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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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How to Take Advantage of Obamacare for Less Financial Risk and More Freedom

In the US, buying health insurance has been a gamble: If you got sick, you were locked into whatever policy you bought when you were healthy. Once Obamacare goes into effect, that will no longer be true. This reduces your risk and increases your freedom. (See also: Freedom From the Day Job) This post isn't on the specifics of the reforms. […]

5 Money-Saving Tips Online Retailers Hope You Don't Know

I've been writing about personal finance topics — or what I refer to as "how to live your best life on a budget" — for about three years now. As a direct result of my weekly posts on how to save money in nearly every aspect of life, I'm asked lots of questions from friends and family on a menagerie of money-minded issues. One of the main questions is how to score better deals online. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/25

Free App of the Day: Color Sheep - Hordes of vicious wolves have emerged from the mouth of Wolfcano to steal life and color from the world. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Top Financial Priority?

Most of us have several different financial goals, and the way we handle our money will vary depending on which goal we think is most important. For some people, it could be paying off student loans, credit card debt, a mortgage, or paying rent. Others might focus on saving up for retirement or a child's college fund. What is your top financial priority? Why? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 09/24

Free App of the Day: Atlantis Sky Patrol (Full)- Take flight and knock out more than 100 doomsday devices planted around the world. Save 50% Off or More on White Denim - Choose from brands like Lucky Brand, Joe's Jeans, James Jeans, and more. 70% off SnowAngel light and mid-layers for Fall - Layer up for Fall with SnowAngel. […]

8 Common Job-Hunt Tips You Should Ignore

It seems like everyone has their own special brand of advice for job hunters. And in a competitive job market, advice gets echoed more and more loudly whether it's good or not. If you've just graduated or are considering making a career change, no doubt you're a bit anxious about entering the fray and slightly confused by all the advice you've been getting. Relax, and take a step back. […]

Science Shows That Saying Thanks Can Improve Your Health and Happiness

You might have recently heard something about practicing gratefulness — it's been making the rounds as some sort of panacea, a cure for whatever ails you. Personally, I was skeptical about some of these claims. But as I read more about the benefits of gratitude, I decided to give it a fair shot. […]

Best Money Tips: Alternatives to Christmas Gifts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on alternatives to Christmas gifts, scoring a bigger apartment without moving, and getting discounted gift cards. Top 5 Articles 10 Alternatives to Christmas Gifts — Instead of giving Christmas gifts this year, opt to give coupons for chores or tasks! […]

The 5 Best Scanners

These days, many office appliances perform multiple tasks, and multifunction printers can typically serve the scanning needs of most. Nonetheless, dedicated scanners are still necessary for those who scan frequently. There's a lot to consider when choosing a new scanner, so we've compiled a list of best scanners to help you with your choice. […]

Poverty Makes You Stupid

Why is it so difficult for the poor to break the cycle of poverty? Why is it so hard for the busy to stop procrastinating and for the lonely to find companionship? […]