About Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a CPA, financial writer, podcaster, FinCon Founder, husband, and father of three. 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 Google+. Listen to the new podcast, Masters of Money!

028: How American Families Are Mastering Their Money in a World of Uncertainty with Rachel Schneider

Have you ever wondered what either helps or hinders Americans from becoming masters of their money? That’s what we are talking about today, with my guest Rachel Schneider. Today’s show is very different than what we’re used to. We’re taking a macro look at your average American and trying to understand how they can become […]

Episode 027 – Retiring in Your 30s with Michael of Financially Alert

Michael retired early in his mid-thirties after successfully starting and running an I.T. services company. He is currently a stay-at-home Dad, blogger, & investor. His mission to help others find financial freedom so they can pursue their passion freely. He blogs at www.financiallyalert.com. I’ve met Michael in person, at FinCon, but the main reason I […]

10 Small Joys of Early Retirement

Editor’s note: This article is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. ESI offers a free book titled […]

026: Save Money on Groceries with Erin Chase of $5 Dinners

Erin Chase is on a mission to help you spend less money on groceries and has developed the teaching resources and practical tools to help you cut your grocery spending. You can find more about these amazing resources at 5dollardinners.com. In this episode, Erin shares her financial struggles, how she found early success with her […]

101 Money Skills Every Money Nerd Should Have

Do you have the skills to pay the bills? Here are some good skills to have on your journey towards financial freedom. “You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” – Napoleon Dynamite Good Skills to Have with Your Money Balance a checkbook–To balance your […]

PurePoint Financial’s 1.25% Savings Rate and Local Financial Centers

This article was sponsored by PurePoint™ Financial. However, all contents and opinions expressed are my own. PurePoint Financial has been making waves lately with their new branches and their simple, safe, no fee, online savings account featuring a leading 1.25% APY with a $10,000 minimum. Today I’m going to share more about this new bank […]

025: Earning, Saving, and Investing Your Way to Financial Independence with Mr ESI of ESI Money

John writes as “Mr. ESI” on ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). He’s an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. I’m excited to share Mr ESI’s story with you because […]

29 Fun and Frugal Things to Do in Dallas, TX [Local Guide]

Are you ready for an awesome list full of suggestions from where to eat, what to see, to the best places to go for some Texas style fun? These recommendations are either low cost or even better, FREE! Whether you live in Dallas, you’re in town for the weekend or visiting on an extended vacation, […]

024: Keeping the Personal in Personal Finance with Jen Hemphill

Jen Hemphill helps busy ambitious women transform their finances from being overwhelming to bringing joy, simplicity, and confidence. She is a Motivational Money Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the Her Money Matters Podcast. Jen is a friend and I owe a lot of the success of my podcast launch to her. […]

Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard $200 Bonus Review

Barclaycard is not a name synonymous with American households. If not for being in the business of personal finance, I would only have seen it mentioned in advertisements every 15 seconds watching a premier league match on NBC. But over he last few years, Barclaycard has been making a major push in the US credit […]

How I Raised the Rent on Our Rental Property without Being a Mean Landlord

This past year we lost a long-time tenant. Sad. While we were bummed to lose them. The change gave us the opportunity to raise the rent and improve the monthly cash flow. We were able to increase the rent on our rental property by $300 – from $1,875 to $2,175 per month. That’s quite a […]

023: Setting Specific Actionable Financial Goals with Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet

Deacon Hayes is a Personal Finance Expert who is best known for paying off $52,000 in debt in 18 months. He has been featured in the US News & World Report, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and more. Deacon is a friend, fantastic blogger at WellKeptWallet.com, and podcaster and also the global head of FinCon Local […]