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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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Always Answer the Call: Expert Advice on Debt Collection

Paying down debt can be a difficult proposition, particularly if the situation has progressed to the point where you have to deal with a debt collector. But there are steps that you can take to make the process more manageable and less stressful. Expert Michelle Dunn has experience on both sides of the table — both as a debt collector and as a debtor. […]

Best Money Tips: BBQ on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on BBQing on a budget, buying quality furniture, and how to avoid pesky travel fees. Top 5 Articles Summertime Savings Tips: BBQ On A Budget — Use a charcoal grill to save money on your summer cookouts if you don't BBQ frequently. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/14, 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: Tips for College Grads! […]

How to Understand and Protect Yourself From Inflation

This article was made possible by support from OppenheimerFunds. At the time of Julius Caesar, the monthly pay for a Roman legionary soldier was one aureus — a gold coin that weighed about 8 grams (just over one-quarter of a troy ounce) and was enough money to buy 200 pounds of flour. […]

10 Classes That Can Pay for Themselves

Classes already help you grow as a person, but a lot of classes offer more than knowledge — they offer a way to make money in the long run, whether it be through resume-building skills or honing a particular crafty talent. Below is a list of 10 classes that can pay for themselves. But remember — you only get out of a class what you put into it, so expect to do a little grunt work. […]

Great Places to Shop for a Frugal Vacation Wardrobe

Space efficiency, durability, and price are some of the things I look for when shopping for travel clothing. How I hunt down great vacation wardrobe staples varies according to the situation. Here are some of my favored strategies for finding the best deals on the appropriate items. […]

Best Money Tips: Eating Right on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on eating right on a budget, great gifts for grads, and things not to waste money on this summer. Top 5 Articles How to Eat Right on a Budget — Want to eat right on a budget? Focus your attention on the outer areas of the grocery store. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Best Job Interview Tip?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to KelR1, Nimish, and Therese for winning this week's contest! With the unemployment rates still at a high, many people are searching for jobs. The job search process can be stressful, especially when it comes to nailing your big interview! […]

7 Tips for Stress-Free Retirement Investing

Most investors forget that investing is a journey, and the trip is just as important as the end result. Who wants spend the investing journey biting nails, losing sleep, feeding ulcers, and being paralyzed by fear? For many investors today, that's what the investing journey is like. But it doesn't have to be. Instead, you need to be sure to follow a well-laid investing plan. […]

9 Easy, Frugal, and Tasty Recipes for Bachelors

If my husband didn’t have me to cook for him most nights, he’d exist on cheese and potato chips for the rest of his life. No lie. That got me thinking — what happens if one day I’m not around to cook for him anymore? How will he survive? I understand that many men don’t like to cook (especially bachelors), but I think everyone should have at least basic kitchen skills. […]