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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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When You Should and Shouldn't Rent

Two years ago, right around the time the housing market had begun to fall and prices declined, I decided that buying a home would be a good financial move. Yet two years later, I'm still a renter. Living in an expensive city in the United States has probably affected the way I view home ownership. […]

Your One-Month Guide to Spring Cleaning

I don’t know about you, but by mid-February each year, I’ve had it with winter. I’m tired of the short days, the cold weather, and flu season. […]

Best Money Tips: Encouraging Entrepreneur Children

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on encouraging entrepreneur children, how to fly for free, and passive income ideas that work. Top 5 Articles Encouraging Entrepreneur Children — Encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in your children by giving them suggestions on how to make money. […]

25 Ways to Say Thanks

"Thank you." Those two little words (or "thanks" if you want to be quick about it) can mean a lot. Or, depending on how you wield them, they can mean almost nothing. […]

While Waiting for Rates: I-Bonds

Your short-term cash in a savings account or money fund isn't earning much yield. […]

4 Ways Breast-Feeding Saves Money

I breast-fed my son exclusively for the first six months of his life, and then I supplemented his meals with some homemade baby foods. For his first twelve months, most of his food was breast milk. I didn't do this out of cheapness, but I did save thousands of dollars on feeding my child. […]

Best Money Tips: 43 Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on 43 ways to save money, foods you don't need to buy organic, and how to keep your head after losing your job. Top 5 Articles 43 Ways To Save Money — Want to save money? Throw away catalogs without looking at them. […]

4 Ways to Have a Better Day

Yesterday was a great day. The weather was warm, the sun was shining, and my hair actually did something semi-normal. I checked several things off my to-do list, I tried a new recipe (and it worked!), and I managed to clean out my closet to boot. […]

Frugal Advice for the Gadget Addicted

Hi, my name is Jesse, and I’m a gadget-aholic. But I’m also a believer in frugal living, and new toys can add up quick. Small handheld gadgets are my weakness, but I’m learning to control the addiction. Here’s some advice to live frugally and enjoy your tech without compromising your financial goals. 1. […]

Book Clubs as Therapy

Regrets, uncertainty, and conflict rarely surface during normal conversation. […]