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Archive for June, 2010:

5 Tips for Reducing Fees with Verizon Wireless

{ Posted on Jun 25 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday I wrote about Verizon's questionable fees.  Here are 5 tips that should eliminate or at least reduce your Verizon Wireless fees which will help you stretch your budget, reduce expenses, save more, and manage debt: 1.  Review your cell phone ...Read More »

Is Verizon Wireless Overcharging You?

{ Posted on Jun 24 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The New York Times reported on June 17, 2010 that Verizon Wireless, the nation’s biggest cell phone carrier, has engaged in some pretty unfair and questionable practices, and maybe charging you fees that you do not owe.  The article notes ...Read More »

My Father’s Day 2010

{ Posted on Jun 20 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Father’s Day 2010 was one of the best ever, maybe our most frugal yet, and definitely one of the most memorable. I received a lot of phone calls:  2 from sisters-in-law, 1 from my brother, 1 from my mother and I ...Read More »

How to Eat Cheap at Boston Market

{ Posted on Jun 19 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Boston Market is a solid restaurant chain offering home style food quickly and at affordable prices.  A family of 4 can eat there for under $30.  My family of 4 can eat the same main meal and sides for about ...Read More »

Top 4 Gas Station Safety Tips

{ Posted on Jun 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was at a gas station recently and again noticed a peculiar warning sign that is seemingly slowly becoming more popular at gas stations.  The message read: “BE SAFE WHEN FUELING Before fueling, discharge any static electricity build up by touching ...Read More »

Next Broke Athlete: Shaq?

{ Posted on Jun 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Could Shaq be the next high profile athlete to go broke?  According to a document obtained by the Palm Beach Post during Shaquille O'Neal's canceled divorce filing in January 2008, Shaquille O'Neal spends $875,015 each month or $10.5 million per ...Read More »

8 Financial Tips for High School Graduates

{ Posted on Jun 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
My nephew recently graduated from Milton Academy on Friday and I attended the ceremony along with several other proud relatives.  Milton Academy is a prestigious prep-school in Milton, Massachusetts. These kids are some of the best and brightest young minds on ...Read More »

Ex-Student has $275,000 in College Debt

{ Posted on Jun 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was so astounded by the clip I found in a blog post on TheDigeratiLife.com, about a student who incurred $275,000 in debt going to New York University (NYU) in New York City, that I had to turn my comment ...Read More »

Disposable Shavers are Resusable Too

{ Posted on Jun 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
While I believe in “going green,” I must confess that I am not perfect in this area.  Case in point, I use plastic disposable shavers instead of non-disposable or reusable shavers.  The plastic disposable models are cheaper in the short ...Read More »

The Worst Restaurant in the World!

{ Posted on Jun 05 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I still recall vividly the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at even though it was 8 months ago.  I am reminded of the experience every time I drive by it which is about twice a month.  My initial impression ...Read More »