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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 Buy a Mp3 Player

This is a Guest Buying Guide written by the editors of Cheapism.com. MP3 players have become ubiquitous. Just look around at the gym or subway car. Everyone's got headphones on. […]

11 Simple Rules of Excellent Houseguest Etiquette

Last week I provided tips on how to be the best host to overnight guests that you can be. Of course, every great host needs a great houseguest. Think you have what it takes to get invited back again and again? Perhaps you do — but only if you’re following these nonnegotiable rules of houseguest etiquette. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to shrink your bill when eating out, how to become a world class negotiator, and lessons to learn from American Idol. Top 5 Articles 12 Tips to Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out — Save money when eating out by bringing your leftovers home. […]

4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

Many joke that the unofficial state “bird” of Minnesota, my home state, is the mosquito. When summer hits, the mosquitoes start swarming. Of course, Minnesota isn’t the only place with mosquitoes; most areas of the world with standing water and lots of trees experience these pesky creatures. […]

Great Sites for Online Wedding Shopping

Getting married today does not require buying into the wedding industry’s “your special day is priceless” sales pitch. When my husband and I got hitched last October, we skipped the sterile hotel banquet hall for a rickety gazebo and beach house overlooking our neighborhood lake. […]

How to Avoid Moving Scams

Moving is awful. More than 40 million moves occur each year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Paying someone to handle most of the heavy lifting can be a great way to ease stress and tension. (See also: The ABCs of DIY Moving) But it can also create a fiscal nightmare for consumers who aren't careful. […]

Best Money Tips: Turn Old Movies and Games into Cash

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on turning old movies and games into cash, debt reduction plans, and avoiding ATM fees. Top 5 Articles Turn Old Movies and Games into Cash — Get cash for your old movies and games by trading them in on Amazon. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/26, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Charity on a budget. How do you give back to your favorite causes? Do you donate labor, funds, or your expertise? […]

What Can You Buy for $1 These Days?

Back in 1930, the humble dollar could get you a decent table lamp, a quality bathrobe, or roughly six gallons of regular gas. But these days, it’s hard to find anything that costs $1 or less. […]

Are Music Lessons Worth It? Hidden Benefits May Tip the Scale

We have our 7-year-old enrolled in piano lessons. He's been at it for a little over a year now. There were various reasons for starting him off, but he's taken a liking to it, and I can envision him sticking with it for several years. […]