The SavingsAngel Show

Josh Elledge

Save money. Earn money. Live Abundantly.

Josh Elledgen AKA The Savings Angel from SavingsAngel.com shares how to save money, make more money, and live a more abundant life. Listen for deals, freebies, coupons and other money-saving tools. Learn how to save money at the grocery store without extreme couponing.

All Episodes

300 - Avoid Fraudulent Coupons - Easy Automatic Savings - Black Friday Shopping Guide 2021

Nov 22

17 min 16 sec

299 - Packing School Lunches For Less - Hassle-Free Savings Opportunities with Shopkick - Unique Ways To Save In Fall 2021

Nov 4

19 min 8 sec

298 - Navigating The Supply Chain Crisis - Earn Rewards and Get Money Back - Saving On Thanksgiving Dinner 2021

Oct 28

14 min 28 sec

297 - Budget Friendly Fall Fun - Staying Up To Date On Supply Chains - Additional Savings Tips

Oct 21

19 min 58 sec

296 - Savings for Fall 2021 - Financial Hookups with Shopkick - Holiday Shopping This Year

Oct 14

19 min 21 sec

295 - Teaching Kids Healthy Money Habits - Saving On Insurance - Travel Hacking with Coach Chris Klesh 3UTejxJ0Ff0x0ROIkSxz

Jul 22

39 min 28 sec

294 - How to Plan a Last Minute Vacation - Hacking Financial Confidence - How to Clear Out and Organaize Your Home

Jul 15

17 min 8 sec

292 - Ultimate Savings with Military Saves

Jun 24

1 hr 2 min

293 - Keys to Saving On a Budget - Boost Your Financial Confidence - The Importance of a Rainy Day Fund

Jun 24

13 min 32 sec

291 - Financial Tips For the Graduating Class of 2021 - How To Apply For Credit Cards and Loans with Confidence - Saving For Your Post-Pandemic Vacation

Jun 10

20 min 31 sec

290 - Combatting Grocery Prices - Saving On Insurance - Help End Food Waste

May 27

30 min 43 sec

289 - Budget Conscious Challenges - Save on Home and Auto - Spice Up Spring

Mar 18

13 min 18 sec

288 - Beware of These (Debunked) Grocery Shopping Myths - Clean and Green Home-Cooked Meals - Save Money On Building Your Home

Mar 4

32 min 5 sec

287 - Eating Better and Losing Weight - Enjoy Home Cooking Again - Staying Safe in 2021

Jan 21

33 min 24 sec

286 - Tips For Saving in The New Year - Eating Healthy For You and Your Wallet

Dec 2020

14 min 20 sec

285 - Find That Side Hustle - We're Talking Dropps - That's Right, Gatorland!

Dec 2020

25 min 12 sec

284 - Shopping Frugally For Your Home Office - Saving the Environment with Laundry Detergent - SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Dec 2020

25 min 35 sec

283 - Save On Your College Tuition - Sustainable Laundry Detergent - Safe Holiday Shopping

Nov 2020

24 min 30 sec

282 - Why Mom'n'Pop Shops are Struggling - Save Money and the Environment with Your Laundry - Optimize and Save on Holiday Shopping

Nov 2020

20 min 26 sec

281 - Safe Fall Activities - Save BIG On Car and Homeowner Insurance - Trick-or-Treat Alternatives

Oct 2020

15 min 40 sec

280 - Relationship Management in Isolation - Website Hosting with Bluehost - Victory Gardens

May 2020

36 min 16 sec

279 - Keep Your Kids Safe Online - Homeschooling Made Easy - COVID-19 and Your Emotional Well Being

Apr 2020

25 min 14 sec

Hi! I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from a windy and chilly Orlando, Florida. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering: How To Host Easter This Year Private K-12 education is affordable and available Coronavirus-What You Need to Buy NOW!

Mar 2020

22 min 32 sec

Hi! I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from a windy and chilly Orlando, Florida. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering: Spend Less with Off-Season Travelling Test out of your first year of college SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2020 LINKS FROM THE PODCAST: http://www.petersons.com/angel (www.petersons.com/angel) to get 25% off first month seaworld.com/orlando/events/seven-seas-food-festival/

Feb 2020

31 min 49 sec

Hi!  I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from a windy and chilly Orlando, Florida. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering: How to Pay off Debt in 2020 Enroll your child in the best K-12 online private school Test out of your first year of college LINKS FROM THE PODCAST: http://www.nfcc.org (www.nfcc.org)www.laurelsprings.com/savingsangel for waived registration feewww.petersons.com And use promo code ANGEL to get 25% off first month

Feb 2020

30 min 46 sec

Josh Elledge Chief Executive Angel at SavingsAngel.com talks February Sales College Degree Savings (ft. Grant Aldrich) IRS Penalties ICEBAR Orlando (ft. Thomas Kerr) In this episode, Josh talks about February sales, saving 30% on your college degree, nine ways not paying the IRS can hurt you, and ICEBAR.

Feb 2020

34 min 21 sec

Jennifer Xia Co-CEO & Co-Founder of FreeWill.com talks with Josh Elledge about the process of making your free will. In this episode, Josh and Jennifer talks about how to make your will for free, the importance of having a will, and the difference between a will and trust.

Feb 2020

16 min 46 sec

Justin Pogue real estate consultant & author of Rental Secrets talks with Josh Elledge about negotiating your rent to save money. In this episode, Josh and Justin talks about rent negotiation, rental secrets and solutions, and saving money on rent.

Feb 2020

19 min 13 sec

Amanda Ward CEO & Founder of Bloom Natural Health talks with Josh Elledge about exercise for busy parents. In this episode, Josh and Amanda talks about fitness misconceptions, good habits and goals, and deciding on a routine.

Jan 2020

28 min 51 sec

Amanda Ward CEO & Founder of Bloom Natural Health talks with Josh Elledge about eating for busy parents. In this episode, Josh and Amanda talks about finding an ideal balance, anti inflammatory diet & intermittent fasting, and mindful eating strategies.

Jan 2020

30 min 23 sec

Amanda Ward CEO & Founder of Bloom Natural Health talks with Josh Elledge about losing weight as busy parents. In this episode, Josh and Amanda talks about staying accountable to lose weight, group coaching programs, and owning your physical wellness.

Jan 2020

26 min 17 sec

Hi!  I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from a windy and chilly Orlando, Florida. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering: How to Maximize Spending Your Gift Cards Preserve Your Memories with Storyworth Holiday Fun at Busch Gardens Stay Safe with Online Deals   - - - - - - — How to Maximize Spending Your Gift Cards With the holidays right around the corner, we all know that we’ll be giving or receiving gift cards this winter. It’s one of my go-to gifts for casual friends or relatives who might be difficult to shop for. I’m always excited when I get a gift card myself because that means I get to stretch every dollar and find ways to enhance my savings. Here are 6 tips on maximizing your gift card spending.     1.) Save them up! You never know when a gift card can be your saving grace in a tight spot. Money you don’t spend out of pocket goes back to bills and other important expenses and we don’t always have a lot of extra cash lying around to begin with. Save the gift cards (like Visa or Amazon gift cards) that could help you replace something important later down the line when you really need it, but don’t wanna burn a hole through your wallet!      2.) Look for deals on the items you are looking to get with your gift card. Make sure you take the time to look through weekly ads and seasonal deals in order to get the most bang for your buck. For instance, this week in the Target ad, you can save up to 50% off on kid's toys and books. Have a Target gift card you’ve had for a while? Save on holiday gifts for the kids by shopping now, or even on Black Friday, to get those toys for a fraction of the normal cost. Want to use your gift card to shop online? Use websites like Groupon or Honey to search for coupons and promotions to get the hottest deals on your favorite items.    3.) Look for promotions that give you gift cards. Some stores (like Target) will give you 5, 10, or even 15 dollar gift cards if you spend a certain amount of cash on certain items. For instance, the current Target gift card promotion offers a 15 dollar gift card if you spend 75 dollars or more on diapers using same-day order services. This is a great way for parents to get money back for what they already spend, and it’s 15 dollars you don’t have to spend on your next shopping trip!   4.) Make sure you understand the terms and conditions! Always read the fine print and figure out if your card needs to be activated before use, if there are any limitations, or if there is an expiration date. These are important things to know so you remember how and when you can spend your gift cards.      5.) Keep your unused cards somewhere safe. There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect time to use a gift card and then realizing you haven’t seen it since you got it last holiday season.  Make a dedicated envelope or folder for all of your unused gift cards so you always know where they are.        6.) Keep track of your card balances! You’re not always going to use your whole gift card during one shopping trip! Take a moment after each transaction to write down the remaining balance on the back of your card. Forgot the balance on your card? No worries! Most cards have a phone number on the back that you can call if you ever need to inquire about the card’s balance.    - - - - - - — One thing I love around the holidays is family getting together and sharing stories. It’s especially poignant for our older family members and friends to share about times long ago. Wouldn’t it be great to have these...

Dec 2019

27 min 51 sec

Air Force veteran Ryan Guina is the founder and editor of The Military Wallet. The Military Wallet is a company specializing in creating a campaign to help you and your company reach the military and veteran community. They have worked with many major organizations to attract attention to products or services that are beneficial to the military community.

Nov 2019

30 min 25 sec

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Sep 2019

23 min 7 sec

Hi!  I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from beautiful end-of-summer Orlando, Florida. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering:   How to Make Breakfast Easier and Cheaper Earn Swagbucks Rewards While Savings on Groceries The Best Deals for Your Entertainment Needs Be Your Own Boss in as Little as 4 Months   - - - - - - —   How to Make Breakfast Easier and Cheaper School mornings are crazy busy. Finding time to make and eat something other than cold cereal or granola bars can become a dream relegated only to weekend mornings. But what if you could serve a more substantial breakfast every morning in minutes, while staying in budget and on schedule? You can. Here’s how to make breakfast easier and cheaper.    Egg Scramble in a Mug. While already making dinner, saute extra diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach or other similar ingredients and meats as desired. Allow to cool. Beat eggs with dashes of salt and pepper until uniform. In ceramic or glass mugs or small bowls, place 1/4 cup cooked vegetables and meats, 2 beaten eggs (uncooked), and 1 ounce shredded cheese. Stir to incorporate, then cover and refrigerate. To cook, place in the microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until eggs are completely cooked. Eggs should be slightly soft (not overcooked and rubbery) and the other ingredients warm. Making these yourself is a huge savings over buying similar ready-to-cook products at $2-3 each. You can put together a dozen cups for less than $12, depending on the ingredients you use, making them at least 50% cheaper at $1 each.   Heat and Eat Pancakes. A full box of pancake mix will make approximately 50 small pancakes. When making your pancakes, be sure the batter isn’t too dry and don’t over-mix it (leave lumps). Keep a close watch on your skillet so your pancakes nicely brown but stay moist inside. This will keep them from drying out when reheating. Allow finished pancakes to fully cool, then freeze. Pop them into the toaster to quickly reheat. By making these yourself, rather than buying boxed ones, you can make 4 times the pancakes for the same money (approximately $2). You can similarly make toaster waffles!   Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal. By gently cooking oatmeal overnight in a slow cooker you can have it warm and ready-to-eat when you want it. Online recipes abound with the proper measurements for the oats, liquids, and any additional ingredients, such as brown sugar or raisins. With this method, you can both control the sugar content and your costs. Even as convenient as individual oatmeal packets are, they easily cost 2-3 times the price of making several family-sized batches from one canister of rolled or steel-cut oats.   English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches. Using a muffin tin, make cooked eggs the perfect size and shape to fit English muffins. Simply beat eggs with dashes of salt and pepper into a uniform consistency. Lightly grease muffin tin and then portion half an egg into each space. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until just cooked through, yet soft. Carefully remove egg circles from tin and allow to fully cool. Layer on an English muffin, along with other desired ingredients such as sliced cheese and precooked sausage patties or bacon. Place sandwiches in a freezer-grade bag and freeze. To prepare for eating, wrap sandwiches in paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes. Compared to paying $1-2 apiece for commercially produced frozen or drive-thru sandwiches, you can make a dozen for less than $9.    Breakfast Burritos. You can

Sep 2019

19 min 13 sec

Harvesting has already begun on a wide variety of fruits and veggies and will continue over the upcoming weeks. It’s time to savor the abundance of healthy produce - without spending a bundle. Here are 7 ideas on how to save money on fruits and veggies this fall.

Sep 2019

22 min 50 sec

September can be an amazing month to save. A good number of large and small goods go on sale and clearance. Nearly any of them could make ideal Christmas and birthday gifts. So get shopping now, and you keep more of your cash while easing your holiday budget later. 

Sep 2019

24 min 39 sec

Hi!  I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you from Orlando, Florida, where Podcast Movement 2019 has just wrapped up. I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com. I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode. In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering: How to Change Your Shopping Habits to Save Money Love Going Out? I’m going to give you $100 right now in this show. How to get paid for watching videos - - - - - - —   How to Change Your Shopping Habits to Save Money You watch the grocery budget, shop sales and use coupons when you can. But, somehow, you still can’t seem to lower your family’s food bill. You don’t know what else to try. Good news, I might know what’s happening. You could have some shopping habits you aren’t even aware of. I’ve created a little quiz to help you to identify them and I’ll give you suggestions on how to change your shopping habits to save money. Question #1 - Do you feel trapped into shopping the same store(s)? If you answered yes to this question, you might have a bit of a mental block in how you think about shopping.  Question #2 - Does your nose wrinkle up when people suggest buying things like bread from the dollar store? If you admitted you do (or if your nose wrinkled just reading this question), you probably have built up expensive biases without realizing it. Question #3 - Do you find yourself drawn to how packaging looks, rather than choosing products by the content, volume and quality? If so, you might fall victim to impulse or justification buying more often than you realize. (I’ll explain justification buying below.) Question #4 - Do you look into your pantry, fridge and freezer and regularly end up throwing food away? If that’s you, your buying habits aren’t matching your eating habits, resulting in pricey food waste. Now let’s fix these... Recommendation #1 - To get out of a “store rut” (shopping the same place), be open to exploring your area. Throw away the idea that you can only go to {insert store name of choice} for {insert item you always buy}. Why? There are smaller places that hold some of what you need and you may have never even considered them. Here is an anecdote that demonstrates this: Last week my friend ran into Walmart to grab a small list of specific items. As she entered the store, she nearly laughed out loud. There, parked in front, were two identical carts of shelf-stable groceries, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Adorning the fronts were the price totals; what you would pay buying at Walmart or at a “local competitor”. The totals were both over $100 and the amount separating the two was a mere $5 and change. This marketing display was intended to instill confidence in Walmart’s “always low prices” - but it didn’t. In a quick glance, my friend noted several items she knew she could purchase elsewhere and come nowhere close to paying $100 for the half-full cart of groceries. Furthermore, it completely ignored any store sales and coupons shoppers can take advantage of at other grocers. Save a mere $5 on over $100 in groceries? No, thanks, I can do better than that, Walmart. Recommendation #2 - Conquer your biases to really save money. As mentioned in the acetadote above, my friend knew she could buy several of the items at a local discount (aka salvage grocery store) for half of what it cost at Walmart. If your nose just wrinkled again, let me encourage you to check smaller stores before you just assume the quality is bad. I assure you, it isn’t. Smaller grocers can save you up to 50% and it’s the same products sold at the “big names”. To get you started, reflect back to our original Question #2. Many dollar stores (Dollar Tree...

Sep 2019

30 min 53 sec

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Aug 2019

54 min 53 sec

Tax-free holiday Preparing for What Comes After with Trust & Will Maximize your Swagbucks Earning Potential!

Aug 2019

15 min 5 sec

My family and I just came back from one of the BEST VACATIONS EVER!  I was to share some travel tips with you and some of the wonderful things for your family to enjoy in Colorado Springs!

Aug 2019

1 hr

Money and Yard Sales: How to make the most or spend the least Lifelaunchr: Your Virtual Coach for College Planning

Jul 2019

35 min 11 sec

How to Deal with Data Breaches and Identity Scams Prepping for the Future with Trust and Will Estate Planning How to Prevent Summer Savings Slumps

Jul 2019

24 min 4 sec

Today I'm introducing my awesome wife, Jenny Elledge, a very accomplished licensed marriage and family therapist here in Orlando, Florida.

Jul 2019

35 min 6 sec

Time to Save: 4th of July, Amazon Prime Day, Tax-Free Weekends FleaMarket Flippers: A Repurposeful Life Indulge Summer Splurges with Swagbucks

Jul 2019

40 min

How to Keep Your Home Cool for Less Money Have You Learned How to Invest in the Stock Market with Webull Financial? Virtual Couponing with Swagbucks

Jun 2019

23 min 20 sec

Are Points Programs Actually Giving You the Best Savings? Estate Planning Today with Trust & Will - 10% off with promo code: savingsangel Automatically Track Your Baby’s Feedings with BlueSmart mia  Millennials Approach Big Adult Decisions With a Different Lens

Jun 2019

26 min 11 sec

Are Paper Coupons dead? Learn about a new personal security device from Mimic. Want a better way to order contacts? Get the insider tips on Central Florida deals and discounts!

Jun 2019

34 min 15 sec