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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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Are You Getting Charged by a Text Message Scam?

Recently, I started to receive some spam text messages. Then I got a text that was more disconcerting. It said that I signed up for a $9.99-a-month service called Bingoroo, which I never did, and welcomed me to the service. (See also: Living Without a Landline) I was a bit confused, so I looked up the company name in the text message — it's some text message bingo game. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Ways to Boost House Value

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive ways to boost house value, counterfeit vs. real goods, and tax tips for the unemployed. Top 5 Articles Are Those Goods Counterfeit, or "Real"? — Did you know that electronics and medications are some of the most counterfeited items brought into the US? […]

10 Tips for Balancing Love and Money

It's a sad but common tune: debt threatens to divide or break up an otherwise strong couple that hadn't set up any financial ground rules. Love and money don't always go hand in hand, which means it's crucial to consider the long term repercussions of sharing your life and bank account with another person. […]

5 Reasons Not to Delete Your Emails

Never deleting emails is a lazy way of keeping organized. By saving and archiving emails, I have information at my fingertips without having to figure out ahead of time precisely what I'll need and how I'll use these messages. Recently, my emails saved me over $300. […]

Best Money Tips: Save at Your Local Grocery Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving at your local grocery store, cheaper ways to dine out, and tips to avoid email phishing scams. Top 5 Articles Five Ways to Save at Your Local Grocery Store — Save at your grocery store by buying store brands instead of name brands. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/15, 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: Choosing a college. With colleges starting to send out acceptance and rejection letters, learn about factors that should and shouldn't influence your (or your child's) college decision and community colleges vs. four year universities. […]

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

This post was underwritten by BMO Harris. Learn more from BMO Harris to help your kids understand the value of money. Handling money is a skill, but it isn't a skill like talking or walking; your kids won't pick up good financial habits just because you have them. It's a skill that must be taught, and you're the best qualified to teach it to your children. […]

21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse

It’s said that we live in a disposable society. But the word disposable is a misnomer. Disposable is considered throwaway, something you use once and dump, regardless of the life that may be left in it. […]

Best Money Tips: Creating the Ultimate Resume

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on creating the ultimate resume, tips to investing in rental property, and things you can sell to pay down debt. Top 5 Articles Creating the Ultimate Resume - 34 Epic Tips — If you want the ultimate resume, use keywords throughout your resume but don't spam it. […]

Awesomely Inexpensive Winter Vacations

While spring may be just around the corner, winter is still definitely upon us. Whether you plan to travel on your weekends off or are simply looking for enjoyable ways to spend time in your own neck of the woods, there are a variety of winter vacations within your financial reach. […]