My Mystery Shopping Experience: Such a Thing as Free Lunch?

Editor’s Note: I love it when people do experiments with their time and money. Especially in areas where the truth needs to come out. Here’s Katie Turner sharing her mystery shopping experience. A few months ago, a friend started asking me to join her for lunch. She’d always pick up the tab! As it turns […]

3 Advanced-Level Travel Hacking Tips We Learned at Frequent Traveler University

Wow. My head is still spinning after spending last weekend with those that are truly miles and points obsessed. I had the privilege of attending my first Frequent Traveler University (FTU) this weekend at the Hyatt Regency DFW. I have been “playing” the loyalty game for over four years now. So, it was an awesome […]

Save Money on End of Year Auto & Insurance Purchases

Editor’s note: I love these tips because they’re not always the things people think about when shopping for car insurance. It’s more than just pencil to paper savings as commute time, driving habits, etc. do count! There are a number of ways to find affordable car insurance of which improving your FICO is one of my favorites. Why? […]

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 […]

15 Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Expenses Without Working Harder

Editor’s note: Enjoy this article from Mary Baker, from Get Your Biz in Order. She’s got some rich tips for small business owners who want to spend wisely. As entrepreneurs, we all like to see our revenue grow, right?  If you’ve ever started your own business you know that increasing revenue doesn’t come without an investment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money Saving Skills for Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

This is article is from Charlie Cohn. He oversees’s blog. You may remember I did an interview with them recently. Here’s Charlie… Do you want to put more money in your savings? Want to stop living paycheck to paycheck? Not sure where to start? No matter how old you are, odds are that you could use […]

5 Lessons from an Etsy Entrepreneur

The following article from Kimberly Palmer is based on her new book, “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” When I first got the idea to launch my own Etsy shop back in 2011, I thought it was going to be pretty easy. I’d read success stories on blogs before, […]

Why Investing Women Rock and You Can Too

This article comes from friend and blogger Maria Nedeva. A couple of days ago I was browsing a forum on an investment-focused site. It was smooth reading, until I read: “…Women can’t invest because their heads are full of shoes and handbags.” My disbelief rapidly matured into growing irritation. Hold on a minute! I like […]

The Very First Thing You Have to Do When Getting Into Real Estate

This is an article from Anton Ivanov, long-time reader and fellow blogger with an interest in real estate and online entrepreneurship Here’s Anton… You can invest in the stock market without meeting or knowing a single person. You can research, buy, manage and sell your equity investments online in the comfort of your own home. […]

“I Now Pronounce You Co-CFOs” – Align Financial Interests with Your Spouse

Three Cs can help couples align their financial interests to help make things better, not worse Women in America are earning more money today than ever before and a growing number are making more than their male counterparts. That’s the good news – not because it’s a contest, but because it’s progress that can help […]