031: Finding Hope and Making Sense of Your Finances with Alaya Linton

Alaya blogs at Hope+Cents. After years of feeling hopeless about her financial situation, Alaya Linton took the steps to climb out of debt. Becoming debt-free gave Alaya a new passion and through her blog and coaching now helps others dump their debt and take control of their finances. I know you’ll enjoy this hopeful interview […]

How to Make Money Driving for Uber

Uber’s pitch to new drivers makes it seem like the ideal job — flexible hours, no boss, no office, and the possibility to work less and earn good money. So what is the actual reality for an Uber driver? Can you make good money? The short answer is yes. But you have to be smart […]

030: Focusing on Long-Term Financial Success with Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer originally in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, and spending time with his family. Eric blogs and podcasts at PersonalProfitability.com. In this episode, Eric talks about building a long-term mindset and how that’s helped his financial […]

7 Different Ways to Score Cash Bonuses of $100 or More!

Want some free money? You probably think that sounds too good to be true and immediately start wondering about “a catch.” The good news is that there are quite a few companies who will pay you a bonus just for signing up with them. These are just a few of the ways that you can […]

Master Your Small Business Accounting with QuickBooks Online

This post is brought to you by Intuit QuickBooks. While this post was sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Entrepreneurs and small business owners tend to be a pretty plucky bunch. They recognize the need that they can fill, work tirelessly to offer the best product or service […]

029: Boosting Financial Confidence Using Every Single Dollar with Jessica Garbarino

Jessica Garbarino is the founder of Every Single Dollar, a company focused on helping single women navigate the world of personal finance. After paying off $56,000 of debt, Jessica decided she wanted to help other single women learn how to manage their money and instill financial confidence. She is a coach, speaker, and teacher on […]

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 […]

The Best Retirement Calculators [How Much Will You Need to Retire?]

Calculating how much money you will need for retirement is one of those inherently frustrating exercises since it seems like you have to start with information you can’t possibly know—simply figure out when you will die, and calculate backward from there! Despite the built-in difficulty of determining the exact amount you need for retirement, there […]

10 FinTech Startups We Like from Finovate Spring 2017

The PT Money team headed to the Finovate Spring 2017 conference in San Jose, Calif. a few weeks ago, where the newest in financial technology debuts every year. We were on the lookout for innovative financial products and services that you could begin using in your financial life. Here’s a look at some of the […]

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 […]