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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.

Latest Posts from Wise Bread (page 440)

How to Remove Snow and Save

I grew up in New Hampshire's White Mountains, went to college in upstate New York, and am currently living in Philadelphia, which has recently been hit with an increasingly ridiculous series of winter storms. In short: I know snow. And I also know that if you get hit by several storms, removing that snow can get expensive mighty fast. […]

Do You Spend More with Cash or Credit?

In order to answer the question "Do you spend more with cash or credit?" I decided to do a homemade experiment. I’ve heard, and you probably have too, that people who use credit cards spend an average of 8-12% more than those who use cash. The problem is, as Get Rich Slowly points out, that study doesn’t exist. […]

5 Things Everyone Should Know About This Year's Tax Changes

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile We saw 2010 close with last-minute wheeling and dealing to satisfy various objectives on both sides of the aisle. […]

45 Other Things to Do on Super Bowl Sunday

I'm not a football fan in general — clutch your pearls! — and I’ve been particularly disinterested in the Super Bowl since 2005, the year the half-time acts got all family friendly because Janet Jackson showed a little booby 12 months prior. Am I bitter? For sure. […]

Social Media: An Easy Source of Coupons

Have you "liked" your favorite stores on Facebook? Do you check in on Foursquare at your favorite restaurants? If you're willing to invest a little time into social media, you can make it a useful part of your coupon strategy. […]

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? […]