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New and Improved Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard 50,000 Bonus Miles REVIEW

It’s been some time since a bank has improved the offer on one of it’s frequent flyer credit cards but Citi recently launched an update to their American Airlines frequent flyer credit card.  The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has increased a few important perks while keeping a low annual fee (waived for the first year) […]

Personal Finance App Security

8 Ways to Stay Safe While Using Your Phone to Manage Your Money

Mobile technology has provided all of us with a great deal of tools and information at our fingertips when it comes to managing our finances. This certainly can save time and offer a lot of conveniences we didn’t use to have, but is it safe to manage your finances on a mobile device? In other […]

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Searching for More Ways to Give? Check Out These 6 New Charitable Platforms

More and more people are turning online and to their cell phones to give. I think this is great! It’s fast, direct, and safer than ever. Online giving continues to be on the rise. Nonprofit software services provider Blackbaud stated in their 2013 charitable giving report that overall charitable giving grew 4.9% in 2013, while online […]

Freelance Blogging

How to Balance Your Freelance Career With a Full-Time Job

Editor’s Note: Here’s an excellent contribution from Ben Luthi, freelance writer and blogger who writes regularly at The Wealth Gospel. Let’s face it. Living the life of a corporate cog isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But the thought of trying to escape into the world of freelancing can be daunting. Building a successful freelance career […]

Home Improvement

These Smart Home Improvements Will Help You Yield the Best Returns at Resale

Have you ever considered a home improvement project? Perhaps you received a sizable tax return or company bonus and are looking to invest in your home. A home improvement project can be a great investment or it can actually be a waste of money in terms of recouping the costs when you sell. Certainly, smart […]

Spend Wisely

Get a Job and have Personal Finance Success

For good reason, we spend a lot of time focusing on the outflows (saving, spending, etc…) of our personal finances. And a majority of the posts in this series will do so. But this list would be incomplete unless we included a post on the inflow: INCOME! Let’s break down our experience with the earning […]

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Use Your Tax Rebate Check or Direct Deposit to Get Free Groceries

Use Your Tax Rebate for Free Groceries When I first heard of retailers offering 10% more in gift card value if you use your tax rebate, I assumed it was only for those people who actually needed to cash the physical check there in the store.  Curious, I went to Kroger.com and found this: Use […]

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Finding a Valet Parking Job or Starting a Valet Parking Business of Your Own

If you are looking for a good part-time job or business to start, you should definitely consider the valet parking industry. You’ve no doubt seen valets at nice restaurants and hotels. But did you know there are third-party valet service companies geared towards the private party (e.g. weddings) industry? When people throw a big wedding […]

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Perfecting the Perfect Part Time Job: Waiting Tables

I used to work as a server (waiting tables) at Applebees. It was one of the best (and worst) jobs I’ve ever had. I think everyone should be required to work a few months as a waitress or waiter (called a “server” nowadays). It’s one of those jobs that really challenges you both physically and […]



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New and Improved Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard 50,000 Bonus Miles REVIEW

It’s been some time since a bank has improved the offer on one of it’s frequent flyer credit cards but Citi recently launched an update to their American Airlines frequent flyer credit card.  The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has increased a few important perks while keeping a low annual fee (waived for the first year) […]

Citi Double Cash Card Review – Double Cash Back has ARRIVED!

Many years ago, the idea of a double cash back credit card was fairly common. With bank interest rates above 4% and the economy on the rise, credit card companies were doing whatever they could to bring in new business. Then, in the blink of an eye, big bonus offers and high cash back percentages […]

10 Tips to Become an Expert Credit Card Travel Hacker without Getting Into Trouble

Credit card travel hacking is certainly not for everyone. It would be wrong for me to make a one size fits all recommendation and tell everyone to jump in and play this game. Certainly, the game has its benefits, but can have adverse financial impacts if not played wisely. What is the rewards game, anyway? […]

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Part Time Money Podcast

PTM 001: Making Money to Fund an Adoption with Freelance Photographer Justin of One Smile Closer

In this first episode of the Part Time Money Podcast, I talk with my friend Justin, who started a part-time photography business to help fund the international child adoption process. Justin has a great story and has earned around $5,000 towards his family’s goal in just six months. He isn’t a classically trained photographer and […]

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

2 Money Leaks You Need to Stop Now

As stated on Wikipedia, the Gulf oil leak started on April 20, 2010 and was considered the largest in the history of the petroleum industry. Oil gushed for 87 days until it was sealed September 19, 2010. The government estimated that 4.9 million barrels gushed into the Gulf of Mexico because of this disaster. I […]

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Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Part-Time Business?

Are you a weekend, early morning, or late night warrior who works on their side business? Perhaps you do all three? Are you hustling so you can one day leave your day job and become your own boss? It’s not uncommon these days. Do you think it’s ethical, or simply the right thing to do, […]

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On Stage or Screen: Here’s How to Earn a Living as an Actor

Editor’s note: Today’s article comes from Stefanie O’Connell, a New York City based actress and freelance writer. Stefanie is also a frequent reader and commenter here on PT Money. I’m really honored to share her story. So you want to be an actor- or you’re kicking yourself for never having pursued “the dream”. As a […]

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How Do You Know if it’s Time to Retire?

Editor’s note: Obviously if you’re my age (late 30s) this question may not be the first thing on your mind each day – although, as someone who is interested in financial independence and early retirement, I do personally find it helpful to begin thinking about these life-after-work concepts.   But for both my father and my […]

Secrets of Successful Retirees

The Top Secrets of Successful Retirees

What if you could take a glimpse into your retirement future? What would it look like? Would your retirement goals be obtained and would you be living the lifestyle you currently desire in the later years? While you can’t see your future self in the retirement years, you can learn from others who have traveled […]

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There Is No Spoon: Opting Out of the Consumerism Matrix

It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s been 15 years since the film The Matrix blew everyone’s mind. In the decade and a half since the film was released, the special effects and stunts that gave the movie such an overwhelming visual appeal have become standard and even clichéd. But the idea behind the […]

Debt Proof Christmas

10 Tips to Help Debt Proof Your Christmas & Catch up on Christmas Savings

As summer comes to a close people will soon begin thinking about fall plans and eventually, the holiday season. Yes, the holidays! I realize Christmas is 4 months away, but we all know that it will be here sooner than we think! Therefore, it’s important to consider the amount of money you have in your […]

Citi Double Cash Card

Citi Double Cash Card Review – Double Cash Back has ARRIVED!

Many years ago, the idea of a double cash back credit card was fairly common. With bank interest rates above 4% and the economy on the rise, credit card companies were doing whatever they could to bring in new business. Then, in the blink of an eye, big bonus offers and high cash back percentages […]

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Got Medical Debt? Here’s Good News About Its Effects On Your Credit Score

According to the Wall Street Journal, 64 Million Americans have medical debt on their collection report.  That’s an astonishing number and certainly raises awareness and some concern for this financial issue.  People are fighting to get out of medical debt, or buried so deep they don’t know what to do. Is that you? Financial gurus advise […]

Canadian Part-Time Jobs

The Best Canadian Part-Time Jobs with Benefits (Updated 2014)

Canada offers its citizens a single payer health care system, which means that all Canadians are covered for basic health services. Knowing this, an American might be forgiven for thinking that employer-sponsored health insurance benefits would be redundant. But the operative word for Canada’s public health insurance is “basic.” The state-run system guarantees primary care […]

Rent vs Buy

Think You’ve Answered the Renting vs Buying Question? Read this Renting Convert’s Perspective

Last year my wife and I decided to make the biggest change in our 12 years of marriage.  We decided to pursue our dream of living by the coast.  We sold our house in Dallas, TX, packed our belongings, and moved to sunny SoCal! Well, it wasn’t exactly that simple. It took almost a year of praying, […]

Rebalance IRA

Rebalance IRA: A Balanced Approach to Managing Your Retirement Portfolio

I’m certainly not an investment guru, but I’m always interested in learning about investment services such as Rebalance IRA. Why? Let’s face it, picking and managing investments for an IRA, (or any retirement account) isn’t easy for the average Joe and it’s serious business. After all, these decisions impact you in your retirement years! Wouldn’t […]