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Archive for the ‘Saving Money’ Category:

ObamaCare Supreme Court Ruling Gives Renewed Hope to Bi-Partisanism and the Economy

{ Posted on Jun 30 2012 by Marcus Alston }
Let’s face it, most people, me included, are shocked that the U.S. Supreme decided to uphold “ObamaCare”.  After the oral arguments by the lawyers supporting and challenging the constitutionality of the law and the grueling questioning of them by the ...Read More »

NFL Players are Taking Out Loans to Get Through Lockout

{ Posted on Apr 19 2011 by Marcus Alston }
The NFL lockout by team owners against the NFL Players Association began on March 12 and it has been billed as Billionaires (Owners) against Millionaires (Players).  However many of these Millionaires are already feeling the financial pressure as the lockout ...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 »

Boston Market Has The Best Coupons

{ Posted on Nov 19 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I surf the web for coupons frequently at home for myself and for others.  One area of focus for my search is restaurants that I and many other consumers frequent—McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Wendy’s, Home Town Buffet, D’angelo, KFC, Chuck ...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 »

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 »