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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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What Can You Buy for $1 These Days?

Back in 1930, the humble dollar could get you a decent table lamp, a quality bathrobe, or roughly six gallons of regular gas. But these days, it’s hard to find anything that costs $1 or less. […]

Are Music Lessons Worth It? Hidden Benefits May Tip the Scale

We have our 7-year-old enrolled in piano lessons. He's been at it for a little over a year now. There were various reasons for starting him off, but he's taken a liking to it, and I can envision him sticking with it for several years. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Pet Care

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on frugal pet care, tips for investing in penny stocks, and giant money wasters. Top 5 Articles Frugal Friday - Pet Care — Save money on pet care by buying pet food in bulk. […]

Night Biking: Get Set Up to Ride the Night Away

Night biking is such a blast, and with the weather getting better and better every day, it’s so fun to extend your outdoor play into the night. A quiet ride through the city around dusk offers a refreshing change from day riding. A ride through your small town at night can change your whole perspective on where you live. […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Toughest Financial Challenge?

Everyone always has a financial obstacle to overcome. Whether it's saving for retirement, paying for college, or purchasing a new car, people consistently seem to be striving to conquer some sort of financial problem. What is the biggest financial problem in your life right now? Is it balancing your budget? Finding a job? […]

25 Healthy Changes You Can Make Today

Sometimes, it's the little things that make the biggest impact on our lives. Whether you want to lose weight or feel more energetic, you don't have to go on a drastic diet or guzzle vitamin drinks. Just make some small adjustments to your daily regimen and see how your life is transformed. […]

Building a Credit History

Books on personal finance used to have a chapter on building a credit history, because it used to be harder to do. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Ready For Your Road Trip

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting ready for your road trip, surviving skyrocketing rental prices, and how your dentist bill can save you money. Top 5 Articles Tips and Ideas to Get Ready for Your Road Trip — Get ready for your road trip by planning for stops. […]

The Enemies of Frugality

There’s a lot of talk today about embracing simplicity and rediscovering frugality, but what are the culprits — obvious and hidden — that undermine our efforts? At root, what are the emotional, logistical, and social forces that conspire to figuratively reach into our wallets and pluck our cash day after day? […]

Making Money From Clinical Trials: Worth the Risk?

As a broke college student, the allure of a huge payday for a weekend of "selling my body to science" was all too appealing. My roommate and I saw an ad for a study that would pay $750 for participating over a weekend. […]