Wise Bread

Living large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don't have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life. We believe people on a budget can still enjoy fabulous and fun lives.

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Truly Offbeat Budget Travel Tips

By Sasha A. Rae It’s the new year and you want to get your travel on, only your wallet isn’t working for you. You’re scrimping and saving, even though you’re unsure about where or even how you can travel during your vacation. […]

12 Cool Things to Do with Used Dryer Sheets

By Jeff Yeager Since nearly half of all marriages in the U.S. now end in divorce -- and those that do last less than eight years on average -- I suppose it's a matrimonial miracle that after more than 25 years of wedded bliss, my wife and I have only one major dispute. I'm referring, of course, to fabric softener sheets. […]

Time to Get Down With Your Inner Zen

By Sasha A. Rae The world is awash in a sea of chaos, a sea that can carry you far off your path if you let it. But you don’t have to. You have more control over yourself and your life than you may think. […]

Best Deals for Friday 01/01/2010

Rabbids Go Home for Wii $27.99 + Free Shipping The Children's Place Girls' Fleece Sleeper PJs $4.99 + $5 shipping Up to 84 % off Invicta Watches + Free Shipping Up to 72% off off Calphalon Commercial Cookware FREE Dragon Fire Wings at Cheeseburgers in Paradise […]

It's Sew Easy to Save

By Sarah Winfrey Unless you're particularly crafty, sewing might seem like it's totally out of your league. And it IS intimidating, especially when you've never touched a sewing machine before and you take your first look at the instructions for getting the thing threaded. However, learning to sew some basic items can also save you a lot of money, so it might be worth spending the time to learn. […]

5 Ways to Get Junk Gone

By Thursday Bram The beginning of the new year always seems like a good time to get rid of things that you've been meaning to. But sometimes, the reason you haven't gotten rid of a particular piece of junk that is cluttering up your home isn't because you want to hold on to it — or even that it's useful in any way. Sometimes it can just seem entirely impossible to get rid of a particular item. […]

Uglify Your Stuff To Keep It Safe

By Paul Michael I don't know about you, but I buy things based on how they look as well as what they do. I was once told that you don't buy a power drill because it looks cool, you buy it because you need holes. Well, yes and no. As a designer and creative, the aesthetic also plays an important role. But what attracts you to objects also attracts thieves. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 12/31/09

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I Went Christmas Shopping With Fake Money

By Carrie Kirby Of all the post-holiday letdowns, the one I hate the most isn't the scale or the January weather or the household clutter: It's getting that credit card bill and finding out what my Christmas gifts from my spouse cost us. In the spirit of avoiding that particular letdown, my husband and I made a new pledge this year: No use of the marital credit card to buy each other's presents. […]