We bring you the news by Delta to make in flight entertainment free, an amazing story involving Six Ferraris ordered by the Brunei rolalty, we travel to Sri Lanka, ponder about Money & Happiness, revisit some of legend Muhammad Ali’s best quotes, get you free Club Carlson Hotels elite status, walk through Amsterdam seeing some cool street art, another move by Amex to limit its appeals to us (what’s new?) and some other minor news for YOU!
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Delta does it again. With their move to free in flight entertainment for all, pretty soon passengers won’t bother with earning any Skymiles, it will be something that is just there that nobody cares about anymore. Who will match it first? I say United…#waiting.
Get free Club Carlson Hotel status. Hey, better than nothing! If you want it, read this. No need for pics and arrows, come on, THINK!
22 Things to Know Before You Go to Sri Lanka. This is a lovely post at Roads & Kingdoms.
30 of Muhammad Ali’s Best Quotes. Must read. This is my favorite:
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
The Secret Six. Fascinating post showing the absurd wealth of the Brunei royalty. This is the story of the six Ferraris. Made to order. If I ever get a buyout offer from these guys, I am selling out!
Personal Finance fix of the day: You Will Never Have Enough Money. Very interesting post. It is a must read imho. “Keeping up with the Joneses”, can money buy happiness, magic number, hedonic treadmills, comparing paraplegics and lottery winners and more. It ends this way:
For most families making $75,000/year, they have enough to live in a safe home, attend quality schools and have appropriate leisure time. Once these basic needs are met, quality of life has less to do with buying happiness and more to do with individual attitudes. After all, someone who makes $750,000 can buy a faster car than someone who makes $75,000, but their ability to get from point A to point B is not substantially improved. It would seem that once we have our basic financial needs met, the rest is up to us.
Take a look at the secret airplane bedrooms flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights. Sadly, there is one member per bunk. Hmm, I wonder how many times this is violated. Anyways, if you are afraid of close spaces this job is not for you!
Amsterdam Street Art Tour. Cool.
I was surprised my partial trip report of my family trip to Greece in June 2015 was very well received. Hope I finish the next installment by Christmas! Then I look at the revenue and…decide to work on something else #truth 🙂
It looks like Amex sticks another knife to us, no more prorated refunds from canceling its cards, boo!
Apparently, the Doctor of Credit website is getting a much needed facelift. Now if only my own had so much and so good content I would be getting buyout offers involving whole (not partial) Panera gift cards!
I booked two nights at the Doubletree Kuala Lumpur. I even booked a suite hoping for the upgrade to the Terrace suite. Anyways, it will be paid for via BarclayArrival points and then I will cancel the card finally…Before someday getting back to it. I was inspired by reader PedroNY 🙂 I then booked me a return trip to the Intercontinental Hong Kong to spend the last night there before flying to Kuala Lumpur with son. It was a free IHG Rewards Visa night, come on! Trip to Asia is shaping up very nicely.
Looking to buy a new laptop. Going ultrabook, light and easy to carry. The Lenovo Yoga machines look good. Any feedback? I got a really nice discount so it is tempting.
Golden State Warriors…unstoppable, wow!
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