The VIP Club – Weekly Roundup 6th Edition


Welcome back to The VIP Club, our weekly roundup of all things awesome in the personal finance blogosphere.


The VIP Club


A few months ago, Holly and I got the harebrained idea and started this personal finance blog. We started it for two reasons: 1) We felt like we had something that we could add to the conversation and 2) We wanted a way to help keep ourselves accountable for our financial actions. Well, over the past few months, our blog has grown faster than we could have ever imagined thanks to all of the people who have helped us along the way. In order to say thanks to our blogging friends who have really helped us get our site off the ground, we eventually developed the VIP Club.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thinking a lot about the VIP Club and how we felt like it needed to evolve into something a bit different. What that was, we didn’t really know. It occurred to us that we didn’t want being a financial VIP to just mean that we were building links with other bloggers. While that is certainly important on the blogging side of things, we wanted the VIP Club to line up more with the goals of this website. We wanted it to be more inclusive. How we were going to get there, we still didn’t know.

So, after a few weeks of thinking, planning, and discussing we are proud to announce the new and improved Club Thrifty VIP Club. It is open to all, readers and bloggers alike, complete with its own newly designed website badge. If you want to learn more about how to become an official member of our new VIP Club, please click on the provided links to visit our new page. Once you’ve signed up and posted the badge, please comment on the page so that we can add your website or name to the list of official VIP Club members.

Blogger friends, don’t fear. We will still be doing our VIP Club Roundups, although we are debating some changes to the day and frequency of those posts.



Thanks again to everybody for the awesome support! We really do appreciate it! Please drop by our VIP Club page, post the badge, and become a member today!


  1. says

    I also am re-evaluating my weekend reading post on Saturday. It probably comes off as too much link-building and I think I can find more creative ways to integrate links – maybe linking within articles I write? I’m not sure, but there definitely is a time and a place for building links and a time and a place for moving on.

    • says

      I think we are also thinking about doing more links within articles. However, we are going to continue the roundups for at least a while longer. If nothing else, just to say thank you for all of the support.

      Thanks again DC! Hope you’ll join the club as well:)

    • says

      Thanks Michelle! We appreciate your support. For those who don’t know (and are bothering to read the comments section) Making Sense of Cents was one of the first blogs to link to our site. Thank you again Michelle…and we hope you’ll join our new club;)

  2. says

    Great idea Greg and congratulations on growing so fast. I’ve been thinking about my Friday Links as well and cutting them back to the posts I feel relevant to the week and bloggers that are active with my blog and Twitter as they seem to recognize the efforts more than others at CBB… Cheers Mr.CBB (thanks for the mention)

    • says

      Arrrgh! Thanks for pointing that out. I will fix it right now! Sorry:( I try to catch everybody but the pingback must have slipped through. My bad…and thank you very much for the mention!!!!

      Oh, and don’t forget to become a VIP Club member now;)

    • says

      Thanks Jason! I had been thinking about trying one for a while, then got an email from Jeremy at Modest Money who also suggested it…so, that made me think it might actually work. We’ll see if it does.

      BTW – A VIP Club badge would look super awesome at Work Save Live;)

  3. says

    I like it. I agree, weekly round ups are most least read and commented posts. I’m going to switch it up in the future, but I don’t mind it too much at this point.

    Also, I really like your “badge of accountability!” At least, that’s what I call it 😉

  4. says

    Greg, Holly you had some really great conversations going this week with the beautiful writing. You never seem to run out of creative ideas for your topics and that’s something I need to learn still. Have a wonderful weekend!

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