5 Weekend Getaways Under $200

Relax Responsibly

Vacationing on a Budget

You’re probably already aware that saving money is high on my priority list, especially since it’s in such scarce supply in the Humble House.  So even when we go on vacation, we’re thinking about how we can keep costs down.

Now some people would argue that money shouldn’t matter when you’re on vacation… that it’s okay to spend frivolously because you’re “making memories.”  That’s just silly if you ask me!
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Father’s Day Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $25.00

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away and the pressure is on to get dad the perfect gift.

Luckily for me, Humble Dad appreciates frugality, especially on Father’s Day.  I’m not trying to say my dad isn’t worth spending money on, it’s just I know he wouldn’t want me to buy something I can’t afford.

So after reviewing our budget, Humble Timothy and I determined that $25.00 is about the right amount for us to spend on a Father’s Day gift.  It may not seem like much, but if you’re creative with your shopping, you can give your dad something you can be proud of!
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5 Cheap Recipes Using Chef Boyardee

How To Eat Cheaply

I’ve made it my mission to help you, the citizens of Humbleville, learn how to save your money.  Basically, my goal is to show you how to be as efficient as possible with your income.

Which brings me to today’s lesson:  How to eat cheaply.  To demonstrate this, I want to introduce you to my friend, “Chef Boyardee.”
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A Comparison of Priceline, Travelocity, Hotwire, & Expedia

Which travel site is cheapest?

We’ve all seen the commercials for these sites:  The catchy jingles spelling out H-O-T-W-I-R-E, Travelocity’s traveling gnome, and of course, the Priceline Negotiator.

These sites will try anything to convince you that they’re the best, but have you ever thought to analyze them against each other?
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Embracing The “Buy One Get One Free”

This promotion is simple and effective. The customer pays for one item and gets a second one for free, basically getting 2 for the price of 1.

Great deal right?  Who doesn’t love getting something for free!

Obviously this promotion is great for saving money, but there are ways to maximize the benefits of “Buy One Get One Free” promotions.
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Cake Recipes Using Store-Bought Cake Mix

Cherry Chocolate Cake

From Ordinary to Extraordinary!

Everyone’s walked down that grocery aisle lined with Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, and Betty Crocker cake mixes and frostings. These mixes are cheap, quick, easy, delicious, and don’t require many ingredients.

The best thing about these cake mixes is that with a little ingenuity, you can make one of these basic cakes into a gourmet masterpiece! So I’ve put together some awesome cake recipes that all start with just a basic store-bought cake mix!
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Generic vs. Name Brand

Are name brands worth the price?

The shopper’s eternal struggle between brand recognition and cost.  Is it more important to purchase the product a celebrity endorses it on a commercial or the generic counterpart that’s $2.00 cheaper?

Is a name brand spaghetti sauce better than a generic?  What makes one brand of cling wrap better than the next?  Does name brand wrap hold more securely?  Have you ever bothered to find out?
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Netflix: Ridding You of Your Cable Bill

The High Cost of Cable

Cable television.  Over 60% of the 105 million households in America subscribe to cable television services, that’s not even including cable alternatives like satellite television.  That’s more than 63,000,000 cable bills distributed to American citizens each month!

The average cost of cable in America is roughly $70.00 a month, but some households have seen theirs reach well into the upper $200’s a month!

Now we, the humble citizens of Humbleville, like relaxing as much as the next town, but it just seems like there has to be a cheaper way to watch television!
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10 Ways To Use Stale Bread

In Humbleville, it’s important to never let anything go to waste.  This is crucial to learning how to live on little.

When the bread in your pantry starts to stale, don’t just throw it out or give it to the birds!  There’s lots of tasty tricks to resurrect your lame loaf!
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Visit Our Neighbors

Visit Our Neighbors

There’s been a new addition to Humbleville.com; Our “Neighbors” page! Here you will find many of my favorite finance, coupon, & free sample websites.

Whether you’re looking for online coupons, planning your next grocery trip, or just in need of some financial advice, our frugal friendly neighbors can help you!

Visit our Neighbors and make sure to come back to Humbleville soon!