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  1. We always used bank to bank ETF and it cost a few hundred dollars maximum. There was a fee in the US and then a fee at metrobank where we sent the money. The nice thing with Metrobank is they have an office in the US and you can do an ETF like its still in the US but money really goes to Philippines. We sent over 100k on multiple occasions and have also sent large amounts back to the US.
  2. Everyone can use my address in New Hampshire for a fee. I like single malt Scotch....and beer....maybe wine....cough syrup...just no Red Horse
  3. Are you a US citizen and just planning to reside in the Philippines or are you a Green card holder in the US? If a green card holder and giving up residency in the US your choices will be limited. If you are a US citizen you have many options.
  4. @ JJReyes I recommend contacting some Rotary clubs to see where your funds can help. Do you have a particular area of the Philippines you would like to donate to? I am in touch with Rotarian's I trust in Cebu and Samar. Another thought would be to hold onto the money until you go and randomly give it away as you travel. Buy some of the begging kids lunch and have a chat with them. See someone that needs new shoes or clothes. Walk into a store and buy them stuff (don't let them pick). You know, random acts of kindness.
  5. My wife and I have decided that if my company agrees to my terms I will make a 2 month trip to Thailand. Does anyone know of any good active Thailand expat sites? All of the ones I am finding seem to have very little activity. I would be happy to find something half as good as this site which has good people and great information.....
  6. Thank you all for your comments. My company confirmed that the offer was because of previous inquiries and its going to create a position if I want it. @OnMyWay my job is in manufacturing and is "Hi tek" as @Tommy T. indicated. My comments seem disjointed but they are actually all related. If I were to write a novel you would see the connection. @Snowy79 My company would keep a position open for me if I took a temporary assignment. Another snippet of information is that I need to be busy when I am not sleeping. If I have nothing fun to do, usually with other peeps, I build things in my woodsho
  7. I am still working in the US and retirement is planned in the next five years which will include time split between the Philippines and the US. My wife is a Filipina working here in the US and we own a business in the Philippines. Our business in the Philippines is doing well but we want to finish some construction which is very difficult while not there. We were trying to manage the construction remote but all of our construction staff quit because they didn't like that we were watching them No joke, but that can be a long post on it's own. Now to the real point! My company just offere
  8. All of my pictures from the Haiyan/Yolanda relief were posted on Facebook and I am not really sure how to share it here. Basically I raised a large sum of money in the US through Rotary connections. The Rotary connections I had in the Philippines included some doctors who volunteered their time and delivered food and medical supplies to hundreds of people. Here are some pictures.
  9. Look for your local Rotary Club. Ask them to contact a club in the area you want to volunteer. Rotary is a great organization. If you don't like the local club try another. If you'd like, I can reach out to some Rotarians that could point you in the right direction. I can send you some links to the relief efforts I was part of for Typhoon Haiyan. 100% of all money raised through my efforts hit the ground.
  10. Am I the only one that thinks its a good excuse to buy a new car? Good luck with the repair.
  11. Jack, I think Americans do fight to many wars and I am to busy and extremely stressed.....Oh I mean Americans are to busy and to stressed. I am curious to see how I will do in retirement. I am good at doing nothing for about an hour!
  12. When you get old, you miss the details. Or is it, the details don't matter. I don't remember.
  13. This is for sale 10 miles from me in the US. Shall I inquire about price and put it in a balakbayan box for you?
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