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Archives for January 2012

How I Started a New Company for My Conference Business

I just setup a new business, PT Money Conference, LLC. I thought I’d share my experience with you guys in case you are interested in setting up a new business, or formalizing the one you already have. My first step, of course, was to have a successful business up and running. I doubt you need […]

An Update on the Suze Orman Prepaid Debit Card Fiasco

I’m late in updating this information, but I just got some new info (as of yesterday) so I thought a full recap was due. After I posted my review of Suze Orman’s new Approved Card, Briana from 20 and Engaged retweeted my post saying she was disappointed in Suze. Suze then called me an “idiot” […]

Stay Out of the 401k Penalty Box

High sticking in the NHL will get you a minimum 2 minutes in the penalty box. Same rules apply for cross-checking. In more severe cases, the penalty can be doubled that. The bright side to all that is after the penalty time expires, you are allowed back on the ice to play again. Hopefully, with […]

American Express Personal Savings Account Review

If you’ve taken a look at the best high yield savings accounts, you know that interest rates are just pathetic.  Three years ago, I owned an Capital One 360 account which offered close to 4% APY and now it’s impossible to find anything greater than 0.90% annually.  Only two banks today offer that kind of […]

How to Become a Successful Online Tutor (Make an Extra $1,000 / Mo.)

Today I interview Aaron Graham, a Chemistry Tutor, who’s been tutoring part-time with for 1.5 years. What led you to decide to start working as an online tutor, and then on to work with Do you work with any other companies to offer online tutoring? I had tutored students in-person before, but […]

What We Need from Suze Orman Instead of Another Celebrity-Endorsed Useless Prepaid Debit Card

If you don’t want to use (or can’t use) a credit card, then don’t. Place your money into a bank or credit union and use their debit card. Despite what you may hear, not all banks charge debit card fees. Find a bank or credit union that doesn’t charge you money each month to hold […]

Full Circle America Promises Less Expense and More Dignity for Seniors

If you’re one of the millions of adults in the Sandwich Generation—raising young kids at the same time that you are taking care of your aging parents—you’ve probably spent some sleepless nights worrying about how you will pay for care as your parents grow older. In-home care, nursing homes and assisted living communities are the […]

I Chose the Solo (Individual) 401K for My Small Business

After a couple of years away from the corporate world, one thing I did miss was my 401K. The company I used to work for dumped the matching contribution at some point, but I still loved that plan. I could defer taxes on several thousand dollars in income each year. That’s a huge benefit it […]

Platinum Card from American Express Review

Determining the value of something in a free-market economy can be difficult these days.  In some cases, a select set of experts can define the price on a certain product and in other cases, somethings value can only be determined by the person that owns it.   The Platinum Card® from American Express is looked upon […]

31 Days to Positively Improve Your Financial Life (Take the Challenge!)

It’s time to improve your financial life! Below I’ve shared my 31 best tips to help you improve your financial life. Take them on at your own pace. Stretch them out for a whole month, or knock them all out now. You can also download them all into a PDF by joining my email list […]