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Posts Tagged ‘Retirement’

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 »

How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

{ Posted on Nov 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A friend and I recently were debating how social security benefits are calculated, so I decided to research the issue. Social Security benefits are based on earnings earned during your working years. Actual earnings are adjusted or "indexed" to account for ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from September and October 2010

{ Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Just in case you missed any of my blog posts from September or October 2010, I have gathered my favorites and put them in this article below for your convenience.  I will continue to write "Top Blog ...Read More »

10 Tips on How to Find A Job After You Retire

{ Posted on Oct 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A 2010 study by the Urban Institute found that 26% of men and 29% of women born from 1933 through 1937 had re-entered the workforce in a full-time or near full-time position after retirement.  These numbers are for men and ...Read More »

Pros and Cons of taking Social Security Early

{ Posted on Sep 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With the current economy still quite anemic, including high unemployment and lower wages, consumers are electing to take Social Security benefits in record numbers, with many of them being early filers.  In 2009, a record 2.74 million people filed for ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Is Allen Iverson Really Broke?

{ Posted on Apr 06 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Is Allen Iverson Really Broke? If Allen Iverson acts like many other professional star athletes, I fear he may be in serious financial trouble.  Iverson has made over $200 million (before taxes) in his career according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, but ...Read More »