Last Friday was my last day as a federal bank examiner! I know what many of you are thinking: “You had a day job?”. Yes, and it was a great job. A career that many people dream about with solid pay, great benefits, and ample vacation. The only problem was that I didn’t love what I was doing. Going through the motions every day just no longer cut it. I didn’t want to wake up one day wondering if I’d ever used my real talents and missed out on something bigger.
I’ve always had a love for travel and maximizing savings in everything I do. Mrs. TT gave me a lot of encouragement to follow that passion. Over the last several years, Thrifty Traveler has grown to a point where I could no longer balance it with my full time job. I had to make a choice between my safe government job or taking the leap into the unknown. I chose the more exciting prospect.
I’m able to take this leap because of all of you. The enthusiasm you’ve shown for the site with comments, Facebook shares, constructive criticisms, words of support, and your stories about how TT helped you go on amazing trips, has encouraged me to focus on this site full time. Now I will have more time to find flight deals and provide more money saving content! Most importantly, the format of the website won’t be changing.
If you haven’t signed up for Thrifty Traveler Premium, we’re having a celebration of my full time status by offering Premium Subscriptions locked in at only $20/year through Friday. This price will never be offered again in the future, so sign-up now!