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by jehturner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: someone shot my cat
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: someone shot my cat

Sounds like some neighbour doesn't like all your cats wandering around. A few years ago, one of our cats was run over and another poisoned within a couple of months. An unknown cat inexplicably turned up dead in our garden some years earlier. Pulling out a shotgun is a bit extreme, even for the arse...
by jehturner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: are charges for rental property damage based on "useful life"?
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: are charges for rental property damage based on "useful life"?

I think it's just going to depend on the individual landlord whether you get most of it back easily, but no harm in knowing any relevant regulations. Oh, hadn't spotted this: Was it expensive to have installed, or did you do it yourself? I know the cabinets are cheap, if anything does need replacing...
by jehturner
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: are charges for rental property damage based on "useful life"?
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: are charges for rental property damage based on "useful life"?

I just split the cost of replacing a kitchen cabinet (that turned out to be a bit of a pain) ruined by a tap that had been left dripping 50/50 with the tenant, but that's just me. When I have rented here outside my employer's premises I have got all my deposit back on one occasion and none of it (wi...
by jehturner
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Fires
Replies: 186
Views: 4117

Re: Fires

Indeed. It's hard enough keeping your undercarriage intact in La Serena on dry roads. Better make that a 100 million dollar+ aeroplane, I should think?
by jehturner
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 23
Views: 1762

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

Just FYI, a TD representative states that "We are not able to accept accounts for US nationals or residents at all". I thought I had read somewhere that they did take American customers but that appears not to be the case now, unfortunately.
by jehturner
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Is it time to swap your Mac for a Window's laptop?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Is it time to swap your Mac for a Window's laptop?

Space Cat wrote:
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:My next move is windows to linux

That's a good choice if you're using your computer for documents and browsing. But Linux lacks hundreds of professional apps due to its desktop market share.

Yeah, that argument could easily go either way, depending on your profession.
by jehturner
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Jobs in Chile and Work Related Issues in Chile
Topic: Wages for locals
Replies: 125
Views: 3209

Re: Wages for locals

Then there's the Quebec backdoor where all you need to do is mumble something remotely resembling French to get in. Last time I arrived in Quebec and mumbled something remotely resembling French (admittedly not my strong point, especially after an all-night flight), the young Quebecoise immigration...
by jehturner
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015
Replies: 112
Views: 17342

Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Yep, parents & inlaws both due in on that service in the next few weeks...
by jehturner
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chilean stock market hits 3 year high, what the hell?
Replies: 75
Views: 11513

Re: Chilean stock market hits 3 year high, what the hell?

For instance, the IPSA. I have this ETF / Muetual fund that tracks the the IPSA: http://www.bolsadesantiago.com/mercado/Paginas/Resumen-de-Instrumento.aspx?NEMO=CFMITNIPSA It is up like 15% this year, I am not really happy with it, but it keeps going up so I am willing to play along for now. Ah, yo...
by jehturner
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: iHerb's new shipping options
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: iHerb's new shipping options

Oh dear. Will ask my wife (she must be one of their best customers). Thanks for the alternative link.
by jehturner
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Waiters or Blowers?
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Waiters or Blowers?

Put it in a glass or metal receptacle in a bowl of cold water and stir it.
by jehturner
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 23
Views: 1762

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

These are very much the kinds of things I'm thinking: ETFs, currency diversification with assets (principally the house) currently overweighted in CLP+USD, general market diversification etc. I'd like to put more in GBP in case we retire or send the children to study there, esp. when it's currently ...

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