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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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Avoid the Tax Season Rush With These Early Prep Steps

It's almost the holidays, which is fun! But that also means it's almost tax season — decidedly less fun. Filing in 2016 might be tricky for some people, so here's how to prep now, and avoid the headache later. How to Organize Your Documents Make sure your basic tax documents are ready to... […]

9 Easy Mason Jar Gifts You Can Make

A gift in a mason jar is unique, heartfelt, affordable, and easy-to-make. We've found some of the best mason jar gift ideas that will meet all your gift-giving needs this season. 1. Food Mixes This is the easiest way to gift homemade cookies or other sweet treats. Layer all of the dry ingredients... […]

8 Career Mistakes to Stop Making by 30

Mistakes — we all make them, and we all (hopefully) learn from them. When we begin our careers, we make a lot of them. This is only natural, as we are finding our way and often need help, guidance, and understanding. But by the time we have hit 30, we should have five to ten years of... […]

Best Money Tips: Smart, Simple Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found simple and smart ways to lower your electricity bill, the best exercise for weight control, and foods that will boost your energy. Top 5 Articles 10 Simple and Smart Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill — In order for your... […]

5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget

Thanksgiving is awesome, but all those ingredients equals one time-intensive meal — especially the turkey. If you're not the biggest fan of brining, spatchcocking, or roasting one in an exhaustive two-day process, then try these five turkey alternatives that won't break your budget. 1. Roast... […]

Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls

According to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation, holiday shoppers are planning to spend an average of $805 on gifts this holiday season. The same survey found that shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members. That's the highest this figure has ever been. To make... […]

15 More Cheap and Easy DIY Toys Kids Will Love

Looking for a great birthday or Christmas gift for your child? There are lots of toys you can DIY to give a personal touch. Check out the projects below for some major inspiration. And share your favorite do-it-yourself toy projects in the comments. (Related: 15 Awesomely Fun Toys You Can DIY) 1.... […]

Ace Your Next Performance Review With These 7 Tricks

An upcoming performance review can certainly mess with your emotions. On one hand, you may be ready to hear what your employer has to say, especially if a positive review might result in a salary increase. On the other, you may be nervous at the possibility that you're not meeting your employer's... […]

Best Money Tips: Things You Can Save for Retirement Besides Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found things you can save for retirement besides money, ways social media is making you poor, and changes to the homebuying process that you need to know about. Top 5 Articles 3 Things to Save For Retirement Besides Money — If you... […]

Best Deals for Friday 11/13

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Levi's Women's 515 Bootcut Jean for $33, Fossil 100% Leather Mini Cross-Body Bag for $50, Life DVD Complete Set... […]