Did You Forget The Dollar Store?

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Humble Dollar Store

Times are tight, and people are saving money anywhere they can. People are getting into extreme couponing, even using tactics that border on deceitful or illegal (please note, I’m not saying all extreme couponing is that way!).

When people are watching their pennies, it’s important to squeeze every bit of buying power you can from your dollars.
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Frugal Living Tips For Good Personal Finances

The following article is a neighbor post.

Most of us could do with a little bit of extra money in our pocket at the end of every month. Now that many of our budgets are particularly squeezed, trying to make savings, particularly when you’re also repaying your unsecured debts, is often easier said than done, and often requires a reassessment of the way we manage our finances.
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Affordable Things to Do on July 4th

Happy Fourth of July!

Greetings citizens of Humbleville!

We here at the Mayor’s office wanted to wish everyone in Humbleville a fantastic Fourth of July!

I’m happy to say I will be spending the day with family, enjoying some great barbecue, and lighting off some fireworks for Humble Pup! (She’s never seen fireworks!)

What are your plans for the Fourth?
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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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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!

Welcome to Humbleville!

The Office of the Mayor

Greetings citizens of Humbleville!  Most of you already know me, Humble Laura, but I felt it was important to address you, the citizens of Humbleville, formally.

As, the newly elected Mayor of Humbleville, I wanted to say how truly appreciative I am of all your support throughout my humble campaign and victory to office.

Humbleville Mission:

Now that I’m Mayor of Humbleville, my mission is simply this: To show the citizens of Humbleville that it’s easy, and sometimes even fun, to maximize the efficiency of their incomes.

While I’m Mayor, I will make it my goal to see that each and every member of Humbleville has all the information they need to live cheaply and comfortably.

To help keep citizens informed of the many plans I have in store for our humble town, we have established Humbleville.com, the official Humbleville website. Here, cheap recipes, frugal shopping tips, DIY projects, and more, can be discussed openly by the citizens of Humbleville.

Happy finances lead to happy homes.  Learning to live on little is the first step in leading a happy and humble life!

Want to Learn More About Humble Laura?

If you don’t know already know Humbleville’s newly appointed Mayor, please check out the “About Us”  to read a brief bio and more on her mission for Humbleville!