How to save for big purchases? What are index funds and how do you start investing?

How much thought do you give to preparing for big purchases? Do you swipe your credit card and worry about paying it off later, or do you actually save up for big purchases and only buy when you have the …

How to create a payday money routine when budgeting?

Having money in the bank is always a great feeling. Perhaps that’s why every other Friday is my favorite day of the month (I get paid biweekly). Yet, I’ve found that the easiest way for me to manage my money, …

What is a budget? | 2018 Financial Goals and Quarterly Check In

Many people dread creating a budget, but I have nothing but good things to say about mines. In fact, budgeting has been my saving grace (no pun intended) and it’s one of the most important tools that I have used …

Boston Weekend Guide: Fun Things to Do in Boston

Only a few hours away from many popular cities along the East Coast, Boston is an easy weekend getaway for those looking to explore historical trails and colonial architecture, or those who want to cheer on their favorite sports teams …

Bitemojo Food Tour in Barcelona

Unlike pricey cooking classes and guided food tours, Bitemojo offers an affordable way to explore Barcelona’s delicious food scene. At a fraction of the price of group food tours, touring with Bitemojo felt like an old friend took us by …

Millennial homeowners: Tips for buying your first home in you twenties.

Do you know how much you’re paying in interest on your mortgage every day, month or year? Interest has always been one of my biggest motivators for getting out of debt because it’s what you pay on top of what …

How much does a trip to Dublin cost?

If you’re planning a trip to Dublin and you’re unsure of how much to budget, you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Thought Card, a blog and podcast empowering you to make informed financial decisions so that you can …

The best holiday gifts for travelers on any budget.

The holidays are right around the corner and nothing shows that you care like a thoughtful gift. But what sort of holiday gifts do travelers love? Travelers want practical holiday gifts that make their lives easier and more comfortable, gifts …

How to find the best cruise deals around the world.

A few years ago, while enjoying the city views from the terrace of Miradouro de Santa Luzia in Lisbon, I noticed large cruise ships docked at the Lisbon cruise port. This made me think about my own previous cruise …