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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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Ask the Readers: Desktop or Laptop?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to CgK, @ldelangel, and Steve Sforza for winning this week's contest! Computers have become a huge part of our day to day lives.  I personally am a huge fan of laptops and cannot imagine life without my laptop. […]

Homemade and Store Bought Mouse Trap Designs That Work

Do you have an unwelcome visitor right now? Have you seen evidence of a mouse? Do you want it gone? Well, this collection of mouse trap designs will have something for every persuasion. If you want humane mouse traps, there are a bunch. If you want something more "final," there are mouse traps that will do the job, too. […]

How to Fix a Bike Flat

The open road, miles away from home (and cell coverage), is no place to discover that you don’t know how to repair a flat tire. Let me be honest. I am considered not-so-bright in the realm of doing things without serious trial and error, and this category includes making bike repairs. But I am committed to making progress, however slowly. […]

Best Money Tips: Extreme Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on extreme ways to save money, habits of effective interviews, and things to buy in spring for deep discounts. Top 5 Articles 5 Extreme Ways to Save Money — Save money by becoming a house sitter. This way, you don't have to pay rent! […]

99 Free or Virtually Free Ways to De-Stress

There's no way around it — life is stressful. In between schedules, working, making ends meet, and spending time with family, there's very little time to unwind. When stressful situations happen (and these days, who isn't anxious?), it's important to take a step back and re-focus on your center. […]

5 Money Making Activities You Can Do Today

Living below your means is the only way to long lasting wealth, but cutting expenses can only get you so far. At some point, earning a bit more money is just the ticket to a much merrier financial picture and best of all, some of these ideas are actually not that hard. Here are five such money making ideas that you can start doing today. […]

Men: Why Frugal Is Sexy

Frugality has an image problem. If it were a celebrity, a PR firm would tell it to get a haircut, start working out, and stage a few photo ops with a super-model. Why should credit card debt have all the fun? […]

Best Money Tips: Have an Exciting Staycation

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup!  Today we found some great articles on ideas for an exciting staycation, things you should always buy generic, and emergency preparedness on a shoestring. Top 5 Articles 16 Ideas for an Exciting Staycation — Have an exciting staycation by camping out in your backyard. […]

Hobby Lobby, Who Exactly Are You Trying To Fool?

Anyone who reads Wise Bread regularly knows that I love a deal. I’m a deal hound — I sniff them out and save a lot of money every year. […]

How to Throw the Most Fabulous (and Frugal) Baby Shower of all Time

One of my very best friends in the whole world is having her first baby this August and I’m excited to help her celebrate by throwing the best baby shower of all time. While I’d like to say the sky’s the limit as far as budget goes, unfortunately, my funds are actually quite limited. […]