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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: Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on packing light and avoiding baggage fees, meaningful wedding gifts, and using Twitter to land a job. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips for Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees — To pack light and avoid baggage fees, pare down the size of your grooming supplies. […]

How a Big Family Survives in a Home With One Bathroom

Growing up in an old farmhouse, I shared a single, tiny bathroom with my mother, father, and sister. It was actually a converted closet between two bedrooms. You had to wake someone up to use it in the middle of the night. […]

How to Compare Medicare Part D Plans: A Beginner’s Guide

Prescription drug coverage can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know — I recently navigated an authorization process for my teenage son’s acne medication that took several phone calls and 10 days to complete. […]

5 Best Online Brokerages

Starting to invest is scary enough. Having to choose an online brokerage firm adds to the complexity of launching your investment portfolio. You could choose a full-service brokerage to hold your hand. Individual transaction fees are steep, though, making this unaffordable for the investor building a portfolio through monthly contributions. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Summer Activities for Families

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on cheap summer activities for families, teaching kids about money, and making the most of your time. Top 5 Articles 10 Cheap Summer Activities for Families — Having a neighborhood block party or taking free tours are just a couple cheap summer activities for families. […]

Training Your Dog: 9 Hazardous Habits (and How to Break Them)

About six months after we moved in together, my husband started dropping hints that he wanted a dog. I was opposed to the idea because I didn’t want my social schedule to be interrupted by the responsibility of having to walk and feed the dog constantly, but more importantly, I didn’t want the creature ruining my stuff with all its disgusting doggy habits. […]

8 Good Reasons to Learn Canning Now

Although my mother made her own preserves for years, I didn't bother to learn. I could always pick up exotic chutneys or fancy jams in local stores. We didn't live in places where we had fruit trees or many berries, so I didn't find any compelling reason to learn. […]

From Fine to Fabulous: 7 Ways to Improve Your eBay Business

Online auction heavyweight eBay has gone through a sea change since it was first launched in 1995. For sellers and buyers and alike, the site has never been more robust, feature rich, or easier to use than it is right now. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Living a Life You Love

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on living a life you love, conserving bathroom water, and carving more time out of your day. Top 5 Articles 26 Steps to Living a Life You Love — To live a life you love, define your values and get rid of clutter. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/30, 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: Your 6 Month Financial Checkup! Learn about re-evaluating your budget, savings goals, and checking your credit report! […]