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Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category:

Best Advice I Ever Received from Suze Orman on Money

{ Posted on Mar 31 2013 by Marcus Alston }
I love Suze Orman!!! So what is the best advice that I ever received from Suze Orman?  Suze Orman has offered a wealth of information over the years on personal finance that I have been able to apply to my own ...Read More »

NFL Players are Taking Out Loans to Get Through Lockout

{ Posted on Apr 19 2011 by Marcus Alston }
The NFL lockout by team owners against the NFL Players Association began on March 12 and it has been billed as Billionaires (Owners) against Millionaires (Players).  However many of these Millionaires are already feeling the financial pressure as the lockout ...Read More »

Buying the Perfect Christmas Tree For Less

{ Posted on Dec 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
For the last several years my wife and I have bought a live Christmas tree (versus an artificial one).  We usually go to at least 5 different places searching for the "perfect" tree within our budget.  My wife is always ...Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

8 Financial Tips for High School Graduates

{ Posted on Jun 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
My nephew recently graduated from Milton Academy on Friday and I attended the ceremony along with several other proud relatives.  Milton Academy is a prestigious prep-school in Milton, Massachusetts. These kids are some of the best and brightest young minds on ...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 »

What We Can Learn from Pamela Anderson and Other Celebrities in Financial Trouble – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Pamela Anderson, Kate Gosselin, Nicolas Cage and other celebrities have real financial problems just like to the rest of us.  Celebrities and non-celebrities should create a budget to help avoid, manage and reduce debt.  So what can we learn ...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 »