The Thought Card
The Thought Card
Danielle Desir
The Thought Card is an affordable-travel and personal finance podcast empowering financially 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 and obtain financial freedom. 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 episode air on the first of the month. To find out more, visit
[MWB Series] Investing In Hotels Collectively with Epiq Collective
Less than 2% of hotel owners are People of Color and even fewer are women. Davonne Reaves and Jessica Myers are the youngest Black women to own a hotel property under a major chain. As the founders of Epiq Collective, they are on a mission to teach people how to become hotel owners. Epiq Collective helps investors collectively invest in commercial real estate opportunities.  In this episode, discover four ways to invest in hotels and why it's important to build several streams of income.
Jan 31
21 min
[MWB Series] How To Negotiate A Raise and Latina Equal Pay With Athena Valentine Lent
Athena Valentine Lent is fighting the good fight to bring financial education to people who look like her. Her family didn’t know much about money, budgeting, or bank accounts. Then when Athena was a freshman in high school, her mother died. Immediately, she became a homeless teen on a rocky path. Today, Athena’s work as a program manager for a nonprofit allows her to promote the importance of education, salary negotiations, and work-related opportunities for students all over the state of Arizona.
Jan 24
27 min
2020 Year End Review + New Episodes April 1st
As we wrap up 2020 and start a new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite highlights including getting married, writing new books, starting new income streams, and more. I will be back with new episodes starting Thursday, April 1st. In the meanwhile listen to past episodes of the podcast - we have over 75 episodes including Millennial Wealth Builders, the 12-part audio docuseries highlighting women of color building wealth.
Jan 12
22 min
How Black Travel Alliance Supports Black Travel Content Creators
Although Black travelers spend over $109 Billion on travel annually, we are grossly underrepresented in travel marketing. Black travel content creators are passed up for media and employment opportunities as well as paid campaigns. We are not paid equitably, and many travel brands neglect to market directly to us. Black Travel Alliance is changing that. In this episode, learn what inspired the formation of Black Travel Alliance and how they are supporting Black travel content creators worldwide.
Dec 27, 2020
20 min
Writing and Marketing Books During the Pandemic With Michelle Jackson and Gertrude Nonterah
How has the pandemic affected self-published authors? In this episode, we chat with Michelle Jackson and Gertrude Nonterah about the challenges they have face writing books during the pandemic. They candidly share how they have pivoted their focus and what motivates them to continue writing despite the obstacles. Check out the full show notes here:
Dec 2, 2020
45 min
[MWB Series] How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money Down With Sadhana Sabharwal
In this episode, Sadhana Sabharwal shares how she successfully put her boys through medical and business school by investing in real estate with no money down.  Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Women of Color are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  Catch new episodes of Millennial Wealth Builders on the first of the month!
Nov 30, 2020
17 min
Saving $110,000 In Travel Costs With Points and Miles with Lisette Austin
Lisette Austin a.k.a. Jet Set Lisette is an award-winning travel expert who has saved over $110,000 in travel costs. She's the host of The Globetrotter Lounge, a travel podcast that highlights creative ways women travel more. In this episode, Lisette shares how you can obtain financial freedom through points and miles, and how racking up millions of airline miles and hotel points has contributed to her traveling to over 26 countries and 157 cities.
Nov 18, 2020
30 min
Excerpts From My New Book Traveling With A Full-Time Job
In this episode, I read excerpts from Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of my newest release Traveling With A Full-Time Job. In Chapter 2, we address the elephant in the room. We discuss the challenges many face trying to find the time to travel with traditional nine-to-five jobs. And in Chapter 3, I encourage readers to address any limiting beliefs they may have so we can come up with effective solutions. Remember, time is your biggest asset. Now start treating it like one!
Nov 4, 2020
13 min
[MWB Series] Our Wealth Building Stories
Co-hosted by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne, Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) is a 12-part audio docuseries sharing how Millennial Wealth Builders are moving past obstacles and building real wealth in the 21st century.  In this episode, Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne share what sparked their interest in building wealth and their accomplishments to date.
Oct 31, 2020
22 min
Introducing Millennial Wealth Builders Series: A 12-Part Audio Docuseries
I'm excited to introduce a brand new series on The Thought Card Podcast! Millennial Wealth Builders (MWB) Series by Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne (the host of The Purpose of Money Podcast) is a 12-part audio docuseries highlighting practical strategies millennial women of color are using to build wealth. Our mission is to spark dialogues that will normalize wealth-building conversations amongst women of color. ⁣
Oct 29, 2020
48 sec
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