The Thought Card
The Thought Card
Danielle Desir
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
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. Now is a great time to build your travel hacking expertise and beef up your points and miles portfolio. In this episode, we discuss how to earn points and miles without traveling.
Dec 15, 2021
18 min
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, 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. 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.
Dec 1, 2021
36 min
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. 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.
Nov 17, 2021
33 min
Planning Your First Solo Backpacking Trip and Best Places For Solo Female Travel With Gemma Thompson
In 2002, Gemma Thompson 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. Gemma 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.
Nov 3, 2021
41 min
[MWB Series Finale] How We're Building Wealth One Year Later in 2021
It's hard to believe that Acquania and I started Millennial Wealth Builders one year ago in 2020. Over the last year, we've had the pleasure of documenting the journeys of twelve Women of Color, including ourselves. Their stories touched us and inspired us to dream bigger and pursue our audacious goals. Acquania and I close out the series by sharing how we are building wealth one year later, at the end of 2021.
Oct 31, 2021
13 min
Visit Over the Charles Rooftop Bar For Dreamy Views of Boston's Skyline
During a recent trip to Boston, Massachusetts, I discovered one of Boston's best-kept secrets, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the Boston skyline. In this episode, I recap my experience staying at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge and visiting Over the Charles Rooftop Bar for the first time. I also sat down with Jack's Abby Craft Lagers to learn more about their family-owned craft brewery specializing in lagers.
Oct 21, 2021
17 min
How Dtravel is Innovating the Home-Sharing Economy With Luke Kim
Dtravel is a community-governed home-sharing platform where you can find and book accommodations. Compared to other home-sharing platforms, guests can expect lower fees, and hosts pay zero percent fees. Dtravel accepts a wide variety of payment options, including cryptocurrency.  In this episode, learn what makes Dtravel unique and how to get involved as either a guest or host.
Oct 20, 2021
30 min
[MWB Series] How Jannese Torres-Rodriguez Created A Six-Figure Blog
In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Jannese Torres-Rodriguez shares her journey from side hustler to entrepreneur and how she makes multiple six-figures from her food blog and business. Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is a nationally-acclaimed Latina money educator, writer, business coach, and host of Yo Quiero Dinero Podcast. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites.
Oct 14, 2021
19 min
From Army To Digital Nomad: How Being in the Army Made Vicky Sosa A Better Traveler
Vicky Sosa is a Florida-based blogger traveling around the world with her stuffed monkey Buddy. Stationed in Europe for three years with the Army, Vicky visited many countries including Spain, England, Norway, and Luxembourg. Years later, tired of the 9-5 lifestyle, she then sold all of her stuff and started traveling full-time through house sitting.  In this episode, Vicky Sosa shares how being in the army made her a better traveler and prepared her for a location-independent lifestyle.
Oct 6, 2021
38 min
5 Reasons To Visit Rochester, New York
When most people think of New York state, they think of New York City. While New York City is iconic, I want us to broaden our horizon and consider the many other cities and regions that make up The Empire State. In this episode, we explore Rochester, New York. I'll share some fun historical facts and five reasons why you should visit Rochester, NY.
Oct 5, 2021
29 min
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