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Ten Bucks a Week
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Yesterday was quite an adventure, but everything ended well.  The story begins in Madeira.  After arriving to the airport at 8AM for our 9:20AM flight we looked at the departure board and noticed our flight to Lisbon was delayed until 1:45PM. ... The post Points to the Rescue appeared first on Ten Bucks a Week. ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 6:43 PM
This week’s article is written by a guest, Van from A Word About Wealth, an entertaining financial podcast.  They go over a variety of topics and it is a fun listen, so check them out.  Below is Van shares about... The post Timeshares appeared first on Ten Bucks a Week. ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 4:34 PM
Everyone is going wild as Bitcoin (BTC) approaches $10,000.  Some people are calling it a fraud, others a bubble, and tons are jumping in to grab some.  So is this an opportunity of a lifetime or a waste of money' ... The post Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Ten Bucks a Week. ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 10:37 AM
It seems like almost every week there is an article saying how American’s don’t have enough for retirement.  Here is a nice graph from the Economic Policy Institute.  It looks like people at the top may be alright with $163,000,... The post Let’s Talk Retirement appeared first on Ten Bucks a Week. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2017 @ 11:03 AM
Previously I said that our cash expenses on vacations are primarily food and the occasional experience because you can’t use points for those.  Well I figured out you sure can!  I was hoping this article would be one where I... The post Experiences on Points appeared first on Ten Bucks a Week. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 9:44 AM
I’m back in school and I’m taking a negotiation class because who doesn’t want to be a better negotiator?  I sure do because then I can get better deals on everything and hopefully find creative value-creating solutions. Getting to No One of our assignments is to make requests and get rejected ten times.  I think this is a great idea!  It has made me try more extreme asks.  I challenge you to ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 9:27 AM
Europe is full of budget airlines and yet I’ve managed to avoid them, until this week.  I bought a roundtrip on TAP, but I decided it would be easier to fly back earlier, so I bought a ticket on EasyJet.  Still no plans to use RyanAir though. Decline of service I find it funny how much people complain about flying.  I see it as more of situation of you get what you ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 5:34 PM
I have heard wonderful things about Iceland and I probably wouldn’t have gone, except for a friend strongly recommended that I tried to get there.  Well, Lisbon isn’t too far away, so I made it.  Now I’m back to tell you about it. Costs Everyone says Iceland is so expensive, but I did not find it to be that bad.  The groceries at Bonus were similarly priced to America, but restaurants were ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 9:07 AM
We just returned from a vacation to Norway.  It was amazing.  The entire time I felt like I was driving through Yosemite.  We were constantly going through tunnels and driving along fjords.  On both sides there were dozens of waterfalls.  It was a really great drive going along some narrow roads, hairpin turns, and even through the longest tunnel in the world! Flight There are probably ways to get to Norway affordably ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 11:31 AM
Last weekend we took a three-day road trip from Lisbon to Gibraltar and Seville.  I don’t think I would ever plan a trip to Gibraltar, but since I was able to drive there, why not? Car The car is a crucial part of a road trip.  The difference between a miniature and a economy size was $1 a day, so I went for the economy one.  The automatic car was an additional ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 1:33 PM


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