Women In Business // Rifka Lebowitz – Ami Magazine
The adage “Got lemons? Make lemonade!” is an apt beginning to Rifka Lebowitz’s story. When she was 12 years old, her family moved from Scotland to Israel. “In the 1900s my great-grandparents were trying to get from Russia to America, but the…
Rifka Lebowitz is a financial consultant, speaker, and author, specializing in personal and small business finance. After a decade in the Israeli investment and banking industry, she went out on her own to pursue her dream: helping business owners, individuals, and couples to be smarter about – and with – their money. Founder of the extremely popular Facebook group Living Financially Smarter in Israel, she speaks in North America on behalf of Nefesh B’ Nefesh as their aliyah mega-events speaker on personal finance.
This course is for couples starting out their financial life together. It is not about how to be cheap or save every penny. That’s not who I am, and it’s probably not who you are. It’s also not about how to make millions tomorrow. What it IS about is how to live well. How to be smart and live your best life, together. How to be on the same page as a couple so you can accomplish your financial goals.
It’s about being smart with what you have and eliminating financial stress as much as possible. The goal of this course is to help you align your values with your money and live what I call a financially smarter life.
Rifka has been invited by organizations all over Israel and North America by the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Nefesh b’Nefesh, AACI, Emunah Women's organization, MATI, Temech, and more to teach people how to be smarter with their finances is Israel and empower them with concrete tools for financial success.
Her topics serve a range of audiences and include personal finances, steps to running a profitable business, Israeli banking and more.
“I have known Rifka for many years and she is a true professional that has become the one stop shop for all financial information in Israel. Her book will surely help thousands of people navigate the complicated landscape of living responsibly and maximizing your financial stability in the holy land…” Hillel Fuld, CMO ZCast, Tech Blogger, Startup Advisor
“Rifka Lebowitz from Living Financially Smarter in Israel is the premier financial advisor to Israel’s English speakers.” – Zev Stub, Founder and CEO of Janglo
We hired Rifka to conduct a workshop on planning for the future that would encourage participants to take personal responsibility for their financial future. She did a stellar job! I highly recommend her as a practical, down-to-earth, motivational speaker - her workshop was the talk of the Embassy.” Devorie Freidman, HR at The U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv
“As a small business owner I didn’t want to limit the success of my business by my lack of financial expertise. Rifka continuously helps me set goals, make responsible decisions and gives me tools to understand the financial aspects of running a growing business.” Tali Tarlow, Founder and Director of Israel ScaVenture.
“Since 2009, Rifka Lebowitz has educated and guided Nefesh B’Nefesh olim at several post Aliyah information seminars. Learning to navigate the new systems of banking, bills, and finance is very overwhelming – yet all are aspects vital to one’s financial success in a new country. Rivka time and time again successfully provided translations, handouts, and practical tools, restoring for new olim in particular, a feeling of being in control and independence.” Miriam Naiman, Post Aliyah Advisor at Nefesh B’Nefesh
“Rifka Lebowitz helped me clarify the numbers – what goes in and out, so that I can make a plan as to short term and long term goals. I highly recommend her. Her patience and ability to explain things in laymen’s terms are laudable virtues, for businesses and home finances!”
Felicia M. Seaton, International estate planner.
“Rifka’s financial advice has been indispensable to both my business and home. I would highly recommend Rivka without reservation.” Harry Rubenstein, Product Director at Managed for Mimi