What it’s Like to Work at The Penny Hoarder

Jen SmithBlogging, Personal Finance11 Comments

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If you haven’t heard of The Penny Hoarder then you should definitely find out. It’s one of the biggest personal finance websites in the world with over 19 million monthly readers and over 1.6 million email subscribers. Inc. named it the 32 in its 2016 list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America.

While most personal finance websites are written for people who have lots of money, The Penny Hoarder is for people who make less than $50,000 per year. You’ll find articles with practical tips on how to make and save money and relatable stories about entrepreneurship and paying off debt.

The core of every story on The Penny Hoarder is “Will it help the reader?”


So why am I talking up this amazing website? You may have noticed that my posting on Saving with Spunk has been cut from twice per week to once. That’s because in January I started a writing internship at The Penny Hoarder. My first post was published last week!

How did I get lucky enough to snag a writing internship at The Penny Hoarder with no college or professional writing background? You’re looking at it. Saving with Spunk is an ever-expanding portfolio of my work.

That’s one of the reasons I’m passionate about blogging. Even if you don’t monetize your blog, it’s a platform for so many opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to you. And your blog is a showcase of your best self and interests. You don’t have to write about anything you don’t like so you know that the brands that approach you are there because they like YOU!

That’s how it’s been with The Penny Hoarder, our visions completely align with making personal finance fun and accessible, no matter what your income is.

So for all my other blog and personal finance geeks out there, I thought it would be fun to take a look behind the scenes @ TPH Headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL.

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The Living Room at The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder outgrew its first location last year and has made it’s home in this temporary office while waiting for the new one to be built out. All interior design is by Lisa Gilmore Design.

First, no one has an office, we all sit together and work cooperatively. Even Kyle Taylor, CEO and founder of Taylor Media and The Penny Hoarder has his desk with the others in the bullpen. It’s pretty cool. The offices that came with the space were turned into meeting rooms. They’re open to anyone to work in at any time.

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Everyone’s favorite room: Inspiration

Where so many online companies are going to remote staff, having everyone together is really inspirational. No really, having all these great minds together gets everyone’s juices flowing and the content just comes!

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Inside “Hamilton”

The editorial staff is legit, it’s not just a bunch of iPhone-wielding millennials writing content for the heck of it. They’re high-caliber journalists and editors who know they’re helping people with the articles they publish. Every post has multiple sets of eyes on it before it goes live.

As far as the day-to-day stuff, the office is usually quiet minus periodic Facebook Live broadcasts, there are snacks and drinks in the fridge, and the coffee’s always brewing. And there’s a book club that goes through a different book every quarter. They’re currently reading Deep Work by Cal Newton.

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Staff outing to play shuffleboard

Lunch and Learns are every Thursday; we get to learn about a coworker’s story and their role in the office. A lot of the positions at The Penny Hoarder didn’t exist five or ten years ago so it’s fun to hear everyone’s roles are unique and innovative.

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Facebook Live 101 training for the editorial staff

There’s so much more but I don’t want to give away all the secrets!

They are definitely not paying me to advertise for them but FYI, The Penny Hoarder is hiring over 50 employees in 2017! Also, St. Pete is the best city in America (totally not biased.)

Are you going to apply to work at The Penny Hoarder? Are there any other tidbits that would be useful for you to know before applying? Let me know!

This post contains affiliate links. I do it because I learn from the best, I tell you because I legally have to. Cheers!

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11 Comments on “What it’s Like to Work at The Penny Hoarder”

  1. Awesome stuff! Always nice to get a small glimpse into a company. Even better when you see happy employees! Must be a fabulous company to work for if you were willing to write about it :).

  2. I think it’s really inspirational how you manage to turn your passion into such a success and it gave you so many opportunities to learn and try out new stuff! Always enjoyed reading your articles and definitely keep up your good work!

  3. Thanks for the inside look and tips! Your journey is so inspiring. I have no writing background either and just starting my blog about a month ago so I am really excited! Love your posts.

    1. Thank you Alli! I’ve found that consistency and research make up for a certain lack of experience. Good luck to you!

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