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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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Best Ways to Count (and Cash in) Your Change

What should you do with your loose change? The easiest way to turn your coins into currency is to let someone (or something) else do it for you. Some banks have coin-counting machines. But pinpointing what banks and which branches have this service isn't always simple. PNC Bank has a search filter to locate one of its coin counters. […]

Best Money Tips: Entertain Houseguests on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on entertaining houseguests on a budget, ways to reduce your cell phone bill, and salary negotiation. Top 5 Articles How to Entertain Houseguests on a Budget — Entertain guests frugally by keeping your food and drink options simple. […]

6 Items You Might Have Forgot in Your Emergency Kit

Disaster preparedness has again jumped to the forefront following the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan's coastal regions. In the U.S., emergency management officials and others have long urged Americans to prepare for the unknown, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. […]

10 Safest Cities in America from Natural Disasters

After the recent earthquake in Japan that triggered tsunamis from Japan’s northeastern coast to the northern coast of California, it’s no wonder that people are concerned not only about the safety of the people in Japan, but also about the safety of the area in which they live. […]

Alternatives to Flying: Other Ways to Get From Here to There

With the advent of budget airlines offering unbelievably low airfares and our maniacal desire to get from A to B as quickly as possible, flying is usually the only option we consider when traveling. […]

How to Survive a Tax Audit

Imagine walking up to your mailbox today and finding a letter from the IRS. You filed your taxes nice and early and have eagerly been awaiting your refund check. Could this be it? Nope, it's a notice of an income tax audit. Your eyes bug out. Audit?! […]

7 Nutrients You Need More Of

When the US Department of Agriculture released its latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently, they identified a handful of vitamins and minerals Americans weren't getting enough of. […]

Best Money Tips: Avoid Banking Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to avoid banking fees, things you should have on hand in a disaster, and ways to save money on gas. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Avoid Banking Fees — Avoid bank fees by paying with cash and using online alerts. […]

Wise Bread's Frugal Food Gone Wrong

I do not like wasting food. Not only is throwing out food wasteful, but it's also financially irresponsible. One of my ever-present goals is to prepare just the right amount of food so that I'm full but not stuffed, and so that I have leftovers, but not so many that they'll make a lovely home for mold in the back of my fridge. […]