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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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This Is the Best Music to Listen to If You Want to Be Productive

I prefer to work in silence. I don't want any background noise, including music, loud talking, or a TV on. In the working world, I'm probably in the minority. Music can help workers relax, get excited about their work, and drown out distractions such as traffic noise or talkative office workers. […]

10 Tips to Up Your Chances of Getting an Email Response

We're all familiar with the feeling that the emails we sent must have been sucked into some black hole because we never received a response. Sure, it's possible that your email went straight to spam, but the more likely scenario is either the recipient isn't interested or is too busy to respond. […]

11 Ways Your Friends Can Save You Money

Sometimes it can feel like your friends are sabotaging your finances. Between heading to restaurants for dinner, buying gifts for birthdays or weddings, or participating in pricey activities, having friends can be expensive! But friends don’t have to cost you money — in fact, they can actually save you money. Not sure how you can use your friendships to increase your savings? […]

$500 Giveaway: How Do You Use Skype to Save Money on Calls?

Here at Wise Bread we love using Skype to stay in touch with our friends and family. Not only can you make free computer-to-computer calls, you can also call landlines and mobile phones either around the block or internationally, often for really low rates. […]

9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer

One of the toughest things about working to maintain or lose weight is the constant feeling of hunger. You try to eat less throughout the day, but find yourself starving by the time your next meal comes around. So then you end up snacking, or eating too much when you shouldn't. […]

What You Need to Know About the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-comcasttime-warner-cabl... Former Vice Chairman of CNN explains how this mega merger will impact consumers. […]

25 Ways to Be a Better, Happier Person

We're already well into the New Year, and maybe your diets have already slipped. Your dinner plates are going from green to progressively more light brown. Your crispers are emptying as the pantries are filling. You don't need to slip back into the same old routine as the last year, though. […]

The 5 Best Elliptical Trainers

If you want to have a good cardio workout without the hassle of having to head to a gym or braving the outdoor elements, then you may find that investing in a personal exercise machine will be quite worthwhile. And if sensitive joints are a big obstacle that stands between you and proper exercise, then a good elliptical trainer may be the solution. […]

The Simple Way to Save Enough Money for Your Dream Goals

My husband is a bit of a gear-head. In addition to our two practical commuter cars, he is the proud owner of a 1976 BMW 2002 (which is euphemistically known as a "project car") and a vintage 1975 Honda 400 motorcycle (which does run). […]

Here's the Best Reason to Eat More Chocolate

Remember when we gave you 15 Reasons to Eat More Chocolate? Well, here's an additional reason to snack on cocoa for your health. Chocolate contains polyphenol compounds called "flavonoids," which are powerful antioxidants found in certain plant nutrients. […]