The Personal Finance Olympics

Let the Games Begin!

The PF Olympics have officially began, and although Humbleville will not be competing this year, we proudly support the Wealth Artisan team as they compete in the games!

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Top 10 Dollar Store Deals

Humble Dollar Store

I love shopping at a dollar store! They’re cheap and you can find the best deals to save your family money! Plus, it’s thrilling to pay a dollar for something that the rest of the world pays three to six dollars for!

My favorite deals are basic items, but are some of the best value items I’ve found at the dollar store!
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The Humble Bee: Edition 6

Welcome to the sixth edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Construction Near Completion

This week, the Mayor held a press conference to give the citizens update on the Humbleville construction.

“As many of you already know, Humbleville has been under construction for the last few weeks, and I’m happy to announce that we’re almost done!

We’re hoping that once construction is complete, it will be much easier Humbleville citizens to navigate through our busy little town!”

The Mayor also said in her statement that she is excited about the progress Humbleville’s made in the last year and that she’s looking forward to what the future has in store for Humbleville!

The Residential Boom

Speaking about progress, Humbleville has seen a substantial rise in citizens in the last 2 months. Earlier today, Town Hall released the new official population count.

The Humbleville population has hit 327 citizens, a significant increase from the last population count of 200 citizens back in February!

For those who are unaware, we keep track of population by counting the total number of the Mayor’s Twitter followers.

If you’re not already following our Mayor on Twitter, click here to become an official citizen of Humbleville! You can also check out the Mayor’s latest tweets in our new Tweet updater at the bottom of our page!

A New Sheriff In Town

To help keep order among our growing population, the Mayor appointed a new Humbleville Sheriff. In a town press conference held earlier this week, the Mayor introduced Sheriff Paul as the new head of Police!

When asked for a statement, Sheriff Paul kept his remarks brief and light-hearted, “I look forward to serving this fine town and keeping the Mayor in line.”

The citizens of Humbleville were certainly happy to learn about the arrival of our new Sheriff and gave him a warm welcome after the press conference.

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!

Hot Off The Press:

1.  “5 Reasons You Won’t Make Money Online presented by Timothy from Wealth Artisan.

2.  Benefits of Investing in Real Estate  presented via Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.

3.  “The Dave Ramsey 7 Baby Steps presented by Tim from Faith and Finance.

4.  “5 Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses and Save Even More  presented by Young and Thrifty.

5.  “Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money?” presented by Flexo from Consumerism Commentary.

6.  “Mega Millions: What Do I Really Win? presented by Buck from Buck Inspire.

7.  “Preparing for a Dual Retirement  presented by Jon from Redeeming Riches.

8.  “Invest in Yourself Instead of the Lottery  presented by Melissa B. from Beating Broke.

9.  “How To Start A Blog: My Advice To Beginning Bloggers  presented by Khaleef from KNS Financial.

10.  “Do I Need This Anymore? presented by Kay Lynn from Bucksome Boomer.

That’s it for the Sixth Edition of the Humble Bee!  Thanks for reading and hope you have a blessed Good Friday!

How To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Take Care of Your Clothes

Make the Most of Your Wardrobe

Whether I’m shopping at the dollar store or making my own greeting cards, I’m looking for ways to save money…

Saving money doesn’t always happen instantly, like when you use a coupon. Sometimes saving money can be preserving what you already own.

With that said, if there’s something I can do to make my things last longer, instead of buying replacements, I’ll do it!
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Save Money When Buying Organic

Organic Groceries for Less

For the last few years, Humble Timothy and myself have been trying to eat more organic food, including produce, meat, dairy and your grocery store staples, boxed cereals and canned soups.

As we, and other organic consumers, have learned, switching your shopping list to organically grown and manufactured products can seriously increase your grocery spending!
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Recipes to Use Leftover Blueberries

Blueberry Recipes

Tasty alternatives to tossing out extra berries!

I love blueberries, whether I’m just snacking on them or cooking with them, but it seems like every time I bring fresh blueberries home, I can never finish them and they eventually get thrown out.

It’s not that I suddenly decide I don’t like blueberries, I just sort of forget about them when I don’t have any plans for them.
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The Humble Bee: Edition 5

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Humbleville Awards

This week, the Mayor was presented with the Editor’s Choice Award from Craft Corners, for her crafting work and do-it-yourself projects for Humbleville.

When we asked the Mayor for a statement about the award, she simply said, “We feel truly humbled to even be considered for the award! It is an honor and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of Humbleville and its citizens.”

The award is now on display in Town Hall, (Humbleville’s home page).

The Buzz Around Town

In addition to our recent award, there has been talk of exciting news buzzing around Humbleville!

So far this year we’ve added a new page to our website, Humble Shop, added a Humble Shop button to our sidebar, and finished Humble Shop’s first Valentine season, which was a surprisingly busy and successful one!

Humbleville has certainly made plenty of progress in the last few months, as well as experienced a considerable increase in population!  (We keep track of population by counting the total number of Humble Laura’s Twitter followers).

We’re happy to announce the current population of Humbleville at 200 citizens!  If you’re not already following our Mayor on Twitter, click here to become an official citizen of Humbleville! You can also check out the Mayor’s latest tweets in our new sidebar Tweet updater!

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!
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Cheap Valentine’s Day: Intelligent or Insulting?

Is it wrong to save money on Valentine’s Day? 

Earlier today I was on Twitter, catching up on some reading when I noticed an interesting tweet. It was about how Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year you should never be cheap.

Their reason? The obvious one, because you’re supposed to show someone how much they mean to you. But this got me thinking something entirely different…
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Happy New Year Humbleville!

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to take a few moments to wish all the citizens of Humbleville a very Happy and blessed New Year!

This past year has been a very monumental one for our little town, with the introduction of our very own website as well as the grand opening of our official Humbleville card store, Humble Shop!
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A Humble Opinion on Extreme Couponing

Extreme Couponing: Revenge of the Scissors!

A few weeks ago, I had just finished up some shopping at a local Target here in Humbleville and headed to the checkout. There was no line, just the couple who was paying at the register.

I happened to glance into their cart and noticed it was loaded with barbecue sauce, just one brand, and well over 4 dozen bottles of it. When the cashier finished ringing up all their coupons, the coupon left with their barbecue sauce for only $2.14.
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