The Envelope Budgeting System Can Be Great...Until It Gets Shredded

Many may be familiar with the envelope budgeting system, where you figure out your discretionary income, decide on your budget categories, and then put actual cash into each envelope for those categories.  Then, once the cash is gone, that’s it for that category, unless you move it to another envelope.  It’s a great way to stay accountable.  However, you may wish to make sure your envelopes are in a safe place, out of the reach of little ones.  One couple found this out the hard way.

Election Season Is In Full Swing, Stay Informed

It may be hard to believe but it’s September 21st already. With that, if your TV hasn’t told you already with a litany of ads, election season is upon us. While you'll mainly hear about the "hot" topics, there are many an item getting voted on in Congress that you might not even know about.

Enter Countable.

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.