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Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

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 »

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 »

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 »

15 Tips for Day Trips

{ Posted on Dec 11 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Planning a day trip?  I have learned a few things on some of my most recent day trips to Rockefeller Center in New York City and Brooklyn Heights in New York that may help you spend less, maximize your budget, ...Read More »

9 Tips for Shopping Online

{ Posted on Nov 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Internet shopping is becoming more and more popular these days.  Retailers are promoting it more than ever as they realize larger profit margins compared to their brick and mortar stores.  Fortunately, they are passing some of this savings on to ...Read More »

15 Ways to Avoid Impulse Buying – Part 2

{ Posted on Nov 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday, in my blog post,  I shared my inspiration for writing about impulse buying.  Today, here are my 15 favorite ways to avoid impulse buying: Don’t go Shopping; Don't Shop Hungry; Leave the Kids Home.  Pretty ...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 »

9 Reasons Not to Buy a Vacation Home

{ Posted on Aug 27 2010 by Marcus Alston }
My general view on whether you should buy a vacation home is short and sweet: No, do not buy a vacation home. Of course it’s more complicated than this.  In this blog post I have listed 9 reasons not to buy ...Read More »

Is JetBlue’s All-You-Can-Jet a Great Deal? Not Really

{ Posted on Aug 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
JetBlue announced today that by “popular demand”, it is bringing back its All-You-Can-Jet pass, which allows any purchaser to travel to an unlimited number of  JetBlue destinations around the world over a one-month period. The Cost.  $699 for an unlimited pass ...Read More »