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Posts Tagged ‘Wal-Mart’

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 »

9 Tips for Shopping Online

{ Posted on Nov 30 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Internet shopping is becoming more and more popular these days.  Retailers are promoting it more than ever as they realize larger profit margins compared to their brick and mortar stores.  Fortunately, they are passing some of this savings on to ...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 »

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 »

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 »

The Worst Restaurant in the World!

{ Posted on Jun 05 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I still recall vividly the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at even though it was 8 months ago.  I am reminded of the experience every time I drive by it which is about twice a month.  My initial impression ...Read More »

Crocs and Frocs no Longer Rock

{ Posted on May 25 2010 by Marcus Alston }
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Categories : Personal Finance, Wal-Mart
Its official, Crocs and fake Crocs (my wife calls them “Frocs”) are no longer hot.  This probably comes as no surprise to any consumer tuned in to the Croc phenomenon.  This was confirmed by an employee at a local Wal-Mart ...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 »