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26 posts, 11:48 today
Bank says home worth 90k less than asking price
Just to let you know, in some areas the market sets the price and thus home-owner response. This value can be over that of what the bank is willing to pay for. Therefore you come up with the rest. You can try to offer. In Wettingen…
Started by: JamiSteven · 21.May.2019 · Housing in general
12 posts, 11:45 today
Amma tad dissapointed with Netflix, I humbly admit that I got it to watch Startrek Discovery (which was briliant in my opinion) but apart from one or two other mildly interesting series and movies, I can´t say that it moves my world. Most…
Started by: jaguarj · 9.Jan.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 11:41 today
Poll for retirees: what's your monthly budget?
Started by: Karl · 22.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 11:27 today
Birds and the bees... Sparrow nest problem
Started by: starmir · 22.May.2019 · Housing in general
5 posts, 11:19 today
Privately renting from abroad, sending money…
Started by: bobob · 22.May.2019 · Housing in general
27 posts, 11:08 today
AHV Pension Estimate/Calculator
It depends. If you have been insured with AHV and paid the mandatory required minimum contribution (either yourself or through your spouse) when your income was 0 than it get's averaged out. For any year you did not contribute to AHV…
Started by: terrifisch · 2.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 11:07 today
Brack.ch - steer well clear!!!
Started by: bigblue2 · 22.May.2019 · Complaints corner
4 posts, 10:23 today
Advice on selling an old for a new car
Started by: tefla · 20.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
20 posts, 10:08 today
Cheaper alternative to Jungfrau?
I agree with this. I don't feel very comfortable to start with at the top of the Jungfrau and similarly I think I nearly did for an elderly relative taking the fast cable car at Saas Fe. He went extremely white and wobbly. Returning to…
Started by: Rossel · 6.Jul.2010 · Travel/day trips/free time
11 posts, 09:13 today
Invest in an other land. what about tax?
You seem to have fallen through some cracks. See Thurgovia for example (in German only): Someone arriving from abroad remains taxable abroad on the income generated by their real estate abroad. That income won't be taxed in CH but it…
Started by: danielhenney · 20.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 09:12 today
Swiss airlines chocolate
Started by: minimimi · 22.May.2019 · Daily life
7 posts, 08:24 today
Via Sicura
I'm not so much interested in the fine/license question, this i know will happen as the driver and i understand it would be very painful What i really want to clarify is can they seize the car as it is a company car fully owned by a…
Started by: Today only · 21.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 07:24 today
French Language School - Montreux
Started by: peruzzi · 27.Aug.2018 · Education
24 posts, 07:22 today
How can I use my US Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer…
Just wondering if your mixers are still working after using converters for a few years? I'm debating buying the parts to convert mine to 220V... It would take about 130 CAD in parts to turn my 110V Artisan into a 220V Artisan (new motor,…
Started by: Swisstobe · 15.Nov.2010 · Food and drink
5 posts, 06:28 today
Hello, I'm moving back to Switzerland Intro
Started by: SimiNH · 11.Apr.2019 · Introductions
8 posts, 06:22 today
End of contract apartment cleaning
The problem for the company if you are moving, is they may not know where to send the invoice / reminders, and if you don't pay, it can be hard to sue you in another country. What we do for our tenants is to charge them for the end of…
Started by: exisidiot · 21.May.2019 · Housing in general
3 posts, 05:12 today
Amazon Firestick
Started by: LAXtoZRH · 21.May.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
11 posts, 23:49 yesterday
Tax rate for unmarried couples
That's really good info - my agency's did mention something like this but their attitude was meh too much trouble for them. I'm going to source a tax-advisor (recommendations?) - will update this thread when I have more info.
Started by: mmurray · 20.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
59 posts, 23:42 yesterday
Change to gun laws? [thread split]
Im my opinion 1. was a bluff. I wonder why people believed the EU is going to throw CH out of the Schengen area just automatically and overnight - The EU also profits from the north/south traffic corridor, the lack of border controll…
Started by: Jim2007 · 28.Apr.2019 · Swiss politics/news
4 posts, 22:42 yesterday
Amazon book order
Started by: Jamboree · 5.Nov.2018 · Daily life
1 post, 22:26 yesterday
For organic food lovers, this week you can…
Started by: neutralname · 21.May.2019 · Daily life
23 posts, 22:10 yesterday
Quality Car Wrapping (ITT petrolheads get…
To help: . I started looking for a good detailer but prices were silly notably at Swissvax in Fällanden . then I found www.car-spa.ch Michael is the most reliable, passionate, reliable and best work you can find at a very decent…
Started by: xynth · 28.Sep.2017 · Transportation/driving
42 posts, 21:47 yesterday
How Is The Software Engineering Industry…
Hi! As far as I know, Switzerland has no many giant IT companies, but there you can receive a really great salary. Average developer salary is higher than in the USA and this is a very good remuneration for the european country (even as…
Started by: Krabas · 18.Jul.2018 · Employment
105 posts, 21:24 yesterday
Huawei China national security threat
China (and Russia) play a long game. The US, on the other hand, waits only until it has accumulated 140 characters of a "policy statement" and then just blurts it out in a tweet. That is the difference. China will no doubt carefully…
Started by: edzoom · 19.Dec.2018 · International affairs/politics
11 posts, 21:21 yesterday
Receiving unemployment benefits - hassle…
You don't have to sign up , if you don't need the money... It is all about paying the bills(that keep on coming no matter what). Everything has its price, the money of the unemployment insurance is no difference.
Started by: iam · 20.May.2019 · Employment
5 posts, 21:21 yesterday
Moving from UK to CH, Baden and surrounding…
Started by: springbreeze · 25.Dec.2018 · Housing in general
1 post, 21:16 yesterday
Aussie rules football in Basel
Started by: jackflynn · 21.May.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
1 post, 20:58 yesterday
Whatsapp idle when phone is in sleep mode
Started by: IronAngle · 21.May.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
6 posts, 20:30 yesterday
Swiss Tax Reform 2019
I believe corporate tax was reduced 21% down to 13% in cantons hosting multinationals in preparation for the reform. If I put all this together we can expect individuals and small businesses going to get hit hard. Either that or I am…
Started by: JoshWilliams · 21.May.2019 · Swiss politics/news
35 posts, 18:12 yesterday
Speaking Swiss German
Hi, I've been here for almost 15 years and I got the same advice from my German teacher. But the reason was: first learn Hochdeutsch (Schriftdeutch) fluently. And then try and learn Schwiizertüütch. Experience shows that if you don't…
Started by: dianaburcea · 8.May.2019 · Daily life
9 posts, 16:32 yesterday
Sunrise takes over UPC
Very happy with UPC too. We have the Internet 200lite package and the unlimited swiss mobile with 10gb roaming package. Quite cheap for Switzerland. It does sometimes go a bit patchy at the boarder but resolves itself quickly. I cant…
Started by: omtatsat · 11.Mar.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
6 posts, 16:24 yesterday
Roche postdoc fellowship
Thank you for your response. The number of people attending for the presentation sounds more like conference, I thought it was just to a few members. I am nervous now. It sounds weird for me too, normally companies tell you if dont get…
Started by: fraisaorange · 12.Nov.2015 · Employment
11 posts, 16:09 yesterday
Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
Thank you for the recommendations. I also thought about doing the hike from Harder Kulm to Augstmatthorn, but I am not sure if the trail is safe yet - on the webcams it looks like there is still some snow left.
Started by: Veiro · 10.Apr.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
130 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Jamie Oliver restaurant planned for Zurich
Oliver is clearly not bothered by his brother-in-law’s record. He is adamant that asking Hunt to take over as chief executive was the correct decision. “I think I had to bring Paul in,” he says. “I needed honesty. I needed clarity,…
Started by: Tom1234 · 20.Mar.2018 · Food and drink
17 posts, 15:03 yesterday
Holiday Apartment Purchase
If you are buying in a ski resort, you may also want to check on the cost of snow clearance. We have a holiday apartment in Klosters and snow clearance can be quite costly depending on the situation of your property. In our case our…
Started by: Graham S · 17.May.2019 · Housing in general
24 posts, 14:41 yesterday
Has anyone been able to find work if they…
Well obviously speaking both languages will give you more opportunities, not sure that really needs pointing out. Also yes, some jobs and industries need local language knowledge to function. Also self-explanatory. However the fact…
Started by: AbigailPhillips · 14.Dec.2015 · Employment
12 posts, 14:08 yesterday
had the same thing recently with coop, package said 2 of 2 and that's all we got, many phone calls to the local store and courier company and they eventually found package 1 of 2 still in the coop warehouse and about a week later it turned…
Started by: Island Monkey · 20.May.2019 · Daily life
19 posts, 14:06 yesterday
Housing in General - How to rent a home…
I was in March in CH to find an apartment to rent. I saw different apartments I applied to 3, my bad luck was that I wasn't yet registered therefore couldn't provide the "Betreibungsauszug" showing about my debt status or owing money etc.…
Started by: Helm · 19.Sep.2011 · Housing in general
5 posts, 14:00 yesterday
Recommendation for a 'serious' physiotherapist,…
Started by: meloncollie · 21.May.2019 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 13:56 yesterday
Tips for saving for kids future, 529, etc…
Started by: MitzEclipse · 21.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
The Local Switzerland
Semen quality of young Swiss men

Semen quality of young Swiss men 'in critical state'

Nearly two thirds of Swiss men aged 18 to 22 have poor sperm quality according to a new study of potential army recruits.

Italian word of the day:

Italian word of the day: 'Magari'

Hopefully you'll find yourself using this word as frequently as Italian speakers do.

Plainclothes rubbish police blitz small Swiss town

Plainclothes rubbish police blitz small Swiss town

Police in the town of Grenchen in canton Solothurn have hailed the results of the first-ever operation dedicated to catching people in the act of littering.

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