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Posts Tagged ‘Saving’

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 »

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 »

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 »

Miss USA 2010 – Her Financial Payoff, My Financial Advice

{ Posted on May 21 2010 by Marcus Alston }
You may have heard that on May 16, 2010, Rima Fakih won the Miss USA 2010 Pageant and that she is believed to be the first Arab-American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title.  The blogosphere went ...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 »

My Top Blog Posts from March and April 2010

{ Posted on May 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I started this personal finance blog at the end of March 2010 to share helpful financial information to others and have written quite a few articles since then.  Just in case you missed any of my blog posts or have ...Read More »

Tax Time. Should You Aim for a Refund?

{ Posted on Apr 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
It’s that time of year again. Tax time.  Time to either do your taxes yourself or have them done.  Every year at this time, most people are either getting a refund or owe money.  The way my wife and ...Read More »

How Much Should You Be Saving?

{ Posted on Apr 01 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The most important thing is not how much you save (as my father used to say), but saving something, even if it is $5 or $10 or $100 per week.  This way you get into the habit of saving.  You ...Read More »

My Top 7 Eco-Friendly Saving Tips

{ Posted on Mar 31 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A lot of these eco-friendly savings tips are pretty extreme, but if you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings and help the environment too.  If you do not find these very extreme then ...Read More »

5 Steps to Controlling Your Debt Now

{ Posted on Mar 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Budget Reduce Spending Apply Saving Tips Pay off Credit Cards Have a Plan Budget.  Hopefully you read my post on writing a budget.  This is one of the first steps to controlling debt.  A budget helps you identify your income, necessary expenses, and ...Read More »