How the other half lives: The Wolfowitz Family
Yael (30) and Mor (29) Wolfowitz have three children: Ariel (9), Netanel (8) and Yasmine (5).
They live in a 4 room (3BR) garden apartment in Yishuv Avnei Hefeitz in the Shomron for which they have a mortgage.
Yael is a secretary for the rehabilitation work center “Chimes Israel” in Kfar Saba. Mor is a networks manager for Machon Mor as well as studying for a bachelor’s degree in information security in Michlelet Or Yehuda. Their car is a company car.
Hobbies and chugim: Netanel takes a drums chug, Ariel is in an art chug and Mor loves to fish.
Vacations: “After three years where we didn’t go on a vacation due to financial reasons, last July we went away for four days to the family hotel Nova Like in Eilat. Every year we also go on a vacation on Sukkot.”
Budget: Yael: “I am on the internet obsessively and check my bank account all the time. We had a fall, but when that happened we returned to Paamonim, got myself together and returned to proper financial management. It isn’t simple, especially in the months of July and August. In the past we were dependent on our parents but now we are completely independent. Because of Paamonim I am more careful and on my own I began to volunteer to help others better manage their home finances. Today I am a different person and that makes me much happier. When I get into a disaster I know how to get out of it, and that is the best present that I received.”
Apartment: 2093 shekels
Electricity and water: 520 shekels
Communication and television: 350 shekels
School and chugim: 2050 shekels
Car and gas: 220 shekels
Insurance: 400 shekels
Kupot Cholim: 230 shekels
Food and household expenses: 2800 shekels
Culture and leisure time: 200 shekels
Vacations: 300 shekels
Miscellaneous expenses ( pets, haircuts, fines, clothing, shoes, present, etc.): 845 shekels
Loans: 1500 shekels
Savings: 1000 shekels
TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES: 12, 508 shekels