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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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Best Money Tips: Cut the Cost of Raising Kids

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on cutting the cost of raising kids, if seniors should get life insurance, and organizing your money and your mind. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Raising Kids — To cut the cost of raising kids, by in bulk and use coupons when shopping for food. […]

5 Ways to Break Your Social Media Habit

The United States alone wastes 260,060 years on social media every month. Take a week and pay attention to how much time you spend on social media. Now convert that into some unit of time that you could be spending doing something else. How many hikes could you take? How many books could you read? How many novels could you write? Scientists are only beginning to study Internet addiction. […]

5 Common Productivity Tools That Are Really Distracting

Sometimes it's tough to tell if, as a society, we're incredibly productive or incredibly distracted. Oddly enough, some of the tools and mechanisms we've put in place to enhance our productivity have done little more than burden us with distractions that ultimately take seconds, minutes, maybe even hours away from our scheduled work time. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 10/14

Free App of the Day: Mood O'Clock Alarm - Why set up just the alarm when you can set your mood as well? […]

9 Ways Americans Are Spending Differently (but Not Less)

Many Americans say they are spending less in this post-recessionary period. But their actions tell a different story as formal reports indicate that consumer spending is rising. We may think we are spending less because we are exercising frugality in one area of our lives. But in many cases, we are simply changing priorities and shifting expenses. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make Money While Shopping Online

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to make money when shopping online, landing a big raise next year, and things to buy in October to save big. Top 5 Articles How to Make Money While Shopping Online — To make money while shopping online, use Swag Bucks or a rewards credit card. […]

Save Money and Eat Better With a 7-Step Food Budget

OK, confession time: I usually eat rather crappy food at home, and I love to go out to restaurants. However, I've started really looking at how much money I'm spending on food, especially because I'm always suggesting the USDA food budget (PDF) to my clients in my day job. I decided to try that budget myself. […]

10 Things You Can Do to Be Happier Today

Not every day can be the best day of your life, but there are lots of ways to make a bad day better. If you've got the blues, turn that frown upside down with these ideas on how to be happier right now. (See also: 44 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier) 1. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 10/11

Free App of the Day: Unolingo Series 2 - Are you bereft of a crossword that stimulates your word knowledge, reasoning and deduction skills? 160 puzzles will provide hours of fun for players of all skill levels. Panasonic ES-LA63-S 4 Blade Electric Razor $99.99 (from $299.99) - Save $200! […]

6 Ways Working Out Makes You Smarter, Too

Everyone knows that regular exercise is necessary for good physical health, but regular physical activity can improve more than your physical body; it can increase your intellectual capacity, as well. Exercise has been shown to improve memory and cognitive function, helping us think and learn better. (See also: Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise) 1. […]