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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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5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 09/06

Today's Featured Deal is from 1SaleADay: Seda Ultra Sharp 5-Piece Ceramic Knife Set $35 (from $149) - Get 77% off this set which includes 3” paring knife, 4” paring knife, 5” utility knife, 6” slicer knife & 6” chef knife. […]

Quicken Loans Review: Competitive Rates and Good Customer Service

Early in 2013, I refinanced my mortgage with Quicken Loans. I was hesitant at first, since it seems as though a major loan transaction is something you should complete with a loan office you can speak with face-to-face. However, my brick and mortar bank wouldn’t give me the best interest rate on a refinance — despite my good credit rating and my husband’s excellent rating. […]

20 Places to Buy or Rent Textbooks

When I went to college, I bought my textbooks at the college bookstore and sold them back to the same bookstore. These days, though, there are tons of places to buy or even rent textbooks. You don't need to spend a fortune on them. (See also: Score Free (or Almost Free) College Textbooks) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Keep Your Car's High Value

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips to keep your car's high value, secret Starbucks savings tips, and making your nest egg last a lifetime. Top 5 Articles 20 Tips to Keep Your Car's High Value — Not smoking in your car and washing your car regularly will help it hold its value. […]

Why the Time Value of Money Matters, and 10 Ways It Affects You

Learning some basic finance doesn't have to immediately make your eyes glaze over. There's one concept in particular, the time value of money (TVM), which is a fundamental principle in everything from investing to purchasing that becomes more interesting and easier to understand once you drop all the boring finance jargon. […]

Cooking Fumes Are Bad For Your Health

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have taken an interest in improving the nation's air quality — it's indoor air quality. More specifically, researchers are studying the quality of the air in your kitchen. That's because a gas stove produces some of the same pollutants responsible for the smog outdoors. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 09/05

Today's Featured Deals are from 1SaleADay: GelPro Anti-Fatigue Mat by Amrapur $27.99 (from $90) - Get 69% off this refreshing mat filled with GelPro original gel, making for a supportive and comforting standing surface. HUTT 32-Piece Food Storage Container $19.99 (from $89.99) - 78% Off! […]

Investment Advice You Should Never Hear From Your Financial Advisor

I am the daughter of a financial planner, which means I grew up imbibing financial wisdom with my applesauce. (See also: Increasing Your Financial Literacy) But despite my strong background in finance, I still felt incredibly intimidated the first time I met with a financial advisor who was not my father. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Things to Do at Home This Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal things to do at home this month, breaking the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, and pitfalls to avoid when car shopping. Top 5 Articles 5 Frugal Things to Do at Home This Month — This month, take the time to decorate your home without spending too much money. […]