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Posts Tagged ‘miser mentality’

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 »

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 »

22 Things You Can Do for Free with the Summer Winding Down

{ Posted on Aug 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With one month left in the summer, I have done quite a few things this summer, many of which are free or cost very little.  Below is a list of my top favorite free things to do which should help ...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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Eat Cheap at Boston Market

{ Posted on Jun 19 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Boston Market is a solid restaurant chain offering home style food quickly and at affordable prices.  A family of 4 can eat there for under $30.  My family of 4 can eat the same main meal and sides for about ...Read More »

Stop Buying Greeting Cards and Save Money

{ Posted on May 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently celebrated Mother’s Day 2010 and had a fantastic time.  I took the kids to Philadelphia, we went sightseeing there, and they were able to visit their grandmother, one aunt, one uncle and their 4 month old cousin. As a ...Read More »

Mother’s Day 2010 – Mom Taught Frugality

{ Posted on May 05 2010 by Marcus Alston }
As we approach Mother’s Day 2010 (it’s this Sunday, May 9!), I am reminded about how my mother influenced my frugal ways. When it came to clothing, she saved my older brother's (Carlos Alston) clothes for me so I could wear ...Read More »