Did you do an accounting of how much you spent on Passover? Did you go over budget? I actually did! My only saving grace is that my meat and chicken order this year was large enough to last me till Rosh Hashanah. So it all balances out. Budget for Passover!? You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. Welcome! I’m Yael Trusch your host.
Yes, my guest today would tell you its a wise thing to have a budget for Passover and for everything else. And I would agree. Although the word budget does not sound very Princess like, does it? My guest today claims budget and abundance can go in the same sentence! She says that we work so hard on figuring out how to make it, we need to also work hard on knowing how we’re spending it. I have Mara Strom on the show! Mara is the creator of Kosher on a Budget.
Mara and I talk about her incredible journey with debt that led to the creation of this highly successful blog, which has been a profitable business for Mara for a number of years. Mara, who made Aliyah last year, tells us how to plan financially for Aliyah and what are the financial benefits of living in Israel. How scary was it to go public with her financial struggles, especially living in an observant Jewish community. How to deal with the many expectations and pressures and dare I say, judgement that we may face as part of a close-knit community when we’re determined to take control over our financial lives and not, keep up with the Schwartzes. And what happens if we’re not in debt or if we’ve gotten out of debt; do we ditch the budget then, or will it still serve us? Mhhh, listen to what Mara has to say….
I suggest you download Mara’s ebook, The Better Budget Guide and use the code PRINCESS to get $5 off the book and workbook! The Better Budget Guide will teach you everything that Mara has been teaching for years about budgeting, how to feel good about it, and succeed at it. And there’s more!
If you are ready to embark on this work full on and start seeing the savings immediately, and I’m talking 30% savings just on your groceries alone – for most of us that is at least $300 of after tax money in our bank accounts a month… hmmm… you know what that can do for you when you put it into a low cost index fund! Compounding interest… the eighth wonder of the world! Anyway, if you want to learn how to save 30% on groceries a month, head over right now and sign up for Kosher Grocery Academy at kosheronabudget.com/grocery or click here (my affiliate link!). And I really mean hurry, because unfortunately the doors to Kosher Grocery Academy close on Wednesday, April 11 and this course is BEYOND awesome! Here we go ladies, this is a super inspiring, candid and insightful interview. I know you’ll learn a lot, here’s Mara Strom!
You can find Mara at kosheronabudget.com
Sign up for Kosher Grocery Academy here.
Purchase The Better Budget Guide here and use the code PRINCESS at checkout to get $5 off.