The VIP Club – Weekly Roundup 7th Edition


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Man, this week has been a busy one. Last weekend, my family came to visit us from out-of-state. Usually, my parents come alone. However, this time, my sister and her family came with as well. They have two awesome kids. So, we had 3 families and 4 kids under the age of 5 in our house for most of the weekend. Luckily, my sister’s family decided to stay in a hotel, so at least we all weren’t sleeping here. They were certainly welcome, but it probably would have been a little bit cramped.

The visit was a lot of fun, but it was also pretty exhausting. My sister and her husband left for home on Monday morning. I got up super early to bring them out to the airport. We had a great time with everybody and I was sad to see them go. However, it was really nice to have our house back to ourselves Monday night.

Of course, now that we are back on the market shopping for a house, I’ve got a lot of work to do to get our house ready to sell. Ugh. Along with doing a little painting, the next time I have a day off, I need to trim up our trees and bushes. I also need to do some trimming over at one of our rentals. Ah, the beauty of home ownership.

So…since I’m sure you don’t care one lick about my personal life, let’s get on with the post…


It is time again for the fabulous, the wonderous, the always stupendous VIP Club Weekly Roundup! In case you missed our stories this week, here they are:



Search Terms

As always, here are some of the search terms that led people to our site this week:


help me to feel better about not having money

large fancy houses

stop going to the mall can it save money (No, but stop spending at the mall can!)

we did good on the budget (Congrats!)

husband bought $800 pair of shoes

what your loved ones can do with the dough from a ira if you pass away (I don’t know…make bread?)


…and last but not least…

feel bad spent my money on crack



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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. You missed me :)
    Not sure my WordPress pingbacks are working properly… have a good weekend!
    Pauline recently posted..Friday recap, a blogoversary and a sold flat!!My Profile

  2. “husband bought $800 pair of shoes” Hilarious! Also very excited for you guys to buy a house and sell yours! I have been hooked on HGTV the past few months and love watching the buying and selling shows. Best of luck! p.s. we close today in 9 hours :0
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..We Bought a House!My Profile

  3. Sounds like you had a crazy week. On a side note, I’d like to see those $800 shoes! ;)
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, the BCS EditionMy Profile

  4. Amazing news on the GRS mention.. You guys deserve it – well done!
    Savvy Scot recently posted..Money Saving AppsMy Profile

  5. It is always great to see family, but when you’re busy like that it is so peaceful to get your house back. Have fun with the housing hunt (I know you will)!
    Jason @ WSL recently posted..Are You Fighting Over Money? Here Are the Top 3 Money Problems in MarriageMy Profile

  6. Another busy week for you I see. House hunting is an exhausting process so the next time we are looking I want to be well prepared if that is possible. Love the search terms and that’s why I add them to my post every Friday.. good times my mate. Cheers and have a great weekend. Mr.CBB
    Canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..Canadian Law: Jury Duty In Canada Can Take It’s Toll On Your BudgetMy Profile

  7. “help me to feel better about not having money”

    Because when you have no money, having high self esteem is the biggest priority.

    Have a great weekend!
    AverageJoe recently posted..Blog Post of the Fortnight! by Thirty Six MonthsMy Profile

  8. I hope I’d never know if my husband bought $800 shoes! Are they lined with gold? I guess you couldn’t afford those if you spend it on crack. Makes you wonder how that found your site. Have a good weekend.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..A Valedictorian’s Advice On How to Raise a Scholarship KidMy Profile

    • Buying $800 shoes is completely dumb unless they are made to last your entire lifetime. Even then, I still think it’s silly…..but it is still smarter than buying crack =)

  9. I love reading about people’s personal lives, gives me an idea of who the people are if I haven’t met them yet. Ooo, painting, I bet you can’t wait to do that! hehe. *ughh*

    “feel bad spent my money on crack” didn’t know crack addicts feel bad about spending money on crack, or is it that they’re feeling bad that the money is gone and now they’re out of crack? hahaha!
    Veronica @ Pelican on Money recently posted..LinkLuv Friday, Crimson SkiesMy Profile

    • I hate painting but it is so expensive to pay someone to paint! Why shell out thousands of dollars to have someone do something that I can do myself?

      Ugh- I still hate painting.

  10. I love having family over and I also love when they leave. It’s the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy them a ton while they are here, and then you get to enjoy just being at home with your immediate family once they leave.

    Also, not sure if it really counts, but I did mention you in my note on my “Monday Money Tip” post :)
    Jacob @ iheartbudgets recently posted..Budget Friday Submission 4My Profile

  11. Congrats on all of the mentions this week. It sure feels good to get your posts out there.
    Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter recently posted..5 Financial Mistakes Married Couples Should AvoidMy Profile

  12. Selling a home with small children around is tough! I try really hard to keep my house clean (ask Jeff…I really do!) and it still always has a mess somewhere because kids don’t understand how to put things away when they’re finished. You are brave! Oh, and I told you so! I could tell you had already made up your minds! : ) Good luck guys!!!
    Michelle recently posted..Save Money On Eye CareMy Profile

    • Thanks Michelle! It IS impossible to keep anything picked up with kids isn’t it? No matter how hard we try, there is a mess immediately after picking up.

  13. It’s fun to have a house full of people and it’s fun when they leave!
    Barbara Friedberg recently posted..HOW TO RENT AN APARTMENTMy Profile


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