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Archive for the ‘Going Green’ Category:

Why I do the Laundry. Hint, Big Savings!

{ Posted on Feb 26 2011 by Marcus Alston }
My wife used to do the laundry most of the time and she would do a few small loads at different points in the week.  I often felt bad that she was doing all the wash--the kids clothes, my clothes ...Read More »

10 Ways to Save Money on Winter Expenses

{ Posted on Dec 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Winter is finally here this year (it officially arrived December 21, 2010).  Here are 10 easy low cost ways to save money on winter expenses which should help stretch your budget: Add Storm Windows.  Storm windows can reduce heat loss by ...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 »

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 »

Earth Day 2010: Do Just 1 Thing to Help

{ Posted on Apr 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday was Earth Day 2010.  In honor of Earth Day, I told myself I would be extra eco-friendly on top of my “Just 1 thing or 2 or 3” eco-friendly strategy.  This strategy entails doing just 1, 2, 3 or ...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 »

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 »

15 More Eco-Friendly Savings Tips

{ Posted on Apr 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 7  eco-friendly saving tips. There are countless things you can do that will help the environment and save you money.  Here are 15 more eco-friendly saving tips that should save you money and help save the environment. If ...Read More »

My Top 7 Eco-Friendly Saving Tips

{ Posted on Mar 31 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A lot of these eco-friendly savings tips are pretty extreme, but if you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings and help the environment too.  If you do not find these very extreme then ...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 »