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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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My CSA Experience: Farm-Fresh Veggies All Summer (and Possibly Winter)

This year I joined the Gorman Farm CSA, which is located in my area. CSAs (community-supported agriculture) allow individuals and families to buy a share in a farm's crop for a season or a year. You pay a set amount at the beginning of the year and, during the growing and harvest seasons, you receive a share of the produce each week. […]

Best Money Tips: Resume Buzzwords to Avoid

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share the too-common terms to avoid on your job search, sincere ways to apologize, yummy stand-ins for dairy or meat, and more! The Top 5 Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile this year? […]

Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items

The holidays typically bring a rush of retail shopping. And during tough economic times, retail shopping brings endless commercials and high-decibel ads all proclaiming “low prices” and “deep discounts.” But how can we determine the value of a discount if we’re unaware of the average retail markup? […]

Teaching Children About the "Other" December Holidays

When most of us think of December holidays, we automatically think of Christmas. We see visions of Christmas trees, reindeer, and, of course, Santa Claus. However, there are many other holidays celebrated in the month of December. […]

Last-Minute, Stress-Free Holiday Decorating

Holidays are inevitably stressful, between work, travel, family, and shopping at packed malls for presents that you feel obligted to buy. Getting your home ready for the holidays shouldn't add unnecessary stress to everything else that you are dealing with. […]

How to Save Money With Online Sample Sales

Designer duds don't have to be reserved for the affluent or those with a large fashion budget. In fact, samples sales have been giving those of us with a “regular Joe” income access to names such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Jimmy Choo for deep discounts. […]

5 Tips for Using the Internet at Work

Most employees get on the Internet for personal reasons while they’re at work. […]

Giving to Charity is Great. But How Do You Pick One?

Although the declining economy has left many pinching pennies, thousands of Americans will still make charitable donations between now and year’s end. The holiday season often provides grateful organizations with half of their annual donations. […]

How to Stay Warm This Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

According to the Farmers' Almanac, the average temperature at the North Pole is -30°F, while the average temperature at the South Pole is -60°F. While both of those sound like miserably cold places to spend the winter, I would argue that my small, Midwestern city is also bone-chilling this time of year. […]