PTM 014 – Making Extra Money as a Starbucks Barista to Pay Off Debt with David Weliver of

In this podcast, PT talks to David about his part-time job at Starbucks. He took on this side hustle on the weekends to pay off debt. Find out why Starbucks was the right choice for him and if it could work for you!

Part Time Money PodcastToday's episode features David Weliver, who at an early age knew he was living beyond his means and taking on too much debt. His solution: working at Starbucks part-time at nights on the weekends as a barista.

In this interview David talks about what motivated him to go out and get a part-time job, why he chose Starbucks (a great part-time job with benefits), and how he was able to be successful there and eventually pay off his debts. David just happens to also be a personal finance blogger. You can find his money advice and commentary aimed at the under 30 crowd over at

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Here's more of what David and I discuss:

David Weliver and FamilyWhat made you want to start making part time money?
What got you into debt trouble?
What was your full-time gig at the time?

Why did you choose Starbucks?
Is it really a good place to work?
How did you find time in your schedule to work at Starbucks part-time?

Did the job help financially?
How much did you make as a Starbucks Barista?
What's your best advice for getting a job at Starbucks?
What's going on with your blog

For more info, see David's piece, Four Things Working at Starbucks Taught Me.

Full transcript can be viewed by clicking show

About Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a former practicing CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of FinCon, the conference and community dedicated to helping other financial influencers and brands. He created this website back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money, hold himself accountable, and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence.

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  1. Doable Finance says:

    That seems to be a good job. I plan to apply next month in May.