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Top 5-star Luxury Hotels in Belek (Antalya /All - Inclusive)

Top 5-star Luxury Hotels in Belek (Antalya /All - Inclusive)

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Belek is a popular travel destination in Turkey's Antalya province.  Also, the town is one of the centers of Turkey's tourism industry and is as such home to more than thirty four-star and five-star hotels and other accommodation, services, and entertainment facilities.  In this article, I have listed Top 5-star all inclusive Luxury Hotels in Belek for 7 days (night) stay For a luxury stay in Belek, you should be ready to pay about $1,500- $7,000 for a week long stay Disclosure: Hotels listed in this article contains affiliate links to Booking.com, and if you will click on them and make an…

HDR Clouds Over Tbilisi

HDR Clouds Over Tbilisi

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We are the lucky ones living in an apartment in Tbilisi with some of the most spectacular city views one could think about. Tbilisi TV tower, mount Mtatsminda, Biltmore hotel building (listed as one of the top 10 luxury hotels in Tbilisi), and many more cool sights Time after time I love to install a tripod at one (out of three) of our balconies and play with DSLR camera. Depending on the season the result might vary a lot. Tbilisi by day (New Apartment Version) Here is the regular shot: View towards Tbilisi TV tower And here is the version with clouds in HDR Clouds over Tbilisi in HDR High…

Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

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Grill bar Lighthouse is centrally located on Jomas street in Jūrmala.  We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia. Before diving in details - I should note - grill bar Lighthouse is a kid-friendly place, our then 9-month old daughter enjoyed here a lot Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only, but you will also find seafood like shrimps and tuna. Grill bar Lighthouse in Jūrmala Grill bar „Lighthouse” is a familial, comfortable and opened place. The light interior with elements of homely design is simple and…

Latest Stock Buy: Energy Transfer LP (ET)

Latest Stock Buy: Energy Transfer LP (ET)

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On May 18, 2019, I bought (actually got assigned) 100 shares of Energy Transfer LP (ET) at $15.00 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.3050 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 8.1% and will pay us $30.50 (before tax) every month. Awesome!  ET is paying a dividend in the following months - February, May, August, November. Most of these months are lowest for my dividend income and now having ET feels very right and good.  I first learned about ET back in April, then decided to sell options on it: ET stands for Energy Transfer Equity, and I had not a single…

#16 Put Sell: PEI JUN 21'19 7 Put @0.35

#16 Put Sell: PEI JUN 21'19 7 Put @0.35

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On May 17th, 2019, I made the following put sell - PEI JUN 21'19 7 Put @0.35 This is already the sixteen (#16) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. PEI is a stock we have in our child portfolio.  PEI currently is trading at $7.31 and has a yearly dividend payout of $0.84  giving a yield of 11.49%. Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Mar, Jun, Sept, and Dec. In case I will be assigned PEI stock before options expiry I…

Secret Tunnel Near Tbilisi Sulfur Bath's

Secret Tunnel Near Tbilisi Sulfur Bath's

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Ok, probably this tunnel is not so secret after all. In fact, I was more than 100% sure that the name of this place is Kolga Tbilisi Photo Tunnel, as I have seen a photo exhibition at this tunnel, but Kolga.ge is stubbornly silent on this matter. Turns out the name for this place is "Leghvtakhevi Tunnel" and the owner of the place is Meidan Group. (see comments) Kolga Tbilisi Photo organises exhibitions throughout the city, but it doesn't mean that Kolga Tbilisi Photo owns the tunnel, Baratashvili Bridge, galleries and etc. Located on one level with the river flowing through the Sulfur bath…

Minimum Wages in European Union 2019

Minimum Wages in European Union 2019

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In 2019 there were 22 out of 28 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. Also, it turns out this is already the sixth (#6) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. Traditions must be continued and here comes the latest article with the latest data for 2019 about minimum wages in the European Union. As it happened in the previous year, for this years article, I was able to pull data both for gross and net minimum wage values across the European Union.      2019   Annual Net 2019 Rank Country Gross Net TAX € $* 1 Luxembourg €2,…

Latest Stock Sale - Amber Grid (AMG1L)

Latest Stock Sale - Amber Grid (AMG1L)

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On May 20, 2019, I sold all 250 shares of  Amber Grid (AMG1L) I had, getting EUR 1.11 per share.  Now, in general, I liked this stock pretty much, except Amber Grid has dividend payments once in a year (in May) I sold this stock to re-invest money in quarterly dividend paying stocks.

Opted for 3rd Pension Pillar

Opted for 3rd Pension Pillar

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On May 22, 2019, I opted for the 3rd pension pillar at SEB bank Latvia. The main reason to sign up to this voluntary pension pillar is the hefty 20% tax refund once a year for the sums invested* (strings attached though) For now, I have decided to start small and invest really small amounts of money to get my foot wet. As I already have SEB bank Latvia account (I'm using it for holding Baltic stocks and getting dividend payments from the NASDAQ Baltic listed companies) it was not a brainer to signup for the 3rd pension pillar there Here is what it's all about Supplement your savings with…

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: NCV

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: NCV

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On March 21st, 2019, I bought 95 shares of AGIC Convertible & Income Fund (NCV) at $6.345 per share. With its monthly dividend payout of 0.065 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 12.29% and will pay us $6.17 (before tax) every month. Awesome!  I bought this share for our little baby girl's stock portfolio. Without hesitation, I can say - our 8-month-old baby girl has a dividend stock portfolio generating already $28.15/mo. I'm looking to grow it towards $50/mo by the end of 2019. The latest buy has made a nice little boost of $5.24 (after tax) to our monthly…