100 episodes

The Thought Card is an affordable travel and personal finance podcast empowering financially savvy travelers with the tools and resources to travel the world, earn more money, pay off debt, and build wealth.

Join Danielle Desir every other week as she explores creative ways to live life on your terms, obtain financial freedom and location independence. Also, hear inspiring stories from other financially savvy travelers traveling the world and crushing their financial goals.

Starting November 2020 on The Thought Card, you can also tune in to 'Millennial Wealth Builders,' a 3x grant-funded 12-part audio docuseries highlighting the stories of Women of Color building wealth. New episodes air on the first of the month until October 2021.

To find out more, visit www.podcast.thoughtcard.com.

The Thought Card Danielle Desir

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 65 Ratings

The Thought Card is an affordable travel and personal finance podcast empowering financially savvy travelers with the tools and resources to travel the world, earn more money, pay off debt, and build wealth.

Join Danielle Desir every other week as she explores creative ways to live life on your terms, obtain financial freedom and location independence. Also, hear inspiring stories from other financially savvy travelers traveling the world and crushing their financial goals.

Starting November 2020 on The Thought Card, you can also tune in to 'Millennial Wealth Builders,' a 3x grant-funded 12-part audio docuseries highlighting the stories of Women of Color building wealth. New episodes air on the first of the month until October 2021.

To find out more, visit www.podcast.thoughtcard.com.

    Pregnancy Announcement + Maternity Leave Checklist For Entrepreneurs

    Pregnancy Announcement + Maternity Leave Checklist For Entrepreneurs

    I have big news to share. We are expecting our first child! Over the last few months, so much has been going on. Not only have I been adjusting to life as an expecting mother, but also life as a new entrepreneur (I quit my corporate job September 2021). In this episode, I share my maternity leave checklist as well as helpful maternity leave planning tips for entrepreneurs. 
    Check out our baby registery on Amazon here. If you decide to purchase an item, thank you in advance. We really appreciate all the love, gifts and support! 
    Have a topic you’d like to see shared on the podcast, email: thethoughtcard@gmail.com. 
    For all business inquiries and sponsorships, email: thethoughtcard@gmail.com. 
    Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/maternity-leave-checklist/

    • 22 min
    6 Travel Hacking Mistakes To Avoid

    6 Travel Hacking Mistakes To Avoid

    Since I started travel hacking around 2015, I’ve traveled all across the world either cheaply or for free. However, I have a confession to make. I’ve made my fair share of credit card mistakes. Listen to this episode to hear about all the embarrassing travel hacking mistakes I’ve made over the years as well as how to avoid them.
    On January 22, 2022, join the live workshop (or catch the on-demand replay) Intro To Travel Hacking: Earning Points & Miles Workshop — learn how to earn more points and miles beyond those lucrative credit card sign-up including how to pick the right credit card for your travel goals and lifestyle, determine if the annual fees are worth it, get tips for organizing your points and miles portfolio, and more.
    If you enjoy this show and like my work, you can Buy Me A Coffee. Your support will not only keep me going but will help cover the cost of getting new equipment and editing. With your support, I look forward to continuing to bring you informative personal finance and travel content every other week. 
    Please also share this episode with a friend and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 
    Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/travel-hacking-mistakes/

    • 22 min
    Ways To Earn Points and Miles Without Traveling

    Ways To Earn Points and Miles Without Traveling

    Are you unable to travel right now? Perhaps it's a busy season at work, you are taking care of a loved one, or travel restrictions got you grounded for the foreseeable future. While that's a bummer -- it doesn't mean that you have to abandon your travel dreams completely.
    In fact, now is a great time to build your travel hacking expertise and beef up your points and miles portfolio. In this episode, we discuss ways to earn points and miles without traveling including lucrative credit card welcome bonuses, anniversary bonuses, and more. 
    Get access to Intro To Travel Hacking: Earning Points and Miles Workshop here -- learn how to earn more points and miles beyond those lucrative credit card sign-ups including how to pick the right credit card for your travel goals and lifestyle, determine if the annual fees are worth it, get tips for organizing your portfolio, and more!
    Want to support The Thought Card Podcast?
    You can now support the show by buying me a coffee – this ensures that we can continue to create personal finance and travel content you love. Also, consider leaving a rating and/or a review on Apple Podcasts sharing your honest feedback.
    Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/earn-points-and-miles-without-traveling/

    • 18 min
    How To Organize Your Finances To Pursue Multiple Financial Goals

    How To Organize Your Finances To Pursue Multiple Financial Goals

    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/ 

    • 36 min
    Where To Experience Culture and Art in Tempe, Arizona

    Where To Experience Culture and Art in Tempe, Arizona

    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/ 

    • 33 min
    Planning Your First Solo Backpacking Trip and Best Places For Solo Female Travel With Gemma Thompson

    Planning Your First Solo Backpacking Trip and Best Places For Solo Female Travel With Gemma Thompson

    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/ 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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Stephanie Perry - Housesitting

I appreciate Danielle’s thorough interviewing style. Please have Stephanie Perry on again to talk about the ins and outs of house sitting. Enjoyed the first episode!

S H Elliott ,

Travel and earning made more easy!

Totally adore this podcast. From lovely guest travel stories to helpful suggestions and tips. Explore this episode! You'll love it.

J. Barshop ,

Knowledgeable

The Thought Card is the perfect podcast for anyone who looking to optimize their travel or just wants to hear some fun travel stories in general. :)

Danielle is a great host, super entertaining and all of her guests share fascinating stories and practical advice to get the most bang for your buck.

If you’re an aspiring traveler or have been on the open road for years, this is the show for you. Keep up the great work!

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