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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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7 Ways to Remodel Your Bedroom (Without Demolishing a Thing)

You spend roughly 1/3 of your life sleeping, so shouldn’t you sleep in a room that contributes to sweet dreams? An uninspired or disorganized bedroom can make it tough to relax, and it probably doesn’t help your disposition in the morning, either. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Love Cooking

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to love cooking, the best gym membership deals, and money mistakes you should avoid in college. Top 5 Articles How to Love Cooking — Get yourself to love cooking by making it social. […]

Foraging: Not Insane, Useless, or Impossible

From time to time, I've suggested foraging — gathering food from the wild — as a technique for getting by in hard times. Whenever I do, people mock the idea. "It's the twenty-first century! There's no way to get enough food like that." They're missing the point. […]

How to Stick to an Exercise Plan

I used to joke that they only time you’d ever see me running would be if some big angry guy was chasing me. However, in the past few years I’ve gone from dabbling in running to running very consistently. Here are the steps that worked for me. Pick the Right Exercise I’ve tried various types of exercise — swimming, biking, racquetball, and others. But the one that works best for me is running. […]

Why Inflation Isn't as Bad as You Think

When talking to baby boomers, it's not uncommon for the discussion to move to how much cheaper things were back in the day. "Coke was just a nickel! Hamburgers were selling for 10 cents!" The natural progression in the conversation, of course, will lead to inflation and how destructive it could be to our retirement plans. Yet, inflation isn't nearly as bad as most people think it is. […]

Best Money Tips: Retire Without a Mortgage

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on retiring without a mortgage, making 2012 the year of spending less, and finding deals at thrift stores. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage — Do you want to retire without a mortgage? Consider downsizing your home. […]

How to Maximize Your Airline Mileage Redemptions

Although real frequent fliers earn their miles in the air, there are still many of us who use every trick in the book to find miles on the ground. Ever since I stopped traveling for business, I have had to earn my most of miles and points through credit cards, car rentals, hotels, and various shopping promotions. […]

10 Monthly Bills You Can Slash

Bills! Bills! Bills! Sometimes it seems as if everyone’s got their fingers in the pie when it comes to your hard-earned money. Electric bills, water bills, cable, cell phone bills, doctor’s visits — the cost-of-living expenses never seem to end. However, if you’re smart about it, you can work the system and save some money on these so-called necessary expenses. […]

Best Money Tips: How To Be Successful in the New Year

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to be successful in the new year, ways to make spending less more painless, and how to look great for less. Top 5 Articles How To Be Successful in the New Year — Want to make this year a successful one? Make it a point to help someone with something everyday. […]