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Archive for January, 2011:

My Top Blog Posts from November and December 2010

{ Posted on Jan 30 2011 by Marcus Alston }
Categories : Personal Finance
Ok, so my NFL football team did not win the Super Bowl again this year.  Oh, well, only 1 team can win it all.  Fortunately, I can have more than 1 top blog. Here are my top blogs from the past ...Read More »

No Money for College? Consider Free Colleges

{ Posted on Jan 29 2011 by Marcus Alston }
Tuition at a 4-year private college is now at a record high of $109,000, not including room and board, fees and books.  Now add in high unemployment, low investment returns, and depressed real estate values.  Not a great recipe for trying ...Read More »

10 Sobering Facts About Wasted Food

{ Posted on Jan 19 2011 by Marcus Alston }
Categories : Personal Finance
The other day I wrote about what to do with your leftovers if you are going to waste them.   Here are just a few sobering thoughts about all the food wasted by some consumers. 1.  The US wastes almost 100 billion pounds ...Read More »

Don’t Want to Save Leftovers? Share Them!

{ Posted on Jan 12 2011 by Marcus Alston }
So much food is wasted every year.  Approximately 25% to 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted each year by the food industry, families, supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses.  An average family of four in the U.S. spends close ...Read More »

Andrew Luck Turns Down Millions – A Wise Financial Move?

{ Posted on Jan 10 2011 by Marcus Alston }
Andrew Luck recently announced that he has decided to return to college for his senior year next season instead of entering the 2011 NFL draft.  Many experts believe the Stanford University Quarterback would be the top NFL pick of ...Read More »

5 Early Indicators that Signal the Economy is Turning Around

{ Posted on Jan 07 2011 by Marcus Alston }
I am already on record for some pretty optimistic financial predictions for 2011.  Overall, so far I think the year has started off with encouraging financial news and if things keep up I will look like a genius, fortune teller ...Read More »