The Thought Card: A Travel Finance Podcast

Danielle Desir

The Thought Card is a podcast about travel and money for people who want to spend their hard earned money on the things and experiences they value. Join Danielle Desir every other week as she explores affording travel, building wealth and paying off debt.

Tune in to new episodes every other Thursday.

Introducing Millennial Wealth Builders Series: A 12-Part Audio Docuseries
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As we head into the new year, I wanted to share a conversation I had with Sasha Huff, a podcast producer and the host of Because I Can, a podcast about life and all of the lessons we learned along the way. I'm usually the one asking the questions on the show, but I'll admit that it's nice to be on the other side sharing my story, thoughts, and perspectives. In this episode we chat about ways I've organized my finances so I can tackle multiple financial goals like traveling and paying off my mortgage early. You'll also hear a bit about my money story and what money was like growing up. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. We are quickly approaching 100 reviews!  You can also support the show by making a one-time donation via buy me a coffee.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/organize-your-finances-with-danielle-desir/ 

Dec 2

36 min 8 sec

Located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe, Arizona, is a college town with a personality all its own. With 330 days of sunshine each year and the average temperature around 87 degrees, Tempe is a fun, refreshingly offbeat destination that embraces an active lifestyle and laid-back atmosphere. It’s also a place where community matters. Splash around on a lake, explore miles of hiking and biking trails, chow down on delicious eats and not-so-typical treats, cheer on your favorite sports team or grab a cold at one of the many craft breweries. But what you may not have realized is that Tempe has a vibrant art and cultural scene.  From performing arts to contemporary art, and even the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, in this episode, we discover where to experience art in Tempe through three remarkable Arizona attractions - the Desert Botanical Garden, ASU Gammage, and ASU Art Museum.  Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. What do you enjoy about the show? What would you like to see more of?  You can also support the show by buying me a coffee.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/art-in-tempe-arizona/ 

Nov 18

33 min 33 sec

Gemma Thompson hosts A Girl's Guide To Travelling Alone, a top travel podcast dedicated to solo female travelers. Growing up in Durham, in the North-East of England, Gemma did not have a lot of experience traveling before booking her first solo backpacking trip. In 2002, she quit her job, gave up her apartment, and left her boyfriend to travel independently. She went on to spend three months backpacking across South East Asia and Australia.  In this episode, Gemma Thompson shares how to plan your first solo backpacking trip and the most important lessons learned. She also shares tips for female solo travelers, first-time female solo travel destinations, and how her travel style has changed now that she's expanded her family. In the extended interview, Gemma shares some of her favorite day trips from London. Get access to our archive of bonus podcast episodes by joining The Thought Card Club, a private podcast feed for supporters.  Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/solo-backpacking-trip-gemma-thompson/ 

Nov 4

41 min 12 sec

It's hard to believe that Acquania and I started Millennial Wealth Builders one year ago in 2020. We started this audio docuseries because we wanted to create a space where Women of Color can be celebrated for all of the creative ways they are building wealth. Women of Color are often left out of the wealth-building conversation, and we wanted to change that.  Over the last year, we've had the pleasure of documenting the journeys of twelve women, including ourselves. Their stories touched us and inspired us to dream bigger and pursue our audacious financial goals.  One year later, Acquania Escarne, the host of The Purpose of Money, is growing her real estate portfolio and prioritizing passive income. Co-host Danielle Desir, the host of The Thought Card Podcast, has quit her corporate career to pursue creative entrepreneurship.  Acquania and I close out the series by sharing how we are building wealth one year later, at the end of 2021. We sincerely hope you enjoyed this limited audio series and will grab a copy of the book (yes, we're writing the book!!!) when released in early 2022.  Follow my author page on Amazon to be the first to know when pre-orders are available! 

Nov 1

13 min 33 sec

During a recent trip to Boston, Massachusetts, I discovered one of Boston's best-kept secrets, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the Boston skyline. In this episode, I recap my experience staying at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge and visiting Over the Charles Rooftop Bar for the first time. I also sat down with Jack's Abby Craft Lagers to learn more about their family-owned craft brewery specializing in craft lagers. This podcast is a labor of love and I appreciate the support from all our listeners. If you’d like to support The Thought Card Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee, or purchasing one of my books like Affording Travel or Traveling With A Full-Time Job.  For the full show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/over-the-charles-rooftop-bar/

Oct 22

17 min 58 sec

Dtravel is a community-governed home-sharing platform where you can find and book accommodations. Compared to other home-sharing platforms, guests can expect lower fees, and hosts pay zero percent fees. Dtravel accepts a wide variety of payment options, including cryptocurrency.  In this episode, learn what makes Dtravel unique and how to get involved as either a guest or host. This podcast is a labor of love, and we appreciate the support of all our listeners.  If you’d like to support The Thought Card Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee (making a one-time donation). Thanks again!  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/dtravel-home-sharing/ 

Oct 21

30 min 16 sec

Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is a nationally-acclaimed Latina money educator, writer, business coach, and host of Yo Quiero Dinero Podcast. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.   In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Jannese Torres-Rodriguez shares her journey from side hustler to entrepreneur and how she makes multiple six-figures from her food blog and business.  Millennial Wealth Builders is a 3x grant-funded audio docuseries that highlights how Women of Color are building wealth. You can support the production of this 12-part series and The Thought Card Podcast by buying me a coffee (a one-time gesture). Your support is greatly appreciated. For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/six-figure-food-blog/ The last episode of Millennial Wealth Builders airs on November 1, 2021. 

Oct 15

19 min 45 sec

Vicky Sosa is a Florida-based blogger traveling around the world with her stuffed monkey Buddy. Stationed in Europe for three years with the Army, Vicky visited many countries including Spain, England, Norway, and Luxembourg. Years later, tired of the 9-5 lifestyle, she then sold all of her stuff and started traveling full-time through house sitting.  In this episode, Vicky Sosa shares how being in the army made her a better traveler and prepared her for a location-independent lifestyle.  In the extended interview Vicky shares how best to prepare for pitching brands and how to land press trips with tourism boards and hotels. Get access to our archive of bonus podcast episodes by joining The Thought Card Club, a private podcast feed for supporters.  This episode of The Thought Card Podcast is sponsored by Out Travel The System By Expedia, a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee (make a one-time donation).  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/army-vicky-sosa-better-traveler/ 

Oct 7

38 min 16 sec

When most people think of New York state, they think of New York City. While New York City is iconic, I want us to broaden our horizon and consider the many other cities and regions that make up The Empire State. In this episode, we explore Rochester, New York. In addition to sharing some fun historical facts, I'll share five reasons why you should visit Rochester. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee (make a one-time donation).  Link to show notes and all mentioned resources: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/top-reasons-to-visit-rochester-new-york/ 

Oct 6

29 min 4 sec

With over a decade of experience investing in real estate, Rachel Hernandez (a.k.a. Mobile Home Girl) started her wealth building journey finding single-family homes for real estate investors and then started investing in them herself. After several years as a landlord, she took the leap and decided to specialize in mobile home investing. In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Rachel Hernandez shares how to invest in mobile homes and what it takes to build a successful mobile home investing business. Millennial Wealth Builders is a 3x grant funded audio docuseries that highlights how Women of Color are building wealth in the 21st century. You can support the production of this 12-part series and The Thought Card Podcast by buying me a coffee. Your support is greatly appreciated. For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/how-to-invest-in-mobile-homes/ New episodes of Millennial Wealth Builders airs the first of the month until November 2021. 

Oct 1

20 min 7 sec

The remote work revolution is here. Being a digital nomad isn't only about traveling -- it's about having the freedom to live and work on your own terms. In this episode, Kristin Wilson shares the history of remote work and digital nomad trends like digital nomad visas. She also shares tips on how to prosper as a remote worker traveling around the world.  Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and expat who has been living and working across 60+ countries for nearly 20 years. She is also the founder of a remote relocation company, through which she has helped more than 1,000 people move to foreign countries.  This episode of The Thought Card Podcast is sponsored by Out Travel The System By Expedia, a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Want to support the show?  Thank you in advance for supporting my work and buying me a coffee which allows me to keep creating travel and personal finance you enjoy. You can also leave me a rating and review on Apple Podcast, telling me what you like about the show and the topics you’d like to see covered next.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/history-of-remote-work-with-kristin-wilson/

Sep 23

56 min 11 sec

Is being a digital nomad legit? What are the pros and cons of this lifestyle? In this episode, Tom Blake shares his story of quitting his corporate job to work as a freelance writer while traveling around the world and some of the important things to consider when choosing the digital nomad lifestyle like what to look for when picking your next destination, and more.  This episode of The Thought Card Podcast is sponsored by Out Travel The System By Expedia, a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Leave me a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts. Your feedback helps me secure phenomenal guests like Tom Blake and learn more about what you enjoy.  You can support by buying me a coffee. For access to our archive of extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else, join The Thought Card Club ($10/month), our exclusive membership for fans of the show.  In this week's extended interview, Tom shares how to downsize your possessions and what to pack for your first trip as a digital nomad. Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/digital-nomad-lifestyle/ 

Sep 9

28 min 12 sec

Today was last day. It's hard to believe it, but I have officially quit my high-paying corporate job to pursue entrepreneurship full-time. YAY! Learn all about how I got here including -- how I started The Thought Card (blog) in 2014 and how I side-hustled my way to becoming a full-time content creator seven years later.  Here are some ways you can support my creative work:  Buy me a coffee (make a one-time donation) Join The Thought Card Club (ongoing support) for extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else.  Leave me a rating and review on Apple Podcasts   Read My Personal Finance and Travel Books  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers  Traveling With A Full-Time Job  Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  [Free Book] Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic    1:1 Podcast Marketing Coaching  Learn more about my podcast marketing program and book a 20-minute discovery call to see if working together would be a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you. 

Sep 3

30 min 57 sec

Jamila Souffrant was on her way to retiring early by age 40 when she realized she was fed up with her long commute and wanted to work for herself. Learn how Jamila became a homeowner at 22 and how she's achieving financial freedom and independence even after quitting her 9 to 5 job.  If you've been inspired by our work, please consider supporting the show by buying me a coffee here (make a one-time donation).  For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/how-to-achieve-financial-freedom-jamila-souffrant/ New episodes of Millennial Wealth Builders airs the first of the month until October 2021.

Sep 1

28 min 32 sec

Cinneah El-Amin (pronounced: sin-ee-AH el-AH-meen) is the founder of Flynanced, an online personal finance platform that teaches Black women who are blowing money fast early in their careers how to manage their money NOW. Since paying off $23,000 of student loan and consumer debt, Cinneah has amassed a net worth of $85,000, and she aims to reach a $1 million net worth within the next ten years.  In this episode, we discuss what inspired Cinneah to begin her debt payoff journey and the practical strategies she used to pay off her loans in one year. This episode of The Thought Card Podcast is sponsored by Out Travel The System By Expedia, a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Now you can keep the production team caffeinated by buying me a coffee. Also, for access to our archive of extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else, please join The Thought Card Club, our exclusive membership for fans of the show.  In this week's extended interview, Cinneah and I chat about using geoarbitrage (living in a foreign country) as a way to build wealth.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/travel-debt-free-with-cinneah-el-amin/

Aug 26

36 min 44 sec

Did you know attending college in Europe is more affordable than attending university in the United States? Jennifer Viemont discovered various ways students can receive a bachelor’s degree affordably in Europe. The best part is that no foreign language skills are required. With tuition averaging around $7,400 per year, there are over 1,800 English-taught programs in Europe. There are also hundreds of options under $4,000 and several that are tuition-free for international students.  In this episode, Jennifer Viemont shares how you can spend less by going to college in Europe while exploring the continent.  This episode of The Thought Card Podcast is sponsored by Out Travel The System By Expedia, a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Now you can keep the production team caffeinated by buying me a coffee. Also, for access to our archive of extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else, please join The Thought Card Club, our exclusive membership for fans of the show. In this week's extended interview, Jennifer shares the process of moving to Portugal and some of her favorite activities and attractions you don't want to miss when you visit.  Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/going-to-college-in-europe-with-jennifer-viemont/

Aug 12

26 min 51 sec

Sarah Wilson is an enthusiastic travel agent who specializes in private travel and guided group tours. Sarah believes that travel is about experiencing the world and all that it has to offer. She doesn't only want to help you plan a vacation, but create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Private options include private jets, private homes and villas, private islands, cruises, yachts, staff, events, and more.  In this episode, Sarah reminds us that private doesn't mean pricey. Yes, luxury travel is more exclusive, but it doesn't have to be exclusively expensive. Due to current demand and health and safety concerns, more companies are offering unique tours and excursions for small groups that cost the same as, if not less than commercial travel experiences. Sarah Wilson shares why financially savvy travelers should consider private travel, the benefits of hiring a travel agent, and why it is more affordable than you think.   Expedia Sponsorship I’m so excited to share that Expedia is officially sponsoring The Thought Card Podcast this summer. Out Travel The System By Expedia is a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.    Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Now you can keep the production team caffeinated by buying me a coffee. Also, for access to our archive of extended interviews with guests and bonus content not shared anywhere else like travel deals and contests, join The Thought Card Club, our exclusive membership for fans of the show. Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/private-travel-with-sarah-wilson/ 

Jul 29

29 min 54 sec

Julia Menez is a travel hacking coach, speaker, and host of Geobreeze Travel Podcast, a travel hacking podcast. After traveling to more than 30 countries before the age of 30 and saving thousands of dollars each year by travel hacking, Julia distills the strategies from top travel hackers around the world on her show. She also prepares personalized points and miles plans for her private coaching clients. Through her podcast, Julia features a diverse roster of guests with experiences that are traditionally underrepresented in larger points and miles blogs and media. Her episodes often highlight travel hacking women, immigrants, and people of color.  In this episode, Julia Menez shares how to get free hotel upgrades and lesser-known travel hacking secrets like secret passwords and surveys. Expect to go beyond the beginner travel hacking 101 topics.  Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Now you can keep the production team caffeinated by buying me a coffee. Also, for access to our archive of extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else, please join The Thought Card Club, our exclusive membership for fans of the show. Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/travel-hacking-secrets-with-julia-menez/ 

Jul 15

44 min 2 sec

Have you ever wondered how flight and hotel pricing works? Or why does flight pricing change so often? In this episode, Expedia’s Director of Revenue Optimization, Amy Cisneroz, shares what you need to know about pricing trends and how to get the best deal on your next trip. I’m so excited to share that Expedia is officially sponsoring The Thought Card Podcast this summer. To kick off this partnership, hear directly from Out Travel The System’s host Nisreene Atasi, the Senior Director of Global Communication at Expedia. Out Travel The System By Expedia is a travel podcast that features tips and tricks for making the most of your travel experiences. Follow today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.  This episode was first featured on Expedia Out Travel The System Episode #10: How It Works: Air and Hotel Pricing.  Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?  Now you can keep the production team caffeinated by buying me a coffee. Also, for access to our archive of extended interviews and bonus content not shared anywhere else, Join The Thought Card Club, our exclusive membership for fans of the show.

Jul 1

21 min 37 sec

After creating two venture-backed startups and working in high-tech, Jay wanted a more indie balance to life. He started by automating his finances and planned to leave his golden handcuffs behind. That's when he discovered FI/RE and he has been actively involved in the community, building tools ever since.  In this episode, Jay shares the important things we should consider before investing, in what order we can prioritize investing, and how forecasting tools can help us plan. Don't miss the extended interview with Jay where he shares how zero-based budgeting drastically improved his marriage, communications, and finances. Join The Thought Card Club for access to Jay's extended interview, and our entire archive of bonus content not shared anywhere else.   Looking for more ways to support the show? Keep me caffeinated by buying me a cup of coffee.  Link to blog post: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/financial-independence-calculator/ 

Jun 24

35 min 9 sec

After saving for months, you are finally ready to set sail and go on that well deserved vacation. Hooray! However, if you're not careful, you can end up mismanaging your money and going over budget. Speaking from experience, this has happened to me on several occasions. In this episode, I share how to manage your money while traveling abroad and domestically. Tips include picking the right credit card to maximize travel rewards, carrying cash, monitoring your spending daily, using currency converter apps, and more. Here's a list of no-fee credit cards I recommend.  Was this information helpful to you? When you join The Thought Card Club, you'll get access to extended interviews with guests and solo episodes with me that's not shared anywhere else. You can also help me continue to share useful insights and tips by buying me a coffee. Your donations help me caffeinated while I record these episodes. 

Jun 17

17 min 3 sec

Recorded live at Bad Martha Brewery in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, join Kyle and me as we share details about our first time visiting Bad Martha Brewery in Falmouth. If you're looking for a Cape Cod brewery with friendly staff, refreshing craft beer, great music, and delicious deep-dish pizza, then this is the place for you. For more podcast episodes recorded live on location check out: Climbing the Great Wall of China  Our Experience at Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney Word  Love the podcast? Let me know by taking a moment to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts and also, support the production of the podcast by buying me a cup of coffee. I really appreciate your support.  Visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/ 

Jun 3

15 min 13 sec

Born in Cote d'Ivoire (a country in West Africa), to a Senegalese diplomat father, and West Indian lawyer mother, Meryanne Loum-Martin spent her early childhood in Ghana, London, and Moscow, before settling in Paris for a career in law. Then one day she decided she wanted to relocate and become a hotel owner in Marrakech, Morocco. Marianne owns and operates an eight-acre boutique hotel named Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech which boasts 24 rooms, five swimming pools, and a clay surface tennis court. Guests that stay at her hotel get to experience the culture and traditions of Morocco.  In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Meryanne Loum-Martin shares how her love for design led her to becoming the first Black woman-owned boutique hotel owner in Marrakech, Morocco. Join The Thought Card Membership for extended interviews, bonus episodes, answers to FAQ, access to workshops, audiobooks and more: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/club/  If you've been inspired by our work, please consider supporting the show by buying the production team a cup of coffee here.  For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/advance-your-career-with-shivani-berry/  New episodes of Millennial Wealth Builders airs the first of the month until October 2021.

Jun 1

22 min 43 sec

I just launched a secret podcast called The Thought Card Club for those who love the show and want to access extended interviews, audiobooks, workshops, and bonus podcast episodes not shared on the public feed. As a member of The Thought Card Club, you'll get access to a private podcast feed that streams on your favorite podcast players like Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. So every time I release a new episode, you'll get it straight away. That means no need to log in and fumble around for a username and password. Listen to The Thought Card Club just like you would any other podcast. Become a member of The Thought Card Club: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/club/ Have questions? Email me at thethoughtcard@gmail.com.

May 30

15 min 4 sec

Want to retire early but don't want to totally deprive yourself along the way? It's possible to take a balanced approach to a financial independence. Meet Jessica (Mrs. Fioneer), the co-founder of The Fioneers, a financial independence blog focused on the intersection between financial independence and lifestyle design.  In this episode, Jessica shares how paying attention to her finances and reaching Coast FI has changed her life, afforded her the opportunity to walk away from a toxic job, pursue part-time work, and rest. Instead of rushing to reach her FI number, she believes in making the journey as remarkable as the destination.  Become a supporter of the show by becoming a member. Don't forget as a supporter, you'll also get access to the bonus episode where Jessica shares out of the box ideas for increasing your savings rate and tips for getting rid of scarcity mindset. For the full show notes and all of the resources mentioned visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/intro-to-coast-fi/

May 20

44 min 16 sec

A software engineer by day, Daniella Flores is a serial side hustler, entrepreneur, and the creator of the award-winning side hustle blog iliketodabble.com where she shares ways to side hustle online without leaving your home. When she isn’t globetrotting, you can find her playing with her 7+ animals, hustling, and working towards financial independence. In this episode, Danielle Flores shares how to create a lucrative side hustle, ways to manage all of your income streams, and how side hustling helped her take back control of her life, career, and future. Learn how to create a profitable side hustle with Daniella's Launch Your Side Hustle course. Don’t miss the bonus episode where Daniella Flores shares why you should include your side hustles in your resume. Get access to this bonus episode and more by becoming a supporter of the show. For the full show notes visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/lucrative-side-hustles-daniella-flores/

May 6

32 min 28 sec

Shivani Berry is the CEO and Founder of Ascend, a 6-week leadership development program for women. As a career coach, she helps women feel more confident and become better leaders. In this episode, Shivani shares how to advance in your career, develop soft skills, and tips for starting a business.  If you've been inspired by our work, please consider supporting the show by buying me and the production team a cup of coffee here.  For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/advance-your-career-with-shivani-berry/ 

May 1

22 min 33 sec

Debbie Arcangeles is the host of The Offbeat Life, a podcast where she interviews travelers who ditched their 9 to 5 to become location independent. Debbie is also the founder of Howtocreateapodcast.com, a podcast consulting agency where she helps online bosses gain authority and income through podcasting. Prior to starting her location independent business, she worked as a photojournalist, traveling to Central America, the Middle East, and Asia photographing remote areas and indigenous people. She now helps people discover ways to work from home, start online businesses, and how to start a podcast. In this episode, Debbie Arcangeles shares how to become location-independent and work remotely. Become a supporter of the show by buying me a coffee. Don't forget as a supporter, you'll also get access to the bonus episode where Debbie shares how she made $11,000 as a full-time podcaster in one month! For the full show notes and all of the resources mentioned visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/become-location-independent-debbie-arcangeles/ 

Apr 22

30 min 35 sec

Finding cheap flights is one way to travel more for less (and it’s a personal favorite). So how do I find the best airfare deals around? Introducing Thrifty Traveler Premium a flight deal notification service. Today I’m thrilled that Jared Kamrowski, the founder, and CEO of Thrifty Traveler has joined me to share how to find the best flight deals and why it is worth the annual subscription. He also shares how the pandemic continues to impact the airline and credit card industry as well as predictions for post-pandemic travel. Visit places you never thought you could afford by signing up for Thrifty Traveler Premium. Don’t miss the bonus episode where Jared shares his favorite tools and resources for planning trips. Get access to this bonus episode and more by becoming a supporter of the show. I appreciate your support! For the full show notes visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/find-cheap-flights-with-thrifty-traveler-premium/

Apr 8

25 min 49 sec

Sophal Pettit was a young child when the Pol Pot Revolution happened in Cambodia. Sophal and her family are survivors of a time called The Killing Fields of Cambodia. They came to the United States with nothing but their lives. In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Sophal Pettit shares her story of surviving a coup and how she improved her finances throughout her life. She also shares the benefits of hiring a financial coach and how she co-founded a financial services business with her husband, Charles Pettit. If you've been inspired by our work, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee here.  For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/how-to-improve-your-finances-with-sophal-pettit/  Get started listening to new audiobooks every month with a 30-day Audible free trial.   About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) ⁣ Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant, Black & Brown Podcast Collective, and the Dreams To Reality Fund by Caress and iFundWomen.  Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap. Now you can show your support for the podcast by buying me a coffee!

Apr 1

41 min 39 sec

Welcome back financially savvy travelers! It feels good to be back with new episodes every other Thursday for Season 6 of The Thought Card Podcast.  This episode is pretty special because I realized that although I've been podcasting for almost three years now, I haven't shared my story. How did I become a financially savvy traveler? Good question. In this episode, I share how I became who I am and where I see myself moving forward.  Did you know that you can now support the show by buying me a coffee? With your help, I'll be able to cover the costs of the website, podcast hosting fees, and editing for the next season. Support the podcast here. Learn how to trade in the stock market, pick the right companies, and more with Teri Ijeoma's Trade and Travel course.  A special thank you to PODGO for sponsoring this episode. PODGO is one of the easiest ways you can monetize your podcast. Always know how much you will get when you apply for a podcast ad campaign. Apply today and connect with advertisers that fit your audience and message. Be sure to include 'The Thought Card Podcast' in the 'how did you hear about us' section. Throughout this season, you're going to be hearing all about how to find creative and lucrative side hustles, how to become location independent, how to find cheap flights, how to become financially independent, and more. I have an amazing lineup in store.  Connect with Danielle Desir Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Instagram: @thethoughtcard

Mar 25

32 min

This is the final episode of the author series - thank you for tuning in and I encourage you to go back and listen to previous episodes. As promised, I'll be back with new episodes of The Thought Card Podcast starting April 4th. In this episode, I share how my editor has helped me grow as an author and why indie authors should consider hiring editors.  Want to write a non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. Enroll by Friday, March 5th before doors close. Reserve your spot here: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Did you enjoy this special series? Support this show by buying me a cup of coffee here. Your contributions are so helpful.  Lastly, you can support by reading any of my affordable-travel and personal finance books:  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure  Affording Travel Traveling With A Full-time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic Sign up for Grammarly -- catch grammatical errors, overused words, and more. 

Mar 5

10 min 25 sec

Rejection comes in so many shapes and sizes for indie authors — maybe you get a bad review, your book sales are low or you are not feeling confident about your work. In this episode, I share ways I've gotten rejected and how I pushed past those difficult moments.  Want to write a non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. Enroll by Friday, March 5th before doors close. Reserve your spot here: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Hey, are you feeling inspired by this series? I created a special space for you to support my work -- buy me a cup of coffee here.  Read my affordable-travel and personal finance books:  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure  Affording Travel Traveling With A Full-time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic   Follow Danielle Desir on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Watch the replay of my entire series on Instagram:  Day 1 of Author Series on Instagram - Getting Started As A Self-Published Author  Day 2 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Set Writing Expectations  Day 3 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Outline Non-Fiction Books  Day 4 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Find Beta Readers  Day 5 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Promote Your Book Day 6 of Author Series on Instagram - Dealing With Rejection For more writing tips, listen to episode 51 where I share my top tips for new authors.

Mar 4

15 min 19 sec

On Day 5 of the Author Series, I share some of my favorite ideas for promoting books.  Want to be a guest on more podcasts? Check out my masterclass, Nail Your Podcast Guest Pitch Email.  Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. Enroll by Friday, March 5th before doors close. This cohort is limited to 12 writers -- reserve your spot here: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Follow Danielle Desir on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Read my books:  Affording Travel Traveling With A Full-time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic   Day 1 of Author Series on Instagram - Getting Started As A Self-Published Author  Day 2 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Set Writing Expectations  Day 3 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Outline Non-Fiction Books  Day 4 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Find Beta Readers  Day 5 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Promote Your Book For more writing tips, listen to episode 51 where I share my top tips for new authors.  Hey, are you feeling inspired? I created a special space for you to support my work -- buy me a cup of coffee here!

Mar 3

12 min 36 sec

On Day 4 of the Author Series, I detail why you should recruit beta readers and how to find potential readers who would be willing to offer feedback and promote your book.  Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. This cohort is limited to 12 writers -- reserve your spot here: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Follow Danielle Desir on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Read my books:  Affording Travel Traveling With A Full-time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic   Day 1 of Author Series on Instagram - Getting Started As A Self-Published Author  Day 2 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Set Writing Expectations  Day 3 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Outline Non-Fiction Books  Day 4 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Find Beta Readers  For more writing tips, listen to episode 51 where I share my top tips for new authors.  Hey, I created a special space for you to support my work if you've been inspired -- buy me a cup of coffee here!

Mar 1

12 min 29 sec

Minda Harts is the award-winning and best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat, a career development book for women of color in the workplace. She is also the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color, and an Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner. In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Minda Harts shares the challenges women of color face in the workplace, how to take control of our careers, and the impact publishing The Memo has had on Black women in the workplace.  As a gift to our podcast listeners, we’re giving away (2) copies of Minda Harts’ book The Memo. Enter to win by subscribing to our newsletter by March 15th -- become a Millennial Wealth Builder here. We created a space for you to support our work if you've been inspired -- buying me a cup of coffee here.  For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/minda-harts-women-of-color-workplace/  Get started listening to new audiobooks every month with a 30-day Audible free trial.   About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) ⁣ Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant, Black & Brown Podcast Collective, and the Dreams To Reality Fund by Caress and iFundWomen.  Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap.

Mar 1

11 min 10 sec

On Day 3 of the Author Series, I detail how to outline your book and why it's so important. Here's a quick tip, use your outline as a guide but also transform it into your table of contents!  Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021 -- reserve your spot here: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Follow Danielle Desir on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Day 1 of Author Series on Instagram - Getting Started As A Self-Published Author  Day 2 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Set Writing Expectations  Day 3 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Outline Non-Fiction Books  For more writing tips, listen to episode 51 where I share my top tips for new authors.  Hey, I created a space for you to support my work if you've been inspired -- buy me a cup of coffee here!

Feb 28

10 min 33 sec

Before you start writing your next book, set writing expectations that will help you cross the finish line. On Day 2 of the Author Series, I detail how to find the right time to write and how to identify your metrics of success. Join my 6-Week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021: https://danielledesir.com/intensive  Follow Danielle Desir on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Day 1 of Author Series on Instagram - Getting Started As A Self-Published Author  Day 2 of Author Series on Instagram - How To Set Writing Expectations  For more writing tips, listen to Episode 60 of The Thought Card Podcast where Michelle Jackson and Gertrude Nonetrah share their writing practice and how they market their books during the pandemic.  Enjoyed this episode? Support the production of this podcast by buying me a cup of coffee. 

Feb 27

17 min 30 sec

Less than 2% of hotel owners are People of Color and even fewer are women. Davonne Reaves and Jessica Myers are the youngest Black women to own a hotel property under a major chain. As the founders of Epiq Collective, they are on a mission to teach people how to become hotel owners. Epiq Collective helps investors collectively invest in commercial real estate opportunities.  In this episode, discover four ways to invest in hotels and why it's important to build several streams of income. For more resources mentioned, check out the show notes.  Help support the show by buying the production team a cup of coffee. Get started listening to new audiobooks every month with a 30-day Audible free trial.   About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) ⁣ Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant, Black & Brown Podcast Collective, and the Dreams To Reality Fund by Caress and iFundWomen.  Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap.

Feb 1

21 min 15 sec

Athena Valentine Lent is fighting the good fight to bring financial education to people who look like her. Her family didn’t know much about money, budgeting, or bank accounts. Then when Athena was a freshman in high school, her mother passed away. Immediately, she became a homeless teen on a rocky path. Fortunately, her uncle inspired her to go to college, get an education, and turn her life around.  Today, Athena’s work as a program manager for a nonprofit allows her to promote the importance of education, salary negotiations, and work-related opportunities for students all over the state of Arizona, especially those in low-income neighborhoods.  Join The Thought Card Newsletter to get regular updates from the podcast.  Get started listening to new audiobooks every month with this 30-day Audible free trial. Help support the show by buying the production team a cup of coffee. I really appreciate your donations.  For more, visit our website and check out the show notes.    Connect With Athena Valentine Lent Website: https://moneysmartlatina.com/  Instagram: @moneysmartlatina Twitter: @accordingathena   More About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) ⁣ Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant, Black & Brown Podcast Collective, and the Dreams To Reality Fund by Caress and iFundWomen.  Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap. Rather than establish a new podcast, we are taking advantage of our existing engaged podcast audiences. Listen to the first episode of the series - Our Wealth Building Stories. 

Jan 25

27 min

As we wrap up 2020 and start a new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite highlights including getting married, writing new books, starting new income streams, and more.  I will be back with new episodes starting Thursday, April 1st. Thanks for listening!  In the meanwhile listen to past episodes of the podcast - we have over 75 episodes including Millennial Wealth Builders, the 12-part audio docuseries highlighting women of color building wealth. Also, don't forget to leave me a rating and a review. I look forward to hearing from you.    Read the book: Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic Read the book: Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner Read the book: Traveling With A Full-Time Job Read the book: Affording Travel Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure  Learn more about my podcasting organization WOC Podcasters which includes a podcasting blog and membership.  Support the show by buying me a cup of coffee here.    Connect with Danielle Desir  Join The Thought Card Podcast newsletter for updates. Podcast Website: www.podcast.thoughtcard.com The Thought Card Blog: www.thoughtcard.com Danielle's Author Website: www.danielledesir.com Instagram: @thedanielledesir Facebook: @thedanielledesir Twitter: @thethoughtcard

Jan 12

22 min 57 sec

Although Black travelers spend over $109 Billion on travel annually, we are grossly underrepresented in travel marketing. Black travel content creators are passed up for media and employment opportunities as well as paid campaigns. We are not paid equitably, and many travel brands neglect to market directly to us. Black Travel Alliance is changing that. Support the show by donating today. Click here to donate.  Black Travel Alliance (BTA) is a group of Black travel content creators worldwide on a mission to support Black content creators and increase their representation in the travel industry, including but not limited to employment, conferences, and media. BTA is fighting for equal opportunities in the travel space and holding the travel industry accountable. In this episode, learn what inspired the formation of Black Travel Alliance and how they are supporting Black travel content creators worldwide.    Connect with Black Travel Alliance  Website: https://blacktravelalliance.com/ YouTube: Black Travel Alliance Instagram: @theblacktravelalliance Twitter: @TheBlackTravelA   Connect with Danielle Desir  Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Author Website: https://danielledesir.com/  Facebook: @thedanielledesir Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers.   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/black-travel-alliance/  Get access to new audiobooks every month with a 30-day free Audial trial here.  Love this show? Help keep it going by donating today. Click here to donate. 

Dec 2020

20 min 27 sec

How has the pandemic affected self-published authors? In this episode, we chat with Michelle Jackson and Gertrude Nonterah about the challenges they have face writing books during the pandemic. They candidly share how they have pivoted their focus and what motivates them to continue writing despite the obstacles. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielledesir) Michelle Jackson is a blogger, freelance writer, host of Michelle is Money Hungry podcast, and the author of non-fiction and romance books. Based in Colorado, she is passionate about helping driven entrepreneurs sell what they already know online.  Gertrude Nonterah is a YouTuber, freelance writer, and the host of The Create & Prosper Podcast. She is also the author of several non-fiction books including Win At Freelance Writing. Subscribe to Gee's YouTube channel here. She creates videos on freelance writing, blogging, self-publishing, and thriving as a creative entrepreneur. If you want to learn how to make money writing eBooks, check out Michelle’s Make Money with Ebooks Academy. This monthly membership helps future authors get their stories, expertise, and doubts out of their heads so that they can begin publishing their first books.    Connect With Michelle Jackson:  Website: https://michelleismoneyhungry.com/  Instagram: @michelleismoneyhungry Twitter: @MichLovesMoney   Connect With Gertrude Nonterah: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GertrudeNonterahTV/videos  Website: http://geenonterah.com/  Instagram: @geenonterah Twitter: @GeeNonterah   Connect with Danielle Desir  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Author Website: https://danielledesir.com/  Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode60-writing-books-during-pandemic/   

Dec 2020

44 min 59 sec

Did you know that investing in real estate can create a new source of income for you and your family? But what if you have no money, can you still get started with real estate? In this episode, Sadhana Sabharwal shares how she successfully put her boys through medical and business school by investing in real estate with no money down.  Get access to the free No Money Down Investing Training. In this 2-hour training session, Sadhana Sabharwal covers her top 3 secrets to investing in real estate with NO MONEY including how to find a property below market value, tips for building relationships with investors, how to find financing, and more. Register for the free training here.   Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielledesir)   Connect with Sadhana Sabharwal:  Website: http://www.singlemommillionaire.com/ Instagram: @singlemommillionaireofficial  Facebook: @singlemommillionaireofficial   More About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) ⁣ Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant. Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap. Rather than establish a new podcast, we are taking advantage of our existing engaged podcast audiences. The Thought Card Podcast and The Purpose of Money Podcast will syndicate the docuseries each month starting November 1, 2020.⁣ Listen to the first episode of the series - Our Wealth Building Stories. 

Dec 2020

17 min 1 sec

Lisette Austin a.k.a. Jet Set Lisette is an award-winning travel expert who has saved over $110,000 in travel costs. She's the host of The Globetrotter Lounge, a travel podcast that highlights creative ways women travel more. When she is not traveling the world with her family, you can find her teaching others how to earn and maximize travel rewards.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielledesir) In this episode, Lisette shares how you can obtain financial freedom through points and miles, and how racking up millions of airline miles and hotel points has contributed to her traveling to over 26 countries and 157 cities.   Connect with Lisette Austin Website: https://jetsetlisette.com/  Facebook: @jetsetlisette Instagram: @jetsetlisette   Connect with Danielle Desir  Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Author Website: https://danielledesir.com/  Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/lisette-austin-earn-points-miles/ 

Nov 2020

30 min 37 sec

With the release of every new book, I share an excerpt on the podcast. In this episode, I read excerpts from Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of Traveling With A Full-Time Job. Support the show: (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielledesir) In Chapter 2, we address the elephant in the room. We discuss the challenges many face trying to find the time to travel with traditional nine-to-five jobs. In Chapter 3, I encourage readers to address any limiting beliefs they may have so we can come up with effective solutions. Remember, time is your biggest asset. Now start treating it like one! If you enjoyed this episode, order a copy of Traveling With A Full-Time Job on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Rakuten Kobo. BONUS VIDEO: Don't forget with your purchase, you also get access to a bonus video featuring four avid travelers who share advice for managing your time and why pursuing your career should not hold you back from traveling the world. Check out all of my other books here.  Affording Travel  Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Planning Local Adventures During A Pandemic    Connect with Danielle Desir  Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Author Website: https://danielledesir.com/  Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode58-excerpts-traveling-with-a-full-time-job/ 

Nov 2020

13 min 3 sec

Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  In this episode, Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne share what sparked their interest in building wealth and their accomplishments to date.  Now you can show your support for the podcast by buying me a coffee! Our mission is to empower, educate, and entertain millennial Women of Color between the ages of 24-39. During these pivotal years, women consider purchasing homes, starting families, and some may even be caretakers to their aging parents. While budgeting and saving are essential, building wealth in communities of Color is the best way to close the wealth gap. From salary negotiations to retirement vehicles and investing in commercial and residential real estate, each episode will share practical tips so you can take immediate action. This limited-edition docuseries is made possible by the Plutus Foundation. Millennial Wealth Builders is the proud recipient of the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 grant.  Subscribe to The Thought Card and The Purpose of Money on your favorite podcast player (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc.) to automatically get new episodes uploaded to your device.   About Hosts  Danielle Desir is the host of The Thought Card Podcast and Acquania Escarne is the host of The Purpose of Money Podcast. The Thought Card empowers financially savvy travelers to make more informed financial decisions - travel more, pay off debt, and build wealth.  The Purpose of Money inspires women to pursue their entrepreneurship and financial goals.

Nov 2020

22 min 31 sec

I'm excited to introduce a brand new series on The Thought Card Podcast!  Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) Series by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne (the host of The Purpose of Money Podcast) is a 12-part audio docuseries highlighting practical strategies millennial women of color are using to build wealth. Our mission is to spark dialogues that will normalize wealth-building conversations amongst women of color. ⁣ This production is made possible by the Plutus Foundation Fall 2020 Grant. Yes, y'all we won a grant! Read about the grant here.  The first episode of the Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) Series drops on November 1st. Check out the bloopers here and get a sneak peek of our wealth-building backstories. ⁣ Now you can show your support for the podcast by buying me a coffee!   More About Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB)  ⁣ Passionate about sharing real stories and honest conversations, we exclusively feature women of color who have discovered wealth-building strategies less known in our community. Our goal is to empower our listeners to take action, obtain wealth, and close the wealth gap. Rather than establish a new podcast, we are taking advantage of our existing engaged podcast audiences. The Thought Card Podcast and The Purpose of Money Podcast will syndicate the docuseries each month starting November 1, 2020.⁣

Oct 2020

47 sec

Shazia Imam is a life coach who helps women unlock their deepest desires and power so they feel worthy, see their own gifts, and live their purpose. She is also the host of Feminine & Fulfilled, a podcast that features real and raw conversations with female powerhouses. Meant to inspire and spark your inner power, it serves as a weekly reminder that you are brilliant, loving and highly capable. In this episode, Shazia shares tips for embracing an abundance mindset, and why feeling wealthy doesn't necessary mean having a lot of money in the bank.   Connect with Shazia Imam Podcast: Feminine & Fulfilled Website: https://www.thelifeengineer.com/ Facebook: @shaziaTLE Instagram: @thelifeengineer   Join The Thought Card Membership Meet creative money nerds and avid travelers from all over the world and join monthly events focused on helping you unlock the tools, resources, and mindset shifts you need to crush your financial and travel goals. Become a member here.    Connect with Danielle Desir  Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode57-shazia-imam/ Read my new book Traveling With A Full-Time Job!

Oct 2020

29 min 56 sec

Laura Gariepy is the founder of Every Day By The Lake, a written content creation company that serves busy business owners. Through her done-for-you program, she collaborates with her clients to create high-quality blog posts, newsletters, and website copy.  In this episode, Laura Gariepy shares how she saved a year's worth of expenses, why she decided to pivot away from the FIRE movement, and how she started a new career as a freelance writer. This episode is perfect for anyone who is thinking about lifestyle redesign.    Connect with Laura Gariepy Website: https://www.everydaybythelake.com/ Twitter: @everydaylake    Join The Thought Card Membership Meet creative money nerds and avid travelers from all over the world and join monthly sessions to unlock the tools, resources, and mindset shifts you need to crush your financial and travel goals. Become a member here.    Connect with Danielle Desir  Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/ Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode56-freelance-writing-laura-gariepy/ Read my new book Traveling With A Full-Time Job!

Oct 2020

18 min 35 sec