money and points

When did federal income taxes begin in the United States of America?  We can thank President Lincoln and Congress in 1861 for getting the ball rolling by imposing a 3% federal tax on incomes over $800 to fund the civil war.  Jump ahead to 1913 and we get the passage of the 16th amendment, the […]

Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen By Ferry in 5 Easy Steps

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is a powerhouse as the number one ranked airport in cargo traffic.  It had 71 million passengers that traveled through the airport in 2017 to earn the ranking of eighth in the world for passenger traffic.  Upon arrival from this busy hub, some travelers head to Shenzhen and my […]

Chasing the Dragon in the Pearl River Delta - A guide to $2,900+ In Free Lodging

“I love when a plan comes together” was proclaimed with satisfaction numerous times from during that ‘80’s classic, The A-Team.  For my family of four, the plan came together in January 2018.  I set my sights on returning to Asia, putting a 10-year China Visa to use and making it happen for less than $1,000 […]