5 Small Ways to Save $235 Per Month

I was contacted recently by the producer of a local NRP show, the Sound of Ideas, about being on a panel of experts to discuss how to live frugally. She started our conversation by asking me a tough question, "Why are you frugal?" Before I … [Read more...]

31 Days of Decluttering, Day 27: 6 Benefits to a Minimalist Wardrobe

Guest Post by Shaindy from HappilyHectic.com Hello KOAB readers! In the past few months I have intentionally chosen to have fewer clothing items in my wardrobe and I’ve been loving it. I am so glad to be here to share my journey with you. Can … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Severe Weather {on a Budget}

Threats of severe weather are usually a boon for home improvement stores. When Hurricane Sandy was barreling toward the East Coast, Home Depot and Lowe's couldn't keep generators in stock. People wait in line at the grocery stores for hours, … [Read more...]

iPhone Users | WiFi Assist in iOs9 May Be Costing You a Lot of Data! (How to Turn It Off)

Calling all iPhone users! If you recently upgraded to iOS9, as I did, you may have noticed that your data usage has gone through the roof. That's what happened to me. I couldn't figure out what was going on, so I called my wireless provider. … [Read more...]

We All Make Mistakes with Money. Please Stop Judging Yourself.

Here's one thing about money I know to be true: Rich, poor or somewhere in between, we all make mistakes. And usually, at least in my experience, these aren't mistakes you can easily fix with a calculator. No, these aren't mere math mistakes -- … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children About Money

Long time readers of this blog know the story of how my husband and I have changed our money lives: We got out from under $30,000 of debt, set up an emergency fund, funded a bunch of sink funds, and have started aggressively saving for our … [Read more...]

Reader Tip | DIY To Save Money on Simple Car Repairs

Want to save money on car repairs? Check out this great tip from KOAB reader, Yehudah. I love your blog and wanted to share this idea with you - I think it's a great way to save money. I wasn't sure if you discussed saving money by doing … [Read more...]

Money-Saving Tips from KOAB Readers | Free Kids’ Birthday Parties at Home Depot

Sometimes I learn the greatest money saving tips from my KOAB readers. Checkout this one that Nechama Edelson sent to me: You can call your local Home Depot and book a FREE kids' birthday party. They do the kids workshop and the kids get all of the … [Read more...]

The 2 Things You Need If You’re Going to Cut the Cable Cord

I got several questions a week about cutting the cable cord. Some are just looking for encouragement ("Really? We'll be okay with the children's channels? Without the news channels? Without the sports channels?" Yes, really! I promise! :) ). Others … [Read more...]

My Husband’s Total Honest & Unsolicited Review of Ooma (VOIP Telephone Line)

Thanks to my husband (our family's Chief Technical Office) for writing up this review of the Ooma, the VOIP device we used to cut the landline cord and save hundreds of dollars every year. We have had the Ooma for two five years now and … [Read more...]