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 you for listening, and be sure to subscribe wherever you're listening! Also, we are still taking financial resolutions for the coming year and would love to hear them!
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!
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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.
Another survey is also showing that many Americans are planning on refraining from traveling this winter. Are you one of them?
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.
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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 Card, you can also find additional savings at the pump, including occasional deal alerts like an additional 21 cents off per gallon!...
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 an eye on, especially over the next month or so. Always be sure to seek the advice of your investment professional should you h...
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 interest rate often being lower than most other cards available. In some ways it is like a balance transfer of sorts, but can also pay on amounts for you, helping to lessen any poten...
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).
“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 Instagram, mainly because I like that so many quotes can have so many different meanings to different people.
Today’s stuck out to me though. Yes, there’s a bit of good ol...
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.”
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 the author recognized this and decided to break it up into three sections, based on how far you wanted to go. The post was from late 2018, so it is fairly u...
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, the Apple Card.
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.
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 or brand, but nothing "spammy." Actual, meaningful posts. Listen in for more, and how this might be able to help you.
Also, the podcast has a new website! I...
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 little more tolerable? Listen in for more.
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 down debt? Send an email and let us know!
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?
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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!