Weekend Scoop: Radio Star Edition

by Kay Lynn

Although I’m not a radio star, I recorded my first traditional media spot this week with a local radio personality Delana at KYMI.  It was a spot regarding our experiences with the Tempur-Cloud sleep system (which you know I love!).

We recorded about 6-7 different 30 second sessions and the entire process only took about 15 minutes.  I think I’m ready to try more traditional media.  Maybe the local television stations need a money-saving segment?

Before moving on to other topics, did you know this song by the Buggles was the first video played on MTV. Despite video and digital music, there’s still a place for Radio!

Around the Web

Daily deal sites like Groupon and Social Living have moved into the travel sector.  I discussed using group buying for vacation along with factors to consider at Couple Money this week.

What I’m Reading

Here are a few of my favorite articles this past week.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I.

There’s a lot of great advice on business meals in How to Ace Lunch Interviews at KrantCents.  Henry Ford and I share the same pet peeve!

Consumerism Commentary calls Steve Jobs: The Billionaire Next Door.  I have got to buy that biography; the man is fascinating!

In the retirement arena, this article by Personal Finance by the Book caught my eye. You’re never too old to plan for retirement.

Financial Samurai uses bar stool economics to show why a progressive tax is wrong.

What is the best day to sell your house?  Find out at Budgets are Sexy.

Carnivals and Round-ups

Carnival of Personal Finance #332 @ Beating Broke

Yakezie Carnival October 24, 2011 – Just Do It Edition @ 20 and Engaged

Financial Follies: Sunrise Edition @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog


If you haven’t entered the iTunes $25 gift card giveaway here don’t forget!  It ends Friday.  Over at Two Savvy Sisters, we’re giving away three Waterpik SinuSense packs which will be quite handy during the winter cold and flu season!

Wise Bread asks about Halloween costumes and is giving away  3 $20 Amazon gift cards to commenters.  Enter by midnight tomorrow!

Bible Money Matters is giving away a $50 American Express gift card.  Entries close midnight Tuesday.

Need some professional design help?  Enter to win $80 of services from Needeep in Design at Kylie Ofiu.  This one ends 12pm AEST on November 3rd; I have no idea what time/day that is in North America so just enter soon.

Blogging Your Passion has a book giveaway for writers, Write-a-thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days!.  Entries close November 1st.

That’s the end of great stuff for this edition of Weekend Scoop.  Have a wonderful, safe Halloween and Go Chargers!!

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krantcents October 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for the link, I am in good company.

Joe Plemon October 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Kay Lynn,
How exciting that you are on the brink of becoming a radio star! Some day I will boast that “I knew you when.” Thanks too for the MTV trivia and for including me in “what you’re reading”.

Tricia Winters November 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

Thanks for the link to Personal Finance by the Book. I’m in need of better retirement planning!

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