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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 Times You Should Always Rent Clothes Instead of Buy

While special occasions often require you to dress to the nines (and who doesn't want to look their best on a big day?), it isn't always economical or smart to run out and buy new clothes. (See also: 10 Ways to Acquire Cheap Formal Wear) Often, expensive clothing will only be worn a few times... […]

6 Times You Should Always Rent Clothes Instead of Buy

While special occasions often require you to dress to the nines (and who doesn't want to look their best on a big day?), it isn't always economical or smart to run out and buy new clothes. (See also: 10 Ways to Acquire Cheap Formal Wear) Often, expensive clothing will only be worn a few times... […]

7 Tricks for Enjoying Fine Dining on a Budget

There's nothing quite like a luxurious meal that's carefully made, served to you under romantic lighting, and placed onto a fresh white tablecloth. Sadly, the price can be prohibitive for many of us, and instead we end up spending our night with takeout and a bottle of $5 wine (not that there's... […]

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

In 1978, the summer of my junior year in high school, I was offered a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. It was owned by a family friend who needed more staff. My parents thought it would be a good first "summer job," and so I began working. The job paid the California minimum... […]

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

In 1978, the summer of my junior year in high school, I was offered a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. It was owned by a family friend who needed more staff. My parents thought it would be a good first "summer job," and so I began working. The job paid the California minimum... […]

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

We all know that kids don't come with instruction manuals. And now that my daughter is three, I could sure use some guidance more than ever. What I've learned in my short time as a mom is that we're all doing the best we can to be good parents. But the truth remains: Even good parents make... […]

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

We all know that kids don't come with instruction manuals. And now that my daughter is three, I could sure use some guidance more than ever. What I've learned in my short time as a mom is that we're all doing the best we can to be good parents. But the truth remains: Even good parents make... […]

12 Times You're Better Off Without a Promotion

You've been with a company for years, and have received excellent performance reviews. You may even be due for a promotion. Maybe it will come with a bigger paycheck, a larger office, and a fancier title. But should you automatically accept a promotion if one is offered? (See also: 12 Ways to... […]

12 Times You're Better Off Without a Promotion

You've been with a company for years, and have received excellent performance reviews. You may even be due for a promotion. Maybe it will come with a bigger paycheck, a larger office, and a fancier title. But should you automatically accept a promotion if one is offered? (See also: 12 Ways to... […]

Here's How You Remove Stains From Almost Anything

I've become somewhat of a stain-fighting ninja in the last three years. There are a lot of great things that go along with having kids, but there also are lot of spills and stains. In fact, as I type this article, I'm staring down at some blueberry my kid just smeared on my shirt cuff. (See also: 6... […]