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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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Score Coupons for Every Online Store (Even the Ones That "Don't Have Coupons")

When shopping online, you've probably become accustomed to using coupons as a means of saving money. Sometimes you're lucky enough to receive coupons via email from your favorite retailers; sometimes you have to take the time to scour the Internet, searching far and wide for a deal that can help you save. […]

Slam Dunk Personal Finance Tips From the NBA

Are you a basketball junkie? Did you know that a lot of the steps that lead to success on the hardwood also lead to success with your money? Yep, it's true. In fact, here are five lessons you can learn from the court that apply to your finances. (See also: How to Save Money on Live Sporting Events) 1. […]

How to Start Saving Money With Skype: A Beginner's Guide

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. Skype is free software that allows you to call other Skype users, landlines, and mobile phones around the world. While known for making computer-to-computer calls, Skype can now be installed on your computer, on your smartphone or tablet, your smart TV, and even on your Xbox One. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Springtime Activity?

The relatively nicer weather of Spring means many of us are out and about, doing all the things that we couldn't while Winter kept us indoors. What is your favorite springtime activity? Tell us about your favorite springtime activity and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards We're doing three giveaways — here's how you can win! Mandatory Entry […]

Dementia Sucks: Keep Your Brain Strong With These 10 Things

The brain is the most powerful processor in the world. Weighing in at an average of just three pounds, your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body. It generates enough energy to power a 20-watt light bulb. And it can process information at around 270 mph. It is, to say the least, an astonishing part of the human body. But it needs to be taken care of. […]

Best Money Tips: Reduce Your Food Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on reducing your food expenses, tax day freebies, and steps to investing in yourself. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Reduce Your Food Expenses — To reduce your food expenses, buy in bulk and limit junk food. […]

6 Rules of Creating a Powerfully Productive Workspace

After a particularly long morning at work, does it sometimes feel like you and your office chair have permanently merged (in the worst way possible)? That those ceiling-mounted fluorescent lights are energy-sapping torture devices? That you'd give just about anything to be able to burrow through to the parking garage and speed your way toward a permanent vacation? […]

Which Workout Clothes Are Worth Splurging On (And Which Aren't)

Running is my preferred sport. Putting one foot in front of the other is both invigorating and relaxing to me, somehow all at the same time. Better yet? It doesn't require much in way of gear — at least not in theory. But over the 12 years I've been a serious runner, where I started with just some clothes and shoes, I've discovered the wide world of enticing sports gear. […]

10 Free Things That Just Aren't Worth It

There are generally two different approaches that people will take when confronted with a freebie. First, you have the person who is all in, simply because the item is free or because they get really jazzed and excited when they're getting a deal. It's the extreme-couponer mentality where it's good to get anything and everything one can for free. […]

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Budgets fail for a number of reasons, but the most common one is that we simply do not follow through. Everyone's optimistic and driven during the initial planning stages, but actually putting the plan into action often decreases enthusiasm and motivation. If the traditional ways of staying on budget aren't working, you may have to resort to more drastic measures. […]