Make Your Pesach 2016 Notes NOW

This is just a quick reminder that as you're packing up your kitchen tonight, this is the best time to start your notes for NEXT YEAR'S PESACH. I make a note in either Evernote or Google docs, and then link to it in my Google calendar on next … [Read more...]

Quick Money Saving Tip for Pesach ~ Find Out What Products Don’t Require a KLP Hechsher

The only thing I've bought so far for Pesach is matzah. (Ten pounds at Costco for $18 - sadly, I don't live in the land of "free after coupon" matzah.) And yet, my Pesach box in the storage room is already brimming with brand new stuff that we'll … [Read more...]

Quick Passover Money-Saving Tip | Make a Price List, With Your Friends

With Purim officially behind us (unless you live in Jerusalem!), it's time to turn our attention to the next big "P" (aka "pey") holiday. Before you hit up the stores and start paying "Passover prices" on all your holiday staples, here is a great … [Read more...]

Saving Money for Pesach by Building Margin into the Budget from Purim

There are as many ways to budget for yomtov as there are people celebrating. What works for my family may not work for yours - and vice versa. That's why I like sharing many different strategies - to inspire you to find the best way for your … [Read more...]

Passover on a Budget | Shop Your Pantry First

Before you hit the stores and start paying "Passover prices" on all your holiday staples, here is a great tip that came from reader and friend, Shelley S: Last night I started to get concerned about Pesach! The cooking! The Cleaning! The expense … [Read more...]

Passover on a Budget | How to Save Year-Round

Earlier this week, I shared my advice to carve out a separate budget for Passover within your family's March household expenses. But what if your budget doesn't have enough wiggle room to set aside an extra $200 or more this month? Instead of … [Read more...]

Passover on a Budget | What’s the Magic Number for Passover Spending?

Step #1: Call a Meeting If you attended my budgeting webinar last week, you know that I am a firm believer in monthly budgeting meetings. I'm not talking about creating the budget from scratch every month, but rather fine-tuning it for whatever … [Read more...]

Passover on a Budget ~ Is it possible?

I can hardly believe it, friends, but, um, since yesterday was Purim, we all know what that means, right? Just one more month until Pesach. (Deep breaths, deep breaths.) As you unpack your mishloach manot, I encourage you to "unpack" one … [Read more...]

Quick Money Saving Tip for Passover | Do Without … or Get Creative

I'm not usually one to preach "doing without" - unless you really and truly can't afford it. I'm more of a "be strategic and you can probably get it for pennies on the dollar" type. Except for during Passover. You see, while there are some … [Read more...]

The 4 Questions for a Frugal Passover: My Guest Post at Joy of Kosher

Check out my post today about the 4 Questions for a Frugal Passover over at the  Joy of Kosher. And if you landed here from Jamie's blog: Welcome! I'm so glad you're here :) Please feel free to have a look around. If you’re like many people, the … [Read more...]