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Archive for the ‘Automobile’ Category:

Top 4 Gas Station Safety Tips

{ Posted on Jun 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was at a gas station recently and again noticed a peculiar warning sign that is seemingly slowly becoming more popular at gas stations.  The message read: “BE SAFE WHEN FUELING Before fueling, discharge any static electricity build up by touching ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from March and April 2010

{ Posted on May 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I started this personal finance blog at the end of March 2010 to share helpful financial information to others and have written quite a few articles since then.  Just in case you missed any of my blog posts or have ...Read More »

5 Things You Can Do with Your Tax Refund

{ Posted on Apr 16 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With more than 70% of tax filers typically receiving a tax refund and the average federal refund being just over $3,000, what should you do with your tax refund?  Below are 5 options to consider: 1.  Pay off High Interest ...Read More »

The Benefits of Carpooling

{ Posted on Apr 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Driving by yourself everyday to work is one of the worst things you can do from an economic and environmental standpoint.  Yet the overwhelming number of us (78%) do it every day.  Finally, in January of this year, I helped ...Read More »

Why I Buy Instead of Lease a Car

{ Posted on Apr 09 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The decision whether to lease or buy a car is pretty easy for me after considering numerous factors.  I recommend buying and preferably buying used.  While I have had a few cars in my life time since college, I have ...Read More »

Car Leasing versus Car Buying

{ Posted on Apr 08 2010 by Marcus Alston }
So which scenario makes more sense for you, leasing or buying a new car?  The answer depends on a lot of factors.  If your goal is to save money in the long run and have ownership in the car, and ...Read More »

15 More Eco-Friendly Savings Tips

{ Posted on Apr 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 7  eco-friendly saving tips. There are countless things you can do that will help the environment and save you money.  Here are 15 more eco-friendly saving tips that should save you money and help save the environment. If ...Read More »

7 Steps to Buying a Car

{ Posted on Apr 05 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Buying a car or other automobile should be done after careful deliberation. It is one of the most costly purchases you may make in your lifetime, but at the same time it may be your most expensive depreciating asset. ...Read More »