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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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6 Smart Ways to Help Your Appliances Retain Their Value

Unlike any car you buy, your home appliances can retain their value so long as you give them a little TLC. Maximize the life span and potential resale return of your washer, dryer, fridge, and more with some basic maintenance. 1. Give the Inside the What-For Begin with a thorough clean of the... […]

12 Questions to Ask Before You Take a Job Offer

A job offer is exciting. It can mean new opportunities, more money, a move to a new city or state, and a big promotion. But wait just a second. Before you hurriedly take that offer and sign your name on the dotted line, you need to ask the following 12 questions. They can be the difference between... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/29

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Amazing Wednesday hot deals - Music Fountain Speakers for Apple $20, 2-Compartment Portable Laundry Hamper $20,... […]

The Real Reason We Still Spend to Impress

Money and relationships have always gone hand in hand. From the practice of paying wedding dowries, to the formal class system, which kept layers of wealth strictly separate. But we're over that now, right? Maybe not. In some ways, society never really moved on. And the amplifying effect of... […]

The 5 Best Window Air Conditioners

Air conditioning is something that most people need in their home and office, especially during the hottest times of the year. If you want to stay cool during the summer, you need a quality air conditioner that you can rely on. Unfortunately, air conditioners can be rather expensive, which is why... […]

4 Ways Being Passive Kills Your Job Prospects

Nothing can sink a job interview faster than a visibly nervous or passive interviewee. The interview allows the applicant a chance to prove that they have the knowledge, the skill, and the experience laid out in their resume. A good interview can make a weak resume shine. A bad interview can make... […]

Need Extra Cash? Use this Credit Card for Your Essentials

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/get-more-cash-back-for-the-essentials-the-bankamericard... You can earn hundreds of dollars in cash just for using your... […]

10 Clever Ways to Keep Cool When It's Stupid Hot Out

I don't know what it's like where you live, but where I am, it's hot. And if my weather app is at all accurate, it's going to stay that way for a good long while. While I am lucky to have air conditioning in my house, I like to use it as little as possible. Those bills add up, and every dollar I... […]

The 6 Shopping Mistakes Keeping You From a Great Deal

In today's digital retail world, there are plenty of clever ways to save money while shopping, including traditional coupons, price protection policies, or cash back apps. But unfortunately, many shoppers still make some big mistakes along the way — mistakes that result in them paying way... […]

Ask the Readers: Who Is Your Personal Finance Role Model?

We look to our role models as guides and inspiration for different parts of our lives. They show us how to be better parents, how to succeed in our career, or how to be more caring and conscientious. Personal finance role models show us how to make the most of our money and make it grow in ways... […]