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Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category:

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 »

Is Allen Iverson Really Broke?

{ Posted on Apr 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Is Allen Iverson Really Broke? If Allen Iverson acts like many other professional star athletes, I fear he may be in serious financial trouble.  Iverson has made over $200 million (before taxes) in his career according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, but ...Read More »

11 More Extreme Saving Methods

{ Posted on Apr 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 9 extreme saving methods and 7 eco-friendly saving tips.  Here are 11 more extreme saving methods. If you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings.  If you do not find these ...Read More »

Managing Credit Card Debt – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
During these unprecedented economic times, there may be even more pressure to use credit cards to make ends meet.  However, now more than ever is the time to reduce your reliance on credit cards and live below your means in ...Read More »

5 Steps to Controlling Your Debt Now

{ Posted on Mar 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Budget Reduce Spending Apply Saving Tips Pay off Credit Cards Have a Plan Budget.  Hopefully you read my post on writing a budget.  This is one of the first steps to controlling debt.  A budget helps you identify your income, necessary expenses, and ...Read More »

My Top 9 Favorite Extreme Saving Methods

{ Posted on Mar 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A lot of these savings tips are pretty extreme, but if you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings.  If you do not find these very extreme then maybe you already have the “miser ...Read More »

Want to Save Money? First Create a Budget.

{ Posted on Mar 28 2010 by Marcus Alston }
One of the first things that you must do in order to save money and spend less is identify exactly where your money is going, how much you are bringing in, and how much positive cash flow you have, if ...Read More »

6 Reasons Why am I Doing a Personal Finance Blog

{ Posted on Mar 27 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Saddled with debt from college and law school, I felt compelled to seek a high paying job at a prestigious law firm.  To some degree, this limited my opportunity to give back in the way that I had envisioned, which ...Read More »