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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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Best Deals For Thursday 11/12/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Target Black Friday Ad Leaked - Check It Out A "leaked" version of the Target Black Friday Ad has been posted on the new dealnews Black Friday Ads site.   FREE One-Way Flights From Air Asia! AirAsia offers free one-way flights to over 70 destinations during its latest sale. […]

The Debt Trap: Factors That Have Led Us To Our Debt

By Silicon Valley ... We're a nation of borrowers. This reality is quite well illustrated by the personal stories and profiles covered by various media publications on the subject of consumer debt. […]

Do What You Love: Idealistic Nonsense Or Good Advice?

By WC Porter At one point in our lives, we all pick a path: do we go with a career we're passionate about or do we pick a career that makes financial sense? Money or happiness? For the lucky few out there that have managed to do what they love while getting paid well for it — I salute you. […]

Best of Personal Finance: 12 Surprising Uses for Vick VapoRub

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. This week, we look at outrageous ways to use Vick's VapoRub, 23 ways to decorate that bedroom, and 10 of the best brands to follow on Twitter. Top 5 Articles of the Week 23 Decorating Tricks for Your Bedroom — These range from the simple to the more involved, but most of them can be done in a frugal manner. (Have no fear! […]

Coming Soon: Good Times for Temp Workers

By Philip Brewer During a recession is the worst time to be a temp — whatever work companies have will go to employees, as a way to avoid having to lay them off. Another bad time is the middle of a recovery — things are going so well that managers figure it's safe to hire new permanent employees. […]

Best Deals For Wednesday 11/11/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Up To 75% Off Shoes at ShoeSteal.com ShoeSteal.com knocks up to 75% off all shoes as part of its Fall Clearance Sale. Plus, coupon code "FALL20" takes an extra 20% off.   FREE Jennifer Lopez My Glow Perfume Sample Experience My Glow. […]

The High Cost of Music

By Lain Ehmann I’m all for the arts. I try to encourage my kids to express themselves: I hang all their “masterpieces” on the fridge, I listen to their kazoo solos, and I even let them play with Play-Doh (though I hate the stuff). But I had to balk when my nine-year-old told me she wanted to play the piano. It wasn’t the playing, per se. It was the learning. […]

Super Sports Gear for Less

By Sasha A. Rae Putting together the right clothes and gear to ensure a stellar outdoor outing can be quite the challenge, especially in these belt-tightening times. Some people might even live in easy walking or quick driving vicinity to the woods, like I did when I lived in Manitou Springs, Colorado. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have the Tools? (Chance to win MS Office!)

By Linsey Knerl Do you have the tools to succeed? There are many ways to go about managing your personal and business finances. We often share our best tips here on Wise Bread, and we also love to hear how you tackle the messy task of keeping all your pennies in a row! […]

Resources for Freelancers

By Philip Brewer Changes in the economy have pushed more and more people into part-time, temporary, and freelance work, as more and more companies cut back on traditional, long-term, full-time employees. […]