Category Archives: USA

The effects of FATCA?

For more than 10 years, I have been helping clients to obtain German citizenship. Those who have German parents, grand-parents or further removed ancestors either are German already (often without knowing it) or eligible for naturalization under less strict conditions than other applicants. … Continue reading

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What is American Football?

I never understood American Football. I once stayed with a friend in Kentucky for a couple of days who tried to explain it to me while watching endless matches, but the minutiae of the rules never stuck with me for … Continue reading

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Child Poverty in Romania

The good news: In a statistic on child poverty, Romania is just one spot behind the USA, one of the richest countries in the world. That’s a remarkable achievement for a country which had to rebuild its economy from scratch after the … Continue reading

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Why the embargo against Cuba will be eased

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who appreciates cigars.

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Conceptions. Misconceptions?

A cutely animated film about what people in one part of the world think about people in other parts of the world. Yes, we do have horse-drawn carriages in Eastern Europe. And yes, I also describe life in Germany like working … Continue reading

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Frugality is a Virtue

I am a very stingy person. I wear my father’s old shirts. I wear shoes with holes. I don’t have a car. I walk in the rain to save the bus fare. I never buy anything new if the old … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (44) Taxes

Tax rate: Tax raid: Whenever I heard the word “tax rate” during law school, I imagined a “tax raid” and a film began to play in my head. I never learnt much about tax law.

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