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3 posts, 18:01 hrs
There is no growth without risk. If you are are absolutely risk averse, put your money under your mattress, that way, if the bank defaults or the economy completely collapses, you still have your…
19 posts, 11:30 yesterday
I called the insurance company directly this time (as opposed to using the broker) and they confirmed that "they will make an exception" about the temp insurance. They will send me the EVB for the…
1 posts, 08:10 yesterday
I'm trying to go from A2-B1 to C1, and then get some medical German courses to revalidate my MD. The school offers both of these things, but I've had some trouble finding reviews about it. Would…
16 posts, 7 December
Your post is fine and correct but not re the basic tariff (well, not exactly ). The basic tariff is for the "uninsurable" ie half dead, cannot get any insurance at all.  AND he/she would need…
4 posts, 7 December
Possibly, but by applying for it not only would you need to provide full disclosure of your own financial circumstances but also, as @generalmartok suggested, those of your partner. ALG II…
52 posts, 7 December
I would expect that international commercial business centers with bank branches that offer incentives for international companies to direct their staff in their direction to offer the main business…
10 posts, 6 December
I think it would depend far more on China's import/customs laws if you want to fly with a larger tube of toothpaste, the main risk is that it's too large to take in your carry on. just put it in…
2 posts, 6 December
I can't say how good they might be but there are at least 4 or 5 travel agencies in Mannheim who claim to have the expertise and experience you appear to be seeking. To find them click or…
17 posts, 6 December
It's entirely surprising to know that you are single. .. I'm actually astounded that you manage to reference the gender pay gap -by definition less pay for women than for men with equal education…
2 posts, 6 December
In these matters, the best source of Info is your local Ausländerbehörde. But in theory, yes and no. If you are applying for a regular work permit (ex. § 18 AufenthG) that only requires the work…
54 posts, 5 December
Thanks, I spoke with Denmark authorities and they are fine with Erweiterte Meldebescheinigung. However, my question was that at which point you were required to submit your birth certificate ? Was it…
6 posts, 5 December
Thanks for the input! At this point, it is really not a matter of generating a large amount of income, as much as it is a matter of utilising the property, productively – as opposed to having it…
6 posts, 5 December
This is the best-known more economically-focussed ranking. For people not in the area, we might know it for this and obviously Audi, and its recent division one football team (struggling this…
1 posts, 4 December
Dear All, Not sure if this is the correct title, and location. mods please feel free to move it if it isn't. I have purchased a property "Multi Family" or "Mehrfamiliehaus" in July-2018 in…
3 posts, 4 December
You Tube has quite a few videos showing German products and application. I'm sure you will adapt in no time. They are all in German so might be useful for learning trade terms. They seem to like…
3 posts, 4 December
Wikipedia says: "Da der Schneeballen ein trockenes, dem Keks ähnliches Gebäck ist, hat er eine sehr lange Haltbarkeit. Bis zu acht Wochen kann er gelagert werden, ohne dass eine Kühlung nötig…
17 posts, 4 December
I would say it is likely to reach the Mahnbescheid stage at least. Then if you don’t contest it, you will have to pay. If you do contest it, you will likely hear nothing for quite some time. When…
1 posts, 3 December
Hi all, I need some help. Myself and my wife are trying to buy a house from my wife's grandfather. He is trying to do us a favour by selling us the house for a cheaper price than the original price…
8 posts, 1 December
You're right about the time assessment, also about the potential hazards with regards to moving yourself. Whether moving your stuff yourself is more of a headache than hiring someone to do it for you…
3 posts, 30 November
I doubt about changing job with ICT. When you are in ICT, you won't be paying any social contributions. ICT is newly introduced in 2017 and Ausländerbehörde will be the correct place to answer…
13 posts, 29 November
Got it, let me rephrase, as long as you still have a valid license you don´t need to change it. As to brexit forcing my hand to change the license, I don´t think it would be high on my list of…
18 posts, 29 November
Most times when they wear out too quick, its because the user is applying too much pressure on the tooth, which can also be damaging to the tooth - I know I do it, its very hard to avoid, because I…
8 posts, 28 November
Point about living in Mannheim (which I don't) with no obvious place to go, especially perhaps for people from the US. US MNT soccer centre forward Terrence Boyd (who is on my local team) is doing…
8 posts, 27 November
I found a monthly international English Stammtisch that happens on the last Friday of every month(sort of) in Lübeck at different restaurants. They have a Meetup page where you can the details of the…
30 posts, 25 November
I'm going to quote what the entertainer Rupaul. When his main composer Lucian Piane became mentally ill and posted rambling attacks on the Internet, his sole answer was: "We need to be more…
1 posts, 24 November
Hello, cat-lovers. We have two good-quality Karlie banana leaf cat trees that we no longer have use for and would like to give away for free for other cats to enjoy. One is huge, ideal for two or…
20 posts, 22 November
This post is a bit late, but here's my comment anyway. I went to Tübingen as an exchange student for a year in 1983 and absolutely loved it. After the year was out I decided to stay on and do my…
4 posts, 22 November
Hi, I have a coming flight from DUS airport. I have many suitcases to carry on (I live in Bonn). Is there any service that transport my suitcases from where I live to the DUS airport? Have any of…
1,353 posts, 21 November
Idea for December meet: You could all come to see my wind band play for half an hour at the Christmas Market on the steps of the town hall in Stuttgart on 20th December at 6pm and drink Glühwein…
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