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by InnocentAbroad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

Similar thing happen to me many years back. There is no option in the confirmation email to say that it is the wrong address. Trying to get in touch with PayPal customer service was difficult, and it was absolutely abysmal once I got through to someone. I felt uncomfortable getting personal informat...
by InnocentAbroad
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

Thank you again for the clear advice, Valuethinker; it was really useful.
I raise a glass to you :beer.
by InnocentAbroad
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

Ted Swippet and ValueThinker, many thanks. Your replies are informative and much appreciated. I have some follow-up questions. You mention not to forget emerging markets. According to the prospectus, VWRL/VWRD has about 8% in emerging markets, which I guess is the global ratio. What that fund does l...
by InnocentAbroad
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card for expat
Replies: 27
Views: 2354

Re: Credit card for expat

To reinforce what Carls said, credit cards are not very popular in the Netherlands; don't expect them to be widely accepted. The supermarkets will not take them, for example, and if you want a train ticket you'll have to queue at customer service and pay a surcharge rather than use the automatic kio...
by InnocentAbroad
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 636

[UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

I made a New Year's resolution to start investing. Actually, it has been several years in a row since I first made that resolution. This year I discovered Bogleheads and I appreciate the logic and simplicity to the investing philosophy. Since then, I have been trying to educate myself from the wiki ...