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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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping

'Tis the season to be jolly, but instead I often find myself stressed when I realize I have no clue how much to tip my hairdresser. Or my housekeeper. Or my garbage collectors. If you're like me, you have a list of people you want to thank for helping to make your life easier throughout the year.... […]

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping

'Tis the season to be jolly, but instead I often find myself stressed when I realize I have no clue how much to tip my hairdresser. Or my housekeeper. Or my garbage collectors. If you're like me, you have a list of people you want to thank for helping to make your life easier throughout the year.... […]

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Gift You've Ever Received?

The holiday season is about family and friends, holiday cheer, and — of course — giving! The best gifts are the ones that mean the most, with the recipient clearly in mind… or it might just be your favorite pair of fuzzy socks. What is the best gift you've ever received? What... […]

The Top 5 ETFs You Should Buy Now

Since their launch just a couple of decades ago, Exchange Traded Funds have quickly grown in popularity among investors due to their low expense ratios, tax efficiency, and potential for easy diversification. Today, there are more than 5,000 domestic and international ETFs trading in the global... […]

The Top 5 ETFs You Should Buy Now

Since their launch just a couple of decades ago, Exchange Traded Funds have quickly grown in popularity among investors due to their low expense ratios, tax efficiency, and potential for easy diversification. Today, there are more than 5,000 domestic and international ETFs trading in the global... […]

The Military's Four-Step Plan to Keeping Your Place Clean

Tight corners on the beds. Scrubbing floors with toothbrushes. Ruthless efficiency, glorious shine. The military knows how to clean. (See also: How to Clean Everything With Just 3 All Natural Cleaners) In just four steps — each of which are ingrained in boot camp — you too can have an... […]

The Military's Four-Step Plan to Keeping Your Place Clean

Tight corners on the beds. Scrubbing floors with toothbrushes. Ruthless efficiency, glorious shine. The military knows how to clean. (See also: How to Clean Everything With Just 3 All Natural Cleaners) In just four steps — each of which are ingrained in boot camp — you too can have an... […]

10 Reasons You Should Call in Sick Today

Downtime is a prerequisite of productivity. Research shows that we actually need rest to not only perform at our peak, but to perform well, period. A 2010 LexisNexis survey of 1,700 white collar workers from the U.S., China, South Africa, the U.K., and Australia revealed that employees spend more... […]

10 Reasons You Should Call in Sick Today

Downtime is a prerequisite of productivity. Research shows that we actually need rest to not only perform at our peak, but to perform well, period. A 2010 LexisNexis survey of 1,700 white collar workers from the U.S., China, South Africa, the U.K., and Australia revealed that employees spend more... […]

You Can Throw a Fun and Affordable Holiday Party — Here's How

Holiday parties are a fun part of the season, and hosting one can be a blast. The trick is to throw a fun party without spending your gift shopping budget to make it happen. Luckily, there are some easy ways to make your party fun without breaking the bank. (See also: 7 Budget Gifts You Can Bring... […]