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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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What Was Your Financial Fork in the Road?

Most of us have that pivotal moment or experience that shakes us from our stupor and resets our financial course. Maybe it’s a life change like bankruptcy or divorce. Maybe it’s something as simple as getting burned once by high credit card rates or finally ditching a car loan that had your budget on cinder blocks. What was your financial fork in the road, and what fate did it save you from? […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Baby Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save on baby expenses, being smart about buying daily deals, and how to save money buying a used car. Top 5 Articles 15 Ways to Save on Baby Expenses — Save money on baby expenses by buying supplies in bulk. […]

7 Fresh Ideas for Healthy Road Trip Snacks

If you’re going on a family road trip, you really can’t escape the need to pack some food. Even if you’re planning on eating out or preparing food in the kitchen at your destination, packing a few healthy road trip snacks is still a necessity. Traffic delays, vehicle troubles, and other travel snafus are common enough that at some point you will indeed be dining in your car. […]

Ask the Readers: Would You Donate to the Government?

The United States is currently over $14 trillion dollars in debt. After the recent debt-ceiling crisis, almost everyone became painfully aware of how in trouble the United States is financially. But is the severity of the situation enough to cause Americans to pull together to try to alleviate the debt issue by donating to the Bureau of Public Debt? Would you donate to the government? […]

50+ Ways to Have Free Outdoor Fun

There are lots of ways to have free outdoor fun. "Naturally," being outside can be all about exploring nature — taking a rigorous hike in a national park, for example — but there are loads of things that you can do outside that involve neither hugging trees nor sweating. (See also: 47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend) Relax and Contemplate Gaze at the sky, looking at the stars. […]

Where to Find the Cheapest Shipping Rates

Whether you are shipping items for a small business, sending out your manuscript to multiple publishers, or simply mailing a gift, you don't want to get burned on the shipping costs. Doing a little extra research to find the cheapest shipping rates could save you a lot of money. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Saving Fun

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make saving fun, offbeat ways to make money, and online job search techniques to avoid. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Make Saving Fun — Make saving fun by looking for rewards. [Credit Sesame] A Few Offbeat Ways to Make Money — Want to make extra money? Consider participating in clinical studies. […]

25 Things to Throw Out Today

There's a great quote from Fight Club, one of my favorite movies. It comes from Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt's character, and it's prophetic — "The things you own end up owning you." After watching several seasons of Hoarders, that's got to be one of the most truthful statements ever to come out of a movie. Now, we all have a little hoarder inside each of us. […]

8 Simple Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

My friend Fabulous Frank is always coming up with neat ideas and inventions; one of his best designs boasts a refrigerator with a glass door on it. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Parents of Two-Year Olds

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for parents of two-year olds, money mistakes to avoid, and steps to overcome financial fears. Top 5 Articles Toddler Tell-All: Tips And Tricks For Parents Of Two-Year Olds — Survive the toddler years by getting your kid up and getting them going. […]