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Author: Danielle Desir

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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, paying off debt and building wealth. Hear inspiring stories from financially savvy people from around the world who are traveling the world, crushing their financial goals and living life on their own terms.

To find out more visit www.podcast.thoughtcard.com.
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Should you go to Disney World or Universal? After visiting both Universal Studios Orlando and Disney World, in this episode, we compare our experiences at each theme park and share the pros and cons.   In this episode we cover:  The differences between Disney and Universal  The extra costs they don't tell you about in advance The must-see attractions at each park  The rides you should avoid and more   Connect with Me:  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 our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode37/
In this episode we share our experience riding the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the first time. From things to bring with you to make the wait more manageable to our first impressions of the ride, learn why this is one of our favorite rides at Disney despite the long wait time.   In this episode we cover: Why Avatar Flight of Passage was worth the two-hour wait.  How this ride is realistic and immersive.  The visually entertaining things to see while waiting on line.  Our favorite things about this ride.    For all the tips mentioned in this episode visit: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode36/
In this episode, I share an excerpt from my Iceland travel guide Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure. Follow along by reading pages 40 to 43. Tips include making the most out of happy hour specials in Reykjavík, why you should avoid using bottles of water (drink from the tap) and how visiting off-season can save you money in Iceland. Grab a copy of my travel guide on Amazon! 
Damien Peters is a personal finance nerd and former Facebook Product Manager who started Wealth Noir to help others build wealth and gain financial freedom. He actively invests in stocks and enjoys real estate investing. Damien quit his lucrative job in tech and currently lives in Valencia, Spain with his wife and 2-year-old son.   In this episode we cover:  What it means to build wealth and why it is important. Why Damien chose to move to Valencia, Spain with his family. The factors he considered when picking a location to move abroad including healthcare, cost of living, average temperature, political economy, and safety. How moving abroad has helped him build wealth. Recommended resources for those thinking about moving abroad and becoming an expat.   Resources Mentioned Wealthfront M1 Finance Betterment   Connect with Damien Peters  Website: https://www.wealthnoir.com/ Facebook: @wealthnoir Instagram: @wealthnoir Instagram (personal): therealmrpeters Twitter: @wealthnoir Pinterest: @wealthnoir   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard  Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers Get a copy of my new book Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure!   For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode34.
Welcome friends! I'm back with Season 2 of The Thought Card Podcast. For this upcoming season, we have some incredible guests lined up and I'll be detailing my travels as well as my money story. In this episode, I recap my summer and share what I've been up to during my four-month podcasting break. For all the highlights mentioned in this episode including my Iceland travel guide Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure visit https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode33.   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard Pinterest: @thethoughtcard  Join my Facebook group Financially Savvy Travelers
Travel blogger by day and Physician by night, Nadeen White is an award-winning travel and lifestyle blogger, and Amazon bestselling author. Her affordable luxury travel blog The Sophisticated Life focuses on affordable luxury travel, destination guides, culinary travel and wine. In this episode we chat about how to afford more luxurious travel experiences.   In this episode we cover:  The common misconceptions about luxury travel  How we can travel more luxuriously on a budget Tips for picking the best food experiences while traveling How Nadeen balances her career, blogging and traveling   Resources Mentioned:  Travel Guides To Your Favorite Travel Destinations by Nadeen White USA Wine Guides for Travelers by Nadeen White   Connect with Nadeen White  Website: https://thesophisticatedlife.com Facebook: @thesophisticatedlife Instagram: @thesophislife Twitter: @thesophislife   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard    For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode32/
Acquania Escarne is the founder and CEO of RRD Investments, a real estate investment company focused on leveraging the power of real estate to create generational wealth. In addition to handling the daily demands of running RRD Investments, Acquania recently launched The Purpose of Money, a website for women focused on building generational wealth for their families. In this episode we chat about how to get started investing in real estate and ways to think ahead and intentionally leave a legacy behind for your family.    In this episode we cover: How to get started investing in real estate  Buy and rent vs. flipping houses The mindset of a real estate investor Ways to intentionally leave a legacy behind for your loved ones   Connect with Acquania Escarne: Website: https://www.thepurposeofmoney.com Facebook: @rrdinvestments Instagram: @thepurposeofmoney Twitter: purpose_money   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard    For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode31/
In this episode, Cody Berman shares how you can optimize your finances and take advantage of travel hacking to travel inexpensively. He shares simple tips for signing up for your first travel rewards credit card, ways to earn and spend your points and miles, and the important things to watch out for while playing the credit card travel hacking game.   In this episode we cover:  The best starter credit cards for travel hacking beginners The Capital One Venture credit card benefits we love What happens when you don’t meet the minimum spend Some ways to help you meet the minimum spend Tips for getting the best redemptions when using points and miles     Connect with Cody Berman Website: https://flytofi.com Podcast: The FI Show Facebook: @flytofi Twitter: @flytofi Instagram: flytofi   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard    For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode30/    A special thanks to our sponsor Awesome Maps. Awesome Maps offers a wide variety of stylish and informative maps that inspire you to discover new places and create new memories around the world, from travel journal maps that you can take with you on the road to design pieces for your home. Use the promo code "THOUGHTCARD" to get 10% off your order.
It’s no secret that Iceland is one of my favorite travel destinations and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Iceland three times. In this episode, my best friend and I share our thoughts on visiting Iceland for the first time (Sosa) and third time (me). We also recap touring Iceland’s Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is one of the most popular routes in Southern Iceland. It has must-see attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park - where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are shifting apart and the roaring Gullfoss waterfall.   In this episode we cover: Iceland’s unpredictable weather Things to do in Iceland Benefits of going on bus tours in Iceland Things to see on the Golden Circle   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard    For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode29/     A special thanks to our sponsor Awesome Maps. Awesome Maps offers a wide variety of stylish and informative maps that inspire you to discover new places and create new memories around the world, from travel journal maps that you can take with you on the road to design pieces for your home. Use the promo code "THOUGHTCARD" to get 10% off your order.
Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island only 40 miles from Venezuela. Known for its colorful capital, voluptuous ChiChi souvenirs, blend of cultures and picturesque beaches, Curaçao is the perfect destination for those seeking culture, delicious food, and relaxation. In this episode, I recap my trip to Curaçao and share tips for planning an affordable Curaçao vacation.    In this episode we cover: Where to stay in Curaçao Languages spoken in Curaçao Things to do in Curaçao Ways to save money on your trip Tipping culture in Curaçao   Connect with Me:  Podcast Website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com Facebook: @thethoughtcard Instagram: @thethoughtcard Twitter: @thethoughtcard    For all of the resources mentioned in this episode visit our website: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/episode28/   A special thanks to our sponsor Awesome Maps. Awesome Maps offers a wide variety of stylish and informative maps that inspire you to discover new places and create new memories around the world, from travel journal maps that you can take with you on the road to design pieces for your home. Use the promo code "THOUGHTCARD" to get 10% off your order.
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