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.

We recently created a Mortgage Murder Spreadsheet so that all of you debt haters could track your mortgage balance as closely as we do.  If you want to know how extra payments could affect your mortgage payoff date, feel free to check it out!

Our 9-5 work situation will be changing starting May 1st.  Make sure to check back to get the full scoop on why I’m no longer technically employed.

We are currently counting down until our next vacation begins in 10 freakin’ days!  I cannot wait to have a drink or ten under the hot Florida sun.  Greg, can you keep an eye on the kids, please?

Speaking of kids, my oldest daughter turns four years old tomorrow.  I honestly cannot believe how fast she has grown.  She has been asking what kind of cupcakes I’m making her for a month now, and she is super excited for her gymnastics-themed birthday party this weekend!

What is Greg Obsessed With This Week?

For a change of pace, here is something that Greg is obsessed with this week. If you haven’t seen this, be prepared to laugh your crack off. Let’s just say that a sorority sister isn’t happy with her other sisters. If you’d like to watch the video or haven’t seen it, go ahead and click here. Be forewarned, this is totally NSFW or in the presence of children.

Favorite Posts

Without further adieu, here are some of the posts that I enjoyed this week:

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents asks if she should pay off her house early.  Yes, Michelle.  You should.

Mom and Dad Money talked about one of my Get Rich Slowly posts, and the importance of goals-oriented lifestyle inflation.

I Heart Budgets talked about strategizing when buying a new (to you) car.

Eyes on the Dollar wrote about emergency room costs.

My Financial Independence Journey wrote about how to save some cash without making your life suck.

Wise Dollar wrote about his most recent mortgage refinance with Roundpoint Mortgage.

Young Adult Money wrote about dating ideas on the twin cities.  This cracked me up for some reason since I imported my man from Minnesota.

Bite the Bullet Investing wrote about safe investments.  HOT TIP***  There aren’t any.

 

So, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by Club Thrifty, and we will see you all on Monday!

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About Holly

Holly Johnson is a wife, mother of two, and frugal lifestyle enthusiast. She is the co-founder of Club Thrifty and a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly, Frugal Travel Guy, and U.S. News and World Report's "My Money Blog." Holly has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Fox Business, and Daily Finance.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention!
    My Financial Independence Journey recently posted..Should I buy a new car or keep the old one?My Profile

  2. Thanks for the shout out! Good luck with the transition!
    Matt Becker recently posted..How Important is Your Rate of Return?My Profile

  3. I am going to have to watch that video…though before the 5 year old wakes up. ;) I had seen something about this earlier in the week but did not know exactly what it was all about. Have a great weekend guys and May 1st is only a few days away. :)
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: We Just Got Blindfolded by the Government EditionMy Profile

  4. Hey, Martha! Come here! Look – someone is actually reading my blog! :)

    Thanks for the shout out!
    William Cowie recently posted..Safe InvestmentsMy Profile

  5. I want to hear the 9-5 scoop! And thanks for mentioning my post :)
    Michelle recently posted..Relationships and Money: Talk is Not CheapMy Profile

  6. Wow, a lot going on for you guys! I hope you enjoy your vacation. We will be putting our next one off for a while until we have the sewer fixed, a new tenant lined up for the Fall, and figure out where my wife will be at for grad school. Crazy your kid is turning four, I can only imagine how quickly those first few years fly by. Looking forward to hearing about your 9-5 situation and I hope there is some good news??
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Friday Giveaway Roundup – 180 GiveawaysMy Profile

  7. Really like your spreadsheet. I use something similar, but do other little things

    Also, that video is terrific. I’d seen the letter but Michael Shannon really brings it together
    @debtblag recently posted..How I’m using simple math to shave years off my debt paymentsMy Profile

  8. Aww, Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I hope she has a blast at her party. There’s also another parody where Barbie reads the letter – it’s pretty funny. :)
    anna recently posted..Confession: Planned May (and August/September) SplurgesMy Profile

  9. That video is awesome. I knew of the letter, but didn’t know of the reading. Great! I am interested to hear about your new employment status. I hope you two have a great weekend.
    Debt Roundup recently posted..Feeling Good Friday: Reaching Out to HelpMy Profile

  10. Happy Birthday to your little girl. They grow up so quickly and I love how excited they get about their birthday. How much every little detail means to them! I’m jealous you only have 10 days to vacation. Our cruise is still a few months away and I will let you know how it goes — which better be freaking awesome!! :) Have a great weekend and b-day party!
    Shannon @ The Heavy Purse recently posted..Blog Round-Up: Supersized EditionMy Profile

  11. Hey, thanks for the mention. :) And have fun on vacation. We did Florida for 5 days and then a 5 day Carribean cruise last fall, it was a blast. AND WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN!
    Jacob @ iHeartBudgets recently posted..Budget Friday: Submission 9 – Final!My Profile

  12. Kids grow up fast, don’t they? Happy birthday to your daughter :) Also, can’t wait to hear about the job situation!
    Mackenzie recently posted..On The Move!My Profile

  13. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I think mine talked about her cake beginning last Christmas, so it will be good to finally get those cupcakes out there in real time. Can’t wait to read about your work change. I’m guessing it’s very exciting. Thank for including me.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Why I’ll Never Move to FloridaMy Profile

  14. Oh my gosh – I read that sorority letter and I seriously had to stop my tea from coming out of my nose. I’m sure the poor girl is mortified, but wow, she had a mouth on her huh?!

    Happy Bday to the little one! =D

  15. Great links! Hope you have a great weekend.

  16. I hope that the news as to why you aren’t employed any more is GOOD news. Happy birthday to your daughter! Four is a great age, lots of fun. I wish I was in Florida right now – anywhere warm and sunny would be nice!
    Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter recently posted..Friday Links – Back In The Country EditionMy Profile

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