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by snobrd4life
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2345
Views: 28681

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

A few comments here seem to be trying to justify what Corbin has done, particularly ExpatBob. Nowhere in anything I typed was an attempt to justify what he did. In many ways I do side with Cobin on this but also in many ways I do not. There is so much built up fear from these "protesters" (yes, in ...
by snobrd4life
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2345
Views: 28681

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Out of pure curiosity I joined one of the livestreams (which I believe are archived on YouTube) that he put on about 3 weeks ago to get his perspective since he was always touting Chile to be his libertarian paradise. He was telling scared folks to flee if they could and to those that were prepared ...
by snobrd4life
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 266
Views: 12371

Re: electric vehicles in chile

this is what i have been waiting for, a drop in V8 replacment electric motor. I think it would be fun to have something like a classic Toyota fj 40 with an electric motor, with 300+ horse power. think the orginal only had a 100 hp. Very cool idea, but as one of the comments said, you gotta figure o...
by snobrd4life
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 25156

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

here is one of those fun budgets showing costs of living in the united states, that totally blows holes in the u.s. goverment definition of "middle" class and "poverty". https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-budget-shows-how-a-350000-salary-barely-qualifies-as-middle-class-2019-09-11?mod=personal-...
by snobrd4life
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system
Replies: 46
Views: 4331

Re: Real life experience Fonasa B with the private system

I believe I might have run into one of the founders, Ukrainian, If I remember correctly, of the startup that you are talking about back at a roof party in 2013. I was hesitant to think that he could make much happen with $50k USD, but the idea was cool. Way more developed than others that I learned ...
by snobrd4life
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Gastro Medical Help For Friend in Chile With Fonasa
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: Gastro Medical Help For Friend in Chile With Fonasa

Sorry for your loss, admin. Very good story and insight into the catastrophic insurance coverage and ISAPRE experience overall. I know that you mentioned it before that there were a few times in all of this they your connections helped smooth out the process, but realistically, how much would this h...
by snobrd4life
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: U.S. IRS starting to revoke passports
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: U.S. IRS starting to revoke passports

one fbar fine, or one facta fine, is over $50,000 u.s. here is how simple it is for them to do this. you open an account in a foriegn country. you wire money to that account from your u.s. account. you either don't know, don't remember, or don't how to correctly file all the documents you are requi...
by snobrd4life
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: U.S. IRS starting to revoke passports
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: U.S. IRS starting to revoke passports

As the article points out...expats may not get the letter from the IRS. There should be a way to proactively check if you are on their naughty list Mix-ups at the IRS are inevitable, but I can't imagine that being in that kind of debt with the IRS would come as a an overnight surprise. If you are m...
by snobrd4life
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 958
Views: 74425

Re: chile's migration crisis

I find it funny that considering all the worries about the economy and specifically, the unemployment rate, the biggest initiatives that the left is pushing right now is decreasing the number of weekly working hours per worker. Even on the local news reports on TV most Chileans recognize the argumen...
by snobrd4life
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 2282

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Incoming texts and calls are free. Cheap friends and family used to ring me and then hang up before I would answer so that I would call them back and have to spend my minutes to figure out what they wanted. In any case, credit is consumed in fractions of a minute, not an entire minute for a 5 second...
by snobrd4life
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 2282

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Are any of these wrong? * The minutes, SMS, and MB's will expire in 30 days, but I'll probably get the unexpired back if/when I do a recharge * The minutes only get used up with outgoing calls, not incoming * SMS's get used up by any outgoing SMS, even if it's a reply to someone else's. But incomin...
by snobrd4life
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 2282

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

The cell phone can be set to English. You could even install Skype on it to use as a "cordless" landline within your house. But that would mean you would have to turn the wifi on your router back on :P