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...]

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...]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money (Video)

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)

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

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)

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...]