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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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5 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter this year? Easter ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s finding ones that won’t wreak havoc on the environment that’s the problem. […]

Best Money Tips: Improve Your Conversation Skills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to improve your conversation skills, how a shutdown can hurt you, and 5 tax rip-offs. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Improve Your Conversation Skills — Improve your conversation skills by noticing details. […]

Making Progress: The Missing Link Between Management and Employees

I'm always looking for what motivates people to do good work, because I think that it can make us all happier in the workplace. A recent Harvard Business Review worker-motivation survey came up with some great insights. The study asked 600 managers from varying industries what they thought motivated their workers the most. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/7, 12pm Pacific for 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 keep track of your money. April is Financial Literacy Month! […]

Negotiating 101: The 5 Buyers You Meet In Hell

If negotiating is a dying art, then proper negotiating is dead and buried. As an avid eBayer, Craigslist seller, and yard sale aficionado, I have many opportunities to negotiate and be negotiated with. I’ve seen it all. […]

5 Tried-and-True Strategies for Saving When Your Income Isn't Consistent

If you’re a freelancer or a contractor, then you know that work seems to come in “feast or famine” cycles. One week, you have more to do every day than 24 hours could possibly hold. The next, you’re twiddling your thumbs. Unfortunately, living with this cycle means that your income isn’t consistent, either. […]

Best Money Tips: Outsmart Your Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to outsmart your bank, common interview questions, and top 10 tax audit red flags. Top 5 Articles 12 New Ways To Outsmart Your Bank — Outsmart your bank by not chasing new offers they put out for new customers. […]

Ask the Readers: Desktop or Laptop?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to CgK, @ldelangel, and Steve Sforza for winning this week's contest! Computers have become a huge part of our day to day lives.  I personally am a huge fan of laptops and cannot imagine life without my laptop. […]

Homemade and Store Bought Mouse Trap Designs That Work

Do you have an unwelcome visitor right now? Have you seen evidence of a mouse? Do you want it gone? Well, this collection of mouse trap designs will have something for every persuasion. If you want humane mouse traps, there are a bunch. If you want something more "final," there are mouse traps that will do the job, too. […]

How to Fix a Bike Flat

The open road, miles away from home (and cell coverage), is no place to discover that you don’t know how to repair a flat tire. Let me be honest. I am considered not-so-bright in the realm of doing things without serious trial and error, and this category includes making bike repairs. But I am committed to making progress, however slowly. […]