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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5 Simple Ways to Save on Thanksgiving

By Stacy Johnson While the price of food hasn’t been escalating like it was last year, a trip to the grocery store can still be expensive. Especially when you start adding in feasts like Thanksgiving!  But it's remarkably easy to serve up savings along with that gravy. […]

Banks Can Manipulate Your Transactions, Then Charge You 1750% Overdraft Fee

By Will Chen When Jeff Ledford overdrew $10 from his checking account, Bank of America charged him five separate overdraft fees totaling $175.  That's a 1750% interest for going over $10.  (Jeff is unemployed, by the way.) Your Bank's Dirty Trick Jeff got screwed because his bank dealt with his charges out of order, processing the largest transaction first. This common practice allows banks to d […]

Book Review: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business

By Xin Lu Generation Y is generally defined as the group of people born between 1977 and 1995. In Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business, "generation expert" Jason Ryan Dorsey writes about the generation gap in the modern workplace and how business leaders can motivate and best use their Gen-Y employees. […]

3 Ways to Ban Spam and Stop Junk

By Stacy Johnson   I work at home, often under high pressure, so I'm not fond of interuptions. […]

Best Deals For Friday 11/20/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. JR.com Black Friday DVD Blowout Already Underway! JR.com's Black Friday DVD Blowout is underway, with discounted prices on a selection of DVD and Blu-ray movies and TV shows. DVDs start at $3.99, while Blu-ray Discs start at $9.99. […]

Get More Bang for Your Membership Buck!

By Kelly Whalen If you are looking for a way to get out of the house, and do something without breaking the bank, it may seem your options are limited, but using these simple tricks, you will be able to get out of the house without going broke. Free Days Many museums offer days of the year, or hours during the week, where you can get in for free or reap deep discounts. […]

5 Creative, Simple, and Frugal Recipes for Leftover Turkey

By Sarah Winfrey It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday season. The time when everyone and their mother tells you what to do with all that leftover turkey you're going to have in a week. Not wanting to be left out of such honored company, here are some of the best ideas I've heard (and had!) for using up those extra bits of bird. […]

Urgent: Check Your Withholdings

By Philip Brewer Your paycheck has probably been bigger this year because the government stimulus package cut the amount of tax withheld from people who were expected to get the new "Making Work Pay" tax credit. […]

Best Deals For Thursday 11/19/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Jet Blue Sample Sale: 1-Way Airfare From Just $29! Today only, the JetBlue Airways Sample Sale has select 1-way fares starting at $29. […]

Thanksgiving: 3 Ways (This Thanksgiving We're Going to Party Like It's 1621)

By Max Wong Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. I prefer it to the December holidays, New Years, and even my birthday. I prefer it because it is one of the only holidays that have not succumbed to commercialization and become a special day for candy and home decor companies to push their wares. […]