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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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Successful Women Have These 7 Things in Their Bags — Do You?

First of all, it's a bag — not a purse. The successful woman can't possibly tote around all her must-haves in a dainty little purse. Perhaps U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, said it best when she told the New York Times this: "I think most of us, while we may look at the cute little purses, our lives don't fit a cute little purse. […]

Is Your Partner Financially Unfaithful? (1 in 3 Are)

One in three adults in a combined financial relationship admits to financially deceiving their partner, according to a recent poll published by the National Endowment for Financial Education. Even worse, 76% admit that financial deceptions have had an impact on their relationship. […]

Best Money Tips: The Travel Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on travel! Top 5 Articles Ten Money-Saving Vacation and Travel Tips — Packing smart and sleeping cheap can help you save money on your vacation. […]

8 Little Ways to Become More Present (and Love Your Life More)

Do you ever pull into the driveway after a long day of work and wonder where the day went? Ever find yourself living for the weekend only to marvel on Sunday night how quickly it passed? Sometimes life demands not only that we multitask, but "hypertask." And in the process we're skimming above the moments of our lives, exhausted. […]

If You're Eating These 6 Things, Your "Diet" Is Doing Nothing

Dieting is hard. But guess what? Bad dieting can require the same amount of stress and effort, and no positive result. (See also: 14 Dumb Things Holding You Back From Losing Weight) If you're trying to lose weight, it's hard to know what foods to avoid. Sometimes we fall into the traps set by food marketers, or fall prey to our own sweet tooths. […]

10 Unexpected Things You Should Consider When Picking Where You Retire

Retirement often brings about relocation — possibly to a warmer area, a place with better health care, a quieter community, or just wherever Sal and Judy ended up. What a nice couple! Retirees often focus on things like hospitals, access to national parks, closeness to family, or an established community of senior citizens — and rightly so. […]

10 Easy Pesto Recipes (And Only One Uses Basil!)

I love summer (and fall) for the bountiful produce we receive from our CSA share each week. Thing is, as the weeks go on, the fruits and veggies start to pile up faster than I can use them in my cooking. Thankfully, I've learned some basic preservation techniques so we can enjoy them in the off-season. […]

Our Senior Editor Is Moving On: A Goodbye From Meg

Readers — after almost four years with Wise Bread, I’m moving on. My last day as senior editor of this site is this Friday, July 25. The change is bittersweet, as all good job moves should be. It’s been a delight to work with Wise Bread’s writers and staff, and to interact with you, the wonderful readers. […]

Best Money Tips: The Lifehacks Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on lifehacks and productivity! Top 5 Articles 25 Tiny Habits That Could Totally Change Your Life — Standing up every hour, on the hour could change your life. Sitting in silence for just a few minutes each day could too! […]

10 Dark-Side Motivations to Get You Out of Debt

We usually like to take the high ground when motivating ourselves. When it comes to getting out of debt, common reasons include "I want to put more money into a college savings fund" or "it will lower my insurance premiums." And yes, they're good reasons. […]