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Don't Let Your Phone Become The Boss of You

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 up to date for the latest iteration of iOS. As a bit of a segue...


There's A Card For That - Introducing The Apple Card

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. Our thanks to Audible as well for sponsoring the show. If you'd like a 30 day trial and a free book, be sure to click here. As always, thank you for...


How To Become More Financially Organized

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. Enter the My Lifetime Financial Organizer - listen in for more! Also, while...


Bonus: Amplify Your $1.80 Strategy With This Web App

I recently wrote a piece about the web app, 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'm really excited about its initial features and launch, with more to come down the...


How To Make Your Weekend More Refreshing

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. Our thanks to this week’s sponsor – Audible. Get a free 30 day trial, and a book of your choice when you click here today. Finally, have you...


Credit Card Debt is Creeping Back Up

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! Finally, make sure to follow along on social on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as deals and savings will be shared there that don't always make it to the site or...


Super Bowl Ads - Have They Lost Their Way Creatively?

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? On Instagram, I shared the quote, “marketing is enthusiasm...


Start Budgeting for The Holidays Now

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 out here for more, and then get a $20 gift card here should you decide to sign up! Finally, you've probably heard about the Cash app on other podcasts. Did you know though that with their...


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! For today's episode, I wanted to reach out and see what New Year's resolutions you all have for 2019, or should we call them intentions instead? Send us a voice message if you're listening via the Anchor app, and we'll be sure to feature you in another episode! Or feel free to contact us here! I also highlight some great personal finance resolutions and advice from Jonathan Pond for 2019, as well as an upcoming challenge from YNAB to get your budget in order too!...


Stock-ing Stuffer Ideas

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 neat to give his nieces and nephews some stock in their favorite companies instead of more...


Saturday Saving on Liquidation Sales at Sears, Lowe's and More

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 podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Anchor Send in a voice message: Become a supporter of this podcast:


Low Carb Book Gift Guide

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, check out the blog for a round up of some of the best selling...


Finding The Perfect Gift with Amazon and A Blog Roundup

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 have saved someone’s life. Check out those stories and more over at the blog. If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure to listen to our last episode about how to win free Blue Apron! Finally, it can be hard to find a great gift idea for...


Bonus: Blue Apron IG Promo!

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 comment with the hashtag mentioned in the episode! We’ll leave this open for a week to give everyone enough time to listen to the episode and comment. Then after 9 pm EST on 12/13, four winners will be randomly chosen. Just so you are aware,...


Weekly Blog Roundup

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 by using Square's simple and easy to use Cash app. Get $5 to get started today. Also, make sure to follow along on our Facebook page as we will frequently share deals and savings, when time doesn't allow for a blog post! This podcast is...


Be Here Now

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 time for everyone. But it doesn't have to be - make sure you don't let debt get the best of you with some tips on how to save money at Christmas. Start your YNAB Free Trial today. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and...


It’s Time To Vote

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 useful, including discount codes on Uber, Lyft and Lime, in case you should need transportation assistance to the polls. If you haven't voted already, there's still plenty of time to read up on candidates and proposals for making an informed...


Too Much Of A Hassle?

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. They can easily be had from the Post Office’s website, local locations, and more often than not, your local grocery store. Also, if you’re still unsure about where to vote, make sure to check out sites like for the latest...


Register To Vote!

Tuesday was a major deadline in many states to register to vote. Make sure to check and confirm your voter registration at 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 everything is up to date. Here is the link for deadlines. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: Become a supporter of this podcast:...


Don't Get Shredded With The Envelope Budget and a "Hue"ge Deal

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 shredder. Home automation is becoming quite popular, and a great way to get started is with the Philips Hue Light Bulbs. Today, Amazon is running a deal for $10 off the Color Ambiance product (it is available via Amazon Prime.) As always,...