The Humble Bee: Edition 2

Welcome to the second 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.

A Month of Mayoring

Today, the citizens of Humbleville are excited to celebrate the Mayor’s first full month in office!  This occasion also marks‘s 1 month anniversary.

When we asked the Mayor for a statement on her first month in office, she simply said, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress Humbleville’s made in such a short amount of time!”

Humbleville has made plenty of progress since Humble Laura has taken office, primarily 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 Humbleville population of 55 citizens.  If you’re not already following our Mayor on Twitter, click here to become an official citizen of Humbleville!  If you don’t have Twitter account, you can also check Humble Laura out on Facebook.

Now on to the top stories of the week!

Hot Off The Press:

1.  “10 Reasons Large Companies Are Scared of Twitter  presented by Timothy from Wealth Artisan.

I’m surprised by the power social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have over large companies.  Now if only they were intimidated by bad press on The Humble Bee!

2.  Homeowner Forecloses On Bank Of America After Illegal Foreclosure By Bank Backfires  presented by Khaleef from KNS Financial.

A North Carolina Bank of America branch had an interesting morning when their office was foreclosed on by homeowners seeking payment for legal fees that Bank of America owed them!

3.  “Would You Skip College for $100,000?  presented by Tim from Faith and Finance.

This is an interesting question to ponder.  PayPal founder Peter Thiel offers 20 college students $100,000 each to forgo getting an education to pursue an entrepreneurial venture.  What would you do?

4.  “Student Checking Accounts Comparison, June 2011  presented by Flexo from Consumerism Commentary.

Flexo put together a really great resource for any college student looking to open a checking account.  Find out which bank, Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, or Citibank, has the best student checking account!

5.  “Auto Insurance Shopping  presented by Buck from Buck Inspire.

I really appreciate Buck walking us through his experience of shopping for auto insurance.  He’ll show you what fees to look for, which companies are most expensive, and which company is ultimately the cheapest.  I wonder how my insurance company did….