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re: Advice Needed: International Work Assignment - Bank Accounts & Credit Card - Spirit of Dunson
It's amazing how much it has changed in just the past 12 months. It's been an interesting time up live here to say the least....
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re: Any legal way to avoid short term capital gains? - Spirit of Dunson
Those are all fair points. And I am honestly sorry for coming off as rude, but my question was sincere... I was genuinely curious if the OP thought about short term cap gains taxes before he bought them....
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re: Any legal way to avoid short term capital gains? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]In January, he was supposed to know Tesla was going to quadruple and he'd have substantial gains he needed to protect?[/quote]well, if he only thought they would increase a marginal amount, then the tax on the windfall shouldn't be a big deal. If I buy something for the long term, and it goes...
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re: Advice Needed: International Work Assignment - Bank Accounts & Credit Card - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I didn't realize how much alot of you guys have to do just to work and get paid overseas.[/quote]It can get complicated. :lol: I'm not looking forward to 3 country's taxes that don't have the same fiscal calendar or the same double tax treaties... But once you figure it out, then it's just re...
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re: Any legal way to avoid short term capital gains? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I expect these stocks will be down near the end of the year[/quote]Serious question - didn't that factor into your decision to buy them?...
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re: What’s the deal with Exxon? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I read an article last week that said we are at 62% of the 5 year rolling average for consumption of refined product.[/quote][quote]I’m not sure I’ve seen that. Oil consumption is back above 90 where production trails by about 5. [/quote]Are y'all talking US or Global consumption? Crude or re...
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re: Advice Needed: International Work Assignment - Bank Accounts & Credit Card - Spirit of Dunson
I've been overseas for 6 years in Europe and Asia with a similar pay system. My company has allowed me to adjust the distribution between local and home pay. So after several years, I've learned how much I need in each country so I don't need to do bank transfers so much. It only gets complicated wh...
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re: Covid19 Vaccine possibly coming November 1 - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I've heard that the vaccine will be "free" to the end recipients like the cv19 tests.[/quote] from [link=(https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/health/covid-19-vaccine-cdc-plans.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage)]NYT:[/link][quote]The C.D.C. documents said the vaccine wou...
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re: Best place for kayaking round the world? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]A buddy sent me some epic pics kayaking in the Norwegian fjords. That would be first on my list. [/quote]One of the best trips I ever took! 5 guys did a 3 night kayaking / camping / hiking trip through some fjords in Norway. The kayaking wasn't too bad; it was the hiking that was tough. High...
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re: Smallest town you've lived in vs the largest city you have lived in - Spirit of Dunson
Smallest: Brusly or a small German village of 4,000. Largest: New York City or Hong Kong....
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re: Hornets play by play guy is in trouble - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I find it hard to believe the play by play guy for an NBA team is secretly such a big racist that his phone autocorrects things to the n word[/quote]I would think that an NBA play by play guy uses the word "Nuggets" more often than the other unfortunate option. You would think his phone would...
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re: Pay for working from home going to change? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I think a part of it is that I'm old this isn't what I'm used to. I'm used to going to work in an office. Getting up in the morning, showering, putting on a nice shirt and listening to my sports talk shows in the morning. I did it for 20 years and I don't any more.[/quote]I have some folks on...
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re: BP Slashes Dividend For First Time In Decade - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]So you write down some capital assets form your balance sheet. What’s the pro/con for doing that?[/quote]it lowers your capital base - meaning less working capital, higher ROCE, etc. Do it in a crappy year when you are already expecting a bunch of losses and the impact is all lumped in toge...
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re: Would you fly right now? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Been talking to my peeps in HK and a lot are looking to get out after the security law too. Looking at SG mainly. [/quote] locals or expats? My local colleagues are looking at Taiwan mainly. The ones with the options for the west are looking at Britain and Canada. ...
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re: What do you see? - Spirit of Dunson
There are worse places to be. I'm here for at least 3 years and I may try to stretch it out! ...
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re: What do you see? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Where is this?[/quote]south side of hong kong island...
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re: Would you fly right now? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]That doesn't apply to me[/quote]i live in Hong Kong. You aren't getting around the quarantine here except for very specific exceptions. If you fly from the US, you need a test to certify negative for Covid within the past 72 hours, be tested upon arrival, and still have to quarantine for ...
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re: What do you see? - Spirit of Dunson
[img]https://i.imgur.com/vrcb3iH.jpg[/img] View from my balcony...
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re: Would you fly right now? - Spirit of Dunson
I'm really jealous of all of you able to travel! I've been grounded since March, and don't see any opportunity for me to travel until early next year at the earliest. They currently require a 14 day quarantine when arriving no matter where you fly from. Even if I could quarantine at home, that would...
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