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6 posts, 21:24 today
Starting an Online Travel Agency
6 posts, 21:14 today
House rental law - tenant and landlord obligations
7 posts, 20:39 today
Bild-Textschere please translate
72 posts, 19:44 today
AOK insisting on back payments
So you can't read the forms the AOK sends you in German - but now you are quoting from the Sozialgesetzbuch in German and you think you understand THAT? Jesus bloody wept... The law does not say in the least what you think it does. Yes, as a self-employed your are not obligated (!) to enter into the public health…
95 posts, 19:08 today
2014 TT American fantasy football league
Posted image 2014 TT American fantasy football league This is the 2014 TT American fantasy football league. What is fantasy football? For a basic overview, check here: Wikipedia - Fantasy football (American). For those interested in details on this league, the TT league is based on weekly NFL games and uses a weekly head-to-head format.…
30 posts, 18:59 today
Massacre in Gaza - Protests in Germany?
lookee here (German): http://www.huffingtonpos... As this (Muslim) guy points out - ISIS has massacred more Muslims in two days that the IDF in two weeks. Assad has killed an estimated 180000 Muslims in the last two years. the Taliban has killed tens of thousands of Muslims and the Sudanese extremists something like…
16 posts, 18:40 today
Tax deductibility of relocation expenses
5 posts, 18:07 today
Buying property in Germany as a foreigner
35 posts, 16:54 today
Tax on foreign income
84 posts, 15:32 today
Compulsory bag inspection at the grocery
As many of you know, one of my jobs is in a 'cough' well-known discounter. When being trained on the till, I was taught that I can only ask for bags/other items in a shopping trolley to be lifted up in order to make sure that nothing has been forgotten in the trolley; I should never ask to look in bags, as it is…
16 posts, 15:21 today
Cancellation of Kabel Deutschland contract
37 posts, 15:05 today
Baggage allowance on various airlines
1192 posts, 14:33 today
New TV license fee, €17.98 a month from 01/2013
Posted image That it just says "Zahlung" made me a bit suspicious**. Just out of curiosity, was the bill addressed to you or your husband, or to something like "Alle Haushälte im Beitragsgebiet"? This for example is a known scam attempt: http://www.computerbetru... **Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't believe…
9 posts, 14:27 today
Fees for incoming transfers from Australia
5 posts, 13:44 today
English fantasy football league 2014/15
4 posts, 12:39 today
Cheap international calls from your cell phone
11 posts, 11:19 today
Returning Telekom modem by return package
7 posts, 10:54 today
Retrieving files from hard disk
23 posts, 10:51 today
Cancelling an apartment lease question
Hello mah, if you really have asbestos in your rooms and you are in danger you should contact the Umweltamt for help asap. An expert can come to your home and if they find asbestos in the air they will ask the landlord to get rid of the asbestos. During such a time nobody can live in the apartment. This gives you a good…
11 posts, 10:51 today
Splitting 'Kindergeld' between UK and Germany
11 posts, 10:43 today
Prospective employer learn about my current salary
The salary I demand from a new job is driven by a lot of variables, some will cause salary demands to rise, some will let employer get away with a bit. I start off from "average" for the job advertised. Add for stuff like "lots of travel", "inflexible working times", "disadvantages conditions…
27 posts, 09:43 today
How to get kid a dad that functions like one
A friend who wanted something similar for her little boy got herself a rather lovely male aupair from Sweden, and yes, he was exactly as one would hope. This may be a bit of an extreme solution, because you have a spare bod around all the time, but it worked for her. Maybe you could share one with another family. With…
20 posts, 08:30 today
Best universities in Germany
17 posts, 07:58 today
Macrobiotic diets - Info, experiences, and advice
Having "biotic" on Macrobiotic name does not make it more healthy. Having a pure vegetarian diet is also not healthy. That is just hippie bullshit. Steve Jobs death was probably caused by his macrobiotic diet. http://www.theguardian.c... http://edition.cnn.com/2... Don't be radical, eat a bit of everything.…
6 posts, 22:45 yesterday
Advice for registration of business serving food
20 posts, 21:55 yesterday
Car Repair Terms - Mechanic doesn't speak English
My dad used to make me do basic car stuff, back when cars weren't yet loaded with electronics, so I'm not completely clueless. However, that was *many* years ago, and when I go to the mechanic here, I'm not always sure of the vocabularly either. All that to say: HTH, but no guarantees. Die Bremswarnleuchte…
27 posts, 21:53 yesterday
Avoiding traffic jams between Munich and Karlsruhe
51 posts, 21:49 yesterday
Owing self-employment tax to the U.S.
Sorry, but all teachers - be they employed or self-employed - have to contribute to German public pension insurance. Please see here for an article explaining this. The law where this set down is §2 SGB VI: "Versicherungspflic... sind selbständig tätige 1. Lehrer und Erzieher, die im Zusammenhang mit ihrer…
73 posts, 17:53 yesterday
Bad customer service at 1&1 Internet AG
10 posts, 16:29 yesterday
The new dual citizenship law
I think it's a public policy choice aimed at migration control. They seem to want to avoid the US case where there is a so-called anchor baby phenomenon. Anchor baby is not considered a polite term, but basically it refers to the situation where illegal immigrants have children in the US to gain an advantage. Since…
14 posts, 16:17 yesterday
Traveling with 4 year old to the U.S. over winter
There is no reason why your daughter should give up speaking English. Do you speak English to her exclusively? Do you read to her in English, and watch movies in English? There are lots of bi-lingual kids here who never went to an English kita or school and they speak English quite well. The Hamburg TT page seems to have…
11 posts, 14:59 yesterday
Invoice with Steuernummer pending
14 posts, 14:11 yesterday
Postbank refusing to cancel credit card
Simply write them a letter like: Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, ich benötige meine Kreditarte Nr. 123456789 nicht mehr. Daher kündige ich hiermit den Kreditkartenvertrag mit sofortiger Wirkung, hilfsweise zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt. Die zerstörte Kreditkarte finden Sie beiliegend. Mit freundlichen Grüßen garnix Bring…
4 posts, 12:49 yesterday
How to get thru guidance to Aldi Talk operator
8 posts, 11:07 yesterday
LIDL Data Top-Up - Need more data
10 posts, 10:10 yesterday
Paying tax for 2011 - Am I too late?
21 posts, 10:02 yesterday
How to translate "medical condition"
It's difficult if you want to stay vague. I've given it another try. "You seem to suggest that only one of the two conditions can be addressed, i.e. one must be chosen over the other, but I don't see a reason why both can't be treated at the same time." Sie scheinen davon auszugehen, dass nur…
47 posts, 08:20 yesterday
Master's degree in Germany - success stories
23 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Immortality for Humans by 2045
41 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Bahn.de won't accept passport as ID...
It's not about identification per se; they don't care what you look like or even what your name is. They just want to know that the person travelling is the person who made the booking, or that the person who made the booking did so on behalf of the person travelling. So if you submit a 16-digit number during the…
4 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Choosing a cylinder barrel lock - What to look for
65 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Please see I.D. signature - In the store
dumm-dumm-dumm-dumm-die-... the moanly... Perhaps your Goethe instructor was thinking about something related to their lesson plan when you interupted their train of thought and, being clueless as to your intent, just agreed with whatever they thought they should've heard you say, otherwise they probably would've…
14 posts, 29.Jul.2014
My stolen item is being sold on eBay
14 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Used car dealers and customer rights
Welcome to Toytown, here_in_deutschland I might've been able to offer you more location- and vehicle- specific advice if you'd not left your location off your TT profile and kept the make, year and model of your car a secret. I'm too tired to write a detailed answer explaining my reasons atm, but suffice…
96 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Formula One 2014 season - F1 Motor Racing
33 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Tax class changed without notice
Let me guess, you are not an engineer? Not one of the hard sciences either? Does it say anywhere in there that you should re-send a letter? No. It says submit the correct form. This is Germany, we have a correct form for everything. I even went to the lengths of telling you what to fill into it. Yes. Which you would…
17 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Operation required, insurance cover running out
as others have already pointed out: just because her job ends it does not mean her health insurance ends, too. On the contrary...her insurance continues (assuming it is a German public or private health insurance, of course) until she provides proof of having set up any other health insurance - she jsut has to pay for…
19 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Generali Vision can't charge when cancelling early
Posted image The GENERALI VISION plans is the most beloved cash cow for those usual culprits among the IFAs which target Expats in Germany, especially the CTMNBN. Why: it pays a princly or even royal commission to the "advisor" and the commission is risk free for the advisor. Because the terms and conditons of the plan say,…
14 posts, 29.Jul.2014
German translation for verruca
7 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Taxi Availability at JFK Airport
I am sure I read in the news last week that JFK airport has banned all taxi companies in a bid to increase the general health of travelers. Instead, they now have bicycles for hire, with small trailers attached behind them (for luggage), and all fitted with a TomTom, so as to help visitors navigate their way in the city. Anybody…
15 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Driving rules in Switzerland
10 posts, 29.Jul.2014
Getting tax back from commuting by car
9 posts, 28.Jul.2014
English fantasy football league 2013/14
20 posts, 28.Jul.2014
Legal action against my former company
Thanks. It's people like you who are making life difficult for actual freelancers and consultants. If you call yourself a freelancer or a consultant, you're just that. If you want to have a regular job, look for a regular job. You can find a lawyer and sue, but I hope they laugh you out of court. And I mean that…
7 posts, 28.Jul.2014
Cancellation of a contract done in a shop
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