Category Archives: Money


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Miljonair Fair

From Thursday December 11th to Monday December 15th the annual Miljonair Fair (no, this isn’t misspelled, it’s Dutch for millionaire) is being held at Amsterdam RAI.

Luxury first. That’s the credo. A small iPhone photo impression below!

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AmEx Centurion Rewards Points

Every American Express Centurion (or black card) owner receives each year a list with high priced items that they can buy with their American Express rewards points. For each dollar you spend, you get a point. The list has a nice wine for $50,000 points, a pool table for 2.3M points.  But best of all, it had a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo.  For 9.5M points, your can have a 12 month lease on a new Gallardo.
You can choose the Gallardo for a year, or $0.01 per point. This means that a 12 month lease through the rewards program translates to $95,000. After spending 9.5 million, we’d stick with the Gallardo to heal the wounds.

Perrier-Jouet empties the wallet

May we present to you: the special edition Perrier-Jouet champagne. A tailored, limited version 12-bottle boxed set bearing a price tag of 50,000 Euros (or a single bottle at 4,166 Euros) will go on vending this Thursday, the 20th of March. Interested? Decide quick because there are only 100 box-sets available…

$ / € – Exchange rate…

We in Europe are lucky with an exchange rate like this. Not according to our Dutch minister of finance, but according to our opinion. Okay, it’s bad for the international trade. But at the same time, it’s good for the US export.

Check out these things that I’ve just bought on eBay and compare prices:

Red Converse Navy Converse Converse All Stars, together for € 55.00, including shipping. One single pair costs € 60.00 in Europe.

Adidas red watch This Adidas watch (matching with the All Stars), for ony € 25.00, while it costs € 65.00 in store in Europe.

Not very big savings, but you can imagine what this does when the original amounts are higer. Think about cars, boats and high class clothing. This could save Europe some money. On the other hand, this can cost Europe some serious money when the American stop buying European products… Until the gouvernment rings the bell, I’m enjoying it.

The Spending Diaries…

Of six New Yorkers. Interesting article on the website of the New York Guides. Read it now!