How to Save Money with a Gift Closet

How to Save Money with a Gift Closet Get Free Printables to organize your gift giving

If you're a regular reader of KOAB, you've no doubt seen me write the following dozens of times: "This is a great price. Grab it for your gift closet." But what exactly is a gift closet? And what's the rationale behind spending money today on toys, … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save at Whole Foods

5 Easy Ways to Save at Whole Foods

I know that sometimes Whole Foods gets a bad rap in the frugal world. My own father - who actually shops at Whole Foods regularly - jokingly refers to it as "Whole Paycheck". And yes, a lot of the products sold at Whole Foods are more expensive … [Read more...]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Last Thursday night, I had the great pleasure of joining my friend Adina Soclof from ParentingSimply.com for a fun online discussion about one of my favorite topics: How to Talk to Your Kids About Money. If you weren't able to join us, you're in … [Read more...]

How We Got Rid of Cable (And What We Watch Instead)

How we cut the cable cord

Nationwide, the average pay cable bill (not including internet and phone service) was $86 in 2011. It's expected to reach $123 by 2015, according to estimates by the NPD Group. That's well over $1000 a year on something that -- at least … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Make Hosting Shabbat Meals More Affordable

6 Ways to Make Hosting Shabbat Meals More Affordable

Over the weekend, I received a great question about how to budget for the expense of hosting Shabbat meals. I recently started reviewing your blog and I'm totally inspired. My husband and I are hitting rough times at the moment and when we sat down … [Read more...]

How to Restock Your Fridge & Freezer After a Power Outage (On a Budget)

How to Restock Your Fridge (On a Budget) After a Power Outage. Great tips for anyone who has been without power for more than 24 hours. Via KosheronaBudget.com

Whether your power went out because of a natural disaster, or you find yourself moving across country and need to start over with an empty fridge, here is my advice for how to restock on a budget. Tip #1: Make a List of What You Had When you … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Selling Your Stuff on Craigslist

5 Tips for Selling Your Stuff on Craigslist

In my perpetual bid to rid our house of clutter, I did a major sweep of our storage room a few weeks ago. The room had become so packed that it was hard to even open the door! Yes, the Babies R Us warehouse was starting to cause a problem. So, I … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a DSLR Camera

Beginner's Guide to Buying a DSLR Camera

With all the camera deals we have seen over the past week, I decided to ask my friend Miriam from Overtime Cook to share her expert insights with us. When you check out the pictures on her food blog, you'll see immediately why I'm so thrilled to have … [Read more...]

My #1 Tip for Lowering Your Grocery Budget

Best Tip for Lowering Your Grocery Budget

Are you a member of the Kosher on a Budget Facebook group? We've been talking over there about grocery budgets, which has prompted me to share with you my #1 tip for lowering your grocery bill. Create Margin By this, I mean - save aggressively … [Read more...]

Health Care Money Saving Tips

Health Care Money Saving Tips from KosheronaBudget.com

Want to know what the #1 expense is in my personal budget? Health care. And thank G-d, it's not because anyone in our family is sick or has a chronic condition. It's because my husband and I are both self-employed and our healthcare costs are … [Read more...]