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HubMob Weekly Topic: Best tips for economizing

  1. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/HubMob/economizing.jpg

    Hello Hubbers, Welcome to a new month full of new challenges. After a very busy April with The HubMob Greatest hits and the HubPages contest we are entering May full of new ideas to keep making the most of our Hubs.

    This week we are going to be sharing tips about an evergreen topic: Saving money. In a world where every day we see prices climbing up and salaries remaining stable, economizing is a very important issue regardless of what country you are based in. This is why this week the HubMob team is prompting you to share your economizing tips. Whether you have a special way to make your money go longer with your weekly shopping, tips to travel in style without spending a fortune, financial advice to make your savings work for you, energy saving tips to run a more energy efficient home, this is the week to share your knowledge about living frugally.

    To join in this week's HubMob please follow the following instructions:

    1)    Click here and follow the link to answer this question clicking on the Make a hub about it option. 
    2)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    3)      Add the HubMob graphic http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19 … mizing.jpg created for the topic by  wyanjen
    4)    Add this week's RSS feed to your hub clicking on the following link  http://hubpages.com/question/121752/hub … mizing?rss
    5)    Categorize your hub according to your topic. 
    6)    After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    Have fun writing your hubs, remember that this week sharing your saving tips can make you money !

    1. CJ Andrews profile image85
      CJ Andrewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Here is a great way to get out and see zoos for little to no cost, i.e. free.  I hope you enjoy Visit a Zoo FREE.

      If you would be kind enough to leave comments about anything - if you like/dislike, didn't know about this, how I could improve my writing etc.

    2. profile image56
      ForYourInfoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice topic you have posted since then. Thanks.

    3. HikeGuy profile image76
      HikeGuyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excuse me if this has been covered somewhere else -- I've been away from HP a long time and I've never done the Hubmob topic before.

      Is there a deadline for this specific top? Are there length requirements or other guidelines I should know about? Thanks.

      1. cardelean profile image89
        cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No guidelines except that your hub needs to be on the topic given.  It runs through the week (Sunday night).  You add the hubmob graphic and the rss feed to your hub.  The exact steps are at the top of the page!  It's just great fun to create a hub about a specific topic.  Sometimes it helps with that pesky writer's block.  smile

        1. HikeGuy profile image76
          HikeGuyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks -- that helps. Yes, having a deadline often gets things moving. I'm getting hung up about post-Panda topic selection.

    4. CyclingFitness profile image89
      CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have just published my economising hub on how cyclists can save money while still enjoying the sport
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Money-Saving-Tips-for-Cyclists
      Happy reading

    5. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I so wish Hubpages would stop guiding people to writing redundent hubs on the same topic. I think Panda is killing this behavior.

      1. kafsoa profile image74
        kafsoaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think this topic is not to be killed yet, new ideas are not bad and I like saving money smile

    6. kafsoa profile image74
      kafsoaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey every body, Here is the link to my hub as the last link is broken:)
      http://hubpages.com/_1fmid2lwhgk2v/hub/ … detergents
      I hope this one will work fine.
      My hub is about saving money on bubbles by making all soapy things you need at home for laundry, dishwashing, brushing teeth, hair shampoo and many other stuff like that. This will make you save around $150 per month.

    7. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Do we have a new topic for this week or are we continuing with this one?

      1. wyanjen profile image83
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hello


        HubMob Central is having a slight scheduling problem today.

        We are going to continue with Best Tips for Economizing for a second week.
        Happy Hubbing!

        1. cardelean profile image89
          cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks!

    8. profile image56
      ForYourInfoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice topic you have posted. Truly, if we digitalize our writing papers then it will do a lot of good to us & even it will save trees.

    9. almasi profile image43
      almasiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is the link to my hub
      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-Way-To … ey-On-Food

      I wrote on how you can save a lot of money by just buying a food flask and carrying your food around.

      1. zulueta19 profile image59
        zulueta19posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much for sharing this awesome tips.  Bringing food/drinks to work with this food flask is cost efficient.  Love it....

    10. dariashakti profile image76
      dariashaktiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, this is my first time to join the challenge. I'm new to Hubpages, but looking forward to getting to know all of you. Suggestions and comments welcome. I wrote about how you can use local online, newspaper and magazine calendars to find free activities and expand your horizons. Here's the link, enjoy...
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Expanding-Your- … r-Spending

      1. wyanjen profile image83
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to HubPages smile

        You did a great job with your hub. Just be sure to add the HubMob RSS feed (step 4 in Princessa's first post.)

        1. dariashakti profile image76
          dariashaktiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, I appreciate your support. I clicked on that RSS feed link and my hub appeared there. Not sure what I did wrong....help welcome since this is my first time through this.

          1. wyanjen profile image83
            wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            All the hubs from each weekly topic are included in the RSS feed automatically.

            You havent done anything wrong, you just need to add a capsule to your hub that displays the feed.

            Read through this:
            http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a-HubMob-Hub


            smile

        2. dariashakti profile image76
          dariashaktiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for the very helpful link! I've added the RSS feed to my page.

    11. jennysbus profile image61
      jennysbusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have a hub I did on direct Selling that shows the facts and figures. People around the world are starting their own business as a way to make extra money to add to the family budget and help pay the bills.
      http://hubpages.com/t/203dc7

    12. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is this topic still current?  I thought there was a new one each week...perhaps I was mistaken? 
      If this is still the current topic, I may write a second article.

      1. cardelean profile image89
        cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I asked the same question a couple of days ago.  They are extending it for another week!  smile

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ah--ok--I see that,now--that's what I get for posting prior to being fully awake!  wink

    13. tirelesstraveler profile image83
      tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Can we still mob on this topic?

  2. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 6 years ago

    Here it is. (Is here the right place?)

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Economising-on-Haircuts

    Economising on haircuts.  I just had mine done at the weekend, so it was fresh in my mind.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're quick!  lol   Good topic.

      1. earner profile image86
        earnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You have to be first at least once in your life.  That was mine.
        I can rest now
        smile

        1. Denise Handlon profile image86
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol  lol

        2. Princessa profile image82
          Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well done being the first one with a hub for this week's HubMob.  Great sub topic smile

  3. CyclingFitness profile image89
    CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago

    Such a shame I posted this hub as a newbie prior to finding out about this competition =-( will have to keep my eyes peeled for the next Hubmod.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Topcashback-Fre … lick-links

    If anyone has any advice, tips or feedback it'd be greatly appreciated.

  4. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 6 years ago

    With the holiday season just starting, many people are looking for a budget holiday, yet they don't wish to compromise on quality.

    My hub Book Holiday Caravans Direct With Owners provides a list of websites where you can book a holiday caravan direct with the owner - saving yourself £100-200 over booking through the holiday park.

    Economise on the cost of your holiday, not the quality, by booking a holiday caravan direct with the owners!

  5. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 6 years ago

    The RSS capsule broke (apparently) sometime before last Thursday. HubMobsters, go back and look at your hub after publishing it and you won't see the the RSS feed you saved. This has been reported in the forums, but I have not yet seen any staff reply. I'd like to know how HubMob is going to work without it!

    1. earner profile image86
      earnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If the hubs are created .... that's a plus.  If the rss feeds show up one day, that's great too.  In the meantime, as it's been reported, I'll carry on "mobbing" just to create hubs smile

    2. Princessa profile image82
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Where is that?  As far as I can see all the RSS feeds are working in my hubs and in any other ones I've checked.

      1. Howard S. profile image86
        Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yesterday Jason acknowledged it as a bug and submitted it to an engineer. It has now apparently been fixed (see the one by calicoaster). But check some HubMobs published the last half of last week through early Monday. Pick authors who definitely know how to do it--it will look like they didn't. You personally did not publish during the affected time.

        For Hubs published during the affected time period: The RSS capsule is still there, but the url you inserted was removed when you saved it. You need to go back in and re-add it. Any other parameters you set in that capsule were saved.

        The RSS capsule needs to be re-edited for hubs published between the following times, as best I could determine:
        -It broke Monday, 25 April, after L.L.Woodard and before emilgen.
        -It was repaired Monday 2 May between 8 pm and 11 pm Pacific time.

        1. Princessa profile image82
          Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wasn't aware of all that... Thanks for the explanation.

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Hi, Mobsters!  ;-)
     
      Here's my hub on saving money when it looks like you have nothing left to cut.
      It's not about saving for retirment, or other such things...it's savings for those at the bottom of the barrel, for whom retirement savings, or even any savings account is not even in the budget.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Saving-Money-Wh … eft-to-Cut

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    So, as someone said, the RSS feed capsule does, indeed, seem to be broken.

    What about putting the feed link into a LINKS capsule instead?  Would that work?

    1. Austinstar profile image82
      Austinstarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes the RSS feed has to "percolate" before it appears in the capsules. Wait 24 hours and check it again.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Someone previously had posted that it was not working,  prior to my publishing my hub.  It is still not working.  I've never experienced any delay before--it always came right up as soon as I published.

        Oh, well.

  8. Austinstar profile image82
    Austinstarposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/save-by-paintin … n-pictures
    I could never afford good art for my walls, so I created my own! Then I created this hub to share how to do it with others.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool!  smile

  9. calicoaster profile image58
    calicoasterposted 6 years ago

    My hub for this hubmob topic:

    25 Tips to Save Money on Food Bills

    The article gives some easy-to-do tips that can help you save more while doing regular grocery and food shopping. smile

    1. profile image61
      blessingyouposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      May I even add that many people before this economic crisis in this country used to eat organic products as well as use natural body care products. Now they are forced to save and what a nice article you posted. There is a website that I came across that make natural skin/body products for those on a budget. In fact they specialize in keeping their prices low. So see for yourself and visit www.omosebathbodyproducts.com

  10. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 6 years ago

    My first hubmob in probably a year!  Working to a budget http://hubpages.com/hub/Working-to-a-budget.  My internet too slow today to check what the hub came out like, I clicked publish then kept getting error messages saying timed-out, but it must have published because I got an email saying I had comments on it.  Strange I can go to My Account, Feed and Forums, but I can't open any hub including my own!

    1. Princessa profile image82
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome back smile smile

      You had a bad link there.  Here is the right link for your hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Working-to-a-budget

      Very happy to see you here again.

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    I published this hub yesterday, but I've done some tweaking and made some additions: 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Saving-Money-Wh … eft-to-Cut

    I hope that is allowed..also, it is ok to do more than one hub on the topic?  I've come up with another angle, and don't want to stuff the points into my original article.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Read it and voted it up. It was great.  smile

  12. Just Ask Susan profile image87
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    Mine is on the costs of eating at home to save money.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Being-Frugal-By-Eating-At-Home

  13. calicoaster profile image58
    calicoasterposted 6 years ago

    My second hub for this hubmob:

    Tips to Save Money on HealthCare Services

    The hub gives some essential tips that can be kept in mind while availing healthcare services to receive the maximum benefits out of them, while saving money at the same time. smile

  14. adelawang profile image59
    adelawangposted 6 years ago

    Good topic. On the weekend I stay at home to watch some free movies.

  15. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Potluck-Playdat … -Your-Kids

    Potluck play dates.  Cheap fun and food for kids and families.

  16. calicoaster profile image58
    calicoasterposted 6 years ago

    My third hub for this hubmob:

    Tips to save money on household expenses

    The hub gives some tips on how to keep a check on the energy utilization of your house, followed by listing of certain ways to optimize it well.Saving more energy definitely saves more money. smile

  17. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Here's mine: 

    Cost saving tips for gasoline usage:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Gasoline-Saving … omize?done

    1. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good tips!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image86
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks smile

  18. cameciob profile image77
    cameciobposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Economy-budget- … ed-savings

    - A hub about little known ways to save money on new clothing for kids

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      REad it - it's wonderful.  Great tips!

  19. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    My 2nd hubmob hub on economical tips:  Eating well for less

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Soup-For-the-Wr … Save-Money

  20. Jane Bovary profile image83
    Jane Bovaryposted 6 years ago

    Well I can't say economizing is my favourite topic but I had a go at it:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Saving-Money-and-Living-Cheaply

  21. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    This hub is a virtual trip around the country meeting other hubbers-it is the most economical way to vacation!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Economical-Vaca … ay-at-Home

    1. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      VERY fun hub!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image86
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!  smile

  22. kafsoa profile image74
    kafsoaposted 6 years ago

    Hi guys, I know I'm late,  but I had to have a try here, especially that there are nice things and good hubbers sharing here.
    By they way, I made a silly mistake "you'll discover when you visit the question page smile)"

    I want to tell you that I wrote a topic that might enable someone in less than 90 minutes to save around $140 WOW!!!
    Is that strange? smile No it's really not

    Some people spend time watching the TV or chatting just to kill time and some of hard working people "like us wink" spend hours and hours to write hubs and blogs and do marketing to get some dollars "may be 10 or more or less".

    Why don't we use our time to save money instead of getting more money!!! Good idea, isn't it!!!

    If you're interested to read more visit my hub here

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-your-own-s … detergents

    I know comptition here is very difficult as great hubbers are joining this, but I'm trying to give ideas that might be useful to some people. Thanks for reading smile

  23. apStumbo profile image84
    apStumboposted 6 years ago
    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So true! Good one.

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image83
        tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I did it! A hub in almost record speed.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/bicycle-riding-and-saving-money

        1. Denise Handlon profile image86
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How long did it take you?

  24. Purple Perl profile image79
    Purple Perlposted 6 years ago

    Cutting meal costs while on vacation
    Budget Travel: How To Cut Down On Your Meal Bills While On A Vacation
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Cut-Down … A-Vacation

  25. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 6 years ago

    Wondering how to cut costs on all of those summer activities with the kids?  Here are some ideas.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Cheap-and-Fun-S … s-for-Kids

  26. MarloByDesign profile image84
    MarloByDesignposted 6 years ago

    Can someone please explain HubMob again? Thanks so much fellow Hubbers! Can we post (here) our previous money saving Hubs. I have written a few on "Money saving tips for dog owners in 2011" and "How to save money now in 2011". Thanks for your feedback.

  27. SaMcNutt profile image59
    SaMcNuttposted 6 years ago

    I went for a three lesson hub: Savings, Debt, and Financial Freedom. I tried to take these often discussed topics and put my own personal spin on them. In all, I hope they help someone.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Piggy-Bank-I-Love-You

  28. Docmo profile image93
    Docmoposted 6 years ago

    Hope y'all enjoy the Subtle Art of Haggling!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Subtle-Art-of-Haggling

    Some useful tips and tricks on getting good bargains and negotiating a favourable deal.

    x

    Docmo

  29. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    I forgot to put mine in the thread here...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Dont-Buy-the-Mo … d-Services

    (About grocery stores and pet ownership)

    Cheers!

  30. CJ Andrews profile image85
    CJ Andrewsposted 6 years ago

    A lot of great ideas.  I am impressed with all the hubs so far.

  31. profile image54
    baocaiposted 6 years ago

    I went to three lessons hub: savings deposits, debt and financial freedom. I tried to discuss runescape gold these issues often put their own personal rs gold spin. In short, I hope they help others.

  32. Pamela99 profile image84
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    I wrote about the rising cost of groceries and fuel with some statistics. The hub has tips to cut expenses, organize your grocery shopping, know when to look for particular sales and of course, using grocery coupons.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Budget-Grocery-Money-Tips

  33. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 6 years ago

    Best Tips for Saving Money with Solar Power

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Tips-for-S … olar-Power

  34. wyanjen profile image83
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    Yes smile

    There will be a new topic on Monday.

  35. Karanda profile image82
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    So glad the topic was kept open for two weeks. It took me a while but finally got one together called '5 Good Reasons Not to Buy in Bulk

    http://hubpages.com/hub/5-Good-Reasons- … conomizing

  36. spease profile image81
    speaseposted 6 years ago

    My entry in this topic is how to work out at home and save lots of money working out at home.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-save-mon … ut-at-home

  37. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    Hello, coming shortly with this week's topic smile

  38. Rose West profile image81
    Rose Westposted 6 years ago

    A bit late, but here's my hub on saving money when you live in Hawaii:

    How to Live in Hawaii on a Budget
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Save-Money-in-Hawaii

  39. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 6 years ago

    Sorry for being late ...

    Save Money by Using Other Methods to Reach Destination, instead of Driving Car

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Give-up-your-Car-and-Save-Money


    more hubs also coming ...

 
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