We bring you the most opaque countries, visit sulfur springs in Ethiopia, travel on the Alaska Highway, see the new Amex Business Platinum offer, climb with Alex Honnold, check out some border control stations in the US and some more non sense.
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TSA added eleven more airlines to its TSA Pre program. And just when you wondered why TSA Pre lines are so long…bang!
9 most opaque and mysterious countries on earth. Yeah, of course North Korea is on top of the list. Followed by Turkmenistan and Laos. Discuss.
Here is Alex Honnold again climb Solar Flare with Emily Harrington. Wow.
Mile Nerd answers another five questions from readers in the hilarious “Dear Mile Nerd” series. The last two answers…I am still laughing #entertainment.
There is a government phone helpline in Kabul, Afghanistan. Helping citizens with sex related problems. “I cannot do it without Viagra”.
You are probably not going to find this personal finance article as interesting so I just cut and paste what I would like you to read, some of the unfortunate realities of the investment business:
- All else equal, a talented sales staff will trump a talented investment staff when attracting capital from investors.
- The products that sound the best are often the worst ones to invest in.
- There are way too many investment products to choose from.
- It can be difficult to find good advice.
- Increased activity does not necessarily lead to better results.
- Specialists are not always the solution.
- You don’t always get what you pay for.
- It’s very difficult to understand the total amount of costs you are paying.
- The stock market is not rigged, but our emotions are.
- There are no guarantees.
Dallol Volcano sulfur springs in Ethiopia. Nothing like it. No Hyatt in site!
The Alaska Highway. Wonderful post!
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers.
The hobby is so boring lately. I was thinking the other day how many miles it now costs to fly first class or stay in a nice Hilton and it just made me so depressed I ordered another skinny mocha at Starbucks and drank it fast.
Have you also noticed how the minimum spend requirements keep going higher? The Amex Business Platinum standard offer now is down to 75,000 Membership Rewards points after, please sit down, $20,000 spend. Wow!
Miles Per Day recaps 2016. Gives some hint on a deal. I need to recap my 2016 in burning, I don’t keep track of my earning, Award Wallet says I still have 3.4 million miles/points in the bank, WTF!
After reading these blogs for so many years, you see bloggers repeat the same old stuff. Over and over. And over. Yawn….
With so many bloggers double dipping working for other bloggers it is interesting to see when there is a deal whether they post it in their own blog first or to the one they work for.
Why do brokerage 1099 forms take so long?
And I leave you with this…
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