The Importance of Acts of Kindness

Given the history surrounding the events of today, as well as a potentially catastrophic hurricane headed for the East Coast, I wanted to use this space to spread some positive vibes for anyone who may read this.  Granted it’s hard telling if it may be one person who might read it, several hundred, a thousand, who knows.  However, one of the goals I have always had for Script-Notes has been to make an impact for positive change in whatever size or form, and I am hoping this can take off.

Ok, Google. How To Write a Good Resume?

Resume writing has become an art form in and of itself, as everyone tries to figure out how to make themselves stand apart from the rest of the competition.  One way though that can help almost anyone, is by listing sort of a “what have you done for me lately,” with each role you have had. 

Companies like to see results, which in turn can boost your overall value, and heighten your chances of snagging the role.  According to a Google recruiter, it’s actually more simple than you might think.

Continuing In Your Education - A Good Investment?

We previously wrote about things to consider if you were thinking of changing your career, and the resulting implications. Today, we examine what to consider if you’re thinking of continuing your education, particularly from the financial side.

When It Comes to Budgeting, Keep It Simple...Saver

When It Comes to Budgeting, Keep It Simple...Saver

Shannon Marie, writing for the YNAB Blog:

This is a huge perk when you consider that, in a given day, we only have so much cognitive energy. And when you think of all the things we fill our lives with—jobs, friends, kids, neighbors, hobbies, and so on—it’s easy to see how precious that energy is.

Stay On Top of Your Cards With Debitize

With the advent of plastic and especially now mobile wallets, it can become oh so easy to rack up the debt.  Credit card companies love to entice us with all sorts of points, cash back offers and more.  After that, comes the interest that essentially wipes out the “value” of any of those points.  Granted, this may not be an issue for many, who opt to not use credit at all, or pay in full, and that’s great too! 

What if there was a way though to stay on top of your spend, earn points/cashback and get those transactions paid off right away?  Enter Debitize.

176 Side Hustles Ideas for Making Money Right Now

Side hustles continue to surge in popularity.  There’s plenty of podcasts about the very subjects as well as different books available.  Entrepreneur Jonny Nastor came up with a substantial list of ways you can make money on the side, or get a business rolling you might not have thought possible.  Following along with today’s earlier post, this can be a great way to really ignite your debt payoff!

30 Things To Budget For When You Turn 30

Ah, your “roaring 20’s”.  What a care free time that was, right?  Finishing up college, entering the working world, perhaps even just starting to (hopefully) dabble in investing in your 401(k).  Once you hit 30 though, it can become a whole new ballgame.  You may already be budgeting for a lot of these, but even if you are, it can still be a solid reminder to keep these as part of your financial plan.

16 Ways to Boost Paying Down Your Debt

When it comes to paying off debt, the struggle is definitely real.  It doesn’t have to be though.  Inside are some methods that can help you jump start getting your debt snowball rolling.  Some might be common sense, but when put into action, can really help.

New Podcast Episode: It's Back To School Time!

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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 cashbackmonitor.com for a comprehensive list of how to save at many retailers and Raise.com for a great selection of discounted gift cards.

Finally, be sure to check out some of our recent blog posts for a round up of some of the top selling back packs for the coming school year, and other personal finance headlines in the week that was.

As always, thank you for listening, and your support!