Wise Bread

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.

Latest Posts from Wise Bread (page 432)

4 Ways Your Mind Can Make You Rich

When I was in my early 20s, I had a lovely photograph of a solitary woman hanging in my bedroom. My mother suggested that I switch it out for a picture of a couple. […]

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

There's a big difference between the "use-by" and "sell-by" dates on a bottle of ketchup. Americans in particular are notorious for throwing out perfectly good eats, a habit that has recently given life to a grocery store of expired foods, that are still safe to eat. […]

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

There's a big difference between the "use-by" and "sell-by" dates on a bottle of ketchup. Americans in particular are notorious for throwing out perfectly good eats, a habit that has recently given life to a grocery store of expired foods, that are still safe to eat. […]

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

My husband and I recently bought our second home. Surprisingly, the process was far more involved than it was the first time around, just six short years ago. Not only did we have to sell the house we were living in, but the application for our new home loan also seemed much more complex and involved. […]

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

My husband and I recently bought our second home. Surprisingly, the process was far more involved than it was the first time around, just six short years ago. Not only did we have to sell the house we were living in, but the application for our new home loan also seemed much more complex and involved. […]

9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap

Going out on dates doesn't have to break the bank. There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters. (See also: 15 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home) Here are nine cheap date ideas that won't make you look like a cheapskate. 1. […]

9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap

Going out on dates doesn't have to break the bank. There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters. (See also: 15 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home) Here are nine cheap date ideas that won't make you look like a cheapskate. 1. […]

10 Things All Successful Freelancers Do

I've now spent over two years as a freelancer. When I started my freelance writing and content development business, Chasing Down the Muse, I knew I would learn a lot along the way about business, my skills, and what it takes to make a go of a freelance life. […]

10 Things All Successful Freelancers Do

I've now spent over two years as a freelancer. When I started my freelance writing and content development business, Chasing Down the Muse, I knew I would learn a lot along the way about business, my skills, and what it takes to make a go of a freelance life. […]

Wise Bread Reloaded: Real Estate Market Rebound?

This week the National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes rose 2.3% in July, to the the highest they've been in 10 months. Even better? Fewer of those recent sales were for underwater or foreclosed homes. […]