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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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Convert Your Crap Into Cash Without a Garage Sale

We all have extra stuff lying around that we'd love to pawn off for cash — in theory. But let's face it. Organizing a garage sale can be sort of like planning a dinner party without the payoff of good friends, good conversation, and a couple of refreshing gin and tonics. […]

12 Ways Kids Can Teach Us About Money

"If someone gave me $10, I would buy a toy from the movie Frozen," recently said one of my favorite 8-year-olds. "What if the store didn't have the one you wanted?" asked his mom. "Then I would save my money." With their untarnished idealism and often very pragmatic ways of thinking, kids can teach us a lot about life — and about money. 1. […]

14 Things Good Hosts Never Do

I throw a couple parties a year and host overnight guests regularly as an Airbnb host, but I'm far from the host with the most. Still, I strive to be better. That's why I polled a few friends and experts to see what's on their list of party fouls that a good host would never commit. (See also: Don't Ruin the Party: 11 Things Good Guests Never Do) 1. […]

The 5 Best Bluetooth Earphones

Whether you're commuting to work, working out at the gym, or just looking to relax, nothing passes the time better than listening to your favorite tunes on a good pair of earphones. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/17, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Making a Better Budget! Learn about including goals in your budget, tracking your spending, and allowing "buffer zones" within your spending categories! […]

Best Money Tips Roundup: The Frugal Education Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on keeping your education productive and frugal. Top 5 Articles 17 Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips to Save Money on Kids — Doing a clothing swap and having a budget can help you save when it comes to shopping for new clothes for back to school. […]

Ambitious People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

It's the self-starters and go-getters among us who always seem to stay neck-and-neck with their dreams rather than chasing them from behind. What gives them a leg-up is their ambition. And while ambition can't be bought, there are material tools available to help us develop our initiative and drive. […]

7 Tricks to Get More Out of Your Slow Cooker

A slow cookers is one of the best tools for making delicious, easy meals (which can conveniently be ready right when you get home from work). Make your slow cooker recipes even more awesome with these seven tricks. (See also: 35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy (or Lazy) Vegetarians) 1. […]

9 Good Reasons to Choose a Credit Union Instead of a Bank

I am huge believer in credit unions. When I first arrived to the U.S., I only had my savings and my dreams of completing a MBA degree. As an immigrant I didn't have a credit history or a U.S. bank account. This meant that many big names in banking were hesitant to give me a chance. This made qualifying for a credit card or becoming eligible for a car loan very challenging. […]

Castles, Ranches, and Other Weird, Affordable Hotel Alternatives

When you hear the phrase "travel accommodation," do you automatically think of hotels? They're the safe, default option for many travelers. But forgoing hotels doesn't have to mean giving up cleanliness and basic amenities. […]