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Posts Tagged ‘Target’

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 »

Black Friday Observations

{ Posted on Nov 28 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I wobbled back to my mother’s home after stuffing myself at a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day meal at my cousin’s house.  Actually, my 27 year-old second cousin loves to cook and prepared most of the feast.  After the meal and spending ...Read More »

Christmas Comes Before Thanksgiving for Many Retailers

{ Posted on Nov 13 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Target, Sears, Macy’s and Staples began gearing up for Christmas in their stores before Halloween was over.  I was in Wal-Mart on Halloween day and the Christmas themed candy was already on the shelves.  ...Read More »

Halloween: Last Minute Inexpensive Costumes

{ Posted on Oct 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
For Halloween, my daughters are going as Snow White and Sacagawea.  Everyone knows about Snow White, but Sacagawea was a native American Indian woman served as an interpreter and guide to famous explorers Lewis and Clark during their exploration of ...Read More »

3 Financial Success Stories in Sports

{ Posted on Oct 08 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Jamal Mashburn is a successful businessman, Baby Jordan never has to work again in his life, Curtis Granderson shops at Target.  My faith in the average professional athlete has been restored somewhat by these 3 stories (aka "M2G"). In the last ...Read More »

Dollar Stores Can Disappoint – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Aug 14 2010 by Marcus Alston }
In my last blog post, I wrote about how I have been disappointed by the quality of some items in the dollar store and some of the products that I find good to buy at a dollar store.  Below are ...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 »

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 »