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Archives for February 2009

Tips on Dealing with Credit Rollbacks

This guest post is brought to you by Steve Sildon, Managing Editor for Steve contributes frequently to the personal finance blogosphere on a wide range of credit-related topics, including credit cards, rewards programs and debt consolidation. For seemingly no reason at all, thousands of credit card holders have involuntarily had their credit limits slashed […]

Stick it to The Man: 15 Things You Should Never Pay For

“The Man” is trying to take your money. Don’t let him. I’ve put together 15 things that you should never pay “the man” for. For a lot of things in life, you get what you pay for. But in the case of these 15 items, most of us wouldn’t be sacrificing any quality to go with the […]

How to Build Your Own Bookshelf

From time to time here on PT Money I like to share some of the woodworking or home-improvement projects I complete in my spare time. Sometimes these are ideas that have saved me money. Most of the time though, they’re just things I do to have some fun and use my brain in a different […]

FNBO Direct Pay Yourself First Challenge Update: I Need Your Votes!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you guys on the FNBO Direct Pay Yourself First Challenge. If you’re a new reader, check out my post on getting into the top 5, as well as my video entry, for more info. Just so ya know, the contest is still going on, and doesn’t end until April. I’ve updated […]

Tuesday Tax Tip: Fund a Traditional IRA to Reduce Your Taxes

This is part of my new series of tax tips I’ll be featuring on PT Money until April 15th. Sign up for free updates to ensure you get every tip. Every year about this time I start thinking about all the things I should have done to reduce my taxes, or I at least start […]

Fix Your Credit Problems: Interview with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling

There’s a lot of bad advice floating around out there, and for some time now I’ve wanted to share some truths about finding help with fixing your credit problems. Since I’m no expert though, I turned to Personal Finance Columnist and friend, Liz Pulliam Weston, to help track down a pro. Liz introduced me to […]

Save More Money: Automate and Separate Your Savings

Looking back over some of my old posts on saving money (whether for the short-term or for retirement), two basic themes seem to bubble up over and over again: automation and separation. I’ve decided that for me, these are the two necessary actionable steps to truly make savings work. Let me add that there are […]

Wife Swap and Couponing Gone Wrong

Coupon-Loving Family Featured on ABC’s Wife Swap I recently watched an episode of Wife Swap. Hey, I was at the gym and couldn’t change the channel. This episode was a good one though in terms of personal finance application. It pitted a cool, big-spending family up against a dorky, coupon cutting, money-saving family. Here’s the […]