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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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Clean Jeans Right Without Going to the Dry Cleaner

I am a jean addict. Correction: I am a frugal jean addict; therefore, I own very few nice pairs of jeans. My first pair of brand-new designer jeans were bought by my husband through an exchange where he DJ'ed a party and I scored a fantastic pair of Joe jeans that made my booty look like I'd done squats every day all summer. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Become a Millionaire

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we have some awesome tips on how to become a millionaire, strengthening your emergency fund, and getting refunds when your travel plans go awry. Top 5 Articles How to Become a Millionaire — Most people dream about becoming a millionaire. […]

Train Now for a Summertime Family Cycling Trip

Winter is a great time to get ready for a summer cycling vacation with your family. (See also: Summer Freebies and Bargains for Kids) A couple of winters ago, I convinced my husband that taking the kids, then 15 and 12, on an organized cycling trip was a great idea. […]

The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

We all love the look of gleaming white teeth, right? The reasoning seems to be associated with our deep-seated obsession with physical attractiveness — white teeth equal good hygiene, which contributes to overall appearance. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Live With Only 100 Items

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we give you tips for living with less stuff, the things every frugal household should have, and the best time to ask for a raise. Top 5 Articles 6 Easy Tips for Living with 100 Items or Less — Keep something only if you can find multiple ways to use it. […]

Buying Gifts for a Family with Many Children

After my last article on whether a second marriage and wedding should be celebrated and financed like the first time generated some great discussion, it got me thinking about some similar situations we're confronted with. The most prominent topic that came to mind was children. […]

It's a Jungle Out There: Spotting Fake Reviews

It’s an old admonishment, but now, more than ever, you really can’t believe everything you read. Exploring the jungle of the web, I’ve found a lot of places that look intriguing, but are actually traps for the unwary. No, I’m not talking about poisonous multi-level marketing come-ons, or religious or political voodoo diatribes. […]

8 Ways Technology Can Streamline Financial Management

There are so many financial tools we take for granted today that weren't possible just 10 short years ago. Here are a few features many people use daily that, if you haven't tried yet, you should. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Save Old Towels

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share frugal ways to rescue your old towels, handy tax apps for the iPhone and Android, and tasty tips for homemade vegetable broth. Top 5 Articles Rescue Old Towels From Oblivion — Give your old, rough towels new life by running them in your washer for two hot loads. […]