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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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How to Learn From Your Mistakes

Failure is often championed as a critical step in the path to eventual success. The accomplished are those who know how to learn from their mistakes, not people who never make mistakes. Billionaire Richard Branson is among those very successful business leaders who have overcome failure. As founder of Virgin Group, he says that he routinely learns from mistakes such as the Virgin Cola fiasco. […]

Best Money Tips: Save and Shop Smart

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving and shopping smart, tips for shopping consignment sales, and career lessons from Julia Child. Top 5 Articles 9 Simple Ways to Save and Shop Smart — Want to save money? Develop a love of leftovers! […]

Upgrade Your Home Decor for Less

On our road to a life of frugality, there are many things we tend to ignore and go without in order to keep making ends meet. One area that we often neglect in order to keep the bills paid and food on the table is the interior of our homes. […]

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Eat Out?

There's no way around it, everyone has to eat. If you are frugal, chances are you opt to make your own food as opposed to eating out. But every once in awhile, be it for social or convenience reasons, a dining experience at a local restaurant tends to be the norm for most people. How often do you eat out?  Once a week? Every other week? Only on special occasions? […]

31 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Fall

It is fall at last, my favorite season! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting brisk and cool, and the smell of pumpkin pie is in the air. For those who aren’t enthusiastic about the thought of cooler weather, let us persuade you that fall is just as fun as summer. Embrace the season with these 31 frugal ways to celebrate fall! […]

6 Cheap Ways to Stage Your Home in a Buyer's Market

When it comes to real estate, appearance matters. Especially in a buyer's market. Prospective home buyers hold most of the cards in today’s real estate climate. That means sellers need to adjust expectations and prepare for the long haul. […]

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Grocery Bill Without Clipping Coupons

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on slashing your grocery bill without clipping coupons, things you can cut from your budget now, and saving strategies that work. Top 5 Articles Top 10 Ways to Slash Your Grocery Bill Without Clipping Coupons — Want to slash your grocery bill without clipping coupons? Consider starting a garden! […]

9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight

Even though I’m self-employed full-time, I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to make more money. Earlier this year, I wrote a Wise Bread post on websites that can help you earn extra cash. […]

Stupid Reasons Why People Make More Money

Life just isn’t fair. That’s not just my opinion; you just have to look around you to see who’s doing well and who isn’t. Sometimes you scratch your head and wonder “how is that guy running this place?” or “why isn’t she in charge of this project, she’s awesome?” The fact is, it’s not just our education and work experience that defines our ability to make money. […]