It’s a Giveaway | KOAB Is Turning 5 & I’m Giving Away 5 $50 Gift Cards!

As of 12:01 am EST, entries on this giveaway are closed. The winners will be notified in the morning. I'm sorry but comments left after this time will not be accepted as valid entries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOAB! Yes, my friends, it's Kosher on a … [Read more...]

Will That Great Deal Save You Money? Or Cost You More In the Long Run?

Do you often feel like there are so many good deals out there that it's hard to know when to buy, and when to pass? You're not alone. Here was one such query I got from a KOAB reader recently: How do you manage to take advantage of the different … [Read more...]

How We Cut Our Moving Expenses in Half — And You Can, Too!

There are no two ways about it. Moving is expensive. And the farther you move, the more you'll spend -- unless you are lucky enough to have an employer pay for it. For the rest of us, whether we're moving across town or to another state, saving … [Read more...]

Truths, Lies & Anniversaries

This weekend, my husband, Frankie, and I will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.  I am grateful to have reached this milestone, undeserving of the very big love he has for me, but so very blessed by it. Anyone who knows him will agree, my … [Read more...]

Cleveland Staycation | Fun & Frugal Things to Do This Summer With Your Whole Family

Staycations are one of my family’s favorite ways to save money on our summer vacation plans. And with this list of fun and frugal things to do in Cleveland, I know my family will be kept very busy this summer! Not from Northeast Ohio? … [Read more...]

Amazing Get Out of Debt Success Story

Earlier this week, I got an email from a reader, which literally had me in tears of joy. I am just so, so happy for this couple! I asked her if I could share her email with you, because I want all of you to know that no matter where you are -- and … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Bonus Time | Spend $45, Get $155 Bonus!

It's Estee Lauder bonus time at Nordstrom. When you spend $45 on an Estee Lauder purchase, you'll get your choice of three free gifts, valued up to $155. Many items are even 10 - 20% off, so be sure to shop around. For your free gift, … [Read more...]


The most truly amazing thing happened this afternoon -- as captured in this somewhat blurry picture of me and my daughter, together with our across-the-street neighbor, Betty. Betty is a Holocaust survivor. I met her one other time before today, … [Read more...]

Crate & Barrel Outlet Sale | Up To 88% Off Home and Kitchen Items

Shop the Crate & Barrel Outlet Sale to get up to 88% off select home and kitchen items. There is a nice selection of Dinnerware Items to choose from. For example, these Madison Dinnerware Items are on clearance starting as low as $2.97 per … [Read more...]

Chag Pesach Kasher v’Sameach

Chag Kasher v'Sameach, from my family to yours! I got a little Martha on my seder table this year. Which is so not my natural inclination, but I had a blast doing it. Thankfully the kids loved it too! I know the last few weeks and certainly … [Read more...]