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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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STOP: 10 Words to Never Use at Work

Assuming you have a place of work right now, you likely did something very right in an interview. Maybe you even successfully avoided these 10 Words to Never Use in a Job Interview. So that's the good news. The bad news is that minding your tongue still matters now that you've got the job, and the wrong word still has the power to separate you from said job. […]

20 Cute and Frugal DIY Clothes You Can Make for Your Kids

We recently covered some inexpensive ways to update a woman's wardrobe. Now? Well, it's time for the kids to get in on the fun! These projects cover the spectrum of sewing abilities from novice to expert — and many of them even use clothing you already have sitting in your child's (or your) closet. So, before you head to the donation center, check out these tutorials. […]

Best Money Tips: Affordable Presents for Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable presents for dad, getting a frugal start on summer, and how not to drown in student loan debt. Top 5 Articles 44 Affordable Presents for Dad — Need a gift for dad this Father's Day? Consider getting him golf ball soap or DIY shaving cream. […]

The Surprisingly Frugal Lifestyles of 12 Famous Superheroes

Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark are not just superheroes — they are major billionaires. They don't need Verizon or AT&T to make phone calls. Heck, they can afford to launch their own satellite networks. Can you bat-hear me now? Good! Batman and Iron Man are at the top of superhero food chain when it comes to financial well-being. […]

One Thing You Need to Do to Be Happy and Improve Your Relationships

Few of us are naturally forgiving. We tend to hold on tightly to any slight, offense, or grievance directed our way. And what are the results of this behavior? It certainly isn't happiness. Positive emotions rarely accompany harbored pain. […]

Do These 5 Car Maintenance Tasks and Keep Your Car on the Road Forever

You know the feeling: You start the car, and there's a weird noise. Or the check engine light starts to flash halfway into a road trip. Or before leaving for work you discover a disturbing pool of liquid under the car. Pangs of fear course your nervous system, and you frantically check your online banking portal to see if taking the car in will kill your budget. […]

The 5 Best Electric Kettles

Whatever your daily routine, many people find themselves needing to boil water on occasion. Whether you're an avid tea drinker or you like a cup of instant coffee or soup from time to time, having an electric kettle can definitely come in handy. Kettles have several advantages over simply boiling water in a pot on the stove, including ease of pouring and shortened heating time. […]

Should You Be Paying Someone Else to Do These 7 Common Chores?

DIY has been getting a lot of good press lately as we all process the lessons of the Great Recession and get more in-touch with our self-reliant selves. But is DIY always the smartest way to go? Considering money saved versus potential money-earned and other cost-benefit analyses, when is DIY a smart saving strategy, and when is it a waste of time? […]

Best Money Tips: Money-Saving Ideas for New Parents

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money-saving ideas for new parents, pet peeves of hiring managers, and using Pinterest to be more productive. Top 5 Articles 12 Money-Saving Ideas for New Parents — Picking gender neutral items can help new parents save on their baby expenses. […]

7 Killer Ways to Really, Actually Lose Weight

No matter when, where, or how you are trying to lose weight, it's hard. No matter your motivation, your medical status, or the stories you tell yourself about your weight history, losing weight and keeping it off is a difficult and long-term goal. Just because it's hard, though, doesn't mean that it's impossible. What it does mean is that you want to be smart about it. […]