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Archive for November, 2010:

9 Tips for Shopping Online

{ Posted on Nov 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Internet shopping is becoming more and more popular these days.  Retailers are promoting it more than ever as they realize larger profit margins compared to their brick and mortar stores.  Fortunately, they are passing some of this savings on to ...Read More »

Boston Market Has Changed Their December Coupons Online

{ Posted on Nov 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
In my blog post Boston Market Has the Best Coupons, I posted a link to their coupons which they update from time to time.  Unfortunately, I checked the site recently and they have taken down their generous December coupons: $1 ...Read More »

Black Friday Observations

{ Posted on Nov 28 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I wobbled back to my mother’s home after stuffing myself at a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day meal at my cousin’s house.  Actually, my 27 year-old second cousin loves to cook and prepared most of the feast.  After the meal and spending ...Read More »

16 Financial Tips for Michael Vick

{ Posted on Nov 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Michael Vick is trying to turn his life around on and off the field.  This includes his financial life. Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a housing project in Newport News Virginia.  He would later attend ...Read More »

Boston Market Has The Best Coupons

{ Posted on Nov 19 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I surf the web for coupons frequently at home for myself and for others.  One area of focus for my search is restaurants that I and many other consumers frequent—McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Wendy’s, Home Town Buffet, D’angelo, KFC, Chuck ...Read More »

How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

{ Posted on Nov 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A friend and I recently were debating how social security benefits are calculated, so I decided to research the issue. Social Security benefits are based on earnings earned during your working years. Actual earnings are adjusted or "indexed" to account for ...Read More »

Christmas Comes Before Thanksgiving for Many Retailers

{ Posted on Nov 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Target, Sears, Macy’s and Staples began gearing up for Christmas in their stores before Halloween was over.  I was in Wal-Mart on Halloween day and the Christmas themed candy was already on the shelves.  ...Read More »

15 Ways to Avoid Impulse Buying – Part 2

{ Posted on Nov 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday, in my blog post,  I shared my inspiration for writing about impulse buying.  Today, here are my 15 favorite ways to avoid impulse buying: Don’t go Shopping; Don't Shop Hungry; Leave the Kids Home.  Pretty ...Read More »

15 Ways to Avoid Impulse Buying – Part 1

{ Posted on Nov 11 2010 by Marcus Alston }
As I often am, I was inspired by a recent The Digerati Life article entitled "How To Shop Wisely & Save On Impulse Purchases". In response to the blog post, I wrote the following comment which is re-posted below: I save ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from September and October 2010

{ Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Just in case you missed any of my blog posts from September or October 2010, I have gathered my favorites and put them in this article below for your convenience.  I will continue to write "Top Blog ...Read More »