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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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The 5 Best Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

Going through airport security is already an arduous enough process without having to remove your laptop from your bag to scan separately, especially if you make frequent business trips. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/24, 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: Saving Money on Pets! Learn about saving on food, keeping vet expenses down, and frugal grooming! […]

Best Money Tips: The Career Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on everything related to your career! Top 5 Articles 50 Ways to Make Money: Maximizing, Creating, and Increasing Your Income — Asking for more benefits or perks at your current position can help you maximize your income. […]

7 Mantras to Sharpen Your Resolve to Downsize and Declutter

If the time for spring cleaning is long past, yet you still find yourself surrounded by clutter and feeling like you have way too much stuff, maybe you need a decluttering mantra — a statement or a question that you repeat to yourself as you look at each thing in your space. […]

How an Expensive Wardrobe Saves You Money

No one wants to spend more than they have to. Still, the saying "you get what you pay for" is a truism. […]

$4,000, $8,000, or Even $453,500 in 5 Years: A Low-Risk Investment Plan

How much can an investor accomplish in five years? Among the many possible answers, we're going to focus on two in this article: how much you could earn if you needed to use the money you invested at the end of those five years ($4k or $8k), and how much you could accomplish if those five years were used to give you a head start on a longer-term investment program ($453,500). […]

The 7 Dumbest Big Purchases People Make

Retail therapy is no myth. Psychologists have found that there's a real science behind the burst of joy we feel when we treat ourselves with a big, exciting purchase — no matter how impractical it may be. Unfortunately, buyer's remorse also exists. […]

The 5 Best Solar Chargers

In our current age of constant connectedness through our myriad mobile devices, having our battery run out in the middle of the day can be a minor nuisance to a potentially dangerous predicament. […]

Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

True generosity means giving without expecting anything — zero, zilch, nada — in return. Generosity takes many forms, both tangible and intangible. You donate to a specific cause, volunteer at a food pantry, offer to help the intern write a press release, give away free copies of your recently published book… Opportunities to brighten someone's day abound. […]

Best Money Tips: The Home Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles around the web on everything related to your home! Top 5 Articles 7 Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself — Chances are you don't need a professional to do caulking or fix a squeaky door in your home. […]