Wise Bread

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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Best Money Tips: Look Great for Holiday Parties Without Breaking the Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on looking great for holiday parties without breaking the bank, job hunting sins to avoid, and building an emergency fund quickly. Top 5 Articles Look Great for Holiday Parties Without Breaking the Bank — If you need clothes for a holiday party, consider borrowing something from a friend! […]

Quiz: Am I Really Ready to Buy a Home?

Home prices are on the uptick for the first time in several years, which means that you may have a limited window of opportunity to become a homeowner before prices shoot through the proverbial roof again. I don’t have to tell you that buying a home is serious business, a major milestone, a huge responsibility, and probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make, but are you asking yourself the rig […]

Win over $350 in Prizes in our Best Deals Holiday Giveaway!

Looking for some great deals for your holiday shopping? Subscribe to our Best Deals Newsletter! Not only will you get daily best deals delivered straight to your inbox, you will be automatically entered into our Holiday Giveaway. […]

How the Election Will Affect Your Credit Cards

I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled the election is over. Sure, I love the excitement of electing a president, but I get so tired of the political ads and the phone calls. So it’s finally behind us, but now we’re hearing about the fiscal cliff. Honestly, isn’t it amazing how fast we went from election night to hearing about the fiscal cliff? […]

Seen Something for 70% Off or More? Buy It.

That title may seem like strange advice from someone like me, who wants you to spend money wisely and live large on a small budget. Simply throwing your money away on stuff you don't need just because it’s massively discounted is hardly good frugal advice. Or is it? You see, there’s a word I have just discovered — arbitrage. It’s most commonly used in the stock market. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on tips to save on Thanksgiving dinner, part-time jobs that pay well, and making extra cash for the holidays. Top 5 Articles 10 Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner — To save money on Thanksgiving dinner, balance your side dishes and desserts. […]

Little Old Lady Recipes: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

I am the rare person who really, really wants to host Thanksgiving. I've done it twice before, with the requisite newbie disasters (at the first Thanksgiving I hosted, a bubbling pie in the oven filled the kitchen with smoke, and when working on a chair, my father hurt his hand so badly that we thought it was broken). […]

How to Get 5% Cash Back on Holiday Purchases

How much did you spend during the holiday season last year? How much will you spend this year? […]

12 Annoying Bank Fees and How to Avoid Them

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot about the rising costs associated with banking. Looking for ways to increase profits, banks are turning to fees at an increasing rate. […]

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

The housing market is rebounding. Really. After many premature predictions and optimistic announcements, the housing market has indeed turned a corner. Home prices and sales are up. Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies are down. Average home prices in the top 20 metro areas were up 1.6% in July from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. […]