Jessica J.

A native New Yorker, Jessica left behind the Big Apple almost 4 years ago to pursue new adventures around the world. Powered by caffeine and a relentless curiosity, she has now settled in Tel Aviv Jaffa with her husband, American cat, and a new appreciation for budget management.

Top 5 Tips When Shopping for Car Insurance

geico commercial

Car insurance commercials hit it out of the ball park for me. From talking geckos to driving pigs and cavemen living in the modern day, the car insurance commercials have done their job well of imprinting their message in my brain. But, does it only take 15 minutes to save on auto insurance? Not exactly. When you are looking for …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – November 4th, 2013

Bryan and Katie Phelps

Last week, we had a little fun and created a post titled, ‘10 Signs You’ve Taken Frugality Too Far.’ But, since then, we’ve stuffed our bellies with Halloween treats and are back to looking more seriously at the incredible #FrugalSuccess stories around us. Learn How One Couple Has Saved $175,000 This Monday, we came across a story worthy of applause. …

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Fun & Creative DIY Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween

Although Halloween always falls on October 31st, so many festivities have already been taking place this weekend. For those who still looking for costume ideas, but don’t want to either spend lots of money or shop in crowded stores, we’ve done the research for you! We have a good mix of clever, timely, sexy, and nostalgia for you, so enjoy! The …

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Crazy Ways to Make Money on the Side

extra money

So many of us have searched out ways to make extra cash and too frequently, the results lead us to dog walking, babysitting, selling our stuff, or even starting our own blog. All of those are great ways to earn money on the side, but lately I’ve been on the hunt to find some of the more unusual pathways… Our …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – October 7th, 2013


Paying Off Your Student Loans in A Year! Some #FrugalSucess Stories are not about how much money you saved, but rather how you smartly used your saved money to stay ahead. Paying off your student loans is one of the major accomplishments that will relieve you of so many financial burdens and stresses. This is a smart place to put …

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Top 3 Budget-Friendly European Cities

Budget European Cities

When most of us think about travelling on a budget, Europe simply doesn’t enter the picture. Sky-high prices, flight tickets, and few affordable hotel options are just some of the reasons why Europe has a reputation for being an expensive getaway. However, Eastern European cities tend to offer more adventures for the budget-conscious traveller. USA Today recently put together a …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – September 16th, 2013

Extreme Savings

Today’s #FrugalSuccess Story features Kraig Mathias @YoungCheapLiving. If you haven’t visited his website or heard his real life advice on saving money, we highly recommend you check him out at Young Cheap Living. In the meanwhile, we’re summing up one his amazing stories now: #FrugalSuccess Story: How to Save $50,000 in 2 Years Firstly, Kraig talks about the importance of …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – August 26th, 2013

eileen michaels

#FrugalSuccess Story: Becoming Financially Independent I came across this story in my random Internet browsing and decided to showcase it for this week’s #Frugal #Success #Story. I think it will resonate with many single moms reading our blog and I hope it gives us all that extra confidence to break the mold of traditions and gain the courage to face …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – August 13th, 2013

traveler saves money

#FrugalSuccess Story: When Adventure Calls, Better Save Aggressively! We’re a day late with our weekly #FrugalSuccess Story, but this one is sure to get you in the adventurous spirit. One of our biggest passions at ‘All the Frugal Ladies’ is travel and today’s story comes from one of the most known travel bloggers, Adventurous Kate. Back in the beginning of …

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#FrugalSuccess Story – July 29th, 2013

Newlyweds on a Budget

#FrugalSuccess Story: Finding Your Side Hustle This Monday’s #FrugalSuccess Story comes from a post we read on “Plunged in Debt” about a couple’s ability to accrue an extra $24,000 to serious dig away at their student loans. The post, written by Erika at “Newlyweds on a Budget,” describes how it is possible to overcome the hurdles of having $42,000 debt …

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