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Archive for April, 2010:

Why I Buy Instead of Lease a Car

{ Posted on Apr 09 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The decision whether to lease or buy a car is pretty easy for me after considering numerous factors.  I recommend buying and preferably buying used.  While I have had a few cars in my life time since college, I have ...Read More »

Car Leasing versus Car Buying

{ Posted on Apr 08 2010 by Marcus Alston }
So which scenario makes more sense for you, leasing or buying a new car?  The answer depends on a lot of factors.  If your goal is to save money in the long run and have ownership in the car, and ...Read More »

15 More Eco-Friendly Savings Tips

{ Posted on Apr 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 7  eco-friendly saving tips. There are countless things you can do that will help the environment and save you money.  Here are 15 more eco-friendly saving tips that should save you money and help save the environment. If ...Read More »

Is Allen Iverson Really Broke?

{ Posted on Apr 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Is Allen Iverson Really Broke? If Allen Iverson acts like many other professional star athletes, I fear he may be in serious financial trouble.  Iverson has made over $200 million (before taxes) in his career according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, but ...Read More »

7 Steps to Buying a Car

{ Posted on Apr 05 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Buying a car or other automobile should be done after careful deliberation. It is one of the most costly purchases you may make in your lifetime, but at the same time it may be your most expensive depreciating asset. ...Read More »

11 More Extreme Saving Methods

{ Posted on Apr 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 9 extreme saving methods and 7 eco-friendly saving tips.  Here are 11 more extreme saving methods. If you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings.  If you do not find these ...Read More »

Managing Credit Card Debt – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 03 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday I shared some suggestions on actions you can do to manage your credit card debt during these unprecedented economic times (“Do’s”). Below are some things I suggest that you do not do related to credit card debt (“Don’ts”). 8 ...Read More »

Managing Credit Card Debt – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
During these unprecedented economic times, there may be even more pressure to use credit cards to make ends meet.  However, now more than ever is the time to reduce your reliance on credit cards and live below your means in ...Read More »

How Much Should You Be Saving?

{ Posted on Apr 01 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The most important thing is not how much you save (as my father used to say), but saving something, even if it is $5 or $10 or $100 per week.  This way you get into the habit of saving.  You ...Read More »