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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: Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on things car salesmen don't want you to know, busting out of your money comfort zone, and keeping your relationship fresh. Top 5 Articles Win the Negotiation: 7 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know — It is better to talk to a manager than a salesman when buying a car. […]

You Can Make a Big Life Change: Here's How

The life you have today is not the life that you have to have tomorrow. That may sound like an oversimplification, but the truth is that we each make a choice everyday to continue to live the lives we already have; just getting out of bed each morning is a choice we make. […]

Is Building an Emergency Fund Always a Good Idea?

The Great Recession of 2007 drove home the common-sense notion of being prepared. Specifically, it gave a lot of traction to the idea of having a 6-8 month emergency fund. […]

Get Fit and Pocket Up to $1,200 With Employer Wellness Programs

You may be able to pocket some serious cash if you get serious about your health. Wellness incentives at many employers are becoming financially attractive and worth the time, effort, and sweat to earn them. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money at Target

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money at Target, how to work abroad, and whether or not shopping can alleviate sadness. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save Money at Target — To save money at Target, learn their markdown schedule and get a refund when items go on sale. […]

Talking Trash: Is Your Messy Mind the Cause of Your Messy House?

I’ve been messy since birth. One of the constants in my life has been arguing with my mother over how to clean the house, any house, properly. My neatnik mother is one of those naturally tidy people. You know the type. She’s so put-together that she looks like a flight attendant. “A cluttered desk equals a cluttered mind,” she’d say, passing me the feather duster. […]

Ask the Readers: Are You Filing Your Own Taxes This Year?

It's that time again — tax season! While some people feel confident that they can file their own taxes correctly, other people are more comfortable hiring a tax professional to give them a hand. Are you filing your own taxes this year? Why or why not? […]

The Paradox of Choice and the Mortgage Crisis

If you're interested in having an illuminating (if possibly boring) evening, ask your parents or grandparents to tell you about the details of buying their first house. After getting over your indignation at the fact that homes a mile from Washington D.C. […]

15 Ways to Solve Your Problem

We all have problems. Whether it’s something that’s been dumped on you at work, something at home, or something else entirely, life rarely goes 100% according to plan. No matter how large or challenging the problem, there’s nearly always a solution of some sort. All you have to do is find it. (See also: Got a Problem? Why You SHould Figure It Out Yourself) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Have a Clean Place Without Cleaning

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on having a clean place without cleaning, giving memorable gifts without going into debt, and spending your tax refund wisely. Top 5 Articles 11 Ways to Have a Clean Place Without Cleaning — To have a clean place without cleaning, reduce the amount of stuff you have. […]