The Script-Notes Show

Happy Post 4th of July! - 004

An episode of The Script-Notes Show

By Matt Tilmann
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.
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It’s Time To Vote - 025
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, over at 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 decision. The best voter is an informed one. How will that potential candidate's votes affect you directly? Or, if they're already elected, how have their votes affected you, as well as the lives of others? Lastly, just go vote, and have fun! There's no reason just because it's a mid term that turnout has to be low.
November 5, 2018
Too Much Of A Hassle? - 024
Happy Halloween! So here’s sort of a scary story to share for today… A recent article at 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 information, and what you might need on election day. Also, if you need an absentee ballot, many locations will allow you to request this online, almost up until this Saturday. Regardless of what side of the aisle you’re on, be an informed voter. This election is worth your hassle. Be sure to check out our shirts for dads, and get an early start on your holiday shopping!
October 31, 2018
Register To Vote! - 023
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. Link to deadlines:
October 10, 2018
Don't Get Shredded With The Envelope Budget and a "Hue"ge Deal - 022
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. Story Link - 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 - click here for more: (It is available via Amazon Prime.) As always, thank you for listening. We're almost at 1500 downloads! If there is anything you'd like to hear more about, ways to save, and more, email me at as I'd love to hear from you!
October 9, 2018
Ask The Listeners: How Do You Find More Time? - 021
I don’t have enough time. There’s not enough time in the day. Who has time for that? Do those statements and questions sound familiar to you? I recently reposted an Instagram from @garyvee at our handle @script.notes, where he said, “oh you have time, you just picked something else.” Granted, we’re all going to have different schedules and different priorities when it comes to time management. We’re all looking for life “hacks” to improve our lives. Look on Pinterest, run a Google search, and frequently you’ll see many a post a site with a plethora of ways to get things done, or improve productivity. I’d like to open this up. What are your time management strategies? How do you find time to accomplish your priorities in the day? What are your thoughts on the above quote? If you’re listening on the Anchor platform, leave us a voice message, otherwise send an email to and we’d be glad to share in a future episode. As always, thanks for listening!
September 25, 2018
Election Season Is In Full Swing, Stay Informed - 020
Wow! It's hard to believe that what started as a leap of faith has now blossomed into over 1,000 downloads! Also, it's our 20th episode! That said, 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. Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive! Visit to join today! Apps are also available in the Apple App Store ( as well as Google Play (! Thank you for your continued support, and if you like what you hear, please consider supporting the show via listener support (! There might even be a shout out in it for you!
September 21, 2018
Ok, Google. How To Write a Good Resume? - 019
Jobs with the search engine giant can be tough to land. But recruiters from the company share some resume writing tips that just might be able to not only help you land a job with them, but potentially score a dream job with the company you've had your eye on. Link - Good luck on your next interview! Follow along on Instagram at @script.notes, Twitter at @mtilmann and Facebook at! Get $15 off your first order of $60 or more at by visiting today!
September 15, 2018
Acts of Kindness - 018
At the time of this recording, it’s September 11th in the U.S., and with a potentially devastating hurricane headed for the East Coast, I wanted to take this episode to reflect upon acts of kindness. This morning, I shared to my social media platforms (Instagram: @script.notes, Twitter: @mtilmann and our Facebook page: @ScriptNote), a quote I found attributed to Aesop: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” I would love to hear your favorite story about acts of kindness. Please check out the social media handles above and like, comment, retweet and share with your story as well as share this episode. Leave a voice message if you’re listening on Anchor, or email me at, and I would love to read and share it in another episode. Let’s get some positive vibes going today and in the coming days. You never know what positive impact your story may have, be it one, or many. As always, thank you for listening.
September 11, 2018
Staycation and Inspiration - 017
For this episode I cover how sometimes "stay-cations" can also be the best vacations as well! I have also taken to "re-discovering" Instagram and posting inspirational content on there as well as other life tips, food creations and more! Look up the handle, on there and be sure to follow along! What inspires you? Leave us a voice message or comment on our latest post on Instagram! Who knows, you might get featured in a future blog post or episode! Looking to order wholesale without the membership fee? Check out at and get $15 off your first order of $60 or more! Thank you again to all who continue to use our Listener Support feature to support the show! It helps tremendously, and certainly if you would like to contribute for less than a cup of brand name coffee, make sure to check out the link/button below!
September 7, 2018
Should You Pursue Continuing Education? - 016
In today's episode, we cover what to consider if you're thinking of continuing your education, particularly from the financial sense. Links: Source article - National Foundation for Credit Counseling -
August 27, 2018
Side Hustle Tuesday - 015
In today's quick episode, it's all about the side hustle. Head to our site at for more!
August 22, 2018
It's Back To School Time! - 014
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 for a comprehensive list of how to save at many retailers and for a great selection of discounted gift cards. Finally, head to 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!
August 20, 2018
Declutter Your Domain - 013
In today's episode we talk about the importance of getting rid of the "clutter" in your life, especially when it comes to finances.   Get $5 today with the Cash App and at Acorns.   As always, thank you for listening, and if you'd like to become a supporter of the site and get a shoutout, check out the listener support link below.You can catch us on Twitter at @mtilmann, Facebook or at our new site.   Have a great week!
August 14, 2018
Are You Buying Assets? Or Liabilities? - 012
In today's show, we hit upon a couple personal finance mindfulness tips that I think should help you the next time you're weighing what to buy.   For our ancestry enthusiasts out there, I highlight a great deal going on until August 20th.   Have you heard of the kombucha tea craze? Apparently Starbucks has as well.   Finally, you know how a lot of times you're listening to a great podcast that has to get interrupted for a promo read? (We all have to put food on the table right?). Well, we're hoping to help ease that up a bit, where if you're enjoying what you've been hearing, please consider visiting our Listener Support section (link below). We'd love to give you (or your business/organization) a shout out in a future episode!   Thank you as always for your listenership, and make it a great week!
August 13, 2018
Are You Truly Happy in Your Role - Part 2 - 011
In this week’s episode we finish our two part series on what to do and think about if you’re unhappy in your current role, and potential steps to take.   Get started in investing today with Acorns with $5 toward your account!   We also talk about our site getting a makeover, so make sure you check out the all new today!   Finally, do you own an Alexa device? Check out yesterday’s post about how you can save some serious money on smart plugs and bulbs!   Thanks for listening!
August 9, 2018
It's All About Building Relationships - 010
This week's episode focuses on the importance of building relationships with others not just in our careers but in life as well.   As mentioned in the episode, the deal alert for Apple's AirPods is still ongoing, so check that out here!   Be sure to like our Facebook page too, so you don't miss out on additional content!   Thank you for listening!
August 6, 2018
BONUS - Deal Alert: Apple AirPods - 009
Been looking to snag Apple's AirPods at a discount? Check them out on Amazon here!
August 2, 2018
Are You Truly Happy In Your Role? - 008
Are you in the same career you originally went to school for? Or thought you’d be doing? Turns out, you’re not alone. I talk about my own path in this regard.   It seems like everything we eat these days might be contaminated.   It’s August 1st, which means it’s time to check in with your budget again. Are you on track and rolling with the punches? If you need help get a free trial to You Need a Budget!   As always, be sure to connect with us at our site, or like our Facebook page!   Thanks for listening!
August 2, 2018
Thursday Headlines: Saving Money In The ER - 007
Probably most of us at some point or another have had to face the music when it comes to the dreaded medical bill. It’s even worse if you have to visit the ER. It doesn’t always have to be that way though. In today’s episode are some tips to hopefully make your next visit to the hospital or urgent care less painful than it already is when it comes to your wallet.   If you’re listening via Anchor, make sure to leave us a voice message for any tips or advice you might have for others when it comes to saving on medical bills as we’d love to share it with others! If listening on other apps, feel free to connect with us on our site.   For additional ways to boost your wallet, make sure to check out friend of the show, Acorns and get started today!
July 26, 2018
Changing How We Think About Money - 006
Today's quick episode talks about reshaping how we think about the money decisions that we make. Is your 401(k) sitting idle due to being intimidated about how to make the right investment choices? Turns out you're not alone!   Instead of spending your spare change on that candy you didn't need, put that pocket change into investing with Acorns today with a free $5 when you sign up!   As always, thank you for listening, and remember, we all have a role to play in the script of life, what notes will you make?
July 24, 2018
Thrifty Thursday! - 005
Welcome to another episode of The Script-Notes Show!   Today we discuss how Amazon wasn't exactly Primed for Prime Day.   We also open up the show for discussion as to how you plan to budget for the upcoming holiday season (be sure to leave a voice message if you're listening via Anchor, otherwise be sure to like our Facebook page and send us a message there or visit our website and be sure to subscribe to our emails.   Here's the links discussed in today's show:   Acorns - Get started investing today and grow your acorns a little at a time!   YNAB - Follow the 4 Rules to win financially and get a free month to take it for a test drive!   Cash App - Get $5 when you sign up!
July 19, 2018
Happy Post 4th of July! - 004
Happy Post 4th of July everyone! Today we cover a story, where I had an interesting conversation with a former marine on July 3rd, how the Script-Notes show continues to expand on different platforms, and a quick recap of some different stories and headlines since our last episode. Thank you again for listening, and be sure to subscribe anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast! Link to iPhone Case: Get a jump start on your investing with Acorns! Be sure to sign up at and get a bonus to your account today. As always be sure to subscribe to our emails at to make sure you don't miss out on any deals as well, since they can frequently expire without warning. Examples include the recent 50% off sale at The Selling Family's site!
July 12, 2018
Money Tip Monday: All About The Mortgage - 003
In today's Money Tip Monday, we briefly cover the advantages and disadvantages of mortgages.
June 25, 2018
Grilling Time! - 002
Ah summer - you can almost smell the grill wafting now. But are you getting tired of the same 'ol, same 'ol? Check out today's episode that highlights some tasty reads that you can add to your summer cookout library!
June 20, 2018
Introduction - 001
Welcome to the first episode of Script-Notes!   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.   We hope to make this show about you, for you, and would love to answer any questions you may have? Trying to figure out what credit card to use for your upcoming trip? How to save money on the latest deals? How to budget? Info on the latest Apple products? We're looking to cover it all, and have some guests on as well! So certainly feel free to leave us a voice message on Anchor if you have any questions!   Thanks for listening, and be sure to check us out at   Link to The Selling Family's bundle of products.
June 17, 2018
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