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 finance podcast empowering financially savvy travelers to make more informed financial decisions. On the show, I focus the conversation on three key pillars – affording travel, paying off debt and building wealth.
Although I launched my show in September 2018, I was inspired to start a podcast after listening to The Money Nerds Podcast by Whitney Hansen. However, paralyzed by the fear of technology (this is a real thing) and not having a cohost, I sat on the idea for two years. Now, The Thought Card Podcast is frequently quoted as one of the top travel podcasts to listen to. Wow, what an honor!
But none of this would have been possible without your support. Thank you for subscribing to the show on your favorite podcast player (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher etc). I appreciate you listening every week and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you for sharing episodes with your friends and tagging me on social media. I love hearing from you.
Getting to over 27,000 downloads in 13 months would not have been possible without you. Ah, thank you so much! Before I start getting emotional, here are the top five most downloaded episodes of The Thought Card Podcast.
5 Episodes You Should Listen To Right Now
1. Trade Stocks Full-Time and Travel with Teri Ijeoma
After realizing that life is too short, Teri Ijeoma quit her stressful job as an assistant principal to travel and trade stocks full-time. As a stocks and options trader, she teaches people how to become knowledgeable investors. If you want to learn how to make an average of $1,000 a day as a day trader, Teri can show you how in her signature course Trade and Travel.
In this episode, we chat about the fundamentals of investing and how to open a brokerage account. She also shares ways to talk to your boss about pursuing professional development opportunities. Press play to listen to this episode and read about Teri Ijeoma.
2. Passive Income with Denis O’Brien from Chain of Wealth
Denis O’Brien is the host of Chain of Wealth, a podcast where him and his wife Katie, talk to regular people about money. In this episode, we chat about the difference between side hustles and passive income, creative ways he’s earned passive income, and why you should consider pursuing multiple income streams.
3. Affording Luxury Travel with Nadeen White
Do you enjoy luxurious travel experiences but want to stay within your budget? In this episode, I chat with Nadeen White, an award-winning travel and lifestyle blogger, Amazon bestselling author and Pediatrician. She’s also one of my favorite savvy travelers.
Here we cover the most common misconceptions about luxury travel, how you can make it more affordable and tips for finding the best food and wine experiences.
Press play to listen to this episode and let me know your thoughts.
After this episode, I went on my first food tour in Portland, Maine. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Joining food tours is now something I can look forward to when traveling.
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4. Why You Need a Travel Fund Right Now
It brings me great joy to see that one of my most downloaded podcast episodes is actually the second episode I recorded. Having a travel fund is one of the easiest things you can do today if you want to make travel a financial priority. In this episode, I detail why it’s important and how to set one up. If you enjoy this episode you’ll love my new book Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers.
5. How to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success by Setting Goals
Last but certainly not least, goal setting is critical to achieving financial freedom. To start the new year, I shared six important things to consider when setting financial goals including creating an emotional connection and celebrating milestones. For even more tips and my step-by-step goal setting process, sign up for my 1-hour financial workshop.
Want to listen to more episodes, browse through the entire playlist.
What you would you like for me to cover on the show next? Who would you like to see interviewed? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment or email me your ideas at thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.
Danielle Desir is a financially savvy traveler, 5x author, and podcaster. She paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from living life on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast here.