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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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12 Things You're Doing Wrong Before Noon (and How to Fix Them)

Did you know that what you may be doing during the hours from the time you wake to noon could be sabotaging your whole day? Turns out this time of day can set the tone for how productive, happy, and satisfied you feel overall. Learn about some common missteps that may be derailing your day and what moves you can make to fix them right now. (See also: What Successful People Do Every Morning) 1. […]

This Is How You Stop Online Impulse Spending

Technology has made it so easy for us to get what we want, when we want it, no matter whether or not we can afford it. Impulse buy opportunities online are rampant — appearing in our newsfeeds, through emails, and on practically every website we visit. But in order to stay on track financially, one must eliminate those urges to impulsively buy things online. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Job Recruiters to Come to You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on getting job recruiters to come to you, how to get cheap life insurance, and creative ways to finance your wedding. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Get Job Recruiters to Come to You — To get job recruiters to come to you, showcase your work on a personal website. […]

Get a Bigger Refund With These Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions

Everyone knows that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. When tax time looms its ugly head, most utter a groan and diligently file their returns. One could argue that the tax code is a confounding minefield purposely written to confuse and frustrate. […]

Never Leave Home Without These 10 Essential Travel Apps

Some people will tell you that traveling — really traveling — is all about living in the moment, getting lost, and finding surprising and amazing things along the way. And I agree ... to a point. But the truth is that sometimes when you’re in a strange city, what you really want is to find some lunch right now, or somewhere — anywhere — to sleep. […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What is Your Favorite Way to Save Money?

Chances are if you are a Wise Bread reader, you are interested in saving money and have learned many ways to cut your costs. There are many blogs out there that can help you keep your expenses low using money-saving tactics. From couponing to apps to thrift shops and more, everyone has their favorite ways to save money! What is your favorite way to save money? Do you love couponing? […]

When Should You Get a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel?

Vacation rentals — that is, rooms, apartments, and houses that can be rented in lieu of hotels — started out as a little secret that only hardcore travelers shared. But since Airbnb's inception in 2007, the use of vacation rentals has grown a lot and become quite mainstream. In 2013 alone, travelers booked 6 million stays on Airbnb. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Reduce Vet Bills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on reducing vet bills, living without a car, and haggling for a better price on everything. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Reduce Vet Bills — To reduce vet bills, shop smart for pet supplies and choose your vet wisely. […]

Improve Every Conversation With One Simple Tactic

Conversation is an important part of everyone's life. Whether you make your living conversing with people or have a job better suited to an introvert and only converse with others a few times a week, it's important to make the most of each interaction that you have with another person. (See also: How to Spice Up Conversation) Even the conversations that take place outside of work are important. […]

9 Things You Must Do If You're Traveling With Kids

When we're planning family vacations, we envision leisurely days spent at the beach or exploring new cities with our angelic children at our sides. We often overlook the realities of prospective trips: long car rides, delayed planes, missed connections, and cranky children. Fortunately, there are simple steps to take your vacation from stressful to stress-free. […]