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Posts Tagged ‘savings’

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 »

16 Money Saving Tips for College Students

{ Posted on Sep 14 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, here are some money saving tips that should help you stretch your budget and establish a strong financial start for a prosperous future and wealth creation. 1.  Make a budget and track ...Read More »

Dollar Stores Can Disappoint – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Aug 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The “Dollar” Store often presents the consumer with a hit or miss scenario: Either save a bundle or leave with a “lemon”.  Yes, unfortunately, not all products are a bargain at the dollar store if you factor in the ...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 »

5 Steps to Becoming a Millionaire

{ Posted on Apr 25 2010 by Marcus Alston }
1.  Create a budget.  You need to identify all your income, all your necessary expenses, and all your discretionary expenses.  Only then can you accurately plan for your financial future. 2.  Live Below Your Means. Control Spending and Reduce Debt.  After ...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 »

11 More Extreme Saving Methods

{ Posted on Apr 04 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I already wrote about 9 extreme saving methods and 7 eco-friendly saving tips.  Here are 11 more extreme saving methods. If you can do 2 or 3 of them, you should realize some real savings.  If you do not find these ...Read More »