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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: How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating rent payments, free stuff for your birthday, and making your commute suck less. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment — To negotiate your rent payment, pay your rent early and propose a longer lease term. […]

Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace

This month, I've appeared on one of my favorite radio shows, American Public Media's Marketplace Money: This weekend, I spoke with guest host Barbara Bogaev and a caller named Elizabeth about how to make financial decisions when two people come from very different cultural backgrounds. […]

Garage Triage: Organize Your Garage for Maximum Chore and Storage Efficiency

If your garage, like so many others, has become an overflow storage area for sporting equipment, holiday decorations, and totes too numerous to mention, then it's time to reclaim some space. With winter just a few months away, now is the perfect time to clear the clutter, get organized, and make room for that car that's been kicked to the curb. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 08/19

Free App of the Day: Grim Joggers - In what is probably the most brutal jogging game out there, you lead a group of 15 joggers as far as possible before all of them face a gruesome end. 50% on Select Summer Dresses - Save 50% off or more on brands like GUESS, Ever-Pretty, Sakkas, and more. $79.95 (from $200) Shun Classic Asian Chef's Knife - 7-Inch Japanese chef's knife also known as gyuto, it is […]

Psychology of Money: How We Secretly Want People to Make Us Buy Things

"I wish someone would give me a couple thousand dollars and tell me I had to spend it on X." Ever feel like that? Yeah, me too. (See also: It's All Your Money) I say that even though it goes against my most fundamental principle of financial management — which is that you figure out what you most want and then arrange your life so that you get those things. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Retire Early

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on how to retire early, ways to keep your security deposit, and how to get free prescription drugs. Top 5 Articles How to Retire Early - 6 Important Life Decisions — Limiting the size of your family and living in the right places can help you retire early. […]

Stuff We Love: Go Scootababy for an Easy, Comfortable Baby Carrier

When I received my first infant carrier as a gift in 2003, I was disappointed by what appeared to be a formless sheet with a simple ring that I was expected to fashion into a safe carrier for my baby. Needless to say, I never mastered the art of the wrap, and I used several more structured carriers with my next kids. […]

E*Trade Review: If a Talking Baby Can Do It, So Can You

Just about everyone recognizes E*Trade. The company is known as one of the earlier brokers in the online trading space, and the famous "E*Trade Baby" commercials have served to increase brand recognition. E*Trade is more than just clever marketing, though. It is a solid discount brokerage that makes it easy for beginners to start trading. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 08/16

Free Apps! FaceGoo - Stretch, pinch, and twist your photos in crazy ways. Save your warped creations and share them via Facebook, Flickr, e-mail, or Twitter. Cutie Mini Monsters - Counting Numbers 1-10 - Help your toddlers learn to listen, observe and develop fine motor skills. […]

10 Ways to Beat the Sunday Night Blues

Sunday night can often be the pits. It’s when the reality of the week ahead sets in and the fun of the weekend disappears. If you are looking to keep your Sunday night angst at bay, here are a few ways to enjoy every last second of your weekend and leave the worry to Monday morning. (See also: 15 Ways to Have a Frugal Friday) 1. […]