How I Marched in Carnaval

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I just completed a trip to Brazil, where a friend and I drove mostly through the Sao Paulo area. I’ll have lots more to post about my trip. We had intentionally come down during the time of Carnaval, in order to see all the festivities. Not only did we get to see them, but we actually got to march in the official Carnaval Parade in Sao Paulo!

I’m Giving away a Free Ticket on Delta Airlines

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I just reached my 500th subscriber to the “Live Smart Not Hard” email list! To celebrate I’m giving away a 100%, FREE, buy one, get one, ticket on Delta Airlines to anywhere in the Continental United States. No strings attached, all you need to do is be a subscriber to my email list, follow me on twitter and/or “like” my facebook page. Read below for the full details.

Sometimes it makes sense NOT to redeem points or miles

What do you mean it makes sense not to use points or miles?

Well, I said, sometimes. Remember, the “point” of using points (See what I did there?)… is to save you money from what you would have spent otherwise. For example, on my one way ticket to China, it cost me $132. For argument’s sake, let’s say I could have gotten the same ticket by redeeming 70,000 points, then I’d only be saving $132, or getting my points valued at $.0018 cents per point. (132 divided by 70,000). That’s less than two tenths of a cent per point. Not even a penny. Heck not even a tenth of a penny.

3 Things That Stand Out at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

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A little bit back, (but not too far back) I was finishing up a business trip to Memphis, Tennessee.

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For this trip the company rented out parts of the Elvis museum for a private event, featuring food and a band. Private tours of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home, were even offered so of course I went to check it out.