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Archive for the ‘Debt’ 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 »

Top 10 Things To Do with Your Tax Return

{ Posted on Feb 27 2011 by Marcus Alston }
The US economy seems to be turning around despite continued bad news abroad.  Consumers are tightening their belts and living smarter and spending wisely.  Here are 10 things you should do with your tax refund to continue to maximize your ...Read More »

Next Broke Athlete: Shaq?

{ Posted on Jun 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Could Shaq be the next high profile athlete to go broke?  According to a document obtained by the Palm Beach Post during Shaquille O'Neal's canceled divorce filing in January 2008, Shaquille O'Neal spends $875,015 each month or $10.5 million per ...Read More »

Ex-Student has $275,000 in College Debt

{ Posted on Jun 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was so astounded by the clip I found in a blog post on TheDigeratiLife.com, about a student who incurred $275,000 in debt going to New York University (NYU) in New York City, that I had to turn my comment ...Read More »

Sarah Ferguson: Royally Overspending and in Debt

{ Posted on Jun 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
We found out last week that Sarah Ferguson tried to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, to an undercover reporter from the News of the World, in exchange for a reported $40,000 in cash and 500,000 pounds ($718,500) ...Read More »

Cut These 8 Expenses For An Easy Retirement

{ Posted on May 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Most retirees are on limited budgets that consist of social security and retirement savings.  The good news is, if you are at or nearing retirement, there are several expenses that should be at or near zero.  Eliminating these major expenses ...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 »

What We Can Learn from Pamela Anderson and Other Celebrities in Financial Trouble – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The main stream media recently reported that Pamela Anderson is facing financial hardship and potential bankruptcy. For many of us, we find it hard to believe that celebrities are struggling financially since they appear to be so wealthy and ...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 »