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Posts Tagged ‘Going Green’

ConsumerMiser.com is Back!

{ Posted on Dec 28 2011 by Marcus Alston }
Well, it has been several months since I stopped blogging about personal finance which is a passion and hobby of mine.  My last blog was April 30, 2011 about the Billionaire Bully, Donald Trump.  So what happened to me, you ...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 »

Stop Smoking and Save Over $100K

{ Posted on Aug 11 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Stop smoking and save big bucks!  In many states, cigarettes cost over $8 a pack these days and one of the reasons they cost so much is because the government imposes an excise tax (often called a "sin" tax).  The ...Read More »

My Father’s Day 2010

{ Posted on Jun 20 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Father’s Day 2010 was one of the best ever, maybe our most frugal yet, and definitely one of the most memorable. I received a lot of phone calls:  2 from sisters-in-law, 1 from my brother, 1 from my mother and I ...Read More »

Top 4 Gas Station Safety Tips

{ Posted on Jun 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was at a gas station recently and again noticed a peculiar warning sign that is seemingly slowly becoming more popular at gas stations.  The message read: “BE SAFE WHEN FUELING Before fueling, discharge any static electricity build up by touching ...Read More »

Disposable Shavers are Resusable Too

{ Posted on Jun 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
While I believe in “going green,” I must confess that I am not perfect in this area.  Case in point, I use plastic disposable shavers instead of non-disposable or reusable shavers.  The plastic disposable models are cheaper in the short ...Read More »

Earth Day 2010: Do Just 1 Thing to Help

{ Posted on Apr 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Yesterday was Earth Day 2010.  In honor of Earth Day, I told myself I would be extra eco-friendly on top of my “Just 1 thing or 2 or 3” eco-friendly strategy.  This strategy entails doing just 1, 2, 3 or ...Read More »

Why I Buy Instead of Lease a Car

{ Posted on Apr 09 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The decision whether to lease or buy a car is pretty easy for me after considering numerous factors.  I recommend buying and preferably buying used.  While I have had a few cars in my life time since college, I have ...Read More »