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

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 […]

PTM 036 – Teaming Up with a Friend to Start a Business with Erin Mavian and Kym Pitlor of Blueprint Proposals

Erin Mavian and Kym Pitlor, two friends with entrepreneurial minds, saw a need in the wedding planning market. It wasn’t in the planning of the wedding itself, but in the actual proposal. Guys needed help creating a memorable event and making it happen, and Mavian and Pitlor had the skills to help them. So a […]

PTM 035 – Create Your Own Educational Program with El Brown of KinderJam

El Brown was a full-time stay at home mom and creator of KinderJam, a learning program for preschool-aged kids. She built the curriculum out of a need to help her son who was not developing speech at the projected rate. When she began teaching KinderJam classes her goal was to help the family finances by […]

PTM 034 – Cross-Training Your Creativity with Donna Lewis of the Reply All Comic Strip

Today’s podcast features Donna Lewis, writer of the Reply All comic strip and cartoon. Donna is a full-time attorney and shares her story of getting her comic strip, Reply All, syndicated. Although Donna was a comedy writer and comedian, she had no previous experience as an artist or comic strip producer. Donna shares a lot […]

PTM 033 – Using a Passion for Language to Create a Multi-Million Dollar Business with Sean Hopwood of Day Translations

Today’s podcast features Sean Hopwood, founder and owner of Day Translations, a full-service translation and interpreting business. Sean has a passion for languages and speaks many himself. Sean wasn’t satisfied with his career in legal translation. He wanted more, and decided to start Day Translations while he was holding down another full-time job. Day Translations […]

PTM 032 – How to Use Kickstarter to Launch a Business with Max Valverde of Morninghead

Today’s podcast features Max Valverde, founder and inventor of Morninghead, the revolutionary cure for bed head. Max launched Morninghead on, the online crowd-funding platform and achieved his goal times six. In this episode, Max shares how he came up with the idea, how he got the product made, and how to use Kickstarter to […]

PTM 031 – How to Make Money on Craigslist Reselling Washers and Dryers with Mr. Craigslist Hustle

Today’s podcast features LaJuan Stoxstill-Diggs, aka Mr. Craigslist Hustle. He knows precisely how to make money on Craigslist. LaJuan was laid off a few years ago and instead of sitting around waiting for another job to fall into his lap, he started hustling. Not that kind of hustling. LaJuan figured out how to use Craigslist […]

PTM 030 – Going from Free to Paid Business Model with Phil Anderson of

Today’s podcast featured Phil Anderson, creator of, the free online budgeting tool. Phil wanted a piece of software that would simply help him manage his money. He also had a strong desire to be his on boss. So he used his software development skills to build the tool that he needed. He shared it […]

PTM 029 – How to Launch a Tech Startup Part-Time with Kristen Carney of Cubit

This episode of the Part-Time Money podcast is with Kristen Carney of Cubit. Cubit sells demographic data: $20 basic demographic reports, a web app that people use to pull demographic data, and a consulting branch that does custom data research. In 2009, Cubit took a small round of funding from a local Austin seed stage […]

PTM 028 – How to Patent a Product and Sell Truckloads with Kim Nimsgern of Click-n-Curl

Kim Nimsgern is a true part-time entrepreneur, recently launching a new product to market called Click-n-Curl (a hair styling tool). She also works full-time in higher education at a Technical College as part of the leadership team. In the interview, Kim shares how she worked with the Small Business Administration to find a local university […]

PTM 027 – How to Start an Excel Consulting Business with Jen Portland of

Today’s episode features Jen Portland from, the Excel spreadsheet company. She started this business on the side, after discovering the need for the service, and being the “go-to” spreadsheet person everywhere she worked. Jen convinced her employer to let her go part-time in 2012 so that she could focus more time on Excel Rain […]

PTM 026 – How to Start a Babysitting Business

Today’s episode is all about how to start a babysitting business. This is my interview with Cristina Twigg, the owner of Easy Care Sitters, a NYC-based babysitting business/agency. Three years ago, as a receptionist at an advertising agency, Cristina started her own NYC-based babysitting agency. She has been running it on the side for the […]