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  • Location Munich
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  1. How much is enough for retirement?

    He said this 200x rule is from the Torah, the Jewish book. May be in the book of numbers? My friend is a wealthy investment consultant from India. He is a UK citizen, splits his time between UK and Switzerland.  
  2. How much is enough for retirement?

      >>>  if one has the equivalent of cash, stocks and  bonds then one can retire comfortably. It may just be a thumb rule. I have to look deeper into this rule. Thanks.
  3. I read somewhere that if one has the equivalent of cash, stocks and  bonds (not including real estate and debt) 200x the average annual salary in the city you live, you are rich. How to find out what is "average" annual salary? In Munich, e.g.
  4. "Heißluftfritteuse"

    Is this a healthy way to fry? This is coming to Aldi soon, although the link below is for another similar product from Philips:ßluftfritteuse/dp/B004WD0I30/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?hvadid=214509857424&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9042412&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1933811001081916062&hvtargid=kwd-300417372669&keywords=heißluftfritteuse&qid=1571071735&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFMN1hPN0EwUFlKNzUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNjE2NzYxNUY3N0oyWFo1SDZEJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNjc4ODMzNzNDWFpDUzJURjRLJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==  
  5. Contaminated milk in supermarkets

    In any case, I checked with a Supermarkt nearby and I was told that all the milk that was contaminated was removed from the shelves. I usually don't buy haltbare Milch, none of the "fresh" milk that I have open in the refrigerator is affected. Thanks all.
  6. Contaminated milk in supermarkets

      Yes, I found out it is the date of expiry of the product. At first I thought it may be the acronym for the disease:-))
  7. I just got this message per WhatsApp: From   What I don't understand is this: The dates shown below occur in the future, e.g. 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019 Metro Deutschland GmbH Aro Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019 ALDI Nord Milsani Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019 ALDI SÜD Milfina Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 10.10.2019/ 14.10.2019 What is to be done? NOT buy milk on those days from these shops?  
  8. Telekom or MNet?

      But now they have the rights to lay the fiber optic cable all the way to the door. M-Net may still have to depend on DT for other infrastructure such as cell towers, but that may not directly affect the end customer. In any case, I have signed up to switch to M-Net now. I was quite happy with their service before. Now I just have to wait to when DT will let go of my existing contract with them.
  9. Telekom or MNet?

      I agree with the above. I was with M-Net for a whole decade before i switched. Only the year before I switched was the service quality a little less than I expected. They will now do all that I need for switching back to M-Net.  
  10. Telekom or MNet?

    I switched. Now that M-Net has laid a fiberglass cable right to the door, I get better speed for the same monthly rent, no other costs, low price guaranteed for 2 years no matter how long it takes to cancel the Telekom contract (max a year, may be sooner). Now that I watch Smart TV more often, it helps to have a better speed for the same price.  
  11. Telekom or MNet?

      I am sure M-Net is the supplier. I will confirm this when I see the service person who is going to visit our building soon.
  12. Telekom or MNet?

      I know what you mean, but I can't now give the speed I had measured of MNet then. Since they kept advertising that they had GlassFiber I asked for switching to GF, but they were never sure of a date. Meanwhile the performance was also rather slow (no, no numbers).   
  13. Renting long term apartment advice

    When the flat description includes EBK, it means there is a cooking range (stove and oven), a refrigerator. More may be included. This option seems common. Rest of the furniture is up to you. Unfurnished apartment is always cheaper than furnished, other things remaining equal. When bringing in appliances from the US, beware that here they run on 220V - 240V. At times you can find ways to use even US small appliances such as iron, dunno about larger ones.  
  14. Telekom or MNet?

    I was a loyal MNet customer until a year ago, when I started to have problems with the slow internet. Their employees were not that helpful when I asked several times (over many months) if they could at least give me an approximate date for that much advertised GlassFiber connection. So I switched to Telekom. Now I see a note in our building that MNet is offering GlassFiber connection and they will help with the Umstellung. Telekom performance is not fantastic, but better than what MNet used to provide. I don't yet know what it might cost to switch. At times their salesmen in MediaMarkt outlets offer free option to switch, but only if you decide instantly. Is it worth switching back to MNet?    
  15. EU court considers jail time for German politicians over dirty air