VIP Club: Best Week Ever Edition



Good morning, Club Thrifty enthusiasts!  Not only is it Friday, but I have some awesome news to share with each and everyone one of you.  Are you sitting down?  Wait for it……

On Wednesday, we found out that we won the ebay Frugal Blog Award in the family category!  I’m sure you’re all wondering what exactly this means.  And the truth is, so am I.  From what I can tell, I’ve just won a whole lot of bragging rights, fame, and glory for all time.  I’m also the proud owner of this swank little badge to display on my blog until forevah.  Isn’t she beautiful???



[Read more…]

The VIP Club Roundup – Sorority Meltdown Edition

VIP Club - Sorority Meltdown EditionWhat’s up, party people? Welcome back to the VIP Club Roundup!

First, we wanted to apologize to anyone who tried to comment yesterday and couldn’t.  We were having issues with one of our plugins and comments were getting thrown out left and right.  We think that we have the issue fixed now.  If you want to check out yesterday’s post, you can check it out here. Here are the rest of our posts from the week, in case you missed those as well:

Club Thrifty Updates

So, what’s been going on at Club Thrifty?  We’re glad you asked. [Read more…]

I Just Wrote a Check for $8,700

Yep, you read that right. I just wrote a check for $8,700….and it hurt….a little.  Luckily, it wasn’t for a used Ford Focus or a set of breast implants.  The check I wrote was toward our mortgage, and I think it is the biggest payment we have ever made.  We usually can’t pay anywhere near $8,700. However, this month was special.  We finally took a big chunk of our online income out of the bank and did something with it.  It felt weird and exciting all at the same time!


We also set up an awesome mortgage spreadsheet to track our progress to the penny (and to make sure that the mortgage company isn’t messing up any of our prepayments).




BAM! How do you like them apples? [Read more…]

I Actually Suck (and My Blogging Tips): A Confessional


I Actually Suck (and My Blogging Tips)Hey…..psssttt… over there.  I have a confession to make.  I want you to know that I’m barely computer literate.  Shhhh…..What’s worse? I only pretend to know what people are doing on Twitter, and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing on Google +.   Not only that, but I actually send some of my blog posts to my mom so she can check the punctuation.  My mother has some amazing grammar skillz and is good at pointing out when I am violating any rules.  Thanks, mom!  She also sews buttons back on all my clothes….but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post altogether.


Anyways, back to the point of this post.  It’s that I suck at this stuff.  So you’re probably wondering how I am managing to write a successful blog and make money doing it.  And you’re probably wondering how I got hired to write for a bigger blog like Get Rich Slowly.  Truthfully, sometimes I even wonder the same thing myself.  On the other hand, I don’t think it’s rocket science or some secret formula.  The answer is simple.  I’ve been successful because I keep trying.  I never give up


When we first started our blog, the only person that read it was my mom…..and she LOVED it.  She thought it was amazing.  Or at least she said she did.  Anyway, that gave me hope that more people might read it one day. And now that they do, I thought I should share a handful of things that I’ve learned since I started. [Read more…]

VIP Club Roundup – 18th Edition


VIP Club RoundupYo, VIP! Let’s kick it!


What up party peeps? The VIP Club Roundup is back! We are thrilled to be back in full force after an awesome vacation to the Dominican Republic…or as some of our friends from The Great White North like to call it Punta Canada. We had a super busy week, trying to play catch up and all. However, I did manage to get our taxes done. Yay for that being over with, and we even got a little refund! Between all of that, we even managed to get a few blog posts in this week. Here they are, just in case you missed them:



But, enough about us! Let’s get to some of those fancy search terms! [Read more…]

The VIP Club Roundup – 16th Edition


The VIP Club Roundup


Hello folks and welcome back to Club Thrifty’s VIP Club Roundup! To begin, we’d love for you to subscribe to our blog! Also, there is still time to participate in the $1,000 giveaway that we are co-hosting! To enter, click on the previous link and then like us on Facebook. You can also check us out on Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest!


In case you missed them, here are our splendid recent articles: