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Tran and QL

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Name:
Smart Money And Travel
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Budgeting, Travel
Start Year:
2017

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age:
30s
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Asian
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Before I walk through how to calculate your savings rate, let me offer you a deal. I’ll pay for your general safety and well-being, feed you if your parents can’t afford to, and subsidize your education from primary school through undergrad. In return, I want an equity stake in your life. The more money you […] The post How to Calculate Your Savings Rate? appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: May 21 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Date: January 2019Duration: Scheduled 14h 05m; Actual 14h 30m This Qatar QSuites leg was the final part of our India/Maldives trip in 2019. Somehow it worked out that we saved the best for last. We read a lot about the product ahead of the trip but had no idea what was in store for us. […] The post Flight Review: Qatar QSuites Boeing 777-300 Doha to Chicago appeared first on Smart ...
Posted: May 14 2019 @ 1:00 PM
April activity was on both extremes – either we weren’t doing anything but working or we weren’t working at all! This was because we were busy getting things in order for a long two-week vacation. It was a combination of a birthday, spring break, and two-year anniversary trip, rolled into one. Last Twelve Months – […] The post April 2019 Financial and Net Worth Update appeared first on Smart Money and ...
Posted: May 10 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Before our last flight of the trip, we had to layover in Doha. Award redemptions rarely have convenient layovers and this one was no exception. We had a ten-hour, overnight layover to deal with in the Al Mourjan Lounge. This Travel Series Part 1: Planning The Maldives TripPart 2: What to Pack for the MaldivesPart 3: Polaris […] The post Qatar Al Mourjan Lounge Review appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: May 08 2019 @ 1:00 PM
The return journey from the Maldives was lengthy due to multiple stops in Colombo and Doha. We again flew in Sri Lankan Airlines business class from Colombo to Doha. It was supposed to be on an A330-300 with the new reverse herringbone seats but the plane got swapped to an A330-200 at the last minute. […] The post Sri Lankan Business Airbus 330- 200 Class Colombo to Doha appeared first on ...
Posted: May 06 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Date: January 2019Duration: Scheduled 1h 55m; Actual 1h 25m The road home from Male took us first through Colombo before continuing on to Doha. The flight and the layover were both short but we had the opportunity to try a new premium cabin product and lounge. This Travel Series Part 1: Planning The Maldives TripPart […] The post Flight Review: Sri Lankan Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-200 Male to Colombo appeared ...
Posted: Apr 23 2019 @ 10:41 PM
Tran and I have more than 30 credit cards at our disposable. However, there are only a handful that we actually use on a daily basis, the rest are just waiting to be canceled. We usually cancel when the annual fee is due as there are reports that your chance of getting approved for another […] The post What’s in my wallet? appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: Apr 20 2019 @ 9:08 PM
Locking up the lot for our tract home in 2018 was more challenging than we anticipated. We were surprised to find that the builder didn’t keep a waiting list for lot reservations and that caused some issues. Things to consider when moving How much does it cost to move? Buying Our First Home Buying Our […] The post Buying Our First Home – Lot Reservation and Design Center appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 18 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Like last year’s spring break, we will be returning to Thailand and Vietnam, though we chose some new destinations. We wanted to try new places but the allure of sandy beaches, cheap seafood, delicious ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee) and familiar culture is too strong. It’s getting more difficult to get credit cards […] The post Planning Spring Break Trip 2019 with Miles and Points appeared first on Smart ...
Posted: Apr 16 2019 @ 1:00 PM
We enjoyed our stay at the Conrad Maldives and that included the food and service we experienced throughout our five night stay. 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 […] The post Conrad Maldives Dining appeared first on Smart Money and Travel. ...
Posted: Apr 13 2019 @ 1:00 PM

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