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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 […]

time to retire

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 […]

Matrix

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 […]

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Should I tell my boss I want a new job?

Should You Tell Your Boss That You Are Looking for a New Job?

Are you thinking of changing jobs/careers? Wondering whether to tell your boss that you’re thinking of quitting? At first glance I say no way, never tell your boss anything that could potentially come back to hurt you. What Your Boss Hears When You Talk About Another Job Here’s what could be going through your bosses […]

The Evolving Part-time Job

Best and Worst Jobs of 2013

Know someone graduating from high school soon? Looking for a career change? Check it out…the latest list of best and worst jobs is up. Sorry, Newspaper Reporters Topping the list of worst jobs is newspaper reporter. The reasons for the low rating are low pay, long hours, high stress, and of course a shrinking industry. […]

Six Figure Freelancer

How to Make Six Figures a Year as a Freelancer

One of the strangest beliefs about freelancing is that it either makes you a ton of money or nothing at all. I’m not the only one who used to think this.  A lot of people have this misconception that “making money on the internet” is either scammy or completely impossible. So naturally, when I quit […]

6 Tips to Earn Hundreds of Dollars per Hour

Opportunity Costs These days everyone is trying to save money.  As a business major in college, I learned about opportunity costs – the cost of pursuing one choice over another.  The term is usually used to determine which investment choice is the best. However, often the most relevant opportunity costs in my life involve the […]



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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? […]

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard – 40,000 Bonus Miles Review

When I started a new job in affiliate marketing back in 2007, the rage was all about credit card bonuses.  At that time, issuers were falling over themselves to give away money up-front; with good reason.  Cardholders would charge themselves into bankruptcy and the money made would be tremendous.  After one large financial collapse and […]

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Event Marketing Promotional Model Phillip Hines

PTM 019 – Event Marketing: How Applying for a Craigslist Job Led to Traveling the World and a Nice Paycheck

I’ve got a double feature for you today. First I’ve got an article from Phillip Hines, promotional model and event marketing freelancer. I follow that up with a podcast interview with Phillip where he tells me all about event marketing and how to get part-time jobs in the industry. Enter Phillip Hines… You never know […]

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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 […]

Small Business Debt and Profit Margin

3 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Dealing with Small Business Debt

Opening (and maintaining) a small business is a pricey endeavor. Most entrepreneurs have to take on some debt in order to get their business started or keep it afloat. After all, overhead, equipment, and payroll all cost money, and borrowing might sometimes be the best option to pay for it all. Unfortunately, debt can also […]

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Betterment Review 2014: We’re [Still] All Investors Now

Update: This comprehensive review now includes the latest on the revolutionary personal investing service, Betterment. Here are the details. Fees – Back in the day, Betterment used to charge 0.3% to 0.9%, depending on your account balance. Now they are charging from 0.15% to 0.35% (this is on top of investment expenses). They categorize their […]

Credit Card Travel Hacking

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? […]

MediShare

How You Can Dump Obamacare and Get Started with an Affordable Alternative (MediShare Review)

I just dropped my $1,100/mo health insurance plan with Humana. Before you think I’m crazy – I am after all a married father of three and a U.S. Citizen with a IRS-enforced mandate hanging over my head – listen to what I replaced it with. I joined the Christian medical expense sharing community, Medi-Share, for […]

Personal Money Management Apps

10 Essential Personal Money Management Apps

Poor money management excuses are running out for people with the introduction of the smartphone and the influx of personal finance apps.  As you may know, there are a wide variety of apps the can help the average person, or financially astute, budget, pay bills, save money, find deals and much more. Any smart phone […]

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Pet Insurance Could Have Saved me a Small Fortune – The Shadow Experience (Quick Update)

SHADOW UPDATE – I wrote this post one year ago; at a time when Shadow had gone through quite a bit of injury.  Well, I’m back to give another expensive update.  Today, we learned that Shadow now has a torn ACL.   So tack on another $2,600 surgery and $400 worth of lab work, MRI’s […]

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Capital One 360 Independence Day Bonus Bonanza is Back!

Capital One 360 wants you to declare your financial independence from bad checking accounts, mortgage fees, and expensive online brokers. They have a very clever Independence Day Sale going on from Monday, June 30th until Thursday, July 3 at 11:59pm ET.  If you’re in the market for a new checking account, savings account, or online […]

20 Best Part-Time Jobs With Benefits

Best Part Time Jobs With Benefits—Updated for the 2014 Implementation of Obamacare

Now that the Affordable Care Act has officially launched, it’s a good time to revisit the possibility of finding a part-time job with benefits. Prior to the 2014 implementation of the health-care mandate, many big-name businesses such as Papa John’s indicated that owners and franchisees would have no economic choice but to reduce employee hours […]