[POLL] How much does it really cost to keep kosher?

I am often asked how much the "average" kosher-keeping family spends on groceries. It seems like a question that is almost impossible to answer because there are a million variables: Where do you live? How big is your family? How old are your … [Read more...]

Join Me for a FREE 5-Day Challenge: Jumpstart Your Budget

Summer is here (or just about) and I want to issue you a friendly challenge: Are you ready to get your budget under control? Can you imagine feeling calm and peaceful when it comes to money, rather than stressed out, worried and even worse? Even … [Read more...]

Need some encouragement with your finances? (Podcast)

If you could use a little encouragement about your finances, I think you are going to love listening to my recent podcast episode on the Jewish Latin Princess. Yael Trusch is an incredible interviewer, and despite my outsized nerves, she made me … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Break the Impulse Shopping Habit

Have you joined the FREE 5-Day Jumpstart Your Budget Challenge yet? On Day 1, I talk about being "all in", and I ask you to let me know what your biggest challenge is to really being ALL IN with your budget. I've received over 200 emails so far … [Read more...]

Join Me for a FREE 5-Day Jumpstart Your Budget Challenge

2018 is almost here. Are you going to greet the new year with a calm smile? Or will you spend another year stressing and agonizing over every bill? If you’re ready for some calm and control in your finances, now is the time to jumpstart your … [Read more...]

Why We Doubled Our Grocery Budget … And Why I’m Totally Okay With It

Confession time: I don't remember that last time I used a coupon at the grocery store. Eight years ago, when Frankie and I were deep in the process of building up our emergency fund and doing our best to eek a few extra dollars out of every … [Read more...]

Parenting on a Budget? (Advice & Insight from Rabbi Barry Kislowicz)

Guest post by Rabbi Barry Kislowicz Today I am honored to welcome a friend and outstanding educator, Rabbi Barry Kislowicz, the current head of school at Fuchs Mizrachi School. His wonderful family is moving to Israel this summer, but maybe I can … [Read more...]

7 Habits that Will Change Your Relationship with Money

One of my favorite podcasts is So Money by Farnoosh Torabi. She interviews industry leaders and financial experts, exploring their successes and failures with money. Toward the end of every interview, she asks a series of questions -- everything … [Read more...]

We All Make Mistakes with Money. Please Stop Judging Yourself.

Here's one thing about money I know to be true: Rich, poor or somewhere in between, we all make mistakes. And usually, at least in my experience, these aren't mistakes you can easily fix with a calculator. No, these aren't mere math mistakes -- … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children About Money

Long time readers of this blog know the story of how my husband and I have changed our money lives: We got out from under $30,000 of debt, set up an emergency fund, funded a bunch of sink funds, and have started aggressively saving for our … [Read more...]