3 Step Guide to Decorating on a Budget

Not our actual bedroom, but it’s pretty

Decorating is Expensive

I’ve always been a fan of those room makeover shows, in fact, I can still remember staying up late one summer and watching a “Trading Spaces” marathon with Humble Mom.

I’ve always loved decorating, and now that Humble Timothy and I are homeowners, I have this overwhelming desire to decorate our house.  The problem:  We’re a young, married couple, living on a single income. We don’t have a $1,000.00 to decorate each room!
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9 Tips to Save Money at the Movies

Cut Your Spending In Half!

Humble Timothy and I love going to our local Humbleville Cinema for a movie every now and again.  It’s nice to just get away from my Mayoral duties and get lost in a good movie!

The only problem with our love of going to the movies is the price.  I’m not going to tell you to skip the movies all together.  How is that helpful?  I do, however; have a handful of tips that will help you save money at the movies!
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Travel Tips: Road Trip Planner

On The Open Road

Don't Forget Your Driving Tunes

Road trips is my favorite way to travel, great time with friends and family, sight seeing, and saving money on airfare!

I’ve been on lots of road trips so I figured I could share my personal road trip checklist with you.  It will make planning your road trip exciting rather than a huge headache!
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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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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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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!

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

One thing that you’ll quickly learn about me is that I’m a huge advocate for Do it Yourself (D.I.Y) Projects.  Obviously arts and crafts aren’t for every Humbleville citizen, but if you are a creative type, D.I.Y projects can be a fun and easy way to save money all year round.

To start off my first term as Mayor of Humbleville, I thought it would be nice to introduce the citizens of Humbleville to one of my favorite D.I.Y. projects; Making your own greeting cards.
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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!