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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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Stretch Out a Small Space

By Sasha A. Rae You’ve finally found the space of your dreams, only it’s not as spacious as it ought to be and now you don’t know how you’re going to fit all your goodies into the digs. In fact, the more you look at your space, the more you wonder how you even imagined you could fit everything into it, including yourself. Have no fear. […]

36 Green Gift Wrapping Ideas

By Myscha Theriault Trying to maintain eco boundaries in the middle of winter holiday chaos? It can be tough, particularly with all of those ribbons and bows tempting us at every turn. If your tastes lean more towards silk and satin than burlap and tin foil, here are thirty-six green gift wrapping ideas to get you started. These ideas were all included for various reasons. […]

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 5 More Ways to Screw Your Credit Card Company

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. In this article, we’ll look at 5 legal ways to get your way with your credit card companies, the 5 grammatical errors that make you look dumb, and 5 ways texting can make your life easier. (Do we have a thing for lists of five? […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 12/16/09

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Hold That resume! 5 Red Flags in Online Job Listings

By Chris Illuminati Unemployment is at an all time high. Oddly enough so are online job listings. According to the The Conference Board, online job demand was up 106,500 in November and job demand has averaged an increase of 32,000 per month since an April 2009 low. That doesn't mean every online job posting is a winner. Anyone can post jobs on Monster or Craigslist. […]

Is MagicJack a Scam?

By WC Porter How much would you pay for unlimited local and long distance on your land line? Verizon's Freedom essentials offers all that and caller ID, voicemail, and call waiting for $54.99. AT&T offers a similar deal for around $34. I say "around" because their site is very confusing to get a quote from unless you're willing to actually order service from them. […]

Ask the Readers: Do you Return Gifts? (Chance to Win $10!)

By Linsey Knerl We've all experienced a gift of a sweater that was too small (or worse yet, itchy.)  There are even tales of fine art presents that missed the mark of good taste and ended up hanging in the garage.  Then there are cases of getting two of something, where returning one would only make sense.  What are you gift return policies? Are you one of those giftees who keep a gift — no matte […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 12/15/09

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Book Review: The Art of Manliness Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

By Julie Rains I just finished reading The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man by Brett and Kate McKay. Skills for building a career, surviving in the wilderness, and more are covered. […]

How to Make the Most of Your 401K

By Silicon Valley ... Most of us have a 401k account with our employer. But there are people who've decided not to participate in their employer's retirement program for a variety of reasons. Some employees feel that they simply don't have the funds to sock away, and make this an excuse to skip out on the free money that comes along with company matched 401k or 403b contributions. […]