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

Stephanie OConnell 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 […]

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 […]

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

Debt Proof Christmas

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 […]

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 […]

Not a Travel Hacker? Vacation Where and When Your Dollar Goes the Furthest

PT Money at the Taj Mahal

Do you love to travel? I do. I’ve had the luxury of traveling a lot in my former work career. I really enjoyed getting to see the world on someone else’s dime. Now that I’ve changed career paths, I don’t get that benefit. I’ve recently jumped head first into the travel hacking scene. But I […]

Our Recent Points Trip “Babycation” to Tucson’s J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort

Tucson Starr Pass Resort

Mrs. PT does a fantastic job taking care of our family – the two girls and I – day in and day out. Since we’re about to bring a new member of the family into the world, we figured it was time for a babymoon getaway (i.e. a little pre-”babycation”). Or, as Mrs. PT and […]

Frontline’s Generation Like: The Connection Between Social Media and Your Money

Generation Like

The latest Frontline is titled Generation Like. It’s about the intersection of social media and the marketing of consumer goods. It’s mostly just a snapshot of where things are with online marketing. It covers a lot of familiar ground: “likes” are currency, brands want to work with the most connected, social networks use your information […]

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

Money Saving Skills

This is article is from Charlie Cohn. He oversees CouponPal.com’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 […]

15 Fantastic Financial Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

Christmas Gifts for Children

Let’s be honest. Your child doesn’t need yet another toy. Sure, they’re fun, but after a couple of weeks, toys are forgotten or broken (or both). Plus, what long-term benefit does a toy offer? None. In these economic times, you might try something a little bit different. If there are kids in your life, you […]

40 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

Christmas Gifts

We’re back with our Christmas list again for 2013. 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 […]

Dump the Car Payment and Rent Instead

Rental Car Counter

We do it with our housing. Why not transportation? Have you considered renting a car occasionally instead of buying? This is what Tomi Grover does. I met Tomi at an online entrepreneur’s networking function last weekend. She confidently told a group of us that she doesn’t own a car. Instead, she rents a car only […]

25 Cheap and Creative Halloween Costumes: 5 New for 2013

Cheap Halloween Costumes

Halloween season will be here before you know it. I’m already seeing candy and costumes in the stores. If you’re like me you usually get an invite to a Halloween party about 3 days before the party. So if it’s a costume party, you’re seemingly out of luck. By then the stores are usually picked […]

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