We have a moment of silence & RIP Wal Mart’s Kate, we learn about the Pho history, visit the world’s first solar airport, look at some awesome world maps, learn to use CFPB complaints to fight back at the big banks, check out the happiest countries in the world according to some type of list, and the latest Blog Buzz stuff. Never forget: it is about the blog mission here, not Alexa rankings obviously!
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I extended my stay in Tokyo for another night, there go another 80,000 Hilton HHonors points at the Tokyo Conrad! I am starting to feel really bad for roughing it there, do I really need 4 nights there? (2 free from the Reserve card and two using points). Getting into Hong Kong at a more decent time the next day and I am going to blow off the Malaysian Airlines flight in Business Class to Kuala Lumpur to stay two nights in Hong Kong. I think I am going to rough it in son’s college dorm room for the first night and then going to use a free Visa night at the Intercontinental Hong Kong hotel (if it is available). Or maybe blow off another Hyatt free night. Oh, so many free nights…#firstworldproblems
Anyways, I booked the same Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur that son is on and we are getting picked up at the same time instead of wife’s relatives making two separate trips #winning. Thank God date changes with American Airlines awards have no fee. Too bad I could not switch airports from Narita to Haneda, oh well. I will now have more time to do Tokyo right and a full day in Hong Kong with son (if he does not have classes that day) to hit a few places I missed last time I was there.
Good to see us prevailing against big banks. CFPB complaints are powerful, I have never filed one…yet.
The world’s first solar-powered airport. You won’t believe
what happens next where it is!
The history of Pho. Interesting.
Personal Finance fix of the day: Why Everyone Disagrees About the Economy. So true…
Investors and economists like to argue over who’s right. Keynesians vs. Austrians, bulls vs. bears. The more I dig into these debates, the more I see that people aren’t actually debating the same topic; they’re just trying to get the other side to see their own version of reality, and become frustrated and insulted when the other side can’t or doesn’t.
We all do this to some extent. It drives home that a vital skill of anyone trying to make sense of the economy is realizing that everyone has a point of view, and none of them are complete.
Delta 401 (k) Plan Participants sue Fidelity over alleged fiduciary breach. Get used to more lawsuits like this. This one sounds like another eager attorney smelling some settlement to…go away.
These animated maps are awesome. Did you know that Greenland fits inside China 4 times? Wow!
This is a PSA. And when they devalue and they bitch about it, tell them to go to hell! #education
Sometimes I have intense dreams of Titanhood lol.
The selling of ChaseCards never stops at TPG, wow!
Over at Flyer Talk we are pondering what form these buyout deals take in this blog space. Post #33 by Raffles makes sense. Anyone know more details? Heck, if you know something in this space and you want others to get angry at me, I am in…as long as it satisfies the blog mission to educate, entertain or inspire! If you tell me off the record, no one will know. But if you are too shy, I take the axe, I enjoy being suicidal sometimes lol.
Netspend lowers the 5% interest rate they pay to just $1,000 balances. Pathetic!
And I leave you with this…beer advertising online, lol.
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