The Complete London Pass Review 2015

Is The London Pass worth it? We think so. Check out our complete London Pass review and learn how you can save money on sightseeing in London.Ah, London! The history. The majesty. The culture. I LOVE me some London!

Sure, I live to experience new places and adventures…but there is something about London that just keeps pulling me back. I could visit London a gajillion times, and I’d never get tired of being there – or run out of things to do and see. London is my favorite city in the world, and I just can’t get enough of it!

Though my love for London knows no ends, it isn’t exactly the cheap. In fact, it is downright expensive. Consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, a trip to the UK’s capital city can be a drain on your pocketbook. Prices on everything from food to lodging are going to run you more than you expect. Since all the prices are listed in British Pounds (obvi), costs can really sneak up on you fast if you used to seeing American dollars. Just thinking about it is enough to make this frugal traveler’s stomach a little queasy!

But, don’t let the prices scare you off. There are plenty of ways to see London that can fit within your budget. If you want to get the most bang for your sightseeing buck, your best bet is to purchase one of my favorite city passes of all: The London Pass. [Read more…]

8 (Surprisingly) Cheap and Beautiful Travel Destinations

Finding cheap exotic vacations has become easier than ever. But where do you start? Try these 8 beautiful travel destinations for your next trip!With so much information online, finding beautiful travel destinations that fit your budget has become easier than ever. The places you can go without breaking the bank may surprise you.

But where do you start? Sometimes the sheer number of cheap vacations available can be overwhelming. Instead of hitting the beach and letting go of your cares, you can spend hours stressing out about which cheap exotic vacation to choose.

Never fear! Club Thrifty is here to help. Without further ado, here are 8 cheap and beautiful travel destinations that for you to check off your bucket list without breaking the bank! [Read more…]

Top 3 Money Tips for Recent College Graduates

Graduating from college means big changes, and that includes how you handle your money. Here are 3 money tips to help you get you on your way!So, you’ve made it through college. Congratulations! Now what?

Graduating from college is an exciting and scary time. For most of your life, all you have known is the structured environment of the educational system. Get up, go to class, come home, study, go to sleep. You’ve likely never had to spend much time in the real world, working for a paycheck in order to pay your bills. Even if you had a part-time job, you probably still used some student loan money to help support your college lifestyle. Now that it is over, where do you go from here?

Transitioning from the college life can be hard, both emotionally and financially. Besides navigating the new social circles of the real world, you’ll also need to learn some new money skills that few academic institutions are willing to teach you. If you don’t learn them quickly, you could find yourself under mountains of debt in no time at all. Here are a few money tips to help you get your feet planted firmly on the right financial path. [Read more…]

Why My Emergency Fund is the Bombdiggity

A fully stocked emergency fund can be one of the best financial friends you have. Here's why I love my emergency fund and why you'll love yours too!Over the last several months, we’ve had to do a ton of repairs. And, I don’t just mean the twenty-dollar patch and paint kind of repairs. I mean the big stuff. The stuff that costs hundreds of dollars to fix. The stuff that you never really see or think about until it breaks and you need it. The stuff that makes me want to pull my freakin’ hair out because it costs so much money to fix.

Of course, I didn’t have to pull my hair out. Me and my pretty mane made it through these trying times (mostly) intact.

Yes, it is frustrating to spend money on repairs. It’s especially frustrating to put money back into a house when you know you aren’t going to see any return on those repairs. But even though I was a wee bit perturbed, I didn’t sweat it too much. “Why’s that?” you say. Because I gots myself an emergency fund! HOOOOOO!!! [Read more…]

8 Credit Card Myths: Busted!

There is a lot of misinformation floating around regarding credit cards. Join me as I use my mad skills to bust 8 common credit card myths. KEE-YI!When it comes to having credit cards, there’s a lot of malarkey and misinformation floating around. Peddled by well-meaning people who think they are looking out for your best interests, the lines of reality quickly get blurred. Their heart is definitely in the right place, and I’m not saying that they don’t have reason for concern. After all, the average American’s household credit card balance (for those carrying balances) is over $15,000. So clearly, there is a credit card debt issue in this country.

Still, credit cards tend to get a pretty tough rap. I would never want you to open a credit card if you’ve had credit addiction problems in the past, nor would I ever encourage you to pile up credit card debt. Frankly, consumer debt is a prison sentence and I want you to avoid it at all costs. Yet, using credit cards can be an advantageous financial pursuit when it is done properly. That’s why I’m slipping on my white jumpsuit, strapping on my proton pack, and heading out to bust these 8 common credit card myths! [Read more…]

3 Tools to Connect with Your Audience

The internet has given you more options than ever to connect with your audience. Here are 3 tools that you should be using to make an impact.One of the most important things for your business or blog is finding ways to connect with your  audience. After all, an audience that is engaged usually means more money in your pocket. Not only are your most engaged supporters more likely to buy from you, but they are also more likely to become your biggest cheerleaders.

Before the dawn of the internet, there were only a handful of ways that you could connect with and mobilize your supporters. Basically, there were just a few places from which everybody got their information (newspapers, television, phone books, etc.). These days, there are more ways to engage your audience than ever. On the flip side, your audience could be harder to find. The internet has made everything much more specialized than ever before. So, while cracking into your particular niche may be more difficult, penetrating the right areas could mean a lot more potential for increased sales. Here are three tools you should be using to connect with your audience. [Read more…]