5 Frugal Tips for a Fun Family Road Trip

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The price of gas may be soaring, but come July, our family will once again be hitting the road for our annual summer road trip. In fact, we haven’t flown anywhere as a family since 2008. Of course, with three kids, ages 3 to 9, traveling long … [Read more...]

How to Build Your Own “Sand” Box on the Cheap

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My husband and I have been working diligently in our backyard and have made a lot of progress. Lately we've been focusing on the hot spot right off of our deck. We had to figure out what to do with the … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Big City Living on a Budget (Guest Post)

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Today’s guest post comes from Budget & Bargain, a Jewish blogger who knows a thing or two about how to live frugally - even in New York City. Living on a tight budget can be a challenge anywhere, but in a big urban metropolis like … [Read more...]

School Uniforms: Where I Find the Best Deals

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With back-to-school season in full swing, I thought I'd spend a few words talking about uniform shopping. I know not everyone has kids in uniform dress code schools, but if you do - you are probably like me and scrambling to figure out which pants … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Green Household Cleaners

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I make a lot of my own all-natural cleaners. After receiving a number of questions about them, I figured I should put together some of my favorite green cleaning recipes. Not only are these homemade cleaners green … [Read more...]

School Supply Challenge: Won’t You Join Me?

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I know, I know. Summer just started. It doesn't seem possible that the back-to-school sale season could already be upon us. But judging from the circulars, it most definitely is. If you were around last year, you might remember that I set myself a … [Read more...]

How We Keep Birthday Celebrations Sane & Affordable

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The summer is birthday season for our family. From May to October, we have a birthday a month (with a break for August). When my kids were tiny, I used to have big bashes for them every year. We'd invite all of their little friends (and their … [Read more...]

My {Unsolicited} Review of The Virgin Mobile MiFi Hotspot

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Remember several months ago, when I was debating whether or not to get an iphone? I am a Mac-lover, so it was a natural inclination. But after a lot of back-and-forth, I finally decided against it for two main reasons: 1. Cost – Getting the … [Read more...]

Have You Changed Your Financial Life?

This past Shabbat, I got to spend time with an old friend, whom I haven't seen in forever. She started reading KOAB back in the beginning and has been a huge source of encouragement to me. Over Shabbat dinner, she told me the most amazing thing. … [Read more...]

What I Gained by Decluttering My Linen Closet

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So, this goal of mine to systematically declutter my home... It's taking a while. Definitely longer than I had hoped. Unlike getting out of debt, which was totally gazelle intense for us, decluttering is proving to be … [Read more...]