A Tower of Randomness

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Last week I shared random things that are happening in my life.

I enjoyed doing it, and I guess some of you enjoyed it too.  So…

A few weeks ago I launched the Travel Free Coach website.  I’ve enjoyed doing some travel related consultation and giving my brain a break from personal finance related topics.  As the Travel Free Coach I help people plan vacations that are either really cheap or free.  This of course requires collecting and redeeming frequent flyer miles.

Starting next week I’ll be on vacation.  You’ll still be getting articles, but they are all prescheduled.  I’ll have some behind the scenes help with comments and emails, so it will be some business as usual and other parts will just be unusual business.

Where am I going on vacation?

Well, I’m so glad you asked.  Auckland, New Zealand + ? New Zealand.  We’ll spend four nights in Auckland and then plan to meander around to other parts.  We’d like to go to Rotorura, but my son keeps saying that he doesn’t want to go to the stinky place.  (Rotorura has a lot of sulpher activity).  All said, we’ll spend eight nights on the North Island.

From there, we’ll be heading to Cheyenne, Wyoming where we’ll stay for about a month.

Boils.  I had three last month.  The pit of my arm was home to those nasty little infections.  Yes, they do hurt.  Poor Job.  Earlier in the year, my youngest daughter had boils on her bottom.  Poor girl couldn’t sit down for a month.  I mention boils again because I think a new one is on its way.

What causes boils?  I wish I knew.  I’ve decided that I’m going to start showering again to see if that might help.

How often do you change a tire?  It seems like I change a flat tire (tyre) every couple of weeks.  The roads here have more potholes than smooth parts.  In fact, there are several areas around town where people drive off the road because it’s smoother than on the road.  Go figure.

With our upcoming vacation, I guess I should get going and help pack …

A list of articles I enjoyed reading this week:

8 Smart Reasons to Never Raid Your 401(k)

ETF risk – a personal action plan

Index Funds Work in Bull and Bear Markets

Following His Dreams To New York City

Want a Financial Certification? Got One Year?

What Chip and PIN Smart Credit Cards Mean for Merchants

Carnivals

Festival of Frugality, Total Money Carnival, Canadian Finance Carnival

Comments

  1. Connie says

    Craig,
    Thanks for the ebook on frequent flyer miles! I’ve always wanted to do more traveling with our family, but not even given much thought to it since the six of us exist as a home educating family on a Christian college professor’s budget. Now at least I have some hope :)

    Blessings,
    Connie

    • says

      Connie,
      Glad you enjoyed it. As a missionary the world of frequent flyer miles has really helped us out.

      Let me know if you ever need any help with your trip planning.

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