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Tran and QL

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As you see from last year’s budget post, we spent $107,394 but the majority of the spending was on housing, followed by transportation and travel. We were over budget because of the unexpected move to California. In 2018, Tran accomplished his goal of not buying any clothes for himself. I, on the other hand, didn’t […] The post How Much Did I Spend on Myself In 2018? appeared first on Smart ...
Posted: Mar 23 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Check out this Serendiva Lounge Review. The Lounge is in the Colombo Airport and owned by Sri Lankan Airlines. See peoples and our review here. The post Serendiva Lounge Review Colombo Airport appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: Mar 21 2019 @ 1:00 PM
After hanging out in the nicer than expected Priority Pass Lounge in Chennai, it was time to board the flight on to Colombo. I had checked my larger bag through to Male so only carried a small backpack. I was in no hurry to board the plane and lingered for until almost everyone had boarded. […] The post Flight Review: Sri Lankan Airlines Economy Class Chennai to Colombo A321 appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 19 2019 @ 1:00 PM
After a brief pit stop in India, I needed to get to the Maldives. That took two flights. The first was from Chennai to Colombo and the second took me to Male. At the Chennai Airport, I was pleasantly surprised by the Priority Pass Lounge. This Travel Series Part 1: Planning The Maldives TripPart 2: […] The post Priority Pass Lounge Chennai Review appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2019 @ 1:00 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the costs of my miscarriage, which ended up being almost $20,000! I included my loss of income, short term disability, and other expenses. Otherwise, my medical bills were “only” $2832.29, after adjustments. Through my employer, I have a high deductible health plan that is combined with a […] The post Should You Pay for Medical Expenses Out of Pocket or With Your HSA? ...
Posted: Mar 14 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Flight Date: January 2019Duration: Scheduled 4h 2m; Actual 4h 39m After having a quick bite to eat at the lounge, I headed over to gate F35 to board my Air India Business Class flight to Chennai. Changi is a large airport and estimated walk times to certain areas of the airport are posted. From the […] The post Flight Review: Air India Business Class Singapore to Chennai A321 appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2019 @ 1:00 PM
And just like that, the first two months of 2019 are done! February flew by and I had trouble remembering everything that happened during the month. Thank goodness for my smartphone camera as it helped piece together the events that transpired over those 28 days. Last Twelve Months – Net Worth Update March 2018 Financial […] The post February 2019 Financial and Net Worth Update appeared first on Smart Money and ...
Posted: Mar 09 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Singapore is one of our favorite countries to date and it has one of the best airports in the world. We’ve gone through it on several occasions but haven’t explored all that it has to offer. Apparently it has a butterfly garden, a movie theater, a swimming pool and more! This Travel Series Part 1: […] The post SilverKris Lounge Review at Singapore Changi Airport appeared first on Smart Money and ...
Posted: Mar 07 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Tran and I found out that we were expecting mid December. Completely over the moon, we ignored the tradition of waiting until second trimester to reveal the good news. We immediately notified both families and some of my closest friends right before Christmas. When I first discovered my pregnancy, the baby was the size of […] The post How Much Does a Miscarriage Cost? appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Flight Date: January 2019Duration: Scheduled 17h 30m; Actual 17h 10m This Travel Series Part 1: Planning The Maldives TripPart 2: What to Pack for the MaldivesPart 3: Polaris Lounge at SFOPart 4: Singapore Airlines Business Class SFO to SINPart 5: SilverKris Lounge ReviewPart 6: Air India Business Class SIN to MAAPart 7: Priority Pass Lounge […] The post Flight Review: Singapore Airlines Business Class San Francisco to Singapore A350-900 appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 02 2019 @ 2:00 PM


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