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Wise Bread and 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

A few months ago I came across the personal finance blog Wise Bread. The site immediately caught my attention.

Wise Bread is only a little bit over two years ago, but it has achieve some very impressive traffic stats:

  • it averages 1 million page views and 500K unique users per month
  • its Alexa ranking is 24,493
  • it has over 17,000 RSS feed readers
  • it’s ranked in the top 2,000 according to Technorati rankings.

For anyone who is familiar with the competitive world of problogging, you know these are very impressive stats. It’s very hard to achieve these traffic numbers within such short period of time. They must be doing something right.

I read several personal finance blogs, but I still find Wise Bread’s blog posts to be highly informative, practical, and relevant. They have great content.

Additionally, Wise Bread also has a very interesting business model — it’s essentially a co-op for a group of bloggers. Most of these bloggers have their own blogs, but they also "guest blog" on Wise Bread. Each of them gets a share of the ad revenue on the Wise Bread site based on the traffic generated by the blogger’s post.

Now, the group of Wise Bread bloggers just reach another important milestone — they just published a new book called 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget .

I just got a copy of this book. I enjoyed reading it. It is extremely relevant to our current economic environment.

Are you tightening up your belt to save money? It offers tips such as “10 Ways to Simplify Your Budget”, “6 Tips for Following a Budget without Breaking Down Into Tears”, and “6 Ways to Avoid Tricky Traps at the Supermarket”.

Are you passionate about green living? Then check out articles such as "10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time", "7 Secrets to Gas-efficient Driving", "10 Ways to Hold Off on Heating", and "Seven Ways to Lower Water Heater Cost".

Love food but concerned about the cost? It offers great tips such as "6 Simple Tips for Buying Great Affordable Wine", "How to Save a Bundle with Assembly Cooking”, “4 Small Kitchen Gadgets that Equal Big Savings”, and "7 Ways to Save Big Money with Ice Cube Trays".

There are a lot of more practical advice, practical tips, and clever ideas in the book. Just like the Wise Bread blog, this book is informative, practical, and relevant.

Check it out. You will end up living large on a small budget. 🙂

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