The VIP Club Roundup – 14th Edition


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*Tap tap tap* Is this thing still on? Are we still here? If we are, it appears that we have avoided the apocalyptic predictions of the Mayans. Of course, the day is not over so it could all go to hell at any second. But, for now I guess we are safe. So, “Happy Not the End of the World Day!” You know that means? It is also “Happy First Day of Winter Day!” To be honest, I’m not completely sure that we lucked out on that one.


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After you’ve done that, sit back and get ready to be wowed! You know we like to bring the awesome sauce up in this joint, so prepare to have your socks rocked off!


Sandy HookAll kidding aside, we are participating in the national moment of silence today for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy which took place one week ago. Being parents of two young children, we have been both deeply saddened and disturbed by this senseless act of violence against these innocent children and the adult heroes who attempted to protect them. It is with heavy hearts that we observe this moment of silence between 9:30 and 9:35 A.M. E.S.T. Please join us as our website will go “dark” for these 5 minutes in honor of those who lost their lives. For more information, you can go to



Now, on with the show…

Here is a listing of our swank posts from this week:




Search Terms

Here are some of the interesting search terms that brought people to our website this week!


  • people being stupid
  • why save for retirement if you are just going to die – I hope you weren’t counting on the Mayan prophecies or you may have a problem
  • einladung 40 vip – OK?
  • rich as a lannister - You know I always love that one!
  • emails from craigslist just the title of my ad nothing else
  • cheap ass stuff for christmas
  • do i suck at work or is my job toxic – Possibly both?
  • pretty nice young sisters ass for christmas – Ummmm…I told you to quit contacting us. Holly’s ass is not for sale!



What is Holly Obsessed With This Week?

This week, Holly is obsessed with living. She really hopes that you are reading this right now and that all of the Mayan predictions aren’t true. She’d be totally bummed if she missed out on the sweet vacations she has planned. Just to make you jealous, here is a photo of where we are going. Read it and weep…or something…


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Top Posts of the Week

Here are some of our favorite posts from the week:




Whew! I know there are others out there that I forgot to write down. If I missed you, I’ll try to get you back next week!



Thanks to everybody for all of their awesome support! If you’ve made it through this far, you deserve something nice. How about heading over to our VIP Club page and picking up your button? Will that work?

Thanks again, and we hope you have a great week!!!

About Greg

Greg Johnson is a proud husband, father, and debt crusader who is in the process of becoming debt free. He is the co-founder of the personal finance website Club Thrifty, where he brings the awesome sauce each and every day.


  1. Glad we’re all still alive so far =) Thanks for including our musings!
    Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies recently posted..Why We Can’t Itemize TaxesMy Profile

  2. Thanks so much for including my post.! Where is the vacation spot in the picture? It looks very relaxing.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..MPB – Pool Room Posts #9My Profile

  3. OMG!!!!!
    I’m alive this morning, and thankfully around to give y’all props for including me in this week’s round up! Cheers, and if we don’t talk before than…well Merry Xmas!!
    Eddie recently posted..Employers Are Failing to Train Newly Hired EmployeesMy Profile

  4. Thanks so much for the mention guys! I have to admit, that picture does look quite nice, especially with 6 inches of snow on the ground here.
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, the Clark W. Griswold EditionMy Profile

  5. Sweet toes.

    For my enjoyment I hope someone took the “end of the world” thing too far again. I love it when people sell everything and go off the deep end about this stuff. It’s sad for them, but provides minutes of entertainment for us….and isn’t that what life’s all about?
    AverageJoe recently posted..Year End Business Tax Planning – Stop Uncle Sam From Eating Your LunchMy Profile

  6. I wonder what people are going to blame for all the apocalyptic nonsense not coming true… Well, I’m sure someone will think of another scary story for 2013.

    Thanks for including Grayson’s post here!

    “cheap ass stuff for christmas” – because we all want that :)
    Veronica @ Pelican on Money recently posted..The Best of Pelican on Money 2012My Profile

  7. Thanks for the mentions, especially about my interview with Veronica. I really appreciate it. I know you will enjoy wherever that tropical paradise is. Enjoy!
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/21/2012My Profile

  8. Thanks for including me in this week round up. I’m glad the world didn’t end today but I did wake up to a couple inches of snow and 40 mph winds.

  9. Hope you guys have a great weekend as well!
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Enjoy the Holidays without Breaking the BankMy Profile

  10. Woo hoo still here! Glad we didn’t open presents last night. Thanks for mentioning me.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..My Best Financial Tip: Stop Being AfraidMy Profile

  11. Looks like some great posts! I will put them on my list to read this weekend.
    Deacon recently posted..Thirty Things I Learned Before 30My Profile

  12. Thanks for inclusion, I am in good company. Every ten years there is some prediction that is unexplainable that the world will end. I suspect a different motivation, 15 minutes of fame!
    krantcents recently posted..Plan the End!My Profile

  13. Thanks for the mention mate. The holiday photo looks nice.. vibrant and fun-filled unlike the drab, boring days we see here.. ba humbug.. haha! Happy Holidays Mate to the both of you! Mr.CBB
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Budget-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas For The HomeMy Profile

  14. I’d love a tropical vacation right now! Ahhh…have a great weekend!
    Budget and the Beach recently posted..Link Love-Happy End of the World Day!?My Profile

  15. Joanna @ Our Freaking Budget says:

    Yes, that beachy picture did make me jealous! That looks pretty darn perfect right now… although, I’m pretty sure no one would want to see my pregnant self in a swimsuit, so it’s probably for the best ;)

    You guys have fun!
    Joanna @ Our Freaking Budget recently posted..Our One Year Debt-iversary!My Profile

  16. Thanks for the mention — also, just curious, polling the audience, when they write “for all you singles out there,” who is actually in that demographic? Anyone?
    Kathleen, Frugal Portland recently posted..Check me out at Consumerism Commentary!My Profile

  17. Those search terms crack me up! That last one is just ridiculous, what post are they clinking through to? Happy Friday!
    Kyle | recently posted..Weekend Reading: Our Elf Dropped a Deuce EditionMy Profile

  18. Ha interesting search words! I’ve heard of so many people who spent their life savings because they thought the world was going to end yesterday. WOW!
    Michelle recently posted..St. Thomas Pictures & oh yeah I’m ENGAGED!My Profile

  19. I’m happy to be alive! That search on “why save for retirement if you are just going to die” really cracked me up. That’s a good question.

    What place was that photo taken because it looks wonderful!
    Felix Lee recently posted..5 Benefits of Early RetirementMy Profile

  20. Glad we are all alive. To soon to not be anymore. Thanks for doing a moment of silence for the kids. I still can’t get over it. It makes me so sick.

    Hope you have a great holidays with the family.
    Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter recently posted..Staycations Are For Suckers!My Profile

  21. Awesome that you guys participated in that moment of silence! It’s such a tragic thing that happened, the nation mourns with the people of Connecticut.
    Nurse Frugal recently posted..Your Frugal Trip to NapaMy Profile

  22. Thankfully, we survived the “end of the world”. Congratulations to all of us! Have a happy holidays!
    Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey recently posted..Using A Debt Consolidation Plan To Pay Off DebtMy Profile


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