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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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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 12/22, 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: Holiday Giving. Learn about getting the best deals when shopping, giving to charity, and creating a shopping budget. […]

22 Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

We all know that drinking soda isn't good for us. We know that it would be better for our health if instead we drank [insert pretty much any other beverage choice here — even beer!]. But there's just something about soda that keeps drawing us back. Whether you call it "soda," "pop," "soda pop," "Coke," or something else entirely, it's a good idea to stop drinking it once and for all. […]

The Freedom of the Independent Yeoman

The financial crisis is resurrecting the oldest economic tension in the country. Will it finally be the day of the independent yeoman? (See also: Self-Sufficiency, Self-Reliance, and Freedom) Never mind that they were always more mythic creature than reality. Thomas Jefferson's model for the U.S. […]

Best Money Tips: Going Green this Holiday Season

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on going green this holiday season, strategies for last-minute Christmas shopping, and tips for a top resume. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Stay Out of the Red by Going Green this Holiday Season — To save money on lights this season, opt for LED lights. […]

Ask the Readers: What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received?

Congratulations to Olivia & Will's Fine Children's Furniture, Peggy Davis, and RazzBari for winning this week's contest! With the holiday season in full swing, gift giving is under way. Throughout the holidays, you received many gifts that you liked. But chances are there is one gift you’ve received that you absolutely loved and will always remember. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? […]

15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes

You've probably heard of interval (or circuit) training — it has to do with interspersing regular workouts with short, intense bouts of activity, and getting better results. Interval training can be helpful even for people who aren't highly athletic. Pressed for time? Hate going to the gym? That shouldn't keep you from engaging in basic interval training. […]

Gift Ideas for the Frugal

What do you buy for people who hate to spend money? You would think the answer is to get that designer scarf that they would never buy for themselves, but extravagance is not usually the route to a frugal heart. As a cheapskate myself, I can tell you there is nothing I love better than receiving a gift that will help me save money throughout the year. […]

Best Money Tips: Cut the Cost of Your Coffee Addiction

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on cutting the cost of your coffee addiction, what to do if your wallet gets lost, and returning gifts without hassle. Top 5 Articles Five Ways to Cut the Cost of Your Coffee Addiction — Want to cut the cost of your coffee addiction? Try signing up for rewards programs. […]

Are You Frugal or Cheap?

It seems that when it comes to money, many people fit into one of two groups: those who carefully count and save every penny they earn, and those who blow through their paychecks so fast they hardly know what hit them. In writing about money, I’ve spent a lot of time watching how other people talk about, spend, and manage theirs. […]

The DOs and DON'Ts of Great Hostess Gifts

Whether you’re attending an evening soiree or crashing in someone’s pad for a week, you’re likely to find yourself in a position of needing a gift for someone you don’t know that well this holiday season. Giving a good “thanks for hosting” gift isn’t necessarily about spending a huge wad of cash or about DIY-ing until you drop, but by being thoughtful in your gift selection process. […]