It’s October 1st. Of 2017. Everybody just let that sink in for a moment….okay, on with Summary Sunday.
The Points Guy – October 1, 2017
Big news out this morning! Well, I guess it isn’t really news since apparently this has been around for awhile. But it’s news to me and I bet it is news to a lot of you. I put it first on the list to make sure you all see it.
Hilton offers veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their spouses 100,000 Hilton Honors points to help pay for expenses when job hunting. To give you an idea of the value, I ran a quick search and that will pay for five nights at a Hampton Inn-level hotel in several major cities, or 2-3 nights in a higher category hotel.
I independently checked this on the Hilton website and it all seems legit. This is an incredible value to transitioning servicemembers and their families. I wish I’d known about it years ago! I have a few friends who could really have used this kind of support when they were getting out.
Adventure Rich – September 30, 2017
Thank you to Adventure Rich for writing this. I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post that I was a server in college. So I have my own strong feelings on this topic. So strong, in fact, that my couple of lines here turned into a diatribe that I’m going to save for my own post later. So I’ll just say this for now.
Tipping culture is a fact of life in America. Go to Europe and see how much more expensive the meals are. It’s because there, the meal includes the price of the server’s time and abilities. In America, we allow the customer to decide that. So consider how much time they are saving you, and giving to you, and not just whether you had enough ice cubes in your iced tea. You’ll hear that story later.
If you can’t afford a decent tip, you can’t afford to eat out.
March Toward A Million – July 22, 2017
There’s not much to say about this one that isn’t said in the post itself. The “just get started” mentality seems overly simple, but it works. Last week I linked to the Lady In The Black’s post about her first foray into stock market investing, and how much she enjoyed it. Investing isn’t rocket science. But it can lead to long term financial success as long as you do it smartly.