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Posts Tagged ‘Credit Cards’

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

8 Financial Tips for High School Graduates

{ Posted on Jun 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
My nephew recently graduated from Milton Academy on Friday and I attended the ceremony along with several other proud relatives.  Milton Academy is a prestigious prep-school in Milton, Massachusetts. These kids are some of the best and brightest young minds on ...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 »

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 »