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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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Ask the Readers: Do You Use Craigslist?

Chances are you have heard of Craigslist and (more than likely) you have perused its for sale section, used it for an apartment search, or even used it to sell items. Personally, I have used Craigslist to successfully find an apartment as well as buy and sell everything from TV's to surfboards. […]

6 Ways to Beat Sinus Pain at Work

The season for sinus pain is approaching. And this beastly condition doesn’t discriminate. More than 37 million Americans suffer at least one acute attack of sinusitis each year. Unfortunately, the painful, sometimes debilitating inflammation of the sinus passages doesn’t just strike on weekends. […]

10 Painless Ways to Save for Vacation

The average American family plans to spend about $1,650 on summer vacation, according to a study by Visa. That's more than chump-change, particularly in these hard economic times. Here are some simple ways to pump up your piggy bank so that your vacation is paid for before you ever leave home. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Pet Care

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save on pet care, tips on hiring a home improvement contractor, and how to save on car maintenance. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save Money on Pet Care — Save money on pet care by grooming your pets at home. […]

The 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Craigslist Sellers

Most of you have no doubt used Craigslist for the usual reasons. Either you’re looking for something (a home, used stuff, a job, or maybe a partner) or you’ve got something to sell or offer. Either way, there are tips and tricks that you can utilize to make the most of the service. […]

Book Review: The Road Out of Debt

The Road Out of Debt: Bankruptcy and Other Solutions to Your Financial Problems by Joan N. Feeney and Theodore W. Connolly You've read stories of people becoming debt-free. In personal-finance blogs, the stories are always ones of debt problems overcome through hard work and frugality. Sadly, in the real world, that doesn't always work. […]

Marketplace & NYT Want to Interview Financial Consultants in Their 70s

Do you know someone who is an active or retired personal financial consultant in their 70s? If you know someone who fits the description, please leave a comment below (don't forget your email address) and I'll forward your info to the show's producers. […]

7 Frugal Lessons I Learned from Charlie Sheen

While out of work, Charlie Sheen is winning. There is so much to learn from him. Here are 7 things he taught me about living frugally. When Un-Employed, Downsize Don't pay someone to do something you can do yourself. Sure, some people may say that his publicist quit after outrageous comments in interviews. […]

Bed and Breakfast Inns: Operating Tips from the Pros

Bed and breakfast inns are a business opportunity that many of us fantasize about. Maybe it’s the romance of historical properties, the control that comes from running your own business, or the lure of being able to afford to live in an otherwise out-of-financial-reach location. […]