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Archives for October 2010

5 Lessons Learned From Filing Bankruptcy

This article is from Debt Kid (Scott Mitchell), who after day trading away over a quarter million dollars found himself in some serious debt. He’s been blogging since 2007 about his journey back to zero. In 2007, after trying a debt management plan, and selling most of my possessions on ebay, I hit my breaking point. […]

The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards of 2017

[Advertiser Disclosure] You know that feeling you get when you walk onto the airplane, right past first class and into economy seating? That feeling you get when you know the folks sitting up front will soon be sipping Dom Perignon while dining on a filet mignon cooked to perfection… Ahh, the life of a first […]

HSBC Advance Review: Online Savings Account

The high-yield online savings account from HSBC Advance offers a competitive interest rate, ATM access to savings (around the globe) using their free ATM card, and also comes with an account aggregator to see all your accounts in one place. This is my full review of HSBC Advance for those of you who still might […]

Mystery Shopping for Newbies [Insider Tips for Success]

I’ve been a mystery shopper for several years. Through this experience I’ve been able to make money to eat out, get my oil changed or eyes examined, buy clothes and toys for my children, stock my make-up bag, get gifts for Christmas, see movies, bowl, golf, and evaluate service providers in a number of industries. […]

Meeting with a Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner, Part 2: Planning Session and Retirement Recommendations

I’m back to share part 2 of my experience with a fee-only certified financial planner. You can read part 1 here. In this post I’ll cover the planning session and the recommendations that were made. When we left off, financial planner John Gay, of Frisco Financial Planning, had given Mrs PT and I several items […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Airline Miles

With the holiday season quickly approaching, your thoughts may be turning to finding ways to reduce the amount of money you have to spend on airline tickets to fly and see your family and friends. To encourage airline loyalty, the major Airlines each have frequent flyer programs which allow you to earn airline free miles […]

5 Money Moves to Make for Your New Baby

Did you recently have a baby? A lot of my friends recently had or are about to have a new baby. I thought it would be helpful to list out some money moves you should likely make when you welcome a new baby into the world. Open a Savings Account – As soon as you […]

Kevin Trudeau’s Free Money

Check out Trudeau’s new book. Have you seen the late night infomercials featuring Kevin Trudeau’s new book Free Money “They” Don’t Want You to Know About? If you think you’ve seen Kevin before, you would be right. He’s been doing the late night infomercial thing for quite some time. He’s probably most famous for his […]

Gift Card Reminder

Over the weekend, the wife and I gathered up all of our unused gift cards. We intend to try to use them up this week. The cards are a collection from past birthdays and holidays, as well as, my PerkStreet reward points. Mrs. PT is going to the grocery store (or market, as she says) […]

Meeting with a Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner, Part 1: Finding an Advisor and Gathering Info

Back in June when I did the Fox Business segment, I was asked what investments people could trust in these tough economic times. I wasn’t prepared to give a million different people (…okay, maybe just a few thousand) advice on retirement specifics, so I somewhat skirted the question and said that everyone should seek the […]

6 Ways to Get Free Debt Help

Debt is something which affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. It’s like a pool of quick sand – easy to get into, hard to get out of, sucks you further in the more you struggle, and you end up completely buried if you ignore it. The increasing national debt has […]

Capital One 360: 1% Cash Back

Even though online checking and online savings interest rates are down, banks are finding ways to provide value for their customers. Capital One 360 is no exception. Not only do they have one of the best online checking accounts in their 360 checking product, but now they are introducing cash back rewards into the mix. […]