Wise Bread

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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For Love or Money: Must It Be One or the Other?

By Nora Dunn In WC Porter's recent article, Do What You Love: Idealistic Nonsense or Good Advice?, you will find an inspirational video and loose analysis of what it takes to do what you love and earn money doing it. But nay saying commenters call the video speaker a huckster, and others challenge the concept that it’s even possible to do what you love (and get paid for it, and still love it). As […]

Celebrate Your Life (and Help Others do the Same) with Bcelebrated – Plus a Discount for Wise Bread Readers

By Nora Dunn Debra and Mark were on a boat trip while vacationing in Mexico when they found themselves in the middle of a terrible storm. Life jackets were passed out. And there weren’t enough to go around. […]

Join Wise Bread at the Miami Book Fair This Sunday!

By Will Chen We've been invited to present our books, 10,001 Way to Live Large on a Small Budget and The Frugal Duchess: How to Live Well and Save Money, at the 26th Miami Book Fair International! Wise Bread writers Myscha Theriault and Sharon Harvey Rosenberg will be on hand to sign books, answer questions, and share their favorite frugal tips. The fair is great fun for the whole family.  It fea […]

Dream Job or Day Job?

By Philip Brewer Most people I know have a frustrated passion. There's something they'd rather do a lot more of, but making a living gets in the way. Some people simply accept that their passion will get short shrift, while other people make great efforts to arrange their life so they can follow their passion. […]

Best Deals For Friday 11/13/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. The Friday Amazon Sale Gives Great Deals To All Get yourself over to Amazon for a few steals right before the big Black Friday deals begin   FREE 10-Pack of iPod Nano 3G Cases - Just pay $4.99 s/h Valued at $199.99. Get one for yourself, sell the rest for profit.   FREE Download From CMA Award Nominated Artist Choose from over 3000 songs! […]

Stock a Natural Food Pantry for Less

By Sarah Winfrey Most people are under the impression that, while eating natural is healthier, it's also more expensive. And I'll grant that, sometimes, this is true. […]

How Foreclosure, Deed in Lieu, and Short Sale Affect Credit Scores

By Xin Lu Currently millions of Americans are delinquent on their home loans or facing foreclosure. Foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, and short sales are several ways for borrowers to get out of a mortgage that is no longer affordable. […]

Start Stockpiling Now: Four Cheap Christmas Gifts to Make

By Marla Walters Look out! Here come the holidays. Here are four of my favorite recipes that make welcomed gifts, but won’t bust your budget. Aunt Joyce’s Five-Minute Fudge Start stockpiling: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, and sweetened, condensed milk. The beauty of this recipe is that it really only takes five minutes to set up. […]

How to Buy Personal Carbon Credits That Count

By Sierra Black The notion behind carbon offsets, or credits, is simple. You're living your life, and if you're living in the developed world, you're probably producing more greenhouse gases than you're consuming. While you're driving to work, or planning your wedding, someone else is working to design alternative energy technology or replanting a tropical forest. […]

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. […]