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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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25 Exciting New Potato Recipes You Must Try

"Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes." — Louisa May Alcott Tired of the same old baked or mashed potatoes? I sure was, so it was exciting to see what new things food bloggers have been doing to spuds. Here are 25 new recipe ideas. 1. […]

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain

You've probably heard before that "Knowing is half the battle." However, becoming smarter doesn't need to be a battle in itself. […]

10 Financial Decisions You Can't Keep Putting Off

The financial decisions you make today will affect your future — often in a big way. But with every other thing you have going on, it can be hard to sit down and tackle some important financial issues. And when you do finally find the time, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices and information. […]

9 Jobs You May Not Have Considered (But Should)

These days, it may seem like a decent job is hard to find. Unemployment is still on the high side, and many people have left the workforce altogether. But there are decent and meaningful jobs out there for people who are willing to think outside the box. Consider these nine professions that offer solid work, and in many cases, good pay and a growing demand for applicants. 1. […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What Volunteer Experience Had the Deepest Impact on You?

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding — and frugal — ways to make a difference in community. And with nearly 65 million Americans reporting having volunteered last year, chances are you’ve made it a point to give of your time to support a worthy cause. […]

15 Grab-and-Go Post-Workout Breakfasts

We cram a lot into our days, and there's no more hectic time than morning. Between hitting snooze, working out, getting ourselves (and kids) ready for work (and school), and all other sorts of random responsibilities — it's no wonder an estimated 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day. […]

Best Money Tips: Make Your Mornings Better

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to make your mornings better, increasing your chances of home business success, and protecting your wallet and energy bill. Top 5 Articles 14 Ways to Make Your Mornings Better — To make your mornings better, fuel up and don't cram too much into the mornings. […]

$20 in San Francisco: The Best Ways to Spend It

San Francisco is an expensive city to inhabit, with rents topping Manhattan. It also has the highest minimum wage of any large city ($10.74) and an employee health care law that leads some restaurants to add surcharges to bills. But despite the high cost of sleeping and eating, San Francisco is really not a terrible city for the frugal traveler, because so many of its draws are completely free. […]

Why You Need a Time Budget — and How to Create It

Stretched for time? Nowadays, who isn't?! Successful time management isn't as elusive as it might seem. Creating a "time budget" can help. Why a time budget? Just like a regular budget helps us track and manage a limited resource — our money — a time budget can help us track an even more precious resource — our time. […]