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...]

Talking Explicitly to My Children About Money

My husband and I have changed our money lives. We got out from under $30,000 of debt -- then set up an emergency fund, funded a bunch of sink funds, and have started aggressively saving for our retirement. That's the good news. The bad news is … [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...]

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

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?

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

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

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

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...]