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  1. To the person using a single debit card ---- geez, open a savings account attached to your regular account and get a debit card for that savings account.  Easy peasy solution and now you will have 2 cards and can order from the savings account card and limit the amount in that account to what you transfer in.   You could even open 2 savings accounts.

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  2. I have had nothing but trouble with this and it did work one time in August.  I really need it to work every  month.  If you successfully use this via your mobile phone I would like to meet you and talk to you and try to make a deposit to my account.  If successful I have a new Iphone to replicate how you installed the ap so I can do this every month. 


    I am concerned that since this checkis mailed to us and contains the Ajijic address on the front with the word Mexico on it that it is being rejected by the scanners or whatever that reads the checks.  That is the only thing left to be an explanation.  Surprisingly the customer service and even the technical desk at BOA cannot tell me if that is a possible reason.  They said to just try it with a AP that is known to work. 


    Any and all suggestions are welcome because we do have to resolve this US check deposit issue.

  3. Do be aware that if this "safe" is portable it will disappear so don't put anything important in it.  Do NOT put your immigration papers, passports, credit cards, deed to the house, factur for vehicles, etc...  in there because those papers are really hard and time consuming to replace. 

    Here is the rationale - thieves don't really want your papers they want money things so if they can see your papers they will just toss them aside and move on.  Your US passports are valuable so put them in a baggy and tuck them away somewhere - in a book, between holiday decorations etc...

  4. 5Jacks that is a option but I don't want to eat dinner at 5 pm and then what do I do with the rest of the evening?


    I think early on when places began staying open after 7 pm that the first successful places had music...the old Melanies at Danza del Sol for instance.  There were only a couple places staying open late, and late was 9.  And then the buying boom occurred and music became a component of what restaurants thought people wanted then EVERY place had to have music and innumerable bands were formed and re-formed etc... and fairly soon the bands wanting to play were driving the market for their services, not the restaurants or their clientele.


    We do almost all of our evening meals at Tango or Pasta Trenta these days because although they have music it is very low, thus it is enhancing the environment.  In the case of Tango the music can be adjusted within feet of your table...the speakers are controlled and can be turned off.

  5. We chose not to go in because of the music.  There are plenty of places to go "dancing".  When we go out with friends for a meal we are looking primarily for decent food and a good conversation.  We are not going out for dinner at 7pm looking for music for dancing.  Chillin' will not be on our or our friends lists because of the focus on music.



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  6. Is there a trick to mobile ap deposit banking?

    Back in August I was able to get a $600 US check to deposit from my Bank of America mobile ap on an android phone.  I haven't been able to do it since.  The messages say it can't be done from here.  I put on the anonymizer and it takes the application all the way to the deposit point and then says the amount I input and the amount of the check do not agree.  I need to be able to put these checks in BoA thru the mobile ap.


    I have a brand new Iphone.  I know people for whom the BoA ap works ALL the time.   I haven't set this Iphone up yet and would like to hire someone to teach it to me straight out of the box.  I do not want a lot of fiddle faddle on it that i can mess up, and especially need the BoA mobile deposit to work. 

  7. Yes last night the officials came and with police they had people to clear everything out  and into the street then loaded onto trucks.  They worked all night. 


    The cat is probably inside, she was around yesterday.  She tends to walk the front wall late in the afternoon.   She will come out when she gets hungry.  or maybe someone took her.

  8. We have a check mailed here every month an although it has always eventually arrived it can take between 3 and 11 weeks.

    I just received a USPS certified letter which took 3 weeks.  I am going to check to see if the verification papers are actually returned to them and how long it takes from the day I signed to when they received them.  I signed last Tuesday and this Tuesday I will begin hounding the woman because she just does not believe that it can take so long to get mail and that the mail can get lost regularly and that her refusal to send the checks via FedX or DHL is sniggly.


    We get Amazon packages via Amazon US in about a week.  Ebay packages take longer unless I specify the carrier.  Make sure your closest cross streets are part of your address. 

  9. Doesn't anyone negotiate anymore?


    Go to your bank or investment institution and talk with a manager who can make decisions.  Tell them something like, "I want to move $35,000 US ( however much) to my account here but I don't want to miss an advantageous jump in the exchange rate.  When you can give me 19.75 (or whatever but be reasonable) let me know and I will execute the move that day."


    You can bet that manager has someone they can call who will be able to tell them to give you a better rate.  You have to ask and you have to tell them what you will do and then follow thru on it.



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