Niagara Falls Attraction: Fun things to do in Niagara Falls, USA

3 Ways To Experience Niagara Falls Up Close

Planning a trip to Niagara Falls? If you’re ready to get wet, grab your poncho and waterproof camera!
When to start weekend travel - how to plan a weekend trip.

When Should You Start Your Weekend Trip? Friday Evening or Saturday Morning?

Among weekenders, there is a debate going on...when is the right time to start a weekend trip? Some say Friday evening while others say Saturday morning. A few have even mentioned Thursday evening. In a poll I ran on Twitter (follow me @thethoughtcard)…
Setting Achievable Financial Goals

Practical Tips for Setting Financial Goals

Although many people set financial goals every year, most do not end up accomplishing them. Why is that? While many people get distracted throughout the year, I challenge you to take a good look at the goals you’re setting for yourself. Are…
The Point Hotel and Suites in Orlando Florida.

Point Hotel and Suites: Best Hotel in Orlando for Financially Savvy Travelers

Orlando, Florida is known for its theme parks, year-round warm weather, and fun nightlife. Home to over ten theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, plan a trip to Orlando and create lifelong memories with your significant…
Multiple Bank Accounts. Bear and Bull Market Trends Investors Should Know About

Understanding Market Trends: Bear and Bull Market

Updated May 2020: Although originally published in 2018, this article is sill relevant during the worldwide 2020 pandemic. A recent conversation with my friends prompted me to write this blog post. Many of us had seen dramatic dips in our investment…
Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville Virginia

Explore the Monticello Wine Trail in Virginia

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's bold dream to create vineyards near his home in Virginia, the Monticello Wine Trail consists of over 30 wineries that produce some of the highest-quality grapes and wines in the world. Only an hour away from Richmond,…
Best free things to do in Chicago when you're on a budget.

8 Free Things to Do in Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite weekend travel destinations. Only a two-hour flight from New York City, visit famous historical sights, attend live events, world-class theatrical shows and more. Also, since I've visited Chicago solo a few times,…
Top Episodes of The Thought Card Podcast.

My Top 5 Most Downloaded Podcast Episodes

As I approach 50 episodes of The Thought Card Podcast, I wanted to highlight some of the incredible guests I've had on the show and reflect on the episodes that many have enjoyed. The Thought Card Podcast is an affordable travel and personal…
House sitting in Ireland: How travelers can save money visiting Ireland.

How Brittnay Sharman Saved 5,000 € House Sitting in Dublin

Although hostels, Airbnb and Homestay are popular accommodations, have you considered house sitting when traveling? House sitting is gaining momentum and it's a service that benefits pet owners, homeowners, and travelers. When Brittnay and…
Tips for writing a book.

5 Steps to Writing Your First Book

In the last year, I've written two books and in April 2020 I plan to start writing my third. While it has taken me years to build up the confidence to write a book, it's now one of my favorite creative outlets and passive income sources. If…
Extra incomes ideas you can do from home.

5 Income Streams I Built From Home

While I talk a lot about ways to save money on my blog and podcast, I figured now would be a good time to talk about the creative ways I've managed to earn more as well. Wanting to grow my income came about as soon as I became a homeowner.…
How to find the best flight deals. Top websites for finding flight deals.

My Go-To Websites for Finding the Best Flight Deals

Are you tired of wasting time searching for inaccurate or overpriced flight deals? As a financially savvy traveler, I’m obsessed with travel deals but I know that not all "cheap flights" are worthy of your hard-earned money. That's why it’s…