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Archive for July, 2010:

Economists: Economy Recovering Slower than Expected

{ Posted on Jul 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The Associated Press reports that economists predict that the economic recovery of the United States will continue to improve, but at a slow pace well into 2011.  The cause, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists, is attributed ...Read More »

A $35 Computer? This is no Joke.

{ Posted on Jul 25 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was reading the information on the Internet the other day and came across a few articles about a recent announcement about a $35 computer from India. The computer is a small handheld sized electronic device that includes an Internet browser, ...Read More »

Tiger’s Infidelity Is Impacting Many, Costing Billions

{ Posted on Jul 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Ever since Tiger Woods was forced to come clean and admit his marital infidelity on December 11, 2009, I have been wondering how much we would all suffer financially. First, his image and reputation took a huge hit. He was ...Read More »

6 Things I Learned From My Trip to Vegas

{ Posted on Jul 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently went on a family trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with 14 other relatives.  There were quite a few things I learned on the trip. 1.  Las Vegas is Really Not for Kids.  Prior to Las Vegas, we ...Read More »

How did George Steinbrenner Turn $10 million into $1.2 billion?

{ Posted on Jul 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
“The Boss” bought the New York Yankees baseball team for $10 million and turned them into a $1.2 billion business.   How did he amass this wealth? Business Family Roots.  In the 1930s, his father became a wealthy shipman by running ...Read More »

Is Your Soda Going to Go Flat in the Summer Heat? Is it Safe to Drink?

{ Posted on Jul 16 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently went to my neighborhood grocery store and noticed a lot of drinks stored outside in the hot summer weather (soda and water).  It was over 90 degrees!  I quickly thought to myself, “Will this soda be flat?  Is ...Read More »

LeBron James’ Big Financial Impact

{ Posted on Jul 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
What lucky team and city will NBA Superstar and free agent LeBron James announce he is going to on ESPN on Thursday night, July 8?  I say the Cavaliers of Cleveland, Ohio, his current team and hometown.  But it could ...Read More »

The Cost of Stamps is Going Up! How to Avoid the Increase.

{ Posted on Jul 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The postal service is raising the cost of stamps again.  Don't worry, I have some great tips on how to avoid the increase. On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it plans to increase the price of first class postage.  ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from May and June 2010

{ Posted on Jul 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I started this personal finance blog at the end of March 2010 to share helpful financial information with others.  I have written quite a few articles since then and I add more and more each month. Just in case you missed ...Read More »

Flying Cars Are (Almost) Here, But At a Price

{ Posted on Jul 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
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Would you like to buy a flying car for $194,000?  On June 23, 2010, the Federal Aviation Authority granted Terrafugia Inc. an exemption that allows the company a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 pounds for its Transition “roadable aircraft” -- ...Read More »