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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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But I Don't Want To! Secrets to Self-Motivation

When I sat down to write this piece, I thought the “slant” was pretty obvious. There are, after all, only a few things that truly motivate us to move in one direction or another: fear, money, love, and hate. […]

25 Cheap, Multi-Purpose Beauty Products

We all want to look our best, but let’s face it. Our financial bottom line often takes priority over the season’s hottest shade of nail lacquer. These 25 cheap beauty products serve multiple uses while also being extremely cost-effective. (See also: 5 Hair Conditioners You Can Make at Home) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Make Collecting Pay Off

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on making collecting pay off, retiring without sacraficing fun, and saving money on family summer vacations. Top 5 Articles Eight Ways To Make Collecting Pay Off — To make collecting pay off, build intellectual capital and leave heirs a road map. […]

Play On: 5 Great Card and Board Games

If you walk down the board game aisle at any department store, it can seem like the number of games available just keeps going up. It can be tempting to grab the first game you see, especially if you’re in a hurry to start up a family board game night. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/7, 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: Financial Checkup Time! Learn about updating your budget, contributing to retirement accounts, and maintaining an emergency fund. […]

How to Shop: A Beginner's Guide

So you’ve decided to buy something. Congratulations! Here’s how to do it. 1. Pick the Right Time First things first — you’ll need to determine when your adventure in commerce will take place. (See also: The Best Days to Shop) This is a bigger deal than you might think, as “when to buy” can often be more important than “where to buy” when it comes to getting the best price. […]

Frugality: Are You Still in the Closet?

There’s an odd contradiction about money in the U.S. While we love a great deal, we don’t want to cross the invisible line that suggests we need a great deal or can’t afford to pay full price. And, while it’s totally acceptable to show off what we buy, few of us share the tenacity and dedication it can take to live within our means and be value conscious. […]

Best Money Tips: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on questions to ask yourself before you buy something, selling on Craigslist, and food and vacation. Top 5 Articles 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something — Before you buy something, ask yourself how often you will use it. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Go to Concerts?

Almost everyone has been to at least one concert in their lives. Some people go to concerts regularly to see their favorite artists or bands. However, the price of tickets deters others from attending concerts on a regular basis. Do you go to concerts? How often do you go? How do you save on tickets? […]

25 Tasty and Affordable Salad Dressing Recipes

Many people start eating more salads immediately after switching to a plant-based diet. Perhaps it’s because greens are one of the more popular cheap weight loss foods, or because before they complete their research and find out otherwise, people assume salad is the only side dish that will be available to them. Whatever the reason, salad consumption typically goes up. […]