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Hi.  My name is Jonathan Degani. I am an American Oleh who came to Israel with American spending habits and ambitions of becoming a big shot American businessman in Israel in order to support my spendthrift lifestyle.  Reality finally settled in when the stock market crashed 20 minutes after I finished my MBA.

Being in a tight situation, I embarked on a financial odyssey where I learned to overcome my financial irresponsibility, live within my means, and enjoy a happier, simpler life.  Shomer Shekalim aims to share the knowledge I learned and continue to learn in order to empower people to take control of their lives financially by making personal finance simple, approachable, and real. 

I currently live in Petah Tikvah with my wonderful wife and two adorable sons.

In addition to my work as a pension consultant (which is a side job for me) I also recently came out with a novel about the Hasmonean Monarchy.  If you are a fan of Jewish History or if the subject is interesting to you, you can buy it here.

I am Certified Pension Consultant licensed by the Ministry of Finance.

Please feel free to send me any inquiries, questions, or comments to or call me at 052-790-6824.

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