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Archive for September, 2010:

Getting the Most Out of Lotion, Toothpaste and Other Items

{ Posted on Sep 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Did you know that as much as 25% of products are left in their containers and wasted by consumers?  According to Consumer Reports, Consumers waste about 17-25% of skin lotion, 7-16% of liquid detergent, 3-15% of condiments (such as mustard, ...Read More »

Should You Buy a Swimming Pool?

{ Posted on Sep 24 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Should You Buy an In-Ground Swimming Pool?  This is the same question I have been asking myself for years now.  As the ConsumerMiser, all my information and instincts are telling me it does not make financial sense. I have tried to ...Read More »

Pros and Cons of taking Social Security Early

{ Posted on Sep 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With the current economy still quite anemic, including high unemployment and lower wages, consumers are electing to take Social Security benefits in record numbers, with many of them being early filers.  In 2009, a record 2.74 million people filed for ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from July and August 2010

{ Posted on Sep 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Just in case you missed any of my blog posts from July or August 2010, I have gathered my favorites and put them in this article below for your convenience.  I will continue to write "Top Blog Posts" every ...Read More »

16 Money Saving Tips for College Students

{ Posted on Sep 14 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, here are some money saving tips that should help you stretch your budget and establish a strong financial start for a prosperous future and wealth creation. 1.  Make a budget and track ...Read More »

Tiger Takes out $54.5 Mortgage to Build Mega Mansion

{ Posted on Sep 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Tiger is in the news again!  According to several sources, days after finalizing his divorce with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods took out a $54.5 million mortgage for a mega- mansion he is having built on his 12 acre waterfront ...Read More »

7 Jobs in Demand Despite Tough Economy

{ Posted on Sep 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
How can there actually be a shortage of workers when the U.S. unemployment rate is at 9.6%?  Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (June 2010).  Well, according to Investopedia, at least the below  7 jobs have a shortage of workers ...Read More »

What does it take to be Wealthy?

{ Posted on Sep 01 2010 by Marcus Alston }
What does it take to be wealthy?  Hard work, optimism, wealthy family, good health, smarts, education, being tall, being thin, good looks, being an only child, married and only once, no children, exercise consistently, persistence, sexist, entrepreneurial spirit, not too ...Read More »