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  • The roadmap to freedom from debt

    By Julie Bien

    March 12, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    JoAnneh Nagler and her husband know firsthand how destructive financial debt can be to a relationship.

    “Our first marriage wasn’t able to withstand the financial pressure of [nearly $20,000 of] debt, so we divorced,” said Nagler, author of the book “The Debt-Free Spending Plan.” ...

  • Happy wallet, happy camper

    By Ryan E. Smith

    January 26, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    The economy is bad. Money is tight. And yet the news isn’t all negative for youngsters hoping to attend Jewish summer camp this year.

    “The truth of the matter is, most of the summer camps have increased their financial aid,” said Jay Sanderson, president of The Jewish...

  • Multi-function forms, friends, food

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 19, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    As the world becomes shortage and space obsessed, I realize how ahead of the curve I’ve been in making myriad reuses of everything and everyone. Call me frugal/economical and/or exploitative/anal.

    I reuse big tissue boxes as snowshoes for a friend’s kids (kids become two-pronged...

  • Free Love

    By Annie Korzen

    October 10, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    People pay big bucks to join dating services, but there are cheaper ways to make connections.  You might start with friends.  I was fixed up with Benni on a blind date.  We met in February and got married in April, because he had just arrived from Copenhagen and needed a green...

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  • Cheap Theatre Tickets

    By Annie Korzen

    October 3, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    I’m a theatre addict but tickets can be costly.  One great way to save money is to join www.Goldstar.com.  They offer discounts on everything from plays to comedy clubs to sporting events to antique shows.  Right now I have a friend in the cast of Steven Berkoff’s Kvetch at the...

  • Wasteland

    By Annie Korzen

    September 26, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    One of the most disturbing moments in any film is at the end of Titanic when Gloria Stuart flings the priceless blue diamond necklace into the water.  I know we’re supposed to be moved by that extravagant, romantic gesture:  Instead - thriftaholic that I am - I am horrified by the...

  • 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....

  • More Recycling Tips

    By Annie Korzen

    September 8, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Journal More Recycling Tips • I never buy garbage bags.  When they ask “Plastic or paper?” in the supermarket, I just take the plastic and then use them for trash.  This has gotten problematic, because I’m trying to reduce my big fat carbon footprint.  I now bring re-usable...

  • 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?...

  • NEGOTIATING PRICES

    By Annie Korzen

    July 11, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    You’d be surprised how many store owners are open to friendly haggling.  For starters, you can always ask for a discount if you’re paying cash, or if you’re buying multiple items.  My Danish brother-in-law Søren is a champion negotiator who gets markdowns in clothing...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Six: The church, school, or charity rummage sale

    By Annie Korzen

    May 3, 2011 | 11:10 am

    It’s large, it’s varied, and prices are rock-bottom. Plus, the money will hopefully be used for a good cause. I say “hopefully” because not every cause is equally dear to my heart. When I questioned the high price of some scuffed-up Uggs, one lady said “But it’s for...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Five: The Schmooze Factor

    By Annie Korzen

    May 1, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Besides saving heaps of money, enjoying the thrill of the hunt, and exploring some beautiful homes, there’s another reason I love yard sales: the social aspect. I come from New York, where strangers speak to each other all the time. They chit-chat at the theatre box-office; they...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Four: My Husband and Mrs. Garrison Keillor

    By Annie Korzen

    April 28, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Years ago, I was at a dinner party in New York and I was talking to Garrison Keillor’s then-wife, who was Danish. She told me how insulted she was that her new American friends invited her to go shopping. “Shopping? Why? Is there something wrong with the way I dress?”

    Poor...

  • How to save on wedding costs without sacrificing

    December 12, 2008 | 1:47 am

    Several years ago, a character on my favorite television show expounded on the cost of modern weddings, finishing up his tirade with, "And the next morning, you wake up and realize that for the same price as the down payment on a house you're married to that."

    The average wedding...
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