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Archive for the ‘Frugality’ Category:

Halloween: Last Minute Inexpensive Costumes

{ Posted on Oct 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
For Halloween, my daughters are going as Snow White and Sacagawea.  Everyone knows about Snow White, but Sacagawea was a native American Indian woman served as an interpreter and guide to famous explorers Lewis and Clark during their exploration of ...Read More »

Getting the Most Out of Lotion, Toothpaste and Other Items

{ Posted on Sep 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Did you know that as much as 25% of products are left in their containers and wasted by consumers?  According to Consumer Reports, Consumers waste about 17-25% of skin lotion, 7-16% of liquid detergent, 3-15% of condiments (such as mustard, ...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 »

4 Simple Methods to Save Up to $1000 a Year on Coffee

{ Posted on Aug 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Some folks spend $3 or more on a cup of coffee every day.  Serious coffee users spend $6 to $10 bucks a day by drinking 2 or 3 cups a day. Small dollar purchases such as the purchase of a cup ...Read More »

Economists: Economy Recovering Slower than Expected

{ Posted on Jul 29 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The Associated Press reports that economists predict that the economic recovery of the United States will continue to improve, but at a slow pace well into 2011.  The cause, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists, is attributed ...Read More »

The Cost of Stamps is Going Up! How to Avoid the Increase.

{ Posted on Jul 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The postal service is raising the cost of stamps again.  Don't worry, I have some great tips on how to avoid the increase. On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it plans to increase the price of first class postage.  ...Read More »

My Vow Not to Buy New Clothes for a Year

{ Posted on Jul 01 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I have made a few vows since I transformed into the ConsumerMiser and I have shared a few with you.  Here’s another one.  Back in August 2009, I made a vow not to buy any new clothes for myself.  I ...Read More »

My Father’s Day 2010

{ Posted on Jun 20 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Father’s Day 2010 was one of the best ever, maybe our most frugal yet, and definitely one of the most memorable. I received a lot of phone calls:  2 from sisters-in-law, 1 from my brother, 1 from my mother and I ...Read More »

How to Eat Cheap at Boston Market

{ Posted on Jun 19 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Boston Market is a solid restaurant chain offering home style food quickly and at affordable prices.  A family of 4 can eat there for under $30.  My family of 4 can eat the same main meal and sides for about ...Read More »

Disposable Shavers are Resusable Too

{ Posted on Jun 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
While I believe in “going green,” I must confess that I am not perfect in this area.  Case in point, I use plastic disposable shavers instead of non-disposable or reusable shavers.  The plastic disposable models are cheaper in the short ...Read More »