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Archive for October, 2010:

Halloween: Last Minute Inexpensive Costumes

{ Posted on Oct 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
For Halloween, my daughters are going as Snow White and Sacagawea.  Everyone knows about Snow White, but Sacagawea was a native American Indian woman served as an interpreter and guide to famous explorers Lewis and Clark during their exploration of ...Read More »

Unemployed or Underemployed? You May Now Qualify for Food Stamps

{ Posted on Oct 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
In this tough economic time (unemployment around 9.8%), you may have guessed that more and more people are relying on food stamps.  You would be right.  The number of individuals receiving food stamps has reached over a reported 42 million ...Read More »

10 Tips on How to Find A Job After You Retire

{ Posted on Oct 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A 2010 study by the Urban Institute found that 26% of men and 29% of women born from 1933 through 1937 had re-entered the workforce in a full-time or near full-time position after retirement.  These numbers are for men and ...Read More »

A Case of Financial Greed – Jillian Michaels?

{ Posted on Oct 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The LA times has exposed Jillian Michaels, a trainer on The Biggest Loser, as a fraud and greedy.  An unqualified trainer and sloppy supplement endorser at best or an actress, opportunist, and greedy con artist, who puts people’s lives at ...Read More »

New Sneakers After 14 Years

{ Posted on Oct 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
This past weekend I bought a new pair of sneakers to replace my current pair of sneakers that I bought back in the Spring of 1996.  That's not a typo--1996.  That means I have had my current pair of sneakers ...Read More »

3 Financial Success Stories in Sports

{ Posted on Oct 08 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Jamal Mashburn is a successful businessman, Baby Jordan never has to work again in his life, Curtis Granderson shops at Target.  My faith in the average professional athlete has been restored somewhat by these 3 stories (aka "M2G"). In the last ...Read More »