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.

Latest Posts from Wise Bread

9 Ways to Improve Your Life This Weekend

Weekends give us a chance to play and rest. And we all deserve more time to rest. However, weekends can fly right by when you waste too much time on activities that don't provide any real return. I love Netflix as much as the next person, but spending all weekend on binge-mode can leave you... […]

Teaching Kids About Money During the Holidays: Highlights from Our Chat With Lauren Young

Lauren Young joined us for our #WBChat on December 13th to share insights on teaching kids about money during the holidays. Our #YoungMoney #WBChat featured wonderful tips and Lauren's expertise helped our chatters learn more about how to incorporate financial lessons for kids into your... […]

8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

While the cost of baby gear, clothes, and diapers adds up quickly, there is also money to be made with baby items. For all three of my children, I've bought quality baby items second-hand for less than half of their retail price, used them, and then resold them for what I paid (or more!) once I was... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/13, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #YoungMoney to participate. This week's topic: Teaching Kids About Money During the Holidays! Learn about teaching kids about budgeting,... […]

Ask the Readers: How Does Your Family Prepare for the Holidays?

If your family celebrates any of the winter holidays, then you probably know all about the and bustle of decorating your home, getting gifts for friends and family, and planning a meal for kith and kin. Some families prefer to keep it low-key, and other families like to go all out. How does your... […]

5 Things to Know Before Adding Someone to the Deed

Sharing is caring — at least that's what has been drilled into our minds. And for the most part, it's true. However, if you're contemplating making the ultimate step in sharing — adding someone to the deed on your home — it's a good idea to consider the consequences. It's... […]

Questions First-Time Homebuyers Should Ask: Highlights from Our Chat With Ilyce Glink

Ilyce Glink joined us for our #WBChat on December 6th to share insights on questions first-time homebuyers should ask. Our #ThinkGlink #WBChat featured wonderful tips and Ilyce's expertise helped our chatters learn more about questions first-time homebuyers should ask. In total we had 72... […]

5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

Financial independence can mean different things to everyone. A 2013 survey from Capital One 360 found that 44 percent of American adults feel that financial independence means not having any debt, 26 percent said it means having an emergency savings fund, and 10 percent link financial independence... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/6 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat Thursday, December 6th at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards, or one of two Kindle copies of 100 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyers Should Ask! Use #WBChat and #ThinkGlink to participate. This week's topic: Questions... […]

5 Ways Gig Economy Workers Can Save for Retirement

We are in the midst of a major economic shift. While workers in the past could expect to keep a stable job with a traditional employer for decades, workers of today have found they must either cobble together a career from a variety of gigs, or supplement a lackluster salary from a traditional job... […]