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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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6 Tips to Shrink Your Bills Every Year

Everyone wants to make more money — it’s exciting to think of what you can do with some extra cash. But it’s a lot easier to reduce your bills than it is to make more money. […]

15 Theme Ideas for a Memorable Halloween Party

Whether or not you consider yourself a creative person, you can throw a memorable Halloween bash without too much fuss. Choosing a theme is one way to make your party unique, and your guests will appreciate not having to think too much about their costumes. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways for Kids to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways for kids to save money, improving your life, and ways you could be sabotaging your retirement. Top 5 Articles 5 Easy Ways for Kids to Save Money — One good way for kids to save money is to have their parents open a savings account for them. […]

5 Unexpected Uses for Oats

After months of waiting, oatmeal season has finally arrived. It’s a fall and winter breakfast staple at our house, and the sight of pumpkins on porches heralds the coming of maple-and-brown-sugar madness. But there are also scores of amazing and unexpected uses for this cereal grain. Here’s a look at a few. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 10/20, 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: Frugal Halloween Party Ideas. Learn about saving on food and drinks, scoring an awesome costume without breaking the bank, and saving on treats for trick-or-treaters. […]

5 Psychological Hacks to Boost Your Bottom Line

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-psychological-hacks-to-boost-your-bottom-lin... ShareThisIn his book, The Happiness Advantage, Sean Achor outlines positive psychological principles and tactics that increase performance at work. […]

3 Ways to Revive Burned Out Employees

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/3-ways-to-revive-burned-out-employees ShareThisIt’s easy to miss signs that your employees are getting burned out—especially if the economy has left you battle-fatigued, too. But chances are, there are people on your team who are losing steam, g […]

20 Household Uses for Pantyhose

Have extra pantyhose or stockings lying around your closet? If you’re anything like my fiancée, you have at least 30 pairs of unworn nylon stockings clogging up your drawer. Here are 20 great ways to use them around the house. (See also: 17 Ways to Use Old Newspaper) 1. Remove Nail Polish Cut your pantyhose into small strips and substitute for cotton balls. 2. […]

12 Cheap First Date Ideas

My husband and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary this week, and it’s had me reminiscing about all the fun dates we’ve been on together through the years. […]

Snow Patrol: Winter Driving Safety Kit Must-Haves

I grew up in the Midwest, where winter preparedness is something between a religion and a science. Midwest winters are a combination of unpredictability, brutal temperatures, and roads paved with black ice. Having the proper winter gear for our cars isn’t just about avoiding inconvenience; it’s about survival, and there are a few essentials we think every driver should have. […]