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    OT - Another Bad Man goes Honest.

    Also very wise advice. We very nearly didn't get married over his eleventh hour criticism of my choice of candelabras. Just say this mantra over and over and you should be fine: "yes dear!"
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    OT - Another Bad Man goes Honest.

    Its OK guys, I no longer get premenstrual since I went for the Mirena, I just haven't let me husband know that yet. :wink:
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    Flight Centre RewardPass

    I was talking to my husband about this the other night. For 72k QFF points we can get return to Hamilton Island for the 3 of us and then we still need to pay taxes and surcharges, but if I got a Flight Centre voucher through CBA Platinum Rewards it was 74.5k points and no taxes to pay and...
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    Shangri-La

    Is anyone a member of Golden Circle? And no I don't mean the Queensland cannery. If anyone is a member and can give me the low down on the program and how to join (seeing as it is invitation only) I would appreciate it. Its my bithday tomorrow, so be nice!
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    OT - Another Bad Man goes Honest.

    Women's faults are many, men have only two, everything they say, and everything they do. Just remember that you can never win an argument with your wife, and even if you do she can just withdraw sex indefinitely so its probably easier for you if you just agree with her all the time. 8)...
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    Considering spending 825,000 points on Qantas Club membershi

    Maybe you need to look at it laterally You could also just NOT transfer the points to Qantas and use them for 1. 41 nights in a Radisson hotel 2. 191 trips to the movies with you and a significant other 3. $5288 worth of free petrol at Caltex 4. 27 cases of premium mixed wine (good...
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    Considering spending 825,000 points on Qantas Club membershi

    You need a crystal ball Hard to say whether its worth it or not. Say you live for another 60 years, and you travel 2 times a year on average druing that time. At the Qantas club you have an average of 4 beers each time, you just paid $4000 odd for 960 beers. Not worth it in a month of...
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    Paying tax by credit card and earning points...true

    Its a very big leap from saying what I *can* do to think that I am contemplating it. I think that I have a far better idea of what the ATO targets than a guy who has a drinking buddy that works for the ATO, even if it is Michael Carmody himself. Every 6 months the ATO issues a document...
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    Paying tax by credit card and earning points...true

    You are seriously delusional Money laundering is processing the proceeds of crime to make sure it had arrived from a legitimate source. How you think that putting money through your credit card and then being reimbursed for it is akin to money laundering is extremely bizarre. I would...
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    New Bali bombings

    Having never been there I could not say. it is unlikely we'd be going to a nightclub with a two year old, though we may be tempted to leave her with a baby sitter one night and venture forth ourselves, stranger things have happened. :wink: For the moment, I think it will not be high on our...
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    Balance transfer question

    Me getting status just aint gonna happen. I have 94 lifetime status points. I only ever travel on FF seats, as I only ever travel for leisure. I'm actually not a very good flier and could never be like you guys up there all the time. I'm quite happy with my twice or thrice yearly jaunts and...
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    Balance transfer question

    I have approx 295k FF points while my husband who is a Gold FF only has 190k after his lastest trip. Would it be a good strategy for us for me to trf 100k across to his account? If I did it this month, when could I do it again? i don't understand the yearly limit - is it 12 months from...
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    New Bali bombings

    Holidaying in Bali Funnily enough we were considering Bali as a destination for later next year. My thinking was along the lines of "surely it was a one off...lots of people seem to be going and its OK...." Obviously this has changed my mind. I think it will be a very long time before we...
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    Paying tax by credit card and earning points...true

    Not so grasshopper... I have paid money into my solicitors trust account before by credit card which was subsequently refunded and I received FF points - this is no different. It is being deposited in anticipation of future services. :wink:
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    Bringing in Aus$35,000 cash.

    AUSTRAC OK, got me on that one. But they information share so whats the difference? They also information share with the CSA so if he has any outstanding child support debt they will garnish it from his bank account. In which case I still think he should TT it, cause what sort of low-life...
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