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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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12 Delicious Soups You Can Make From Leftovers

Stuck with lots of leftovers? Not a problem! Though I'm notoriously bad at using prepared food from one night to the next, I've found that a little planning can turn that curse into a blessing. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Find Happiness in What You Already Have

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on finding happiness in what you already have, eco-friendly wedding DIYs, and times it's OK to be cheap. Top 5 Articles 40 Little Ways to Find Happiness in What You Already Have — To find happiness in what you already have, exercise your inner power and and give what you have. […]

The Single Greatest Key to Managing Your Time

In a day-to-day context, each of us — rich or poor, talented or developing, dynamic or shy — is given the same 24 hours. But what do we do with each moment? While we can't change the circumstances, talents, or personality with which we enter this world, we can decide how we spend the hours, days, and years afforded to us. […]

Are You Ready to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business?

Do you have a hobby you enjoy? This can be anything from painting to building furniture to playing video games. In other words, anything you do in your spare time to have fun. (See also: Awesome Money-Making Hobbies) While some people are content with keeping their hobby a hobby, others get the bright idea of turning theirs into a side gig or business. […]

10 Surprising Things That Lower the Value of a Home

The real estate market is making a comeback in most parts of the nation, and sellers are once again enjoying a relatively healthy home-buying market. But in spite of the recovery, there are still some factors that can hurt your home's value. Here are 10 surprising features that can devalue your dwelling. (See also: Home Improvements That Add the Most Value) 1. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/24, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #APTSchat to participate. This week's topic: Wallet-Friendly Décor! Learn about frugal ways for decorating your walls, sprucing up your floors, adding pizzazz to your tables, and more. […]

4 Reasons Why Starting a Small Business is Easier than You Think

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. When I began dabbling in online media in 2007, it never occurred to me that I was “building a business.” I understood people who started companies as high-profile risk takers, trust-fund babies, and those with an invention the world just couldn’t live without. Little did I realize that there was a mar […]

What You Can Learn From People Who Take Vitamins (It's Not What You Think)

For decades, in study after study, people who take vitamin supplements have been shown to be healthier than people who don't. And yet, for just as long, in every good randomized trial where some people were given a supplement and others a placebo, taking the supplement gave no benefit. New published reports mean we finally have enough data to draw some definite conclusions. […]

15 Ways to Stay on Budget — Even With Your Spendy Friends

We all love spending time with our friends. But if you find yourself dipping deeper into your pockets than you'd like for get togethers, you might wonder how to cope. I, too, am on tight entertainment funds. In fact, now that I'm a full-fledged adult, I thought it would be prudent to put myself back on an allowance to stay in check. […]

Best Money Tips: Essential Things to Do to Retire Early

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on retiring early, saving on wedding reception food, and simple ways to cut household expenses. Top 5 Articles 8 Essential Things To Do To Retire Early — If you want to retire early, live below your means and make a good salary. […]