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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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How to Shave $5,000 Off Your Wedding Expenses

So many of my friends come to me for tips on how to save money on life’s great expenses. I fancy myself an expert on how to shop for food in a more cost-effective manner, where to find the best discounts on home décor, and how to have an awesome vacation on a budget, but when it comes to cutting costs on a wedding I’m as clueless as the next guy. […]

Best Money Tips: Build a Fabulous Career Wardrobe for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on building a fabulous career wardrobe for less, choosing a community college, and retiring early. Top 5 Articles How to Build a Fabulous Career Wardrobe for Less — To build a fabulous career wardrobe for less, check out second-hand stores. […]

12 Frugal Ways to End a Bad Day on a Good Note

When a friend of mine got laid off, she told me she was resorting to retail therapy to make herself feel better. Turns out that shopping when you're down can make you feel better. […]

Precision Packing for the Frequent Business Traveler

Even the most experienced business traveler can benefit from a few precision packing tips. It’s easy to think you’ve implemented every space-saving strategy there is, only to miss a stress-saving tip from a fellow road warrior. Here are a handful of packing tips designed to make the life of a frequent business traveler much easier. […]

Best Money Tips: Budget Vacation Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on budget vacation tips, ideas to help save on wedding flowers, and getting a raise in a difficult economy. Top 5 Articles Top 5 Budget Vacation Tips — For your next vacation, go somewhere warm. Warmer climates tend to have more free locations to visit. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/26, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win a $100 or one of two $50 Gift Cards!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Back-to-School Shopping. Learn about creating a back-to-school shopping budget, saving money when you shop, and making a list. […]

Step-By-Step Guide to Rolling Over Your Old 401(k)

Last year, I left my job at a bank holding company in the Midwest, packed my things, and headed to law school on the East Coast. There’s one thing I forgot, though — my 401(k). Well, I didn’t exactly forget it; I just left it hanging for the past year. But no more! It’s summertime, I’m out of school, and I’m ready to get my finances in order. […]

Best Money Tips: Growing Your Own Garden

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on growing your own garden, garage sale tips, and odd ball costs of having kids. Top 5 Articles Grow Your Own Garden This Summer to Save at the Grocery Store — If you live in the city, don't let that deter you from having your own garden and saving money. Give container gardening a try! […]

How Much Does It Cost to Keep a Cat?

When my family acquired a pair of kittens from a local shelter, it felt like a frugal move. We had been unsuccessful in ridding our old house of mice using traps, and we weren't willing to use poison or pay for a monthly pest control service or other expensive measures. (See also: 5 Ways to Yank the Leash on Pet Expenses) And for the first few months, it worked out that way. […]