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  • Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

    October 15, 2012 | 10:40 am

    A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

    Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an...

  • El Al to honor cheap tickets to Israel from glitch

    August 9, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    El Al Airlines said it will honor all tickets purchased during a glitch that had thousands of round-trip tickets selling for as low as $330.

    The airline also announced Thursday that those who purchased tickets three days earlier at the hugely discounted fare would be given the...

  • Due to snafu, tickets to Israel go on sale for as little as $330

    August 7, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Two months ago, Miriam Leichtling’s parents lost their jobs within a week of each other.

    For several months, Leichtling, a New York designer who has led several organized trips to Israel, had been agonizing over how to scrape together enough money to send her parents, ages 66 and...

  • Camp Max Strauss taking applications for low-cost Chanukah sleep-away

    November 30, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Camp Max Strauss, which is holding a four-night sleep-away Chanukah camp at a very low cost for children of families in need, is still accepting applications for this year’s camp, which will take place Dec. 18-22.

    Camp Max Strauss partners with the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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  • L. A. Bargains at Rent.Food.Broke.

    By Annie Korzen

    October 24, 2011 | 1:40 pm

      www.RentFoodBroke.com is an L. A. based website that was started late one night by some friends who were looking for low-cost fun.  The basic belief which drives the site is that you can have a good life even with limited financial resources.  I certainly wouldn’t argue with...

  • Good Deals on Phones

    By Annie Korzen

    October 17, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    Whenever you buy the latest thing in electronics, you can be sure that it’ll be smaller, faster, and cheaper six months later.  I pity all those suckers who slept in the street the night before the first Iphones hit the stores.  A superior, less expensive version hit the market...

  • Some People Are Just Too Cheap

    By Annie Korzen

    October 5, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    I’m all for thrifty, but some folks take it a bit too far – especially some rich folks.  Like the wealthy women who invited us to her penthouse apartment for lunch, handed out takeout menus, and collected our money when the food came!

    One thing I’ll never understand is...

  • Pop Quiz: Are You A True Bargainista?

    By Annie Korzen

    September 21, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    These questions will test your thriftyhood. (Hint: the correct answer is always B.)

    1. You are about to leave a restaurant, and there is still some bread left in the basket. You

        A. Are not at all agonized by the thought that it will all be dumped into the garbage.
        B....

  • The Shop Around The Corner: Local Merchants

    By Annie Korzen

    September 14, 2011 | 11:55 am

    I had an ink stain on a silk cocktail dress.  My fancy neighborhood cleaner wanted twenty dollars, with no guarantee that the stain would come out.  Since I had only paid two bucks for the dress at a rummage sale, I decided to shop around.  I tried another local place, and they...

  • Bargain Sites: Not Your Mother’s Coupons

    By Annie Korzen

    September 12, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    So many coupon sites and mommieblogs are restricted to small stuff like supermarket mac ‘n cheese, diapers, and pet food.  There are more substantial savings to be found if one knows where to look.  Here are just two examples.

    www.Dealcatcher.com  They point you to online...

  • Thrifty Parenting, Part 2, Educating Your Child

    By Annie Korzen

    August 17, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    THE BIG E
    If we want our kids to have secure financial futures, we have to pay the price of educating them. The more nerdy they are as teenagers, the more successful they’ll be later on.  Brains earn bucks, and nobody knows this better than poor immigrants.  I grew up in a...

  • Thrifty Parenting, Part 1

    By Annie Korzen

    August 15, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    When my son, Jonathan, was little, he used to ask me why he didn’t have any brothers or sisters, and I would say, “We didn’t have more children because we got the one we wanted.”  This was almost true.  What I left out was that kids cost money.  They demand costly things like...

  • Thrifty Parenting, Part 1

    By Annie Korzen

    August 15, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    When my son, Jonathan, was little, he used to ask me why he didn’t have any brothers or sisters, and I would say, “We didn’t have more children because we got the one we wanted.”  This was almost true.  What I left out was that kids cost money.  They demand costly things like...

  • MORE FREEBIES

    By Annie Korzen

    August 8, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    MYSTERIOUS CLIPSHere’s a puzzling fact: for some reason, there are always perfectly good paper clips lying on the sidewalk.  Unless you’re germ-phobic - which is one of the few fears I do not have – you can pick up all manner of paper clips in varying sizes and colors any day...

  • DOLLAR SUNDAYS

    By Annie Korzen

    August 1, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Jews are often characterized as being cheap – as in the joke about the new Jewish game show, The Price is Too Much! I refuse to take this as an insult: I am proud to be a thriftaholic.  I rarely buy anything that hasn’t been pre-worn, pre-used, pre-loved.  Among my frugalista...

  • CHEAP AND EASY RECIPES

    By Annie Korzen

    July 27, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Everyday food preparation is a rushed, harried, nerve-wracking chore that consumes time I’d rather spend at something more profitable, like listing my garage sale finds in eBay.  I would gladly pay extra for a house without a kitchen.  You know that show, Thirty Minute Meals?...

  • SMALL APPLIANCES AT LOW PRICES

    By Annie Korzen

    July 25, 2011 | 11:25 am

    Waffle irons, microwaves and toaster-ovens are among the many appliances that can be picked up on the cheap at yard sales, thrift stores, etc.  I bought two George Foreman grills for two bucks each at a church rummage sale.  We then invited a gaggle of visiting Danish relatives over...

  • MONEY-SAVING WEBSITES

    By Annie Korzen

    July 18, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    There are all kinds of thrifty living sites out there. 

    www.moneysavingmom.com is one of many mommyblogs that list supermarket and drugstore coupons and retail discounts.  I buy very little processed food, so a lot of this packaged, chemicalized stuff is of no interest to me.  I...

  • BARGAIN HUNTING

    By Annie Korzen

    July 13, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    I hate to go shopping when I need something.  I don’t enjoy having to race against a deadline to find the right thing at the right price.  I prefer to buy stuff when I spot a good deal, and then I have it when I need it. 

    My son was wandering through the mall a few weeks ago, not...

  • BARGAINING DOS AND DON’TS

    By Annie Korzen

    July 7, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    A lot of people are embarrassed to question the price of something because they’re afraid of looking Cheap.  But there’s a big difference between being Cheap and Frugal.  There’s nothing shameful in trying to get the best price for something, but it is evil to have your house...

  • HELPFUL HINTS FOR RESTAURANT ADDICTS

    By Annie Korzen

    June 19, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    The internet is a treasure trove of restaurant discounts. 

    My fave is www.RESTAURANT.COM where you pay ten bucks for a twenty-five dollar restaurant voucher, but they go on sale regularly for two dollars.  Someone is paying me twenty-three dollars to eat out.  That’s a deal no...

  • EATING OUT ON THE CHEAP

    By Annie Korzen

    June 15, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    I often picture myself as a guest on “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” and when James Lipton asks, “What is your favorite word?” my answer is “Restaurant!”  I would pay extra for a house without a kitchen. I love eating out. I love the whole ritual of studying the menu,...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Three: Estate Sales

    By Annie Korzen

    April 7, 2011 | 11:04 am

    These are the upscale cousins of the yard sale. They are usually well organized by a pro who has been hired to liquidate the possessions of a deceased person. Since I’m on the hunt for vintage clothing and jewelry, and my husband collects rare books, we like buying from dead...

  • Bargainista Fashionista: Part two

    By Annie Korzen

    April 4, 2011 | 11:08 am

    There are actually two different kinds of yard sales. One is the private person who is moving, empty-nesting, spring-cleaning – whatever. You can find plenty of good stuff here, but it’s catch-as-catch-can. If you’re willing to wade through disorganized piles of worthless crap...

  • Where to find cheap high holy day tickets [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...

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