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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: Throw a Holiday Party for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on throwing a holiday party for less, gifts for women in their 30s, and shopping secrets for Costco, BJ's, and Sam's Club. Top 5 Articles How to Throw a Holiday Party For Less — Throw a holiday party for less by hosting it with a friend or making it a potluck. […]

Smart Shopping: Guide to Researching a Purchase

So you're in the market for a new purchase and you want to make sure you buy the "right one"? You've come to the right place — whether you're looking for a new pair of shoes, a fancy laptop, or a new cell phone carrier, this guide will help you make the right decision. […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea?

Having a date night with your significant other is an important part of keeping the spark alive. Whether you catch a movie, have a romantic dinner, or have some fun at a local bowling alley, date night is a fun way to reconnect with your partner. […]

No Money for a Week? Here’s What to Do.

We’ve all been there — broke as a joke with nary a loose coin under the couch cushions. Whether it’s self-imposed or just money mismanagement, it sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. So if you find yourself in such a situation, don’t panic. You’ll get through it with these been-there-done-that tips from yours truly. (See also: Emergency Belt-Tightening) 1. […]

Arguing Over Money Drives Your Kids to Credit Card Debt

Just in case you didn’t have enough to worry about, researchers from East Carolina University have recently discovered yet another way we can screw up our kids. Apparently, children of parents who argue about money are more likely to be burdened by credit card debt as college students. This cheery information comes on top of concerns about the financial literacy of young people. […]

Best Money Tips: Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Markets

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on the benefits of shopping at farmer's markets, curbing compulsive spending this Christmas, and teaching personal finance. Top 5 Articles Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Market — Shopping at a farmers market is a great way to stay away from junk food! […]

Skip the Trade-In: Why You Should Sell Your Car Privately

When it’s time to get a different car or upgrade to a later model, people get excited. Blame it on the fumes from that new car smell, but it’s at these moments when we lose a little of our money mojo and tend to gravitate toward the quickest and most convenient ways to dispense with our old wheels. […]

10 Frugal Tips You Haven’t Already Heard

If you’re a regular reader of my posts or Wise Bread in general, you already have a pretty good education on how to live a frugal lifestyle — the basics, if you will. Now it’s time for the advanced course. That’s why I’ve dug deep into my bank of frugal knowledge to pull out these money-saving nuggets. Peep the gems below and start saving savvier than ever before. […]

Get a Week's Worth of Dinners Out of One Chicken

I am a part-time vegetarian. Back when I was a starving student with a $40-a-month food budget, I discovered that cutting meat from my diet on weekdays was not only good for my wallet, it was also good for the environment and my health too. Meatless Monday (through Friday) has never been a difficult diet for me to stick to, as I love fruits and vegetables. […]

Investments Worth Making With $50 or Less

Having an extra $50 in your pocket can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you use it. You could do something fun and treat yourself out to a nice dinner, blow it on a lottery ticket in the hope of getting more money, or find many other ways to enjoy the extra cash. The spending possibilities are endless. […]