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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 Things to Never Pay Full Price For

What’s so great about this frugal renaissance that we’re experiencing is that there are more ways to save on everyday purchases than ever before. In fact, there’s money waiting to be saved on almost every purchase we make. […]

Pay Yourself First: What It Means, and How to Do It

If you have ever read a retirement planning brochure or any website about investing, there’s a good chance you have read the phrase “pay yourself first.” Some financial experts refer to this as the Golden Rule of Personal Finance! But what does it mean to pay yourself first, and how exactly do you do it? […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets to Paying for College

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on secrets to paying for college, working from home do's and don'ts, and savings for every day of the week. Top 5 Articles Secrets to paying for college — Cut tuition costs by graduating in under four years. […]

Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Heard of IRAs or Roth IRAs?

Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents is starting a movement: The Roth IRA Movement! Many people have never heard of an IRA or a Roth IRA, nor have they begun planning for retirement. Getting educated about saving for retirement is one of the most financially savvy things anyone can do. […]

Weird Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

I once worked for a company that routinely asked interviewees how they would measure the height of a local building if given only a pencil, a piece of paper, a barometer, and a length of rope. […]

Opening a Roth IRA for Your Kid

My parents have done a lot for me. But one of the things I am the most grateful for is that they opened up a Roth IRA for me when I was in high school, the first year that the account was available. Like many people, I didn't think much about long-term savings when I was younger. […]

Best Money Tips: Travel More Often, Cheaper, and in Style

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on traveling more often for less, things to do with $3,000, and important money lessons for kids. Top 5 Articles 7 Tips to Travel More Often, Cheaper, and in STYLE — Travel more often without breaking the bank by following travel industries on Twitter. […]

25 Ways to Get Motivated Today

While winter is officially out of here until the end of the year, you may still feel sluggish from your hibernation. Sitting around in a Snuggie for three months has that effect, after all. But now that spring is here, it’s time to brush off the cobwebs and get back in the game. It may seem difficult at first, but there are many easy ways to get motivated right now. […]

8 Cheap Ways to Save Money on Gas

As we rightly anticipated, gasoline is one of (at least) 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012. Prices have been steadily climbing, and some experts are predicting that by May, the national price per gallon could be as high as $3.96. The LA Times even claims that there's a "2% chance that the average U.S. […]

Best Money Tips: Free Items You Should Take From Hotels

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on free items you should take from hotels, questions to ask before hiring a financial advisor, and where to find freebies. Top 5 Articles 17 Free Items You Should Take From Hotels — Next time you stay at a hotel, take the free shampoo, conditioner, and garbage liners home with you! […]