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Archive for the ‘Credit Cards’ 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

4 Tips if You Owe Money to the IRS

{ Posted on Apr 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Over 70% of tax filers get a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year, but what do you do if you are among the 30% that do owe taxes? About 15 years ago I took the advice of ...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 »

Managing Credit Card Debt – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 03 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday I shared some suggestions on actions you can do to manage your credit card debt during these unprecedented economic times (“Do’s”). Below are some things I suggest that you do not do related to credit card debt (“Don’ts”). 8 ...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 »

How Much Should You Be Saving?

{ Posted on Apr 01 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The most important thing is not how much you save (as my father used to say), but saving something, even if it is $5 or $10 or $100 per week.  This way you get into the habit of saving.  You ...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 »