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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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Gratitude and Frugality

I've been working a lot lately with the concept of gratitude and how it can attract amazing things into your life. And in so doing, I'm amazed at how my own life, happiness, and attitude has transformed. A few months ago, I was dealt some heavy blows that knocked me back a few steps. […]

Best Money Tips: Stay Sane While Traveling

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips to keep you sane while traveling, tax moves to make before the end of the year, and how to chose the best charity. Top 5 Articles 7 Time Saving Tips to Keep You Sane While Traveling — Keep yourself sane when traveling by slowing down and being safe. […]

The Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Insure

If you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, make sure you’ve done your homework about average auto insurance rates. According to Insure.com, the most expensive car to insure in 2011 was the Mercedes SL65 AMG, a sporty, two-door convertible that has the highest chance of getting in a car crash. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 12/15, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Making financial decisions. Learn about how to make decisions, which debt to tackle first, and involving others in your decisions. […]

How to Maximize the Value of Your Frequent Flier Miles

The only thing that puts a bigger smile on my face than traveling to an exotic destination is doing so for nearly nothing. Frequent flier miles can give us that opportunity, but only if we use them carefully. […]

11 Things That Are Worth the Money

Tough times have made us all a bit more cautious about whipping out our wallets on a whim. When it comes to spending with discretion, it's important to have priorities about things you think are worth the money, and those items or services that are not. Here are 11 things that I think are worth it. RELATED: 11 Things Not Worth the Money 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Easy Holiday Cocktails

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on setting up a holiday bar, tools to lower your electric bills, and ways that saying "No" could help your finances. Top 5 Articles Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: Hot Cocktails for Your Holiday Bar — Keep it simple (and frugal!) by serving wine, beer, and a signature punch or cocktail. […]

Why I Love Gift Cards: 5 Reasons Gift Cards Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

Gift cards tend to have a bad reputation, perhaps because the receiver thinks they are too impersonal. But I would much rather get a gift card (or cash) than something I can't use or clothing that doesn't fit. There's nothing worse than having to return a gift. […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Part About the Holidays?

The holiday season is upon us yet again. Chances are you can’t go anywhere without hearing Christmas music, seeing holiday decorations, and receiving constant reminders about how you must get your shopping done. While the holidays can be overwhelming, everyone has something they always love about the holiday season. What is your favorite part about the holidays? Is it spending time with family? […]

How to Spend Almost Nothing on Gifts This Year

It’s that season again, when your wallet starts to feel lighter and every purchase means a big nasty surprise when the credit card bill rolls around in January. I am not against spending money for gifts at the holidays — after all, this is the one time of year when people are spending money on others rather than on themselves. […]