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    San Telmo: the future chick town?

    There was an interesting article in a local newspaper saying that Palermo Soho was going downhill quickly. The same has happened to Puerto Madero. Will the next hot spot be San Telmo? It has history and location. Will it bloom?
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    USA income taxes: free solution

    You can get your income taxes done, and filed electronically, for free by going to irs.gov there is a link for Americans living abroad. I used the free link provided by TurboTax.
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    Being ripped off

    I have read many posts here about expats being ripped off in Bs. As. Unfortunately, I am sure their stories are true. But, how about being ripped off in the first world, like in New York city? Here are my 4 stories: 1. I arrived Monday at 5 am after a red eye from LA. After i picked up my...
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    How ugly has it gotten, or not?

    After the primary election, the financial markets in Argentina collapsed. It got very ugly. The peso is down around 30%, the stock market in dollar terms is down 50% and the dollar bond market an equal amount. Market participants feel miserable, and that includes me too! Well, I am a happy...
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    Fear? What do you think are some of the worst things that will happen with F&F in government?

    Here is my list; please add to it. 1. Empty apartments will be confiscated and given to others. 2. Dollar checking accounts will be converted to pesos. 3. Unions will be given the right to take over the companies their affiliates work at. 4. A special tax for Argentines trying to travel abroad...
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    Filing and paying the Bienes Personales taxes

    For years, I had to pay $150 dollars for accountants to prepare my declaracion jurada for Bienes Personales. I always thought it was a lot of money for what seemed a simple tax return, but I had no time or idea how to do it, so I paid. This year, I prepared it myself. Quite a headache, but I...
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    Hello Recession, Goodbye Inflation

    A severe recession is about to hit Argentina; actually it has started but has not yet gained full steam, whereas inflation is going at full steam, but will come down dramatically, and soon. In the meantime, the question is: how can one benefit from these events? Why do I anticipate a monster...
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    Finally, an economic plan that makes sense!

    Macri's government, along with the IMF, have agreed on an economic program that should succeed in bringing solid economic, and sustainable. growth to the country, far less inflation, and hopefully as a result, more social justice. There are only two impediments that may cause the program to...
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    The future of the dollar in Argentina

    I have a crystal ball, and I look at it every day so I can anticipate what's going to happen in the financial and real estate markets. Unfortunately, it's always very foggy, so I am never able to actually see the future. Today, however, the sun came thru for a few minutes and it let me see...
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    Everything gone to hell, again!

    What will happen to the dollar on Tuesday? That's when Lebacs (Argentine equivalent of US T-Bills) come due for an amount similar to half the dollar reserves in Argentina. What would you do if you owned Lebacs? Roll the money over into new one's or buy dollars? Can the dollar reach $40 next...
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    IMF o FMI: we are back!

    I am in finance, and have dual citizenship US-Argentine , so my friends from the IMF or FMI called me to ask if they should lend money to Argentina. Noooo, I said, Those people never repay. Then I remembered that I own some Argentine bonds, so I quickly called them back and told them: Yes, lend...
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    Pocket wifi

    I am in japan and discovered pocket wifi. They are excelent. Does anyone know if these exist in buenos aires or should i buy one in the usa and take with me to ba? Can you rent them in ba for a short time period? I would appreciate you sharing any experience you have with them. Thanl you!
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    30 Year Mortgages In Argentina? Yes!

    For those of you that want to buy in Argentina, but don't have the cash, I recommend you look into these new 30 year mortgages being offered by the Banco Nación, Ciudad, Provincia and maybe a few of the private banks. They are a super good deal. Of course, you get far better loan terms in the...
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    Home Restaurants Website???

    In Italy, there is a website that offers dinners in homes. It is found at https://gnammo.com/ Is there anything similar in Buenos Aires? In today's Wall Street Journal there is an article about this trend, and some people are suggesting that this dinner at home trend will disrupt the restaurant...
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    New Meetup: Welcome Back To Argentina: Nostalgia Won!

    I have set up a new meetup for any Argentine's that emigrated, and have returned part or full time to Argentina, and would like to meet others that shared that expat experience. Whether you went to the USA, Europe, Uruguay, or where ever, come meet others who are trying to integrate back into...
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    Airbnb's New Opportunity For You To Offer "experiences"

    Hi All Airbnb is exploring a new service that many of you might be interested in providing. Here are some comments from an article: Traditionally, we’ve come to know Airbnb as a place where guests find accommodations in unique spaces, and as a platform for hosts to make extra money by opening...
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    Welcome Back To Argentina

    Hi All I am thinking of starting a meetup group, and I thought I would get the opinion of any baexpats who might want to join. Target market: There are many Argentine who left the country for various reasons and have been away for 5, 10, . . . 40 or more years and are considering moving back...
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    What Should Happen If Macri Does Things Right?

    Argentina forever has been characterized with high inflation, high fiscal deficits, low productivity, and to much poverty, among other ills. What's the key to lower the poverty rate, lower inflation and increase productivity? Devalue the peso without inciting more inflation. How do you that...
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    Tango Shoes For Women

    A female friend in the States asked me to buy her a pair of red Tango shoes. Anybody have any idea where I can get one that is not Mercado Libre? I appreciate any recommendations.
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    Quality Of Life In Usa Vs. Argentina

    One of our members, who was very popular on this forum, is back in the States and happy with his situation, and I am very happy for him. However, he has written several posts where he decides that the quality of life is better in the USA because of the ease with which materialistic goals are...
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