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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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Skip the Trade-In: Why You Should Sell Your Car Privately

When it’s time to get a different car or upgrade to a later model, people get excited. Blame it on the fumes from that new car smell, but it’s at these moments when we lose a little of our money mojo and tend to gravitate toward the quickest and most convenient ways to dispense with our old wheels. […]

10 Frugal Tips You Haven’t Already Heard

If you’re a regular reader of my posts or Wise Bread in general, you already have a pretty good education on how to live a frugal lifestyle — the basics, if you will. Now it’s time for the advanced course. That’s why I’ve dug deep into my bank of frugal knowledge to pull out these money-saving nuggets. Peep the gems below and start saving savvier than ever before. […]

Get a Week's Worth of Dinners Out of One Chicken

I am a part-time vegetarian. Back when I was a starving student with a $40-a-month food budget, I discovered that cutting meat from my diet on weekdays was not only good for my wallet, it was also good for the environment and my health too. Meatless Monday (through Friday) has never been a difficult diet for me to stick to, as I love fruits and vegetables. […]

Investments Worth Making With $50 or Less

Having an extra $50 in your pocket can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you use it. You could do something fun and treat yourself out to a nice dinner, blow it on a lottery ticket in the hope of getting more money, or find many other ways to enjoy the extra cash. The spending possibilities are endless. […]

Best Money Tips: Define Your Fashion Style and Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on defining your fashion style and saving money, tips for effectively using layaway, and cutting winter costs and saving for the holidays! Top 5 Articles How to Define Your Fashion Style and Save Money — Save money while defining your fashion style by flipping through a magazine to see what you are drawn to. […]

Buy a Home You Can Afford With the Mortgage Suitcase Trick

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to stuff more than you really need into a suitcase. You begin with good intentions, wanting to make sure you have everything you need for your trip. You don’t really know if you’re going to need that extra sweatshirt, but you throw it in just in case. Before you know it you’re sitting on the lid of your overflowing suitcase just to get it closed. […]

16 Fun and Fabulous Ways to Enjoy Candy Canes

Candy canes say "winter fun" like few other treats can, and they come in a range of sizes suitable for enjoying in a number of ways. Here are 16 frugal and fun suggestions for enjoying these tasty tidbits throughout the holiday season. (See also: 7 Savory Holiday Food Gifts) 1. […]

What You Pay in Time

You probably think about costs in terms of dollars (or whatever your local currency is). I suggest that you experiment with an alternative way of thinking — think about costs in terms of time: The time you spend earning the money. (See also: Track Your Spending. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy and Inexpensively

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on eating healthy and inexpensively, ways for teens to make money, and ideas for cheap holiday fun! Top 5 Articles How to Eat Healthy & Inexpensively — To eat healthy and inexpensively, shop late at night. […]