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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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Best Money Tips: Tips for Spending Less Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for spending less money, keeping the peace when parents move in with their adult children, and selling your clothes for cash. Top 5 Articles Tips For Spending Less Money — If you want to spend less money, downsize the amount of money you spend on dining out. […]

The Limits of Small Economies

The first step always recommended to people whose finances are out of control is that they institute some small economies. Quit with the fancy coffee drinks. Brown bag it for lunch. Switch to generic brands at the grocery store. These steps are mentioned first not because they're the most important, but because they're quick, easy, and (almost) universally appropriate. […]

10 Awesome Jobs for People Who Want to Work From Home

Many people dream of working from home because of perks like not having to commute and being able to work in your pajamas. The good news is we're seeing more and more jobs that give people the privilege of working from home. Although there are stereotypical contract admin or call-center jobs that let you work from home, there are plenty of other at-home jobs that are way more fun. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Entertainment?

Most people factor entertainment into their budget. Whether it's heading to the movies, going to a concert, or hosting a party, we all need some room in our budget to keep us entertained! However, sometimes entertainment can be a bit costly, so it's important to find ways to keep costs down! How do you save on entertainment? Do you take advantage of free admission days at local zoos or museums? […]

Almost 40 Everyday Things You Can Wash in the Dishwasher

My normally mild-mannered friend recently had an apoplectic fit when his dishwasher broke. “Aren’t you being just a little dramatic about this?” I asked him. “You live alone and you rarely cook. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving on Winter Energy Bills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on winter energy bills, turning a hobby into income, and things your kids need to know about money. Top 5 Articles Saving Money on Winter Energy Bills — To save money on your winter energy bills, open your curtains. […]

What Helped You Become Financially Aware?

We all know people who, while being fantastic and otherwise brilliant human beings, just aren’t good with money. For whatever reason, they haven’t embraced a financially-responsible lifestyle and are anything but strategic about saving. It’s as if these folks missed the Money Management 101 curriculum that echoes in the back of our own minds. […]

Be on the Lookout for Credit Card Checkout Fees

Would you pay a fee to use your credit card? I don't even need a nanosecond to answer this. My response is: No freakin' way. Here's why I'm asking the question. Last summer, there was an antitrust settlement between merchants and Visa, MasterCard, and big banks about credit card interchange fees. […]

25 Reasons Why It's Good to Know Your Neighbors

Are you the kind of person who passes by the neighbors without so much as a wave or nod? Be warned, you may regret it when you need a helping hand. To help convince you to be a better neighbor — and go out of way to be nice to yours, even — here are 25 reasons why it’s good to know the folks who live next door, down the street, and around the corner. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Spend $1,000

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on smart ways to spend $1,000, grow your career while giving back, and useful things you can always find at Goodwill. Top 5 Articles 30 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 — If you have an extra $1000, consider opening a Roth IRA. […]