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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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Ask the Readers: What Is Your Best Job Interview Tip?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to KelR1, Nimish, and Therese for winning this week's contest! With the unemployment rates still at a high, many people are searching for jobs. The job search process can be stressful, especially when it comes to nailing your big interview! […]

7 Tips for Stress-Free Retirement Investing

Most investors forget that investing is a journey, and the trip is just as important as the end result. Who wants spend the investing journey biting nails, losing sleep, feeding ulcers, and being paralyzed by fear? For many investors today, that's what the investing journey is like. But it doesn't have to be. Instead, you need to be sure to follow a well-laid investing plan. […]

9 Easy, Frugal, and Tasty Recipes for Bachelors

If my husband didn’t have me to cook for him most nights, he’d exist on cheese and potato chips for the rest of his life. No lie. That got me thinking — what happens if one day I’m not around to cook for him anymore? How will he survive? I understand that many men don’t like to cook (especially bachelors), but I think everyone should have at least basic kitchen skills. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive Father's Day gifts, credit card mistakes, and unexpected costs in retirement. Top 5 Articles Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas — This Father's Day, consider relinquishing control of the tv-remote for 24 hours. [Not Made Of Money] Are You Making These 4 Credit Card Mistakes? […]

What Do the Chinese Spend Money On?

Four years ago I wrote about some money habits of Chinese people. Most notably I said that Chinese people have a very high savings rate. Some readers have asked me what Chinese people are saving for. […]

10 Things I Just Won’t Do to Save Money

Hi, I’m Paul, and I have a confession. I’m frugal. Sometimes, really, really frugal. You only have to ask my long-suffering wife and kids for confirmation. But although I have been known to buy only items on clearance, with coupons, I am also someone who has frugal morals as well. I won’t steal; I have yet to pop a grape in my mouth from the produce section, although I see many people doing that. […]

70 Cheap, Succulent Shrimp Recipes

If affordable seafood is something you seek, then having a few shrimp recipes up your sleeve is a good idea. It’s frequently on sale and affordable enough compared to other types of fresh fish, and its size makes it a flexible food item from which you can create a myriad of menu items. These seventy shrimp recipe suggestions demonstrate just that. (See also: Seafood on the Cheap) 1. […]

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Confidence is key to getting ahead in your career, but how can you communicate your expertise without sounding boastful? To help you assert your talents in a polished, professional way, we've come up with some key suggestions that make tooting your own horn a cinch. […]

10 Things to Look for Every Time You Visit a Thrift Store

My friend Katie and I have lots of things in common, including our love of thrift stores. When we were in high school, we often drove to a shady part of town to get our fix of all things thrifty. My love for thrift stores run so deep, in fact, that when I was on vacation in Atlanta for my birthday recently, I went thrift shopping. […]