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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 and location independence. Also, hear inspiring stories from other financially savvy travelers traveling the world and crushing their financial goals. Starting November 20 ...
 
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Sarah Wilson is an enthusiastic travel agent who specializes in private travel and guided group tours. Sarah believes that travel is about experiencing the world and all that it has to offer. She doesn't only want to help you plan a vacation, but create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Private options include private jets, private homes and villas, …
 
Julia Menez is a travel hacking coach, speaker, and host of Geobreeze Travel Podcast, a travel hacking podcast. After traveling to more than 30 countries before the age of 30 and saving thousands of dollars each year by travel hacking, Julia distills the strategies from top travel hackers around the world on her show. She also prepares personalized…
 
Have you ever wondered how flight and hotel pricing works? Or why does flight pricing change so often? In this episode, Expedia’s Director of Revenue Optimization, Amy Cisneroz, shares what you need to know about pricing trends and how to get the best deal on your next trip. I’m so excited to share that Expedia is officially sponsoring The Thought …
 
After creating two venture-backed startups and working in high-tech, Jay wanted a more indie balance to life. He started by automating his finances and planned to leave his golden handcuffs behind. That's when he discovered FI/RE and he has been actively involved in the community, building tools ever since. In this episode, Jay shares the important…
 
After saving for months, you are finally ready to set sail and go on that well deserved vacation. Hooray! However, if you're not careful, you can end up mismanaging your money and going over budget. Speaking from experience, this has happened to me on several occasions. In this episode, I share how to manage your money while traveling abroad and do…
 
Recorded live at Bad Martha Brewery in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, join Kyle and me as we share details about our first time visiting Bad Martha Brewery in Falmouth. If you're looking for a Cape Cod brewery with friendly staff, refreshing craft beer, great music, and delicious deep-dish pizza, then this is the place for you. For more podcast episodes …
 
Born in Cote d'Ivoire (a country in West Africa), to a Senegalese diplomat father, and West Indian lawyer mother, Meryanne Loum-Martin spent her early childhood in Ghana, London, and Moscow, before settling in Paris for a career in law. Then one day she decided she wanted to relocate and become a hotel owner in Marrakech, Morocco. Marianne owns and…
 
I just launched a secret podcast called The Thought Card Club for those who love the show and want to access extended interviews, audiobooks, workshops, and bonus podcast episodes not shared on the public feed. As a member of The Thought Card Club, you'll get access to a private podcast feed that streams on your favorite podcast players like Apple …
 
Want to retire early but don't want to totally deprive yourself along the way? It's possible to take a balanced approach to a financial independence. Meet Jessica (Mrs. Fioneer), the co-founder of The Fioneers, a financial independence blog focused on the intersection between financial independence and lifestyle design. In this episode, Jessica sha…
 
A software engineer by day, Daniella Flores is a serial side hustler, entrepreneur, and the creator of the award-winning side hustle blog iliketodabble.com where she shares ways to side hustle online without leaving your home. When she isn’t globetrotting, you can find her playing with her 7+ animals, hustling, and working towards financial indepen…
 
Shivani Berry is the CEO and Founder of Ascend, a 6-week leadership development program for women. As a career coach, she helps women feel more confident and become better leaders. In this episode, Shivani shares how to advance in your career, develop soft skills, and tips for starting a business. If you've been inspired by our work, please conside…
 
Debbie Arcangeles is the host of The Offbeat Life, a podcast where she interviews travelers who ditched their 9 to 5 to become location independent. Debbie is also the founder of Howtocreateapodcast.com, a podcast consulting agency where she helps online bosses gain authority and income through podcasting. Prior to starting her location independent…
 
Actor Ryan Carnes is a tv and film veteran best known for his roles as Lucas Jones on General Hospital and Justin on Desperate Housewives. Ryan shares about the charities he supports, This is About Humanity, Operation Underground Rescue, and the Change Foundation, and what simple actions we can all take in the name of unity. 🎧 SUBSCRIBE to the Holl…
 
Finding cheap flights is one way to travel more for less (and it’s a personal favorite). So how do I find the best airfare deals around? Introducing Thrifty Traveler Premium a flight deal notification service. Today I’m thrilled that Jared Kamrowski, the founder, and CEO of Thrifty Traveler has joined me to share how to find the best flight deals a…
 
Master Sri Akarshana, formerly known as the Yogi with a Lamborghini, Eric Ho, rose from troubled beginnings to self-made success. With the knowledge to manifest anything, he undertook a Himalayan journey of deep enlightenment that transformed his life and mission forever. Once a spiritual gangster, he emerged a spiritual master and today leads a fo…
 
Sophal Pettit was a young child when the Pol Pot Revolution happened in Cambodia. Sophal and her family are survivors of a time called The Killing Fields of Cambodia. They came to the United States with nothing but their lives. In this episode of Millennial Wealth Builders, Sophal Pettit shares her story of surviving a coup and how she improved her…
 
Welcome back financially savvy travelers! It feels good to be back with new episodes every other Thursday for Season 6 of The Thought Card Podcast. This episode is pretty special because I realized that although I've been podcasting for almost three years now, I haven't shared my story. How did I become a financially savvy traveler? Good question. …
 
Actor Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Hawaii Five-0, and Iron Chef America is a world champion martial artist who once had ambitions of becoming a monk. He reveals why he chose acting as a noble career, the key life lesson his father taught him, and the values that define his personal brand. Mark's latest big-screen role is as the lead villain, Zero,…
 
Chef Rush starts every morning by doing 2,222 pushups and consumes 10,000 calories per day. He thrives on staying productive, expanding positivity, charity work, and role-modeling what it means to be a leader. ▶︎ WATCH the full Chef Andre Rush interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube. Chef Rush is renowned as one of the top chefs in th…
 
This is the final episode of the author series - thank you for tuning in and I encourage you to go back and listen to previous episodes. As promised, I'll be back with new episodes of The Thought Card Podcast starting April 4th. In this episode, I share how my editor has helped me grow as an author and why indie authors should consider hiring edito…
 
Rejection comes in so many shapes and sizes for indie authors — maybe you get a bad review, your book sales are low or you are not feeling confident about your work. In this episode, I share ways I've gotten rejected and how I pushed past those difficult moments. Want to write a non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program w…
 
On Day 5 of the Author Series, I share some of my favorite ideas for promoting books. Want to be a guest on more podcasts? Check out my masterclass, Nail Your Podcast Guest Pitch Email. Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. Enroll by Friday, March 5th before doors close…
 
Actor Gilles Marini of Sex and the City and Dancing with the Stars joins me to talk about life as a young man in France, his role as a special forces soldier, modeling, acting, raising his children, and the need for education to affect change. ▶︎ WATCH the full Gilles Marini interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube. A former French Arm…
 
On Day 4 of the Author Series, I detail why you should recruit beta readers and how to find potential readers who would be willing to offer feedback and promote your book. Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021. This cohort is limited to 12 writers -- reserve your spot he…
 
Minda Harts is the award-winning and best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat, a career development book for women of color in the workplace. She is also the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color, and an Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner. In this episode of Millennial Wealth …
 
On Day 3 of the Author Series, I detail how to outline your book and why it's so important. Here's a quick tip, use your outline as a guide but also transform it into your table of contents! Want to write your non-fiction book this year? Join my 6-week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021 -- reserve your spot here: https://daniell…
 
Before you start writing your next book, set writing expectations that will help you cross the finish line. On Day 2 of the Author Series, I detail how to find the right time to write and how to identify your metrics of success. Join my 6-Week Writing Intensive Program which starts April 4th, 2021: https://danielledesir.com/intensive Follow Daniell…
 
Mike Chat, a 7-time World Forms and Weapons Champion, shares how the same steps and attitude it takes to be an action hero, world champion, coach, and role model are those that can be used to achieve your biggest dreams. ▶︎ WATCH the full Mike Chat interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube. After making a name for himself in martial art…
 
Actor Dante Basco is a 30+ year Filipino Asian-American Hollywood veteran, best known as RUFIO, the leader of the Lost Boys, in Stephen Spielberg’s “HOOK” where he was featured alongside Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, and Dustin Hoffman. Dante shares his perspective on the business of acting, competing, recognizing greatness, staying creative, and …
 
Thought Leaders Master Sri Akarshana, Annie Bardonski, Preston Smiles, and Marisa Peer offer timeless advice for whenever you need a reset and fresh perspectives for your life. ▶︎ WATCH the full How to Create Your Best Year Ever interview on Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube. What if this year you could create your best year ever? Well, ther…
 
Actor Matt Lanter of 90210, Timeless, Pitch Perfect 3, and Jupiter’s Legacy, talks about how he broke into Hollywood, staying sharp, podcasting with his wife, YouTuber Angela Lanter, and much more. ▶︎ WATCH the full Matt Lanter interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube. You know Matt as Liam Court in 90210, Wyatt Logan in Timeless, the …
 
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 …
 
Eric the Trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert and Host of Celebrity Sweat, is a big name in Hollywood fitness, and we discover how his personality and perspective on life are even bigger than his biceps. ▶︎ WATCH the full Eric the Trainer interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube Famously known as "Eric the Trainer," Eric Fleishman went f…
 
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 passed away. Immediately, she became a homeless teen on a rocky path. Fortunately, her uncle inspired her to go to…
 
Steve D. Sims, the man who Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines call, "The Real-Life Wizard of Oz," and author of "Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen," talks about the finer points of his craft including some trade secrets not even revealed in his book. ▶︎ WATCH the full Steve Sims interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube Steve …
 
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. Thanks for listening! In the meanwhile listen to past episodes of the podcast - we have over 75 episodes includi…
 
Fighter Michelle Waterson, the UFC’s Karate Hottie, talks about why she competes so fiercely, the values she hopes to teach her daughter, how self-talk is key to a winning mindset, and how she gets into the zone with a single word. ▶︎ WATCH the full Michelle Waterson interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube Michelle is a veteran mixed …
 
Actor Neil Brown, Jr. of Seal Team CBS reveals the step-by-step process that transformed his career after struggling to get booked. ▶︎ WATCH the full Neil Brown, Jr. interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube Neil discovered that consistent action and aligning yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually can help focus you to achieve t…
 
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 …
 
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. Support the show (https://www.buyme…
 
Did you know that investing in real estate can create a new source of income for you and your family? But what if you have no money, can you still get started with real estate? 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. Get access to…
 
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. When she is not traveling the world with her family, you can find her teaching others how to earn and maximize travel reward…
 
With the release of every new book, I share an excerpt on the podcast. In this episode, I read excerpts from Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of Traveling With A Full-Time Job. Support the show: (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielledesir) In Chapter 2, we address the elephant in the room. We discuss the challenges many face trying to find the time to trave…
 
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. In this episode, Danielle Desir and Acquania Escarne share what sparked their interest in building wealth and their accomplishments to dat…
 
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…
 
Shazia Imam is a life coach who helps women unlock their deepest desires and power so they feel worthy, see their own gifts, and live their purpose. She is also the host of Feminine & Fulfilled, a podcast that features real and raw conversations with female powerhouses. Meant to inspire and spark your inner power, it serves as a weekly reminder tha…
 
Laura Gariepy is the founder of Every Day By The Lake, a written content creation company that serves busy business owners. Through her done-for-you program, she collaborates with her clients to create high-quality blog posts, newsletters, and website copy. In this episode, Laura Gariepy shares how she saved a year's worth of expenses, why she deci…
 
Can you travel the world with a 9 to 5 job? While I certainly think it’s possible, don’t take my word for it. To celebrate the release of my third book Traveling With A Full-Time Job, I’m sharing an audio clip from the bonus video which accompanies the book. In this episode, four avid travelers share tips for traveling with a full-time job, advice …
 
The way we travel has changed dramatically since the Coronavirus outbreak. In this bonus episode, Kyle and I candidly share how our travels have changed since the pandemic, how we plan to travel in the future, and things to consider if you decide to hit the road. In this episode we cover: How we're thinking about air travel during the pandemic. Ben…
 
While Kyle and I have written-off international travel for the rest of the year due to the pandemic, it hasn't stopped us from exploring our local area and planning a domestic getaway. In August 2020, we spent four days exploring the rural areas of Shaftsbury, Vermont. While we usually pick accommodations based on the destination we're visiting, we…
 
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