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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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Finding Your Best Work Hours

People naturally have times when they are more energetic and able to focus. If you can figure out what those hours are for you, you can maximize your productivity without working more hours. In fact, you may find that you can work fewer hours and get more done just by adjusting your schedule so that you do the most important work during your most productive times. […]

Life Without a Microwave

I have lived without a microwave for over 10 years now, and I don't miss it. When I moved into my first apartment after college, I was a vegan and very strict about my lifestyle choices. There was just something unsettling about nuking my food, so I chose to equip my kitchen without a microwave. […]

Best Money Tips: Crazy Money Ideas That Just Might Work

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on crazy money ideas that just might work, 4 things you can do with money, and inexpensive kid-friendly activities. Top 5 Articles 5 Crazy Money Ideas That Just Might Work — Force yourself to save by overpaying the IRS. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/7, 12pm Pacific for 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: How to give yourself a financial tune up. You get regular check ups for your body and your car, why not your finances? […]

Massive List of Things to Do While Watching TV

Even the most riveting TV shows plague you with time-sucking commercials every few minutes, and very rarely does any TV-watching session require all your brain power or leave you feeling truly satisfied or productive. […]

22 Reasons to Write a Letter

My daughter loves getting mail. Since she’s only 18 months old, that doesn’t happen very often. But the journey to the mailbox is still something we do religiously every day, because it brings her so much joy. Truth be told, I still love receiving packages and letters. Not the junk kind, but the real kind, from friends or relatives, just telling me about their days. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Airfare

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save on airfare, how to save up for anything, and saving money while in college. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save on Airfare — Save on airfare by looking at alternate airports. [Bucksome Boomer] How-To: Save Up For Anything — Save up for anything by knowing your habits. […]

4 Guarantees Besides Death and Taxes

"In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes." At least, that's according to Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps back in his day this was true, but I don't necessarily agree with him anymore. Yes, death and taxes are certainties, but I believe there are a few more guarantees in this world. 1. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Pay For A Gym Membership?

Staying healthy and being in shape is something most people strive to do. For many people, this means paying for a gym membership. However, some people opt to work out outside the gym to avoid paying a monthly membership fee. Do you pay for a gym membership?  Or do you prefer to exercise outside of a gym environment? […]

How Much?! A Breakdown of Concert Ticket Prices

If you buy concert tickets on a regular basis, like me and many of my friends, then you know one topic of conversation that often rears its ugly head — what's the deal with the pricing?! You start off with a ticket for $35, by the time you're done it's closer to $50. What's with all the service fees and other add-ons? […]