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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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Ask the Readers: How Do You Have Frugal Fun?

Having time to cut loose and relax is an important part of life. With all the stresses of day to day life, it is vital to be able to have time to unwind and have a little fun! But when your finances are tight, sometimes having fun without breaking the bank can be a challenge. How do you have frugal fun? Do you go to discount movie theaters? Have game night with friends? […]

How to Effectively Complain to the Manager

One of the basic tenets of business is that it’s cheaper to retain an existing customer than to acquire a new one. Many companies view customer complaints as a way to gauge what works and what changes they need to make to keep customers happy. Good managers take this to heart and strive to provide the most favorable solution to a customer’s problem. […]

Don't Let Bedbugs Take a Bite Out of Your Next Thrift Store Deal

Bedbugs are not only gross, causing nasty itchy bites, they're also insanely expensive to treat once you have them. And perhaps the scariest part about bedbugs is they are difficult to discover until you have an infestation. With the recent surge in bedbugs across the U.S., anyone who buys used furniture has to be especially careful. […]

Best Money Tips: Look Great for Holiday Parties Without Breaking the Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on looking great for holiday parties without breaking the bank, job hunting sins to avoid, and building an emergency fund quickly. Top 5 Articles Look Great for Holiday Parties Without Breaking the Bank — If you need clothes for a holiday party, consider borrowing something from a friend! […]

Quiz: Am I Really Ready to Buy a Home?

Home prices are on the uptick for the first time in several years, which means that you may have a limited window of opportunity to become a homeowner before prices shoot through the proverbial roof again. I don’t have to tell you that buying a home is serious business, a major milestone, a huge responsibility, and probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make, but are you asking yourself the rig […]

Win over $350 in Prizes in our Best Deals Holiday Giveaway!

Looking for some great deals for your holiday shopping? Subscribe to our Best Deals Newsletter! Not only will you get daily best deals delivered straight to your inbox, you will be automatically entered into our Holiday Giveaway. […]

How the Election Will Affect Your Credit Cards

I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled the election is over. Sure, I love the excitement of electing a president, but I get so tired of the political ads and the phone calls. So it’s finally behind us, but now we’re hearing about the fiscal cliff. Honestly, isn’t it amazing how fast we went from election night to hearing about the fiscal cliff? […]

Seen Something for 70% Off or More? Buy It.

That title may seem like strange advice from someone like me, who wants you to spend money wisely and live large on a small budget. Simply throwing your money away on stuff you don't need just because it’s massively discounted is hardly good frugal advice. Or is it? You see, there’s a word I have just discovered — arbitrage. It’s most commonly used in the stock market. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on tips to save on Thanksgiving dinner, part-time jobs that pay well, and making extra cash for the holidays. Top 5 Articles 10 Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner — To save money on Thanksgiving dinner, balance your side dishes and desserts. […]

Little Old Lady Recipes: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

I am the rare person who really, really wants to host Thanksgiving. I've done it twice before, with the requisite newbie disasters (at the first Thanksgiving I hosted, a bubbling pie in the oven filled the kitchen with smoke, and when working on a chair, my father hurt his hand so badly that we thought it was broken). […]