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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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5 Quick Ways to Become a Better Networker Today

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-quick-ways-to-become-a-better-networker ShareThisThe value of networking is obvious. […]

Meet Our New Social Media Managers

Starting this week, our Twitter and Facebook accounts will be managed by our Senior Editor Meg Favreau and Community Coordinator Ashley Jacobs (who writes our Best Money Tips and Ask the Readers columns). Our current social media manager, Kelly Whalen, has been a wonderful voice for Wise Bread. We're big fans of Kelly's talent and charisma. Unfortunately, so is the rest of the world! […]

Repair the Car or Spend the Cash?

Over the past few months, I've been seeing cars in various states of disrepair. Big dents, dings, damaged windows and doors, bumpers scraping along the ground, you name it. And it got me scratching my head and wondering...are people choosing to take the insurance money and spend it on something other than the car repair? […]

Do You Need Medigap Insurance?

There are few experiences in life more daunting than navigating our health-insurance system — especially when multiple policies are involved in a complex mix of public and private coverage. Such is the challenge for Medicare recipients who find themselves in need of supplemental insurance. […]

Best Money Tips: Strategies for Saving Year-Round

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on strategies for saving year-round, money management tips, and tips for traveling on a budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Strategies for Saving Year-Round — Save year-round by going for the package deals. […]

7 Summery Ways to Protect Your Skin

I’m not going to lie — I love tan skin. Naturally “blessed” with a speckled Scottish complexion, I’ve always been jealous of people whose skin browns beautifully in the sun, rather than simply burning to a crisp like mine. Darker skin is slimming, darn it, and I just love the way it looks. That said, I’m absolutely against tanning, even though I love the way tanned skin looks. […]

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

I offer up advertising space on some of my websites. Most transactions are fairly simple, and there's no need to exchange personal information. Recently I received an initial email, and after following up with my standard rates and services, things took a little bit of an unexpected turn. First, the woman emailing accepted my first offer, which rarely happens. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Teach Kids to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on teaching your kids to save money, ways to reduce your grocery bill, and financial planning tips you can't live without. Top 5 Articles How To Teach Kids To Save Money — Teach your kids to save money by giving them three different piggy banks. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/14, 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 teach your kids good fiscal habits. What kind of example are you setting for your kids? What is the best way to teach your children the value of money? […]

15 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Old T-shirts

Everybody has that one T-shirt that they just can’t part with. Mine is somebody’s used blue soccer tee that I picked up at a thrift shop about 10 years ago. When I bought it, it was already broken in; after a decade in my possession, it’s literally falling apart at the seams. […]