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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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Join Our Tweetchat on 10/28, 4:00pm CDT for a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... twitter-logo2_0_0.jpg Welcome to the Wise Bread weekly tweet chat! This week we're talking about community! How do you help those around you? […]

Should Life Insurance Be Purchased as an Investment?

ShareThisBefore purchasing life insurance as an investment, a potential investor should understand a few things about the types of life insurance and how they work. […]

8 Frequently Under-Budgeted Air Travel Costs

Over the next few months, many people will hop on an airplane to visit friends or family for the holidays. At some point in my life, I read about why airline miles are much more popular than hotel points (even though hotel points are more valuable). The reason is that our minds plan out trips sequentially. […]

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

It's a few days before Halloween, and while I have put up Halloween decorations, I have given barely a thought to what I'll wear as I hand out pencils and candy to the little witches and goblins that visit my door. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save? (Chance to win $20!)

Save 3-6 months of income for an emergency. Have plenty on hand for retirement. Don't send your kids off to college penniless. These are all good goals for storing up, but putting them into practice can be difficult. Do you have a tip for socking cash away for a rainy day? […]

Share Your Thoughts: Consolidating Student Loans

From time to time, I receive questions from blog readers. I know that, like the “Ask the Audience” lifeline on the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the collective wisdom of many can often be very valuable. To that end, I have decided to periodically put these questions I receive to you, the reader. […]

The ABC’s of DIY Moving

The thought of moving is enough to strike fear in the hearts of the bravest souls. Relocating on-the-cheap (without the benefit of a team of professional movers, a sea of boxes and bubble-wrap, and a small fleet of vans), well, that’s just plain hard. […]

You Own Your Finances: How Much People Spend to Watch Movies

Many people falsely assume that living frugally means missing out. True, it takes compromise and adjustments to live simply and conservatively, but the sacrifices are often much less than what people think. […]