on the bandwagon. Today's question comes from Andrea and she's wondering about coupons for … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: Stockpiling Chametz & Pesach

We're all about Purim in our house these days, but I'm not in complete denial that Pesach is indeed coming. So, I thought this question in the comments section last week was especially apt. It was submitted by "Annonymous", but I'm guessing that … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A: Ways to Save Money on Prescription Medications

For today's Reader Q&A, I'm actually hoping to get some tips from all of you -- my very smart and savvy readers. A reader wrote in asking for ideas on saving money on her prescriptions medications. While I had one or two suggestions, I figure I'm … [Read more...]