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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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Fast Food, Slow Food, and Your Dollars at Work

By Sarah Winfrey The slow food movement has taken off over the last two years. You've probably noticed that more and more people are growing their own vegetables, sourcing grass-fed beef, avoiding fruit shipped from South America, and becoming members of the local CSA. […]

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Ask the Readers: What Do You Want in a Health Insurance Plan?

By Linsey Knerl This past week has sparked a lot of debate regarding the health care bill and what people want vs. need in a health insurance plan. All politics aside, we want to know what matters most to you. Portability? Affordability? Quality? […]

How Spending Less Made Me Happier

By Oleg Mokhov Contrary to popular belief, you don't need money to be happy. In fact, spending less can actually make you happier. "Say what? Are you crazy? I need money to buy fancy toys, flashy cars, get into exclusive clubs, fine restaurants, big shows. Y'know, the fun stuff." It might seem counterintuitive, but you can become happier by not spending money on those things, or whatever else. […]

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Easy Pizza Crust

By Sonja Stewart This dish rarely has any leftovers at my house. It's the only thing, except when I make gluten free noodles, everyone eats voraciously. From my husband down to my 15 month old, pizza, or calzones are always a hit. Once you get familiar with the recipe, imagine, bread sticks, flat breads, garlic knots... […]

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Best Stuff NOT to Buy in Bulk

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we tell you the best stuff not to buy in bulk, how to make a stellar breakfast pizza, and how health reform will affect you in 2010. Top 5 Articles Best Stuff NOT to Buy in Bulk — Beware the allure of savings when dealing with this list of products. You may not be getting your money’s worth! […]

5 Ways to Get Discounted Designer Shoes Without Using eBay

By Danielle Liss Which do you love more? Sliding your feet into a pair of new Manolos or saving money? Designer shoe prices can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the brand and the particular shoe. Typically, if you love designer shoes and you don't want to pay retail prices, you would head to eBay, but lately the selection and prices can be hit or miss. […]

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How to Save Without Goals

By Julie Rains If you’ve ever spoken to a financial planner or read a personal finance article, you’ll know that it’s critical to have goals. […]

CitiMortgage Told Me to Default on My Loan

By Paul Michael Only in the completely screwed-up world of the lending industry would this be a logical and serious piece of advice. But that’s basically what I was told after calling CitiMortgage to ask about help with my home loan. Like roughly 25% of homeowners in the USA, I find myself owing more for the house than it’s worth. […]