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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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ChexSystems: What It Is, and How It Can Make It Difficult for You to Open a Bank Account

ChexSystems provides financial institutions with information about how responsible you are with your bank account, and derogatory entries on your report can cause denial of applications for bank accounts and other banking products and services. […]

Best Money Tips: Best Life Hacks of 2012

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar article on the best life hacks of 2012, how to save on your electric bill, and ways to make extra money. Top 5 Articles 25 Best Life Hacks Of 2012 — Easily distinguish your keys from one another by painting them different colors with nail polish. […]

Best Christmas Tips from Wise Bread [Infographic]

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/node/959853 From making your own cards to making gifts for foodies, kids and pets, Wise Bread offers dozens of tips for saving money this holiday season. […]

Best Money Tips: New Baby Checklist

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on what you'll need for a new baby, things that are worth the money, and how to cure your shopping addiction. Top 5 Articles A New Baby Checklist - What You'll Need! — You will need onesies, a changing table, a baby monitor, and more if you are having a new baby! […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Holiday Travel?

We are officially in the midst of the holiday season and many of us have travel plans! Whether you are headed to family or friend's homes for the holidays, if you are traveling chances are you are trying to figure out how to save on your holiday travel plans. […]

11 Ways to Have Fun at Your In-Laws

Visiting in-laws can seem like competing on "Survivor." You have to learn to thrive in a foreign environment amid unfamiliar ways. Though I have never been on a reality television show, I have made numerous visits to the homes of my husband's family, just the two of us in the beginning and later accompanied by children. I have learned survivor-like skills such as how to accept and overcome chal […]

How Traditional Banking Practices Can Make You Poor

There are certain specific connotations with the word bank: impressive marble-floored buildings with high counters, smiling tellers, and huge vaults. Not to mention cash, free coffee, and, if you’ve got a particularly friendly local bank branch, cookies for the kids. But the banking industry is changing. We no longer count on our brick-and-mortar branches for all of our banking needs. […]

Lessons in Frugality From "The Walking Dead"

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” isn’t your usual weeknight television fare. The cable series, adapted from the best-selling graphic novels of the same name, is known for its twisting plots, intense zombie (“walker”) action sequences, mind-blowingly realistic (and gory) zombie makeup, and complicated character relationships. […]

Shoppers to Spend Less This Holiday Season

One of my favorite holiday songs is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But I’ll admit that during some points of the season, I feel like changing the words to “It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year.” And it’s not just because you have to attend company parties, find time to decorate the house, or compliment your Aunt Sara’s cranberry nut dessert (even though you can’t stand it). […]

Reusable Gift Wrapping: The Wrap That Keeps on Giving

Ah, what a wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season of beautiful litter. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, holiday wrapping is responsible for a 25% spike in trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Oh, I know. You are really, really good about recycling. You’d never throw all the used wrapping paper into the trash. […]