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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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How to Save Gas, $30,000 and Your Pride

By Jeff Yeager A brash foursome of 90210-good-looking American college jocks barged ahead of us in line, only to be told that all the cars available had manual transmissions. That's the case in most countries of the world other than the U.S., where only 5% of us drive a stick shift. They glanced at each other with uncertainty, and then their fearless leader said cockily, "A stick? Cool man! […]

How to Save Money and Still Dress Green

By Jeff Yeager I'm now officially concerned that America's green movement may have run its course. […]

Bulk Buying and Small Business (Our $100 GC Winner Shares the Scoop)

By Linsey Knerl Awhile back we invited small business owners to share how a membership to Sam’s Club may help them save money in this tough economy.  We received great feedback from many small businesses, but only ONE got the prize and a chance to share their experience in a post on Wise Bread.  Hear how much our winner really saved, and some more tips for keeping a business (or home) more afford […]

17 Creative Things to Do with Phone Books

By Jeff Yeager Is it just my imagination, or are they sending out updated editions of the phone book and Yellow Pages a lot more often than they used to? When I was growing up, it seemed like we had the same phone book the whole time. […]

Best Deals For Friday 6/5/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Up To 71% Off All Swimwear At 6PM.com  (dealnews) 6pm.com takes up to 71% off all swimwear for men, women, and kids, with prices starting at $10.06. Pay $6.95 for shipping.   1. FREE Kids Seven-Function Binoculars From REI Also includes a certificate. Just complete the quick form.     2. […]

Best of Personal Finance: Summer Heat Edition

By Andrea Dickson Summer is here, and the time is right... for a weekly round-up of the best in personal finance. […]

How Online Job Boards Can Actually Help A Job Search

By Julie Rains There was a brief period, before the last recession, when my career-services clients actually found jobs on online job boards. They’d post résumés, and interview requests and job offers quickly followed. […]

Simple Summer Menus that Will Save You Money

By Myscha Theriault Many of us like to entertain in the summer. And while there's nothing wrong with beans and weenies, sometimes we want to jazz it up a bit for company. Here are three separate menus for casual dining events you can use throughout the summer season. We all look for ways to mix up the menus when the seasons change, right? […]

Best Deals For Thursday 6/4/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Simple Shoes Deal GETS BETTER - 90% OFF + 10% OFF + FREE s/h (dealnews) Simple Shoes cuts 90% off or more on a selection of men's and women's shoes, as listed below. Plus, coupon code "ECODAD" cuts an extra 10% off. Free shipping!   1. […]