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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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4 Quirky Ways to Spend Less and Kick-Start Saving

Starting a savings plan can be fraught with stress and anxiety. People worry about not saving enough, not being consistent, giving in to spending temptations, and not knowing how to invest what they save. The whole enterprise is enough to leave some people stuck in a chronic state of analysis paralysis. For beginners, the best approach is to make saving less work and more experimental. […]

Bringing Water and Wheels to Africa: My Amazing Frugal Vacation

  While I travel a lot, it’s rarely with my parents, which is why I was surprised when I received a call from my father inviting me to join him on a trip — to Uganda. For some, Uganda might bring up images of infamous guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, or scenes from heart-wrenching film The Last King of Scotland. […]

15 Alternative Uses for Nail Polish

Remember that time you glued your fingers together with Super Glue? Don’t be embarrassed — we’ve all done it at least once. What did your mom tell you she needed? Nail polish remover, right? And you were probably like, that’s not gonna work. Except it did. Before there was nail polish remover, however, there was nail polish — a predecessor of multifunctional proportions. […]

Best Money Tips: Teach Your Kids about Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on teaching your kids about money, why your tax refund may be delayed, and preparing for a layoff. Top 5 Articles 5 Tricks to Teach Your Kids about Money — Teach your kids about money by paying them for their labor. […]

Surprising Charitable Tax Deductions

Are you generous? If so, you probably document major gifts to claim charitable contributions when itemizing tax deductions. It's easy to grab pay stubs that show donations made through payroll deductions or put your hands on an annual statement from your church. But there are many more ways to save on taxes if you stop and consider all of your charitable acts and do some planning. […]

A Dinner Party for 6: Feed 'Em for Under $20

If you enjoy having dinner parties and entertaining, then you understand that costs can add up quickly if you’re not careful. It’s easy to allow our tastes to get the best of our budget. But there’s hope for those with the gift of hospitality — dinner parties need not be expensive. In fact, here’s how you can have an excellent, three-course meal for six for under $20. […]

Best Money Tips: Have a Fantastic Honeymoon on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on having a fantastic honeymoon on a budget, earning more income with less work, and car insurance 101. Top 5 Articles How to Have a Fantastic Honeymoon on a Budget — To save money on your honeymoon, book a suite with a kitchen. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/22, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Taxes! […]

6 Crucial Job Searching Steps Most People Skip

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. After making the decision to look for a new job, most job seekers put together a resumé and then start networking and marketing themselves to potential employers. […]

How to Stay Focused at Work

In November, I was hired as the full-time web content writer for a marketing company. The company was already growing fast by the time I started, and it continues to expand. As the first and only in-house writer, my workload was much heavier than the one I was used to as a freelancer who had worked from home the previous year. […]