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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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6 Secrets for Balancing Work and Life

Link for teaser title:  http://americanexpress.tumblr.com/post/58696676285/6-tips-for-balancing-work-and... Saying "no" the right way can make you more productive. Find out how on our commissioned guest post for Amex's #PassionProject. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Shop Back-to-School Sales?

Who says you need to be a student (or shopping for a student) to take advantage of the deals offered during the back-to-school season? This is a great time to net huge savings on things like laptops, furniture, office supplies, and more. Do you shop back-to-school sales? Do you buy supplies specifically for school or just everyday living? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 08/20

Free App of the Day: Monkey Boxing - Step inside the ring, do powerful K.O.s and combos, customize your monkey, and compete for HUGE trophies. 40% Off Lightweight Sweaters for Women - Shop lightweight sweaters for women and save 40% or more from brands like GUESS, Monsoon, Mango, 2b by bebe, and Wallflower Jeans Today Only! […]

8 Financial To-Do's for College Freshmen

College freshmen are often leaving home for the first time and will therefore need to be responsible for their own personal finances, without direct help from mom and dad. […]

Self-Made Billionaires: Investment Lessons From Their Success

According to Forbes, there are over 1,400 billionaires in the world. Sure, some of these folks inherited business empires from their parents. Many grew in wealth as they guided the development of small concerns into large publicly held companies, such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Google. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating rent payments, free stuff for your birthday, and making your commute suck less. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment — To negotiate your rent payment, pay your rent early and propose a longer lease term. […]

Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace

This month, I've appeared on one of my favorite radio shows, American Public Media's Marketplace Money: This weekend, I spoke with guest host Barbara Bogaev and a caller named Elizabeth about how to make financial decisions when two people come from very different cultural backgrounds. […]

Garage Triage: Organize Your Garage for Maximum Chore and Storage Efficiency

If your garage, like so many others, has become an overflow storage area for sporting equipment, holiday decorations, and totes too numerous to mention, then it's time to reclaim some space. With winter just a few months away, now is the perfect time to clear the clutter, get organized, and make room for that car that's been kicked to the curb. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 08/19

Free App of the Day: Grim Joggers - In what is probably the most brutal jogging game out there, you lead a group of 15 joggers as far as possible before all of them face a gruesome end. 50% on Select Summer Dresses - Save 50% off or more on brands like GUESS, Ever-Pretty, Sakkas, and more. $79.95 (from $200) Shun Classic Asian Chef's Knife - 7-Inch Japanese chef's knife also known as gyuto, it is […]

Psychology of Money: How We Secretly Want People to Make Us Buy Things

"I wish someone would give me a couple thousand dollars and tell me I had to spend it on X." Ever feel like that? Yeah, me too. (See also: It's All Your Money) I say that even though it goes against my most fundamental principle of financial management — which is that you figure out what you most want and then arrange your life so that you get those things. […]