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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 a Cheaper Winter

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for a cheaper winter, products to not buy generic, and how to pick the best job. Top 5 Articles The 5 Best Tips for a Cheaper Winter — Save money this winter by using a programmable thermostat. [Mainstreet] 7 Products To Not Buy Generic — When purchasing dog food, don't opt for generic brands. […]

Should Conforming Loan Limits Be Increased?

On October 1st, 2011, the conforming loan limit for loans backed by the FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac fell back down to the levels they were at before 2008. Less than a month later, the Senate has passed an extension of the law that raised those limits. Now the bill is going to the House for approval. Here is how it may affect you. […]

6 Things in Your Kitchen That Get Rid of Bad Smells Naturally

Allow me to start with a rather simple statement — holy heck, there are a lot of things out there that can smell bad. I mean, there are all of the things out there that can smell bad on their own, and then there are all of the things that those terrible-smelling things can touch. Even worse? A lot of those terrible smells are in your home. […]

How to Avoid Holiday Debt, Starting Now

As we head into the holiday season, there are some steps we can all take to help maximize our enjoyment of this special time of year while minimizing our financial pain. It’s easy to get swept up in all the hype and sentiments of the season, only to later wish we had done the holidays differently (see “Holiday Regrets”). After the decorations have been put away and the bills start arriving, many p […]

Best Money Tips: Department Store Beauty on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on department store beauty on a budget, 5 cheap foods to avoid, and gift ideas for your host or hostess. Top 5 Articles Department Store Beauty On A Budget — Look awesome without breaking your budget by shopping online. […]

How Lessons From Moneyball Can Help Your Career

Moneyball started out as a book about the inner workings of the Oakland Athletics baseball team and how general manager Billy Beane found success without spending tons of money like the Yankees and Red Sox. Now they've made the book into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, which so far has made $50 million. […]

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring Household Help

Hiring someone to walk our dogs felt a little weird. But our hectic schedules and dwindling free time made it a health necessity for our Australian shepherds. We were lucky enough to find a great guy on the next block via our neighborhood Facebook group. The dogs get exercise. Tommy the Dog Walker gets paid. […]

My Pumpkin Lady’s Secret to Business Success

This weekend I went shopping at the local farmers market. We weren't looking for anything in particular, just browsing for what looked good. While browsing, we noticed a giant posterboard sign titled "Award Winning Recipe." There were several delicious-looking pictures of stuffed pumpkins followed by an "easy" recipe. […]

Best Money Tips: Low-Budget Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on low budget ways to celebrate Halloween, getting thousands of dollars of free flights, and coupon strategies. Top 5 Articles 6 Low-Budget Ways to Celebrate Halloween — This Halloween, save money and head to your local movie theater. […]

4 Ways the Internet Is Hurting Your Finances

Consumers can find a lot of places to put the blame for an ongoing bad financial situation, but not all are brave enough to point the finger at themselves. While the Internet does have the resources to help you fill in some blanks on money management, it can also be part of the reason you are not handling your finances as efficiently as you should be. […]