The VIP Club Roundup – 13th Edition

The VIP Club Roundup


Hello everybody and welcome back to Club Thrifty’s VIP Club Roundup. Here we strive to bring you some of the best stories of the week from the personal finance blogosphere. We are going to keep this a bit shorter this week as I’m writing this post a little earlier than normal. We will be heading out-of-town, so we haven’t had a chance to include all of the articles we normally would. Also, if you’ve noticed us missing from your comments, we apologize. We’ve got a great guest post from Pauline at Reach Financial Independence scheduled for Monday, so please be sure to check that out. We will be back into the full swing of things on Tuesday. Also, don’t forget to check out our iPad3 giveaway!!! You know you want it!


To start things off, let’s take a look at our silly search terms from this week!


Search Terms

  • “paul dex” or “paul bica” -bighugelabs -flickriver -flickrhivemind -fiveprime -medvekoma -weebly -v.3bir -freethemesdownload -dinosaurpictures -thesoundchapel -webnode -mumbaihan — Huh?
  • is it ok to not make a lot of money — yes:)
  • xmas surprise in her ass by santa — Whoa!!! TMI!!!
  • i wish someone else would do the thinking — Me too…me too…
  • mouse taxidermy for sale
  • cheap ass xmas ideas – You’ve come to the right place!
  • huband [sic] makes excuses for not making more money
  • taxing people to pay for professional sports is bullshit — Agreed…for the most part.
  • cheap ass santa suits — I hope this wasn’t the same guy with the surprise…
  • my son was being an asshole last christmas — Sorry…


What is Holly Obsessed With This Week?

Here is a look at what Holly is obsessed with this week:

We LOVE Les Miserables! You know, that famous musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic work of literature. We are cautiously optimistic that the movie being released in a few weeks will live up to the stage show. I know, we are uber nerds.

This week, Holly is obsessively hoping and praying that they don’t ruin it. We know that Samantha Barks is going to rock the role of Eponine. Afterall, she rocked it on the London stage and was even chosen for the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert. However, we’re holding our breath that the other voices will be up to the task. Still, we are excited to see it. Here is a sneak peek below!




We were a little light on time this week, so we don’t have our regular “Top Posts of the Week.” However, thank you so much to everybody for the mentions and all of your support. Head on over to our VIP page and pick up your VIP Club Badge! Also, please feel free to subscribe to our blog or follow us at Twitter, Facebook, and Google+! We’ll see you next week!


  1. Pauline’s guest post for my site was awesome, I can’t wait to see what she writes for yours. Also, I do still plan on winning that ipad so you can stop telling people about the contest…wouldn’t want to waste their time, right?? ;)

  2. Have a great weekend out of town! Didn’t they do a remake of Les Mis about 10 years ago with Liam Neeson? I’ll be interested to see how this one compares to that one.

  3. Enjoy your weekend you two. With all that you’ve been doing with the blog you deserve time off.
    I can’t wait to read Pauline’s post. I love her writing.

  4. I hope you enjoy going out of town. Thank you for the inclusion. My wife is hoping Les Miserables rocks because she loves it and wants to make sure they don’t ruin it.

  5. Everyone is super busy now for the next couple weeks so I expect to see slow downs with some blog posts. Have a good weekend and ya, those were some interesting search terms lol.. Mr.CBB

  6. Lots of asses in your search terms. Not sure if that’s good or bad. Hope your trip is going well.

  7. ok i admit it was me searching for “xmas surprise in her ass by santa” you might want to re think that guest post i sent you :-)

    enjoy being out of town….

  8. Have a good weekend!

  9. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks! says:

    Enjoy your week-end getaway!

  10. I’ve never seen the musical but looking forward to the movie! Have a great weekend!

  11. Have a great weekend!!!!

  12. Have a fun weekend! :)

  13. What’s the difference between ‘cheap ass xmas ideas’ and cheap xmas ideas?

    lol. Some of those terms are just awesome.

  14. w00p! Love the search terms, sounds like people are looking for more than financial advice!

    Also, that pic of santa is accurate on too many levels, HAHA!

    • We were at Wal-HELL the other day and they had what looked like a 20 year old dressed up as Santa. Seriously?!?!?!? My three year old is not that naive!

  15. They have such a strong looking cast I hope they don’t ruin it either!
    Speaking of Musicals, are you all going to go see Book of Mormon when it rolls into town during 2013?

    • I don’t know anything about it….what is it? Where? When?

      • I wish I knew more, but the IBJ just had an article a couple months back saying Book of Mormon is coming here for the 2013/2014 season. No mention of dates or when tickets go on sale. All I know is, everyone who has seen it says it is brilliant. It’s by the South Park guys and they call it “an atheist’s love letter to religion.” It is also a little bit of a parody of old broadway musicals aswell. I’m pretty hyped to see it!

  16. My wife is also v excited for Les Miserables! Have a great weekend guys!

  17. Can`t wait for les miserables to come to the Norwegian cinemas. even my BF wants to go!

  18. LeRainDrop says:

    Holly, I can’t wait for Les Miserable either! By the way, glad to see you’re a staff writer at GRS now It’s hit or miss over there these days, but I always enjoy your posts, probably because you have great writing style and I tend to agree with your opinions! Have a great weekend!

    • I’m so excited! Im a little worried about Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway….but I think the others will rock it! We shall see!

      And thanks so much! I love the GRS community as a whole!

  19. Hahaha, your search terms crack me up every time! Who searches for “mouse taxidermy for sale” and how the heck do they get to your blog?! Funny! Have a good weekend you 2.

    • Good question. And once they found themselves here, I wonder if they stayed to read or kept on looking for that taxidermy site. I guess we’ll never know.

  20. Les Mis is one of my favorites. A good friend of mine’s best friend produced Les Mis when it was in Montreal several years ago. I’m interested and hopeful the movie will be as good.

  21. Thanks for mentioning me — I like the santa photo up top, it’s funny. Hopefully no kids see it, lol


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