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Posts Tagged ‘Save Money’

ObamaCare Supreme Court Ruling Gives Renewed Hope to Bi-Partisanism and the Economy

{ Posted on Jun 30 2012 by Marcus Alston }
Let’s face it, most people, me included, are shocked that the U.S. Supreme decided to uphold “ObamaCare”.  After the oral arguments by the lawyers supporting and challenging the constitutionality of the law and the grueling questioning of them by the ...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 »

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 »

Read This Before Paying for Parking Again

{ Posted on Dec 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently drove to New York City to enjoy the holiday season and to visit Rockefeller Center and the huge Christmas Tree they have there.  My wife has wanted to go for years and I thought, let’s just do it!  ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Ex-Student has $275,000 in College Debt

{ Posted on Jun 07 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I was so astounded by the clip I found in a blog post on TheDigeratiLife.com, about a student who incurred $275,000 in debt going to New York University (NYU) in New York City, that I had to turn my comment ...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 »