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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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The 5 Best Juicers

There are plenty of good reasons for someone to invest in a juicer. First of all, making your own juice at home is cheaper in the long term than buying juice from a grocery store or Jamba Juice. Juicing the fruit that you consume is also healthier because the process of separating the pulp concentrates the nutrients and allows the body to absorb the nutrition more easily. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/18, 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: Planning a Frugal Summer Vacation! Learn about saving on hotels, transportation, and food! […]

10 Crazy Frugality Schemes That Just Might Work

I’ve been called many things in my life. Some good; some not so good. But I can’t say I’ve ever been called crazy when it comes to being frugal. So, as I’m not getting any younger, I thought it was time to bring out a list of 10 crazy frugal schemes and earn the sobriquet. Some of these plans are certainly more "out there" than others, but all are worth a try, I think. […]

Why Savings Account Interest Rates Are So Low

In 2006, I started writing about personal finance. One of the first topics I wrote about was the online high-yield savings account. (See also: The Best 5 Online Savings Accounts) Back then, these accounts were all the rage. I opened an account offering 5% APY and wrote about how great online accounts were for emergency fund purposes. […]

Best Money Tips: Responsible Uses for Your Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on responsible uses for your tax refund, saving money when checking out online, and principles of success. Top 5 Articles 5 Responsible Uses for Your Tax Refund — Investing for retirement is a responsible use for your tax refund. […]

Fun and Frugal Ways to Enjoy Montreal

Historical architecture, easy international access, and a world-class cultural scene make Montreal a sought-after destination for many travelers. If you’re wondering what to do in Montreal, this list is long indeed. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Green Goals?

A few weeks ago, we asked you about the green habits you already have. We got a lot of solid, tried-and-true green practices and many creative ones, too. This week, in honor of Earth Day — coming up on Monday, April 22! — we want to know what lifestyle changes you want to make to be even more earth friendly. What are your green goals? […]

16 Ways to Kick-Start Frugality

One great thing about being frugal is that once you start doing it, it kind of snowballs. I've been frugal my whole life, partly because I believe that saving money is just as good as making it, and I don't like overpaying for something. But what really kick-started my frugal lifestyle was being laid off in 2008 from the newspaper industry. […]

Cheap Groceries for Weight Loss

The ongoing quest for cheap weight loss foods can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, with each week’s latest research study hyping a new herb or super fruit. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheap groceries for weight loss that most of us can afford. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Sell Stuff on Craigslist

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to sell stuff on Craigslist, ways to manage your money, and how teens can earn money for college. Top 5 Articles How to Sell Stuff on Craigslist — When selling your stuff on Craigslist, don't post your email address. […]