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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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Ask the Readers: Who Taught You The Most About Personal Finance?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Jane, Guest, and cwaltz for winning this week's contest! Personal finance is something we all are continually learning about throughout our lives. […]

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Clip Coupons

People love coupons. According to the Nielsen Clearing House (NCH), an industry leader in coupon marketing and redemption, 78% of consumers report using coupons on a regular basis. I’m not one of these people. Though clipping coupons is usually the first thing that comes to mind when folks think of frugality and thrift, I argue that it’s time to put down the scissors. Here’s why. […]

Best Money Tips: Buy Organic on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to buy organic produce and meat on a budget, recovering from debt, and reasons to use a travel agent. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways To Buy Organic Produce And Meat On A Budget — Make organic produce more affordable by enrolling in a CSA or growing your own garden. […]

3 Reasons to Hire a Tax Professional (Even If You Don't Mind the Work)

The final stretch of tax season is here, and the question of whether you should hire a tax professional is becoming an increasingly stressful matter for those who still haven't touched their tax returns. There are certainly many reasons to pursue the DIY route, especially for people who qualify for free tax filing. […]

25 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Beans and Rice

Hailed by nearly everyone on the planet as one of the most frugal food pairings you can choose, beans and rice form the basis of staple recipes from many different countries. So why do some of us avoid sitting down to eat them so often? Well, part of it probably has to do with the way we may have been raised to view this particular type of meal. […]

Best Money Tips: Cut Auto Insurance Premiums in Half

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to cut auto insurance premiums in half, saving money while getting fit, and reasons you should have a side business. Top 5 Articles Lower Your Car Insurance Rates! How To Cut Auto Insurance Premiums In Half — Get lower car insurance rates by having good credit. […]

How Much Money Will You Save With Energy Star Appliances?

Last week, we wrote about the power hogs that hide in your home, trampling all over your wallet while making your carbon footprint way too fat. This week we'll concentrate on how, going forward, you can combat your energy costs by purchasing Energy Star products. […]

In With the Old: 4 Vintage Frugal Resources

A lot of the frugal lifestyle has to do with self-sufficiency — cooking for yourself, repairing what's broken, and so on — skills that fell out of practice over the last several years. So it makes sense that some of the best frugal living references are from a time when more people practiced these skills regularly. […]

Take an Imaginary Do-Over

Imagine everything you owned was lost in an insured catastrophe. […]