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by gregf
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2348
Views: 147447

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Thanks for the update. We are staying in the RM. I'll keep my eye on things, I guess, until then!
by gregf
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2348
Views: 147447

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

We are returning to Chile in December. We have been away almost 2 years. We have our residency etc but I am trying to get a clearer picture of what quarantine restrictions may be in place when we arrive. We have family to stay with, but I was unsure if they were forcing -4 day hotel quarantines and ...
by gregf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...
Replies: 105
Views: 10027

Re: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...

I am only just starting to get to a place where I am saving and thinking of the future more, unfortunately.
by gregf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...
Replies: 105
Views: 10027

Re: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...

I don't have any money in gold or metals. My only investments are my 401k, which I don't touch (with Vanguard) and around 30k cash. Most of the cash is in a savings account that is actually NOT 1% even, but 0.35%. The money I would invest now would need to be liquid enough to get out in emergency. I...
by gregf
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...
Replies: 105
Views: 10027

Re: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...

Thanks for the insights in here. I am very cautious by nature so I think I will take the idea of studying and doung all the research, and observing...
by gregf
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...
Replies: 105
Views: 10027

Re: Global Economy, recession, depression, or...

Outside of a 401k that is totally invested in a Vanguard vehicle for retirement in like 25 years, I don't have investments and haven't ever done it before. I have done some reading but never dipped my toe in. I also don't have tons of funds. I have around 20k in a "high yield savings account" that g...
by gregf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 8833

Re: America on Fire

So police may act with impunity but not the common citizen. Got it. I also love how these peaceful protests are judged by very few violent acts (mostly against property) yet the police force is “just a few bad apples” we shouldnt judge the police state by. At least in USA there is t A constantly shi...
by gregf
Sun May 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 8833

Re: America on Fire

Yes, I think the political/economic aspect of this is what caused such a huge breaking out of unrest. It doesn't help when the president taunts and threatens and uses racists dogwhistles rather than being a leader. We are in Boston and it was quiet here and pretty peaceful. Something about all of wh...
by gregf
Tue May 12, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2348
Views: 147447

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

we have been avoiding the big super markets completely by using Jumbo delivery. few kinks in getting them to find our adress in the campo, one broken bottle of wine, but otherwise has been pretty good. Think we got the major kinks worked out now. we might never go back to shopping at the grocery st...
by gregf
Mon May 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1002
Views: 89052

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Does anyone have a good resource to point me towards to try to get up to speed on politics in Chile? Spanish sources are fine. I've been trying to read the news more thoroughly, but I miss the importance of a lot of it because I can't place names/parties/etc very well just yet. Sad, after living in ...