About Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a husband and father of two. He created PT Money back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money and to meet others passionate about managing their finances. All the content on this blog is original, and created or edited by PT. Read more about Philip Taylor, and be sure to connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, or view the Philip Taylor+ Google profile.

45 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

Christmas Gift Ideas

We’re back with our Christmas list again for 2014. We’ve updated the list with five more gift suggestions. Are you looking for a few Christmas gift ideas to help complete your list? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Every Christmas season I wait too long and end up having trouble deciding what gifts to […]

Capital One 360 Checking Review

Capital One 360 Checking Review

I’m going to give you my Capital One 360 Checking review. Not long after I opened my Capital One 360 Savings account I felt the need to have quicker, easier access to my savings. One of the best ways to achieve that is to add a Capital One 360 Checking account to the mix. I’m […]

How to Get to Zero Credit Card Debt with ReadyForZero.com

ReadyForZero Review

Creating a plan to get rid of your credit card debt is fairly simple. First, list out all of your debts and rank them according to one of three methods: highest interest rate (debt avalanche method), lowest total balance (debt snowball method), or most emotional. Then, start aggressively paying off debt #1, while making minimum […]

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

Give Online

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 […]

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

Home Improvement

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 […]

2 Money Leaks You Need to Stop Now

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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 […]

The Top Secrets of Successful Retirees

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 […]

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

Betterment Box 300x250

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 […]

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

MediShare

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 […]

What to Do If Your Tenant Breaks the Lease

Goodbye Says Your Tenant Who Broke the Lease

Sooner or later, you’re going to get the dreaded notice from your tenant that they have to break the lease. No matter how much you prepare, it’s usually not fun to stop down and turnover a rental unit ahead of schedule. But there are some things you can do to minimize the pain, both before you […]

PTM 037 – How to Create The Economy of You with Kimberly Palmer of US News

Kim Palmer

This episode of the podcast features fellow money writer, Kimberly Palmer. She just released a new book, The Economy of You. In this show we talk about her book, her business (Palmer’s Planners), and what she learned from others profiled in the book. Kimberly is of course the writer at the US News and World […]

These Simple Car Care Tips Can Help Save Money – Even for Non Gear Heads Like Me

Simple Car Care Tips

These days everyone is trying to save a little bit extra here and there. One of the most overlooked (or avoided) ways to save is in the proper care of your car. Given that April was National Car Care month I thought I’d share a few simple car care tips for properly maintaining your vehicles […]