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Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Dollar Stores Can Disappoint – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Aug 14 2010 by Marcus Alston }
In my last blog post, I wrote about how I have been disappointed by the quality of some items in the dollar store and some of the products that I find good to buy at a dollar store.  Below are ...Read More »

Tiger’s Infidelity Is Impacting Many, Costing Billions

{ Posted on Jul 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Ever since Tiger Woods was forced to come clean and admit his marital infidelity on December 11, 2009, I have been wondering how much we would all suffer financially. First, his image and reputation took a huge hit. He was ...Read More »

6 Things I Learned From My Trip to Vegas

{ Posted on Jul 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently went on a family trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with 14 other relatives.  There were quite a few things I learned on the trip. 1.  Las Vegas is Really Not for Kids.  Prior to Las Vegas, we ...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 »

Next Broke Athlete: Shaq?

{ Posted on Jun 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Could Shaq be the next high profile athlete to go broke?  According to a document obtained by the Palm Beach Post during Shaquille O'Neal's canceled divorce filing in January 2008, Shaquille O'Neal spends $875,015 each month or $10.5 million per ...Read More »

Top 10 Lessons I Learned on Vacation

{ Posted on May 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
On the airline flight home from Puerto Rico, I decided to compile a few lessons learned from my most recent trips that helped me save time and money: Lessons Learned: Rent a car.  Renting a car is a great way to explore ...Read More »

Miss USA 2010 – Her Financial Payoff, My Financial Advice

{ Posted on May 21 2010 by Marcus Alston }
You may have heard that on May 16, 2010, Rima Fakih won the Miss USA 2010 Pageant and that she is believed to be the first Arab-American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title.  The blogosphere went ...Read More »

Cut These 8 Expenses For An Easy Retirement

{ Posted on May 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Most retirees are on limited budgets that consist of social security and retirement savings.  The good news is, if you are at or nearing retirement, there are several expenses that should be at or near zero.  Eliminating these major expenses ...Read More »

National Women’s Health Week – Stay Healthy and Save

{ Posted on May 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
National Women’s Health Week is this week, May 9 to May 15.  In honor of Women’s Health Week, I have compiled a few tips on how to stay healthy and save money: Take care of your body as best you ...Read More »