Our Mission

If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
Edward Bellamy

Our Mission: Live large on a small budget

We believe people on a budget can still enjoy fabulous and fun lives. And now that saving money is a trendy subject, it's cooler than ever to get started. But you won’t catch us telling you how to painfully squeeze the last drop out of everything in life. We won’t be suggesting that cheap is synonymous with thrifty. In fact, if you are living a truly frugal lifestyle, you’ll only appear to be paying top dollar for the finer things in life, even as your wallet stays fat and happy.

We want to guide a new generation of money-conscious readers—one that oozes class, loves having fun, and knows that life is exactly what you make of it (and not how much you make). We are here to share tips that will help you live large without sacrificing your financial independence.

Wise Bread will help you discover:

  • Savvy shopping tips to keep you stylish, sassy, and solvent.
  • Financial advice that is easy to understand and easy to apply.
  • Career and money-making ideas that'll add zeros to your bank account.
  • General adulthood know-how your parents forgot to tell you.

Our Philosophy: You can have fun saving money!

Too many financial experts focus on the negative aspects of money management. They freely throw around words like "sacrifice" and "responsibility" like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store.

The answer to financial independence isn't a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. In fact, we love to indulge in life’s pleasures whenever we can—just as long as they fit into our budget.

We know the best way to stick to a budget, especially in tough economic times, is to create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical. Are you ready to live large within your means, no matter how small that may be?

Our Writers: As varied as our readers

The writers of Wise Bread come from a rich array of backgrounds. Among our ranks are financial consultants, homemakers, journalists, career counselors, professors, and even professional hobos! Together, we will bring you the best tips based on our personal experiences, as well as savvy advice from other top financial gurus around the Web.

While many personal finance tips focus on a one-size-fits-all approach, we understand that no two people are exactly alike. We enjoy different hobbies, maintain unique relationships, and care for our finances in ways that are relevant to our own lives. With our rich diversity of tips for living large on a small budget, we are certain you can find what you need here, regardless of where you are in life. And if you crave more, join the conversation in our forums community.

Financial freedom is about making choices that are important to you, so you won’t get a constant lecture from us of “Don’t buy this” or “Keep your money at home.” Your money is yours, and the decisions you make are yours, as well. We hope that by getting a hint or two from us, you can have more of it to enjoy!

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