The Script-Notes Show

The Script-Notes Show

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. Become a supporter of this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/script-notes/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/script-notes/support</a> ... Show More

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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.

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September 10, 2019 6 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 y... Read more

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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 pump.  Now, with their Pay With GasBuddy... Read more

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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 portend to, however, it should still be something to keep ... Read more

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August 13, 2019 11 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 p... Read more

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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 been affected.   

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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 wants and 20% to savings (extra debt payments can count as savings).  

As a Microsoft Excel junkie, after learning more about this method, I came up with a template... Read more

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June 25, 2019 5 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 BrainyQuote, on ... Read more

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June 14, 2019 8 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 really brought back to life the concept of “a penny saved is a penny earned.” 

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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 a lengthy read, but... Read more

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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 that raised some curiosity.  Apple announced their  own credit card, Read more

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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 behind that may have the inevitable task of needing to handle your finances, log ins and more.  The question is, do you have all this documented?  More than likely not. 

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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 ... Read more

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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 about the weekend, that could potentially make weekends a... Read more

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February 19, 2019 10 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 down debt first?  Saving, then paying d... Read more

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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 to pose the question, have the ads lost their way from a creative standpoint? Or is it because our attention spans have evolved, and thus marketers have tried to do the same?  ... Read more

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January 11, 2019 7 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 highly recommend checking out Tally.  Check their post Read more

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December 23, 2018 10 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 most part), and now with the digital age, we have Stockpile. 

From their About Us page:  A few Christmases ago, our founder, Avi, thought it would be nea... Read more

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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! 

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December 14, 2018 5 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 recipes to make without blowing your caloric budget out of the water. If you’re resolving to eat better in the new year, or know of loved ones or friends who may wish to do the same, ... Read more

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