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djfourmoney
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Post by djfourmoney » October 7th, 2013, 4:23 am

Rocky Top wrote:
djfourmoney wrote:
zacb wrote:
djfourmoney wrote:
skateboardstephen wrote: Exactly.I see so many foreign exchange students in Brazil from various countries. I don't know what you would do for work though.I teach English and i'm pretty good at it,but it isn't easy and you really have to know what you're doing.You should also be able to speak the native language fluently and be able to explain grammar points in their native language if they don't understand you.
I don't know why the number #1 concern is looking for somebody to provide you with a job. Make one for yourself, its not hard. You can make money online, its not hard. Its not overnight and you'll have to spend hours, weeks and months on it before you'll see any money, but do it right and you can make more than enough to live on in South America.

Starting a business in Brazil is difficult but not impossible. You can make it easier on yourself by marrying a Brazilian. But when I suggest that to single men, they act if that's a wild-eye idea. You want to get married anyway right? Why not a Brazilian woman?

If getting married is not a priority for some reason, then go to Central America where its dirt cheap and little regulation, so starting a business only requires a lawyer to understand the documents and not much else.

He could work at one of the call centers US companies have in Central America, lots of backpacker types do this.
Which country would you suggest for those of us with st. smarts?
Central America is fine, Mexico is okay even. Pick one and go. Nicaragua has the lowest cost and highest exchange rate down there.
The exchange rate is 1:1 because they use the dollar, just like Panama.
Belize uses the dollar and so does Panama. Nicaragua is 24:1. One US Dollar is worth 24 Cordobas... You can use the dollar for exchange, everybody does, since the dollar is used for international exchange but everything is denominated in Cordobas not dollars.

Mexican hookers will take US dollars, but they exchange them for Pesos because that is the local currency. In fact I can buy anything in dollars pretty much in Mexico, but I will pay whatever the total is in pesos, they don't do the exchange on the fly. Even if they do its usually wrong by a few pesos.




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Post by djfourmoney » October 7th, 2013, 4:24 am

IE number one rule for anything, PAY IN LOCAL MONEY!

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Post by Mr.Darcy » October 7th, 2013, 1:53 pm

Do not these countries have ***** infrastructures

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Post by Moretorque » October 7th, 2013, 1:58 pm

Word is all the worlds countries are exiting the $ quietly at the moment, this comes from Dr. Jim Willie but he also claim's there are space monsters living amongst us so I do not know if his word counts.
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Post by zacb » October 7th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Moretorque wrote:Word is all the worlds countries are exiting the $ quietly at the moment, this comes from Dr. Jim Willie but he also claim's there are space monsters living amongst us so I do not know if his word counts.
I would not be surprised, but there are not many good alternatives. The Yuan needs work, and every currency, maybe with the exception of the Franc, are leveraged to the hilt. If I had to pick a reserve currency, it might be SDR's or the Franc. But I don't think the US would take too kindly if that was done right now.
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Post by Rocky Top » October 8th, 2013, 12:52 am

djfourmoney wrote:
Rocky Top wrote:
djfourmoney wrote:
zacb wrote:
djfourmoney wrote: I don't know why the number #1 concern is looking for somebody to provide you with a job. Make one for yourself, its not hard. You can make money online, its not hard. Its not overnight and you'll have to spend hours, weeks and months on it before you'll see any money, but do it right and you can make more than enough to live on in South America.

Starting a business in Brazil is difficult but not impossible. You can make it easier on yourself by marrying a Brazilian. But when I suggest that to single men, they act if that's a wild-eye idea. You want to get married anyway right? Why not a Brazilian woman?

If getting married is not a priority for some reason, then go to Central America where its dirt cheap and little regulation, so starting a business only requires a lawyer to understand the documents and not much else.

He could work at one of the call centers US companies have in Central America, lots of backpacker types do this.
Which country would you suggest for those of us with st. smarts?
Central America is fine, Mexico is okay even. Pick one and go. Nicaragua has the lowest cost and highest exchange rate down there.
The exchange rate is 1:1 because they use the dollar, just like Panama.
Belize uses the dollar and so does Panama. Nicaragua is 24:1. One US Dollar is worth 24 Cordobas... You can use the dollar for exchange, everybody does, since the dollar is used for international exchange but everything is denominated in Cordobas not dollars.

Mexican hookers will take US dollars, but they exchange them for Pesos because that is the local currency. In fact I can buy anything in dollars pretty much in Mexico, but I will pay whatever the total is in pesos, they don't do the exchange on the fly. Even if they do its usually wrong by a few pesos.
Maybe we are splitting hairs, but just like in Panama, where the official currency is the Colon, in Nicaragua the local currency is the Cordoba, like you said. But still, the dollar is just as prevalent in both countries as it is in the US. And there is no big need for the locals to exchange dollars for cordobas or colons in either country because in both cases, they are both readily accepted everywhere. I've been to both countries within the past 18 months, so I'm sure of what I'm saying. If you go to any market or any business or any individual and gave a Panamanian or Nicaraguan a $20 to conduct your business, they are not going to beat it to the local currency exchange ASAP. They'll simply keep it and use it to conduct their own business in the same manner. The 2 currencies are interchangeable, even though the official local currency is the colon or cordoba.

And in both countries, they do the exchange on the fly and it may be off a little bit here or there, but you are still getting a close approximation of the exchange rate vs what you get at airports or banks.

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Post by Moretorque » October 8th, 2013, 12:59 am

zacb wrote:
Moretorque wrote:Word is all the worlds countries are exiting the $ quietly at the moment, this comes from Dr. Jim Willie but he also claim's there are space monsters living amongst us so I do not know if his word counts.
I would not be surprised, but there are not many good alternatives. The Yuan needs work, and every currency, maybe with the exception of the Franc, are leveraged to the hilt. If I had to pick a reserve currency, it might be SDR's or the Franc. But I don't think the US would take too kindly if that was done right now.
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Post by Tsar » October 8th, 2013, 1:01 am

zacb wrote:
Moretorque wrote:Word is all the worlds countries are exiting the $ quietly at the moment, this comes from Dr. Jim Willie but he also claim's there are space monsters living amongst us so I do not know if his word counts.
I would not be surprised, but there are not many good alternatives. The Yuan needs work, and every currency, maybe with the exception of the Franc, are leveraged to the hilt. If I had to pick a reserve currency, it might be SDR's or the Franc. But I don't think the US would take too kindly if that was done right now.
Why does the world need a reserve currency? Why can't trade be done between countries using the foreign exchange rates? A reserve currency seems like it would be a negative for everybody because it allows one country to affect every other country in the world and perpetuates the instability of a fiat monetary system.

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Post by SilverEnergy » October 8th, 2013, 2:53 am

Mr. Darcy, please get a profession, life coach or a mentor to help you.

Aren't there career counselors at your college who can help you?
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Post by Jester » October 8th, 2013, 3:10 am

Tsar wrote:
zacb wrote:
Moretorque wrote:Word is all the worlds countries are exiting the $ quietly at the moment, this comes from Dr. Jim Willie but he also claim's there are space monsters living amongst us so I do not know if his word counts.
I would not be surprised, but there are not many good alternatives. The Yuan needs work, and every currency, maybe with the exception of the Franc, are leveraged to the hilt. If I had to pick a reserve currency, it might be SDR's or the Franc. But I don't think the US would take too kindly if that was done right now.
Why does the world need a reserve currency? Why can't trade be done between countries using the foreign exchange rates? A reserve currency seems like it would be a negative for everybody because it allows one country to affect every other country in the world and perpetuates the instability of a fiat monetary system.
You're exactly right. "Reserve" currency is just a medium for sovereigns to use annually or more often to settle accounts, when they are holding each others' paper. Until Bretton Woods, settlements were in gold. THAT was the so-called "gold standard" that you have heard of. Local-yokel Americans couldn't get gold for years BEFORE this -- but countries still settled up in gold annually.

Before the Opium Wars, China required payment in silver, to avoid being inflated with printed British pounds.

Of course getting BACK to a hard-gods-based trading settlement will be tough. If gold were the medium, demand would soar, as everyone needed to up their gold on hand. Price of gold would soar from the artificially low level it is at now, to an exorbitant price.

Another solution is as yo say, just conduct trade in each others currencies, and bargain down the exchange rate if you have too much of another sovereign's paper currency, and settle differences with matched accounting entries, or even plane flights of cash periodically. I suppose that this is, de facto, how officially isolated countries operate. Fascinating subject, to me anyway.

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Post by MatureDJ » October 8th, 2013, 5:54 am

djfourmoney wrote:People love to say "FEMA" camps because of how poorly the temporary housing was after Katrina. See it wasn't a problem when it was mostly African-Americans had to experience FEMA provided housing, but now that so-called law abiding citizens who protest against Government Tyranny might be rounded up (much like Occupy Wall St) and put into camps with FEMA provided housing which will cost all sort of health issues.
As probably the only member here who actually lost his home in Katrina, I feel I should set the record straight. FEMA gave each refugee the option of living in an place somewhere in the USA, or getting a trailer to put at his homesite. Unfortunately, there trailers were built quite cheaply, with some bad chemical (formaldehyde?) that leeched out from the furnishings and walls.

I got an apartment, but did go back to get some stuff out of my home (i.e., that I did not get out during my first foray there, when I slept on a cot at a "tent city"), and stayed at the trailer of a friend of mine (it was his mother's trailer, which she did not need) for only 1 night. The smell could be detected, and just from one day there I felt slightly off. I couldn't fathom staying there long term. With that said, another friend of mine got a repo home in the Dallas area to live in, where he put his fat wife and 2 kids, while he stayed in a trailer at his business site. He loved staying there away from there, as he hit the nightspots in Baton Rouge, ending up eventually with a much more slender wife.

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Post by Jester » October 8th, 2013, 6:52 am

MatureDJ wrote:
Unfortunately, there trailers were built quite cheaply, with some bad chemical (formaldehyde?) that leeched out from the furnishings and walls....

....The smell could be detected, and just from one day there I felt slightly off. I couldn't fathom staying there long term.
Just want to second what you say. No FEMA experience but I am familiar with very nice office trailers used at a cemetery where I sold plots. The formaldehyde smell was so bad that we preferred to be outside even in blazing hot summer weather.

As soon as I heard about complaints re FEMA trailers I knew exactly what the problem was.

That's our US government - "PROVIDE" for you... then treat you with contempt... because after all they GAVE you something, so you shouldn't be complaining. Shut up, you sniveling serf.

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