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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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Flashback Friday: Our 61 Best Home Improvement Hacks Ever

Home improvements can be fun in theory, but can quickly turn into costly, nightmarish disasters — especially if you're new to the DIY game. One wrong nail placement or bargain paint color can tarnish the beauty of your sacred space. Luckily, there is a wealth of information available to make... […]

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Why I Need to Find $31K This Year

My editors at Wise Bread asked me if I would be interested in writing about my 2016 personal debt reduction challenge as a series. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to share the gory details of my financial life with the reading public. After all, I need the money. It's the beginning of the... […]

8 Signs You've Crossed From "Healthy" Debt to "Problem" Debt

We here at Wise Bread generally preach that all debt is bad — but there is such a thing as a healthy level of debt. Most people can get by with a modest amount of debt, especially if it's for constructive things like college or a mortgage, which can help you build wealth long term. Debt... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Spend More Now to Save More Later

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to spend now to save more later, effective ways to use your fitness data, and fun activities for energetic families. Top 5 Articles Simple Preparation, Big Savings: Fourteen Ways to Spend a Bit of Time and Money Now... […]

Smart New Uses for These 14 Kitchen Gadgets

Have a kitchen full of gizmos, gadgets, and utensils? We all do, but we may not be using them to their full potential. Here are some new ways to repurpose your old wares that would make mama proud. 1. Food Processor Make homemade ice cream without the pricey, space-stealing, limited-use ice cream... […]

Saving on a Shoestring: Highlights from Our Chat With Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers

We had the privilege of having Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers Cooperative Extension join us for our #WBChat on February 18th! Our #RCEChat #WBChat featured a ton of useful information about saving on a shoestring and Dr. O'Neill's expertise was invaluable to our chatters. In total we had 99... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 02/18

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Gap: Earn $25 for Every $50 You Spend, Up to 25% off Home Items at Target, X-Men: Days of Future Past &... […]

7 Everyday Things That Are Surprisingly Awesome Investments

Strapped for cash? You could be sitting on a small fortune that's hidden right under your nose. Find out what everyday things are surprisingly awesome investments, so you can start building your ordinary empire today. (See also: 4 Ways "Boring" Investments Make Life Exciting) 1.... […]

Best Money Tips: Do's and Don'ts of Bulk Buying

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to save money by buying in bulk, things that cost more depending on your gender, and career tips for recent grads. Top 5 Articles Ways to Save Money by Buying in Bulk (Plus What Not to Do) — Don't buy an item in... […]

5 Good Money Management Habits You Already Have

If you're struggling to save or pay down debt, you might think it's because you're no good with money. But the truth is, plenty of the good habits you practice in other areas of your daily life can also help you build an emergency fund, pay down your credit card debt, and stick to a monthly budget.... […]