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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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Wise Bread's First Job Stories

From high-schoolers getting their first summer jobs to recent college graduates starting their first "career" positions, early summer is a big time for new jobs. We here at Wise Bread have told you about some of our worst jobs, but we haven't necessarily told you about our first ones — those scrappy, minimum-wage gigs where we made as many (if not more) errors than good moves. […]

Best Money Tips: Side Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on side business ideas you can start today, money lessons every college grad needs to know, and tips to haggling your ideal mortgage. Top 5 Articles 17 Side Business Ideas You Can Start Today — Start making extra money today by becoming a personal assistant to seniors. […]

5 Great Beer Apps to Kick-Start Your Summer

The start of summer is almost here, and you know what that means — all you’re thinking about is ice-cold beer. Whether you’re at the beach, near a bar, or in your own backyard, these five apps let you sit back, relax, and sip your way to satisfaction. (See also: 21 Great Uses for Beer) 1. […]

5 Tips for Remembering Names

My husband has always said that I am great at remembering many details about the people we meet. One of the most important and basic things you should remember about someone new is his or her name. Here are some of my personal tips for remembering names; hopefully they will help you avoid an awkward "I know you from somewhere" moment. […]

How to Buy Like a Pro at Country Auctions

To the uninitiated, auctions can be intimidating. When you combine big crowds, a fast-talking auctioneer, a jumble of items, and a competitive atmosphere, it’s easy to lose your cool. Country auctions, in particular, have a more informal feel and dynamic pace than the auctions we typically see portrayed on TV or in the movies. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Dispute Your Mechanic Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on disputing your mechanic bill, 3 things to do when deciding to buy a house, and how to get a job using LinkedIn. Top 5 Articles How to Dispute Your Mechanic Bill — Dispute your mechanic bill by disputing your bill carefully. […]

My One Favorite Frugal Living Tip

As the Editor of a frugal living website, I read a lot of suggestions about how to have a less-expensive, more-fulfilling life. Every day, on both Wise Bread and on other frugal living and personal finance sites, I come across dozens of inventive and useful ways to save, spend, reuse, and live better for less. […]

10 Gardening Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I am proud to announce that, as a novice gardener, I no longer wear the "black thumb of death" badge. Stuff is actually growing, and we can eat it! Here are ten tips from my (ongoing) experience. (See also: The Urban Dwellers Guide to Gardening via Currency) 1. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/9, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: How to save on summer travel. Plan and have a fun summer vacation without breaking the bank. […]