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

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

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...]

How to Freeze Summer Fruit in 5 Easy Steps

5 Easy Steps for Freezing Summer Fruit

Strawberries are $.99/lb at my local grocery stores this week! Blueberries are just $1.29 per pint. I love summer produce - not only for the excellent price, but also because they are fresh, delicious and full of flavor. But unlike pasta, … [Read more...]

When to Buy. And When Not to Buy.

is this deal worth it for me?

Do you often feel like there are so many good deals out there -- and on KOAB -- that you don't know when to buy, and when to pass? Here was one such query I got from reader, Miriam, last week: How do you manage to take advantage of the different … [Read more...]

My Response to the Lilith Article on Affording Jewish Day School

There is an article about the high cost of Jewish Day School that was published earlier this week in Lilith Magazine. Many of you have emailed it to me - thank you. It has also been widely shared on Facebook, so most of you have probably … [Read more...]