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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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Finding an Internship as an Adult

Internships have become a standard part of the learning process for many careers — they can be one of the best ways to get on-the-job experience when you don't have a resume that will get you hired for a position. But the stereotypical intern is in college, or perhaps a recent graduate. […]

Change Your Life With a 30 Day Challenge

Recently, a friend said that caffeine was a drug because of its addictive elements. I didn't buy his argument, but I accepted the challenge to cut caffeine out of my diet for 30 days. The experiment went well, and I learned that I could apply the 30 day challenge to other areas of my life. […]

Taking Frugal Road Trips (Even When Gas Prices Are High)

Vacation season is fast approaching — and it’s time for you to solidify your plans. If you’re looking for an adventure outside of a resort or your Aunt Em’s farm, consider a road trip. Not only will you get to spend lots of quality time with your trip mates (for better or worse), but you’ll have incredible stories and memories that you just can’t get on a generic vacation. […]

Best Money Tips: Find the Best Prepaid Plan

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on finding the best prepaid plan, common missed fees you need to avoid, and dealing with difficult work personalities. Top 5 Articles How To Find the Best Prepaid Plan and Ditch Your Current Contract for Good — You might want to go contract-free if you have an unlocked phone. […]

6 Ways to Save on College Tuition

It’s the time of year when many people are figuring out how to fund a college education. Whether you’re starting college, returning to school, or looking forward to the next term, paying for college can be intimidating. However, there are some things you can do along the way that will save you money and improve your overall financial outlook through college and beyond. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/2, 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: Hosting a Garage Sale! Learn about advertising your sale, the best days/time to host a sale, and how to price your items! […]

What To Buy (and Avoid Buying) in May

As the weather continues to hammer certain parts of the US, it's hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. For many of us, spring is hardly getting the chance to poke its head through the dark clouds. But, there are May bargains to be had, and if you know what to look for you can save a bundle. […]

Evolve Your Money Management Beyond the Budget

Budgets are a lot like diets — a lot of people know they should be on one, but the thought of it is met with a collective "Ugh" (cue heads hitting the table and exasperated sighs). All this budget angst has me wondering — does budgeting really even work? […]

Best Money Tips: Ideas For Your Income Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ideas for your income tax refund, learning from the rich, and reusing dryer sheets. Top 5 Articles 25 Ideas For Your Income Tax Refund — If you are getting a tax refund this year, use it to start a small business or take your spouse out on a date. […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Home

Even after the recent real estate crash, buying a home remains an important financial milestone for many. And, thanks to record low interest rates and still reasonable home prices, many first-time home buyers are hoping to find a good deal. Before you decide to buy a house, though, it's important to study up a little bit. […]