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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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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/3, 12pm Pacific for 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: What's your family's emergency plan? Are you prepared for snow storms, power outages, earthquakes, or fires? Do you know where your key documents are? […]

Money-Saving Tricks I Learned Planning an Elopement

I used to love weddings. Then I started planning my own, and all of a sudden, I wanted to cry. A few months ago, my fiancé and I decided to tie the knot. We thought we'd somehow manage to have a wedding in Seattle, followed by a Seattle-area reception and then another reception in India, where his parents currently reside. […]

3 Snow-Day Recipes to Help You Weather the Storm

Batten down the hatches — this week’s requisite blizzard is under way. If you believe the hype, many of us are in for a strange sort of storm — complete with ice, snow, and tornadoes, oh my! — that some meteorologists are suggesting could be one for the records. (Isn’t that always the case lately? […]

Spring into Cleaning Now

I'll admit that I'm not Mrs. Clean Genie. I'll keep the bathrooms respectfully clean, I'll vacuum every couple of weeks, and I'll break out the feather duster to keep cat hair at bay. But every few months, I tackle a room and give it a good, deep cleaning instead of waiting once a year to give my entire place a thorough spring cleaning. […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Splurge On?

Last week we wanted to know all about your biggest budget items. While many of us have budgets we try to follow precisely, we all have our guilty pleasures that may cause us to splurge. What do you splurge on? Do you spend more than you should on eating out, shoes, or the latest tech gadgets? […]

Save Money with a Dependent Care Tax Credit and FSA

If you pay for the care of a dependent, then you may be able to save several thousand dollars a year via a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) or the Child and Dependent Care Credit. […]

5 Tips for My Career-Clueless College Self

Like many, I struggled to find my way in college. I entered not knowing quite what I wanted to do. I exited in much the same way. So I did what any non-liberal-arts student does — I got a business degree. My goal was to keep open as many employment opportunities as possible upon graduation. […]

High Tech Solutions For the Winter Blues

How can you fight the battle of the winter blues with so little daylight and so much to do? […]