EP 25: Balancing Affordable Travel with a Job with Danielle Desir

Ever wondered how you can make travel a reality, while managing a full-time job, paying off student loans, saving for a house, and investing in your future?

We’re excited to share with you many nuggets on how to make this work from someone who has done all the above and continues to do so.

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Show Notes: About Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir from the Thought Card, an Award winning affordable travel finance blog and podcast. She has also authored two books on finances and travel: Traveling With A Full-Time Job, and Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers

Danielle teachers others how to afford making travel a financial priority in their lives so they can afford more, pay of debt and build wealth and travel more.

How can Danielle provide such valuable advice to empower travelers to feel confident in their ability to accomplish both their travel and personal finance goals?

Well, she paid of $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to over 27 countries WHILE climbing the corporate ladder.

We discuss:

  • What inspired Danielle to travel, and what her travel style is and how it inspired her to start her blog.
  • How can she afford to over 27 countries and 4 continents while paying off school loans, saving for a house and working full time.
  • Danielle’s overriding philosophy on how you can live abundantly while still managing a job, and the day to day life, and without being “rich” and how people get it wrong.
  • Top tips for saving, prioritizing travel, and living abundantly
  • How to build wealth at the same time without losing your freedom and desires.
  • The importance and power of a positive money mindset
  • What kind of destinations/ experiences should people be seeking if they do want to build the wealth and the travel
  • Top tips for planning travel and finding great deals.
  • The top blowing the budget dangers to be aware of when on your trip.
  • Purpose behind her books and how they can help people afford travel and make it work with a full time job.



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