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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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When to Buy Brand Names: Sometimes, the Splurge Is Worth It

Two of the earliest articles I wrote for Wise Bread, Losing the Store Brand Stigma and Why There’s No Reason Not to Buy Store Brand Baby Formula are ones for which I still receive positive emails and comments. […]

Best Money Tips: Get the Most Bang for Your College Buck

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting the most bang for your college buck, pet services you can do yourself, and saving money by toting snacks. Top 5 Articles Bang For Your College Buck: 8 School Services You Must Use — Take advantage of health insurance and services at your college. […]

17 Simple Canned Foods That Go the Distance

While I’m all about fresh, whole foods making up a large portion of my grocery budget, but the truth is that having canned foods on hand is a huge help when our family’s schedule gets out of control. When it does, there are certain canned foods I like to rely on in order to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible. Here are 17 of our most commonly used ones. […]

Frugal Changes You Don't Want to Make — But Can

We all know there are frugal changes we should be making but just don't want to. Some require just a little too much forethought, a little too much sacrifice, and let's be honest — they are just a little too inconvenient. After the initial hump of discomfort, these frugal changes can easily become a part of your daily life. […]

30 Signs That You Were Raised by Frugal Parents

Frugal folks come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some were raised in typical American families with traditional buying and spending habits and came to embrace frugality much later in life. Others were raised by parents or grandparents who made simplicity part of everyday life — from the way they cooked and cleaned to the way they fixed their cars and celebrated holidays. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Save Money at the Airport

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money at the airport, changing habits, and DIY color-catching laundry sheets. Top 5 Articles 3 Tips for Saving Money at the Airport — Set a limit on the amount of money you spend at the airport — and on the plane! […]

10 Tasty Meat Substitutions That Won't Break the Bank

Those exploring healthy eating alternatives such as a plant-based diet or people wanting to save money on meat expenses often stumble in their efforts when it comes to meat substitutions. While replacing meat in your diet can feel overwhelming at first, there are numerous ways to go. […]

Back to School: Saving on College Textbooks

Heading into the fall semester, many new college students and their families may be shocked by the prices of textbooks, which generally range from $50-$200+. Some community college students may even find they’re spending more on books than tuition. […]

Get the Most Out of Safeway's Just for U Deals

Safeway is on the forefront of personalized grocery deals with its Just for U online savings program. If you shop at a Safeway or its affiliates (Dominick's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons) you have probably seen signs urging you to sign up for Just for U. Signing up is a no-brainer — once you're using Just for U, you'll have access to discounts above and beyond the weekly advertised sales. […]

Best Money Tips: Retirement Questions People Forget to Ask

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on important (but often forgotten) retirement questions, easy part-time jobs, and work-life balance tips. Top 5 Articles 9 Crucial Questions about Retirement People Forget To Ask — Are you really going to retire? […]