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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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Kitchen Hacks: I Can Make This in That?

When the buzz started building around Pinterest early this year, I was hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. The last thing I needed was another social network in my life. But I have to say — Pinterest is a revelation. I make a new recipe that I’ve posted to my boards almost every night of the week, and I’ve learned lots of cool life hacks that have saved me time and money. […]

Best Money Tips: Tax Deductions for Employees Who Work From Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tax deductions for employees who work from home, creating a spending plan, and what matters in matters of love and finance. Top 5 Articles Tax Deductions for Employees who Work from Home — Employees who work from home may be able to qualify for a home office deduction. […]

Surprisingly Easy Ways You Can Support Charity

Supporting a charity can be surprisingly easy. For example, last week, I helped the Denver Parks & Recreation to improve an inner city park as part of a service project associated with a professional conference. During the course of a couple of hours, the playground area was made safer and the grounds were readied for the fall and winter. […]

Best Money Tips: Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Wecome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on thrift store shopping tips, recession proofing your career, and getting awesome free stuff. Top 5 Articles Thrift Store Shopping Tips — Be sure to check out any thrift store items you might buy for holes or stains. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/13, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Teaching Kids About Money. […]

9 Savory Soups That Make Perfect Freezer Meals for Fall

Freezer-friendly meals are a busy parent's best friend, especially when we long for a cozy dinner at home but have no time to prepare a meal. One of the best foods to keep in your freezer for nights like these? Soup. It's healthy, hearty, and kid-friendly — and will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. […]

A Step-by-Step Guide for When Friends Ask for Help Being Frugal

I don’t consider myself a personal-finance expert, but as a writer for a variety of personal finance blogs, my friends think I’m a guru of all things money. Because I’ve made a mini-career out of doling out money-saving advice, I field lots of queries on how people can cut back on this thing or that. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles with tips to help you sleep better at night, save money while eating healthy, and spend less at the bar. Top 5 Articles How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Tips for the Whole Family — Going to bed and waking up around the same time every day will help you sleep better on a regular basis. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Your Pets?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Emily, Melissa Hansson, and KF for winning this week's contest! Pets can put a huge strain on your budget. Between vet bills, training, food, and toys, pet owners can end up spending thousands on their pets each year. […]