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  1. components of a financial plan
  2. baby steps – Dave Ramsey the Israeli way
  3. baby steps revisited
  4. how to make a home finance file


  1. tradeoffs
  2. making ends meet – the art of reverse budgeting
  3. how to make a budget
  4. long term
  5. budgeting in Israel (including software)
  6. there’s no “I” in money
  7. How do you make a small fortune in Israel? Come with a large one
  8. if not now, when? – a guide to recession saving
  9. too much at once
  10. simple tips to create an effective budget plan
  11. working for God Inc
  12. my other anniversary (with budgeting software)


  1. 7 tips for foodshopping in Israel
  2. How to pay LESS for your purchases DESPITE the recent increase in VAT
  3. don’t let the layout rip you off…
  4. when a deal is a deal and when it isn’t
  5. what are you really paying for?
  6. the magic number system
  7. where should you do your foodshopping?
  8. 5 things you can do BEFORE you foodshop in order to save money
  9. how I paid over ₪ 3,000 for a simple cell phone
  10. preparing for snacks
  11. gaining perspective, the rule of three
  12. watch out for deceitful marketing
  13. take your kids foodshopping
  14. eye level
  15. chickening out – buying culinary luxuries
  16. when do you prefer used?
  17. coupons in Israel
  18. yad2 – another man’s treasure
  19. More than just food: items you can and should buy in the shuk


  1. bargain like an Israeli
  2. don’t renew – reevaluate and renegotiate
  3. that’s not good enough
  4. responsibility by default vs. laziness


  1. using game theory to avoid overeating during the Holidays
  2. High Holidays on a low budget – Rosh Hashannah
  3. High Holidays on a low budget – Sukkot
  4. this Hannukah break the supply chain
  5. High Holidays on a low budget: Hannukah
  6. High Holidays on a low budget – Purim
  7. High Holidays on a low budget – Pesach
  8. Giving and taking on Shavuot


  1. how to save ₪ 1000 on your next vacation
  2. how to get an extra ₪ 1000 out of your next vacation

 Cutting back other expenses

  1. small vases
  2. it’s cold…
  3. 5 ideas to save money NOW
  4. gas or electric?
  5. sweating the small things; sweating the big things
  6. Calculate savings with Golan, HOT, Rami Levy and Home Cellular

Other topics

  1. a nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore
  2. keep your dollars and your shekels
  3. why I hate FXCM (and all Forex dealers for that matter)
  4. the falling dollar
  5. the overindulgence you may need
  6. my best and worst financial decisions
  7. how to get free or inexpensive breastfeeding help
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