Like most people, I need to travel for business. I don’t travel much, maybe 5-10 times a year. So I’m not like those hardcore travel warriors that are flying every week and have executive platinum status for everything. I honestly don’t know how those people do it. First, it must suck being away from family for so long (maybe that’s not such a bad thing when you have small children). I think some of them fly so often they know the flight attendants by name! But I do travel enough where it makes sense to take advantage of what I spend. Here are my tips on how to maximize your business travel spend.
You have one bitcoin burning a hole in your hard drive and the holidays are coming, so you’re looking for gift ideas – congratulations! Right now one bitcoin is going for around $17,500. Hopefully you mined this bitcoin in its infancy, or bought it when it was under $100. Because if you did, it’s all upside! Less so if you bought it yesterday, although you’ve done fairly well if you bought it two days ago. I have no view on where bitcoin will go, but now may not be a bad time to take a little off the table. Here are my suggestions on what you can buy for $17,500. Tax not included, but if you have one bitcoin, I’m sure you can scrounge for the rest!
Today, BEBE announced that it is planning to VOLUNTARILY delist from the NASDAQ and move to the OTC market. As a result of this news, the stock closed down almost 14%. In my totally biased opinion, BEBE’s voluntary delisting is a big nothing burger.
Earlier this year, my beloved Lexus was totaled! I had the car for 14 years and I was hoping it would last me at least another 10. I was stopped at a light when a distracted driver in a large SUV rear-ended me. How did I know he was distracted? That’s an educated guess considering everybody else was stopped at the red light yet he somehow thought that he could keep driving. Thankfully, I didn’t suffer any permanent injuries. Hopefully you’ll never experience this. But if you’re ever in this unfortunate situation, here are some tips on how to deal with a car accident and what to do when your car is totaled.
In the past, I’ve talked about how cars are depreciating assets. From a financial standpoint, it’s better to buy used so somebody else can take the largest depreciation hit up front. Since the value only goes down, it’s also better to minimize how much you spend on a car. So why did I spend $50k on a brand new Audi S3? I can explain.