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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: Eat Well for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on eating well for less, Black Friday 2012 deals, and making your Christmas budget go farther. Top 5 Articles 9 Winning Ways Eat Well For Less — Eat well for less by stocking dried beans and buying in bulk. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Exercise Frugally?

Most people make it a point to exercise at least a few times a week. Heading to the gym keeps you healthy and can end up saving you money. But with gym memberships often being a bit too expensive, sometimes people have to find ways to stay fit without breaking the bank. How do you exercise frugally? Do you work out at home? Run outside? Ride your bike? […]

How Rewards Cards Make Money

My husband and I only have a single credit card to our name — a Upromise card that puts 1% cash back into our son’s 529 account. […]

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving can be stressful enough — lots of relatives in town, too much food to cook (in one tiny oven), and of course, timing it all to be ready at just the right moment. Thankfully, one of the best ways to decrease stress on Thanksgiving day is to make dishes ahead of time. […]

Preparing Financially for a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but the damage left in her wake will last for the foreseeable future. At a time of a great natural disaster, the last thing that you and your family want to be thinking about is your finances. While at least one bank was kind enough to forgive fees in Sandy's wake, most of your creditors will not be so generous. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Cutting Back This Christmas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on cutting back this Christmas, Black Friday myths debunked, and why your career is your most important investment. Top 5 Articles 4 Tips for Cutting Back This Christmas — Make cutbacks this Christmas by opting to buy one large gift and one small gift for your kids. […]

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

I have planned menus for the duration of my marriage (nearly 31 years). Every Saturday morning, I do a couple of things. First, I make a fresh cup of coffee. Then I get out a piece of paper and a pencil, and I start planning my week’s menus. The following method works for me and has enabled me to stay within a household grocery budget for years. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Wedding Expenses as a Guest

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on wedding expenses as a guest, strategies to lower your healthcare costs, and making extra money this holiday season. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips to Save on Wedding Expenses as a Guest — Are you attending a wedding as a guest? Save on expenses by splitting costs with someone else. […]