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

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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

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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...]

Uber | Save Money on Cabs, Get First Ride for FREE

How to Save Money on Cabs

This post contains my referral link, which means I get a credit when you get a credit - and take your first ride with uber. For more information about the use of referral links, please check out my disclosure policy.  This week, I had some … [Read more...]

Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Moving into a new home often comes with the "perk" of a home warranty policy. Usually the seller offers to provide the warranty; but if not, many buyers still elect to purchase this $300 - $700 annual policy for a bit of peace of mind in their new … [Read more...]

Kansas City Staycation | Fun Things to Do With Your Whole Family

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Staycations and road-trips are two of my family's favorite ways to save money with our vacation plans. If you're road tripping out west this summer, why not plan a stop in Kansas City? And if you're a local planning to save some money this summer … [Read more...]

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)

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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...]