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The Script-Notes Show was founded under the premise of helping others improve their life’s script by highlighting ways to save both time and money with some of the best stories, tips and advice in technology, personal finance, current events and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/script-notes/support


Coronavent - Here’s Your Chance
Mar 27 • 5 min
There’s no denying that this has been a trying time worldwide, with everyone having to deal with the coronavirus crisis in their own way. However, one thing that I don’t think gets mentioned enough is the mental toll it might be taking on everyone,…
A New Form W-4 for 2020 and Financial News For The Week Ahead
Jan 6 • 9 min
Welcome to another episode of The Script-Notes Show! We got back into the swing of things with a new blog post about the new Form W-4 for 2020, as well as some financial and business news to get you going for the week ahead. Enjoy, and as always, thank…
Happy 2020!
Jan 1 • 6 min
Welcome to a brand new year and Episode 50! I know I’ve been on hiatus a bit due to work travel and our family’s forthcoming arrival. So with that, thought this would be a great time to ask for your resolutions, particularly from a financial sense! Please…
Using Customer Service To Save on Credit Cards
Oct 8, 2019 • 7 min
It goes without saying that a little customer service can go a long way, when employed by the employee AND the customer. Doing just that might be able to save you a little bit (or a lot) on your credit card portfolio according to a recent survey. Another…
Some Common Sense Money Tips for Your Week
Sep 10, 2019 • 5 min
When it comes to money, sometimes you just can’t beat plain old common sense. Today’s episode features some good tips to keep in mind for your financial life. Today’s episode is also brought to you by Undebt.it, one of the best tools available for helping…
Coming This Fall - Cheaper Gas Prices?
Aug 27, 2019 • 7 min
While the economy as a whole may be in question on a daily basis, one thing that may be getting some clarity this fall is gas prices. Have you started using GasBuddy yet? If not, it’s a great way to be able to keep up to date on the latest prices at the…
Stock Market Selloff: The Yield Curve Inversion
Aug 14, 2019 • 4 min
Earlier today, the yield curve inverted, which previously has always been a sign leading up to a recession. I wanted to talk about a post from MarketWatch that I thought had some good information about it. Opinions seem to vary about what this might…
How To Pay Off Debt With Tally
Aug 13, 2019 • 10 min
For Episode 45, I take a deep dive into the app, Tally. You can tell Tally that you would either like to pay the cards manually, or have it pay them on your behalf. Tally will issue you a credit line that it uses to pay on your cards, with its own…
Capital One Data Breach Affects 100 Million Applications
Jul 30, 2019 • 10 min
Hot off the heels of the Equifax Data Breach Settlement, yesterday it was announced by Capital One that a hacker may have compromised information from 100 million applications. This episode covers some tips and steps you can take if you think you may have…
The 50 30 20 Budget and Podcasting to F.I.
Jul 11, 2019 • 16 min
Budgets can be daunting. It might seem like there is an endless laundry list of categories to keep track of at times. That’s where the 50-30-20 budget can come in handy. The goal, is to limit your after tax income to 50% being allocated to needs, 30% to…
Picking Up The Wrong Golf Ball
Jun 25, 2019 • 4 min
“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon I shared this quote today on the blog, and thought it was very appropriate for many aspects of life. Frequently I like to share quotes from the site…
Financial Freedom Friday
Jun 14, 2019 • 7 min
Lately I’ve become more intrigued by the concept of financial freedom or financial independence, and the varying forms that that can take on when it comes to personal finance. I’m in the midst of reading Grant Sabatier’s Financial Freedom, and it has…
Don’t Let Your Phone Become The Boss of You
May 21, 2019 • 8 min
Do you sometimes feel like your smartphone has become the boss of you, versus it actually being a tool for you to use? I recently happened upon a Medium article, titled “How To Configure Your iPhone To Work for You, Not Against You.” The post is a bit of…
There’s A Card For That - Introducing The Apple Card
Apr 8, 2019 • 13 min
A couple weeks ago, Apple made one of its largest forays into services, a change from their usual events regarding new hardware products or OS updates. While the changes to their TV offerings and News app were widely suspected, there was one announcement…
How To Become More Financially Organized
Mar 21, 2019 • 15 min
Social media. Bank accounts. Subscriptions. Credit cards. You name it, you probably have a log in for it. Here’s food for thought though. While none of us ever want to ponder what might happen after we leave this mortal coil, there will be those left…
Bonus: Amplify Your $1.80 Strategy With This Web App
Mar 9, 2019 • 7 min
I recently wrote a piece about the web app dollareighty.com, and how it can really help expedite your social media strategy, particularly when it comes to Instagram. The main goal is that you’re leaving your “two cents” on posts that are within your niche…
How To Make Your Weekend More Refreshing
Mar 5, 2019 • 9 min
Does it ever feel like you have a “case of the Mondays”? Does the weekend ever feel like it flies by “way too fast”? If that sounds familiar, you’re definitely not alone for one thing. What about though, if it was just a matter of changing your mindset…
Credit Card Debt is Creeping Back Up
Feb 19, 2019 • 9 min
From the blog this week, we shared an article about a recent survey from Bankrate that says that 3 in 10 Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings. Which leads to the question, what are your financial priorities? Is it saving? Paying…
Super Bowl Ads - Have They Lost Their Way Creatively?
Feb 5, 2019 • 9 min
Usually there a couple things that go together with the Super Bowl. Food and ads. In recent years, Super Bowl ads have come under fire for being lame and boring, with only a select few making the cut of being memorable. So in today’s episode, I would like…
Start Budgeting for The Holidays Now
Jan 11, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to another episode of The Script-Notes Show! Have you gotten your credit card bill from your holiday shopping yet? Want to avoid a repeat of this come this December? Then start budgeting now! If your credit card habits got the best of you, I…
Stock-ing Stuffer Ideas
Dec 23, 2018 • 9 min
While the shipping deadline for online shopping might have come and gone by now for Tuesday, there’s still one idea available that could be the gift that keeps on giving. Remember the days of giving paper stock certificates? Gone are those days (for the…
Saturday Saving on Liquidation Sales at Sears, Lowe’s and More
Dec 15, 2018 • 4 min
While it seems like the drum beat of retailer woes continue, it can also be a great time for consumers to save quite a bit of money at retailers like Lowe’s, Sears and more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Low Carb Book Gift Guide
Dec 14, 2018 • 4 min
Welcome to Episode 30! There’s no denying how popular the low carb diet has become lately. If there’s one thing that we know how to do this time of year, it’s eat. A lot. It doesn’t have to be that way though. You can still find plenty of delicious…
Finding The Perfect Gift with Amazon and A Blog Roundup
Dec 12, 2018 • 8 min
For this episode, we have a blog roundup of recent posts, including a link to post about how you can perfect your holiday photography. We also have tips about how to save for college, and finally a great story about how the latest Apple Watch feature may…
Bonus: Blue Apron IG Promo!
Dec 6, 2018 • 4 min
As a way of thanking our listeners, wanting to give back, and perhaps save you some time in the kitchen this holiday season, we have four Blue Apron promo codes to give away! All you need to do is head to our Instagram page, follow, and then leave a…
Weekly Blog Roundup
Dec 5, 2018 • 11 min
In an effort to save some time, for this episode, we recap some of the headlines that were added to the blog this week. This time of year can mean a time for going out to eat, and needing to pay your friends back, so make sure you don’t leave them hanging…
Be Here Now
Nov 29, 2018 • 10 min
After taking a break for the holidays, we take a moment to realize the importance of “be here now,” when it comes to this time of year, and the impact it can have not just on yourself, but your loved ones. Spending on gifts can also be an anxiety ridden…
It’s Time To Vote
Nov 5, 2018 • 4 min
Just a PSA that if your state allows early voting, you may want to look into it, due to potential bad weather creeping across the country this week. Make sure you plan accordingly! Also, I put up a post with additional voting information you might find…
Too Much Of A Hassle?
Oct 31, 2018 • 5 min
Happy Halloween! So here’s sort of a scary story to share for today… A recent article mentioned that many college students didn’t want to vote, citing it was “too much of a hassle” to send back in their ballots mainly because they couldn’t find stamps.…
Register To Vote!
Oct 10, 2018 • 3 min
Tuesday was a major deadline in many states to register to vote. Make sure to check and confirm your voter registration at vote.org if you haven’t already as more deadlines are coming up! Even if you think you’re registered, it can’t hurt to make sure…
Don’t Get Shredded With The Envelope Budget and a “Hue”ge Deal
Oct 8, 2018 • 5 min
You’ve probably heard of the envelope budgeting system, where once you get paid, you put actual cash into different categorized envelopes. However, as you may have seen from a recent viral story, make sure those envelopes aren’t anywhere near a paper…
Ask The Listeners: How Do You Find More Time?
Sep 25, 2018 • 3 min
I don’t have enough time. There’s not enough time in the day. Who has time for that? Do those statements and questions sound familiar to you? I recently reposted an Instagram from Gary Vaynerchuk at our handle, where he said, “oh you have time, you just…
Election Season Is In Full Swing, Stay Informed
Sep 21, 2018 • 4 min
Wow! It’s hard to believe that what started as a leap of faith has now blossomed into over 1,000 downloads! Also, it’s our 20th episode! That said, if your TV hasn’t told you already with a litany of ads, election season is upon us. While you’ll mainly…
Ok, Google. How To Write a Good Resume?
Sep 15, 2018 • 8 min
Jobs with the search engine giant can be tough to land. But recruiters from the company share some resume writing tips that just might be able to not only help you land a job with them, but potentially score a dream job with the company you’ve had your…
Acts of Kindness
Sep 11, 2018 • 6 min
At the time of this recording, it’s September 11th in the U.S., and with a potentially devastating hurricane headed for the East Coast, I wanted to take this episode to reflect upon acts of kindness. This morning, I shared to my social media platforms, a…
Staycation and Inspiration
Sep 6, 2018 • 9 min
For this episode I cover how sometimes “stay-cations” can also be the best vacations as well! I have also taken to “re-discovering” Instagram and posting inspirational content on there as well as other life tips, food creations and more! What inspires…
Should You Pursue Continuing Education?
Aug 27, 2018 • 8 min
In today’s episode, we cover what to consider if you’re thinking of continuing your education, particularly from the financial sense. National Foundation for Credit Counseling - www.nfcc.org —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Side Hustle Tuesday
Aug 21, 2018 • 4 min
In today’s quick episode, it’s all about the side hustle. Head to our site for more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/script-notes/message…
It’s Back To School Time!
Aug 20, 2018 • 9 min
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. A big part of any parent’s (and teacher’s) budget is school supplies, so today we share a couple of techniques that will hopefully help you not have to break the bank too much! Links – Check out Cash Back…
Declutter Your Domain
Aug 13, 2018 • 10 min
In today’s episode we talk about the importance of getting rid of the “clutter” in your life, especially when it comes to finances. Get $5 today with the Cash App and at Acorns. As always, thank you for listening, and if you’d like to become a supporter…
Are You Buying Assets? Or Liabilities?
Aug 13, 2018 • 10 min
In today’s show, we hit upon a couple personal finance mindfulness tips that I think should help you the next time you’re weighing what to buy. For our ancestry enthusiasts out there, I highlight a great deal going on until August 20th. Have you heard of…
Are You Truly Happy in Your Role - Part 2
Aug 9, 2018 • 10 min
In this week’s episode we finish our two part series on what to do and think about if you’re unhappy in your current role, and potential steps to take. Get started in investing today with Acorns with $5 toward your account! We also talk about our site…
It’s All About Building Relationships
Aug 6, 2018 • 6 min
This week’s episode focuses on the importance of building relationships with others not just in our careers but in life as well. As mentioned in the episode, the deal alert for Apple’s AirPods is still ongoing, so check that out here! Be sure to like our…
BONUS - Deal Alert: Apple AirPods
Aug 2, 2018 • 3 min
Been looking to snag Apple’s AirPods at a discount? Check them out on Amazon here! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/script-notes/message…
Are You Truly Happy In Your Role?
Aug 1, 2018 • 13 min
Are you in the same career you originally went to school for? Or thought you’d be doing? Turns out, you’re not alone. I talk about my own path in this regard. It seems like everything we eat these days might be contaminated. It’s August 1st, which means…
Thursday Headlines: Saving Money In The ER
Jul 26, 2018 • 7 min
Probably most of us at some point or another have had to face the music when it comes to the dreaded medical bill. It’s even worse if you have to visit the ER. It doesn’t always have to be that way though. In today’s episode are some tips to hopefully…
Changing How We Think About Money
Jul 24, 2018 • 3 min
Today’s quick episode talks about reshaping how we think about the money decisions that we make. Is your 401(k) sitting idle due to being intimidated about how to make the right investment choices? Turns out you’re not alone! Instead of spending your…
Thrifty Thursday!
Jul 19, 2018 • 10 min
Welcome to another episode of The Script-Notes Show! Today we discuss how Amazon wasn’t exactly Primed for Prime Day. We also open up the show for discussion as to how you plan to budget for the upcoming holiday season (be sure to leave a voice message if…
Happy Post 4th of July!
Jul 11, 2018 • 11 min
Happy Post 4th of July everyone. Today we cover a story, where I had an interesting conversation with a former marine on July 3rd, how the Script-Notes show continues to expand on different platforms, and a quick recap of some different stories and…
Money Tip Monday: All About The Mortgage
Jun 25, 2018 • 5 min
In today’s Money Tip Monday, we briefly cover the advantages and disadvantages of mortgages. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Grilling Time!
Jun 20, 2018 • 3 min
Ah summer - you can almost smell the grill wafting now. But are you getting tired of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol? Check out today’s episode that highlights some tasty reads that you can add to your summer cookout library! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Introduction
Jun 17, 2018 • 17 min
Welcome to the first episode of Script-Notes! The Script-Notes Show was founded under the premise of helping others improve their life’s script by highlighting ways to save both time and money with some of the best stories, tips and advice in technology,…