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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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Pour-Over Coffee: Better Than Brewed?

If you’ve never had a cup of pour-over coffee before, you’re missing out on a great cup. More meticulous than machine-drip coffee, brighter and cleaner than French press brew, and less dangerous than a stove-top percolator, pour-over coffee is often seen as purely the realm of coffee snobs and “cuppers”. […]

15 Ways to Have a Frugal Friday

When you shout out TGIF, does your wallet feel the same way? It’s easy to spend money on Fridays — it’s the end of the week, so you want to treat yourself, and sometimes it's payday. But by being conscious of the amount of money you’re spending on food and recreation at the end of the workweek and replacing them with low- or no-cost alternatives, you can save a bundle. […]

The Parable of The Flat-Screen TV

Most of us know that we should try to spend less and save more. But much of the advice we hear and lessons we try to learn are abstract. We seldom hear a real story of an actual person making a truly unfortunate financial decision. I’d like to help change that. Here’s a little tale about a dear friend of mine, who I’ll call Dan. […]

Best Money Tips: Seize the Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on seizing the summer, steps to great finances, and steps to take in a financial emergency. Top 5 Articles Seize the Summer — This summer, take advantage of local festivals and summer produce. […]

Passing for Middle Class

The most constant theme in my posts here at Wise Bread has been frugality. If you live cheaply enough, you can spend your life doing what you want to do. […]

Should You Become a Landlord Instead of Selling Your Home?

When a job change forced our family to move across the country at short notice, we decided to join the ranks of "accidental landlords" instead of selling our Chicago-area home at a loss. We are so new at being landlords that I don't presume to offer advice on how to be one, but here are the pros and cons my husband and I considered when deciding to rent rather than sell. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Summer Vacations

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on cheap summer vacations, grocery shopping on a budget, and staying home with your kids. Top 5 Articles Your Guide to Cheap Summer Vacations — Have a cheap summer vacation by opting to have a staycation. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Summer Travel! […]

20 Tasty Two-Ingredient Cocktails

I love a good cocktail, but I don't always like trotting out (or, moreover, buying) ten different bottles of stuff just to make one drink. […]

How to Have a Good Roommate Relationship

Over the years I’ve had my fair share of roommates — and not all of them were ideal. I’ve had roommates who have eaten my food and failed to pick up after themselves, and I’ve had roommates who never paid a dime toward household cleaning products or toilet paper even. […]