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Archive for the ‘Miser Mentality’ Category:

Friendly’s Customer Service was “Friendly” for a Change

{ Posted on Apr 16 2013 by Marcus Alston }
Forget about the negative feedback McDonald’s is receiving about the customer service provided by its employees.  Friendly’s Restaurant is infamous for having bad, rude, uncaring, and indifferent employees who provide poor customer service.  In fact, a few weeks ago, I ...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 »

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 »

Don’t Want to Save Leftovers? Share Them!

{ Posted on Jan 12 2011 by Marcus Alston }
So much food is wasted every year.  Approximately 25% to 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted each year by the food industry, families, supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses.  An average family of four in the U.S. spends close ...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 »

Buying the Perfect Christmas Tree For Less

{ Posted on Dec 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
For the last several years my wife and I have bought a live Christmas tree (versus an artificial one).  We usually go to at least 5 different places searching for the "perfect" tree within our budget.  My wife is always ...Read More »

Read This Before Paying for Parking Again

{ Posted on Dec 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently drove to New York City to enjoy the holiday season and to visit Rockefeller Center and the huge Christmas Tree they have there.  My wife has wanted to go for years and I thought, let’s just do it!  ...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 »

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 »