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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.

Latest Posts from Wise Bread

How Projection Bias Could Be Destroying Your Finances

Have you ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach? If you’re like most people, you come home with all kinds of random junk food and disparate ingredients you have no specific plans to use, all because they looked good at the time. So when you decide to throw some “lightly... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/18, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat Thursday 10/18 at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #HowAmericaPays to participate. This week's topic: How America Pays for College! Learn about how much families are paying for college,... […]

How Paying Attention to Detail Saves Your Finances

They say the devil is in the details. When it comes to your finances, this can certainly be true. Each day, we have the potential to lose money simply because we aren't paying attention. We pay too much for items because we don't notice how much they cost. We lose money in fees or other charges... […]

These 13 Numbers Are Crucial to Understanding Your Finances

Link for teaser title:  https://www.wisebread.com/these-13-numbers-are-the-keys-to-understanding-your-fi... Understanding a few basic numbers can give you a good picture of your... […]

Ask the Readers: What Small Thing Brings You the Most Joy?

People often say it's the little things that make life worth living: feeling the wind in your hair during your afternoon walk, sharing a laugh with your favorite people, or enjoying a good book at the end of a busy day. What small thing brings you the most joy? What do you enjoy most about it? Is... […]

How to Buy a Campervan and Travel Across the U.S.

The mania around vanlife is absolutely everywhere, gracing the covers of glossy lifestyle magazines and filling up our social media feeds. But while it's definitely enjoying a moment, it's also a trend that's not going anywhere anytime soon. The attraction of taking to the open roads with minimal... […]

How to Survive Working From Home When You're an Extrovert

Working from home can be the perfect fit for introverted professionals. Since introverts tend to recharge best by being alone, and focus best while working solo, telecommuting offers them the best possible work environment for their preferences and abilities. Then there are the extroverts. Being... […]

11 Open House Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow

Shopping for a new home? Before you start pounding the pavement, you should know that open houses aren't an excuse to show up whenever you want and act however you want. Brush up on the rules of open-house etiquette before you hit the first showing. Here are some of the big ones. 1. Be on time If... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/11, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Negotiating! Learn about what you can negotiate, mistakes people make when negotiating, and more! Let us know the last... […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Caregiver

Becoming the caregiver for an aging loved one can be a rewarding, fulfilling experience. But it can also be very draining and demanding.  According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 44 million adults were family caregivers as of 2015. Most families take on caregiving to... […]