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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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I Pay for Things You Get for Free

Can this be a post from the same Paul Michael who insists you should never pay full retail price for anything? The same blogger who preaches about finding deals, hunting for bargains, and taking the time to compare prices when you shop? Well, yes it is. And my latest tip for saving money is to spend some of it on something that you usually find for free! […]

Best Money Tips: How Not to Spend Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how not to spend money, extra money ideas for college students, and "free" things that aren't so free. Top 5 Articles How Not To Spend Money — Avoid spending money by not signing a mobile phone contract. […]

21 Uses for Salt (Besides Seasoning)

Salt is one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts. It gives our food flavor, our oceans healing properties, and our margaritas that kick we need after a long day. But salt has many more functions, from curing canker sores to repelling ants to de-icing driveways — and 18 more uses you can find right here. (See also: Which Salt Is Best?) 1. […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Envelope System

The availability of cool online budget tools like Mint and MoneyStrands, along with their smartphone apps, may make the envelope system of budgeting seem quaint or outdated. But the envelope system is one of the easiest and most effective budget tools available. Here’s your guide. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make People Like You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to make people like you, 10 ways to save money now, and making extra money with yard sales. Top 5 Articles How To Make People Like You — Want people to like you? Try to be of help whenever possible. [Mystic Madness] 10 Ways to Save Money NOW — Save money now by buying items at the right time. […]

My Number One Tip for College Students

When I was in grad school getting an MA in writing, a visiting writer came into our classroom and talked about her career. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/22, 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: How to have a frugal wedding. Learn about setting a wedding budget, saving on a venue, and cutting costs on food. […]

Just 2 Days Left to Enter Our $500 Giveaway!

Our $500 giveaway sponsored by HP's new Input/Output blog ends this Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Entering this contest is easy. Simply leave a comment on the original contest post answering the question: What is the smartest investment you’ve ever made? (Answer must be at least two sentences long.) It can be any kind of investment—business, personal, or family investment. […]

What NOT to Buy at a Farmers Market

I love farmers markets. I do suffer from "can't get out of bed early enough" syndrome and usually miss the good stuff. But even when I do drag myself out of bed, I find some amazing produce that is tastier and healthier than anything found in the supermarket. […]

When DIY Car Repair Costs More

There are two reasons people take on do-it-yourself projects: 1) The person is crafty, handy, or otherwise skilled, and/or 2) The person is looking to save money. If you fall exclusively into the "saving money" category, you probably realized long ago that DIY anything often takes a lot more time and effort than it is sometimes worth. […]