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by snobrd4life
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 337
Views: 22978

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: 40
Views: 716

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: 476

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: 403

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: 403

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: 1056
Views: 68345

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: 981

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: 981

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: 981

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
by snobrd4life
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 1056
Views: 68345

Re: chile's migration crisis

someone had an interesting point in one of these comments. If Guiado's opposition goverment is in control of billions of dollars of Venezuela's assets around the world, and are calling on countries to accept and help more venezuelans leaving Venezuela, then why don't they start paying countries to ...
by snobrd4life
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: junking an old car
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: junking an old car

You may want to walk into a repair shop and ask what they typically do with their junkers. That, or ask your insurance company where they send their totaled vehicles. If you are limiting your search to junk yards with an online presence, I'm not surprised that you aren't finding anything close by. I...
by snobrd4life
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Divorce
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Divorce

Sounds like the ex-wife is very much still his wife. Spencer Global should be able to handle the case.