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Moving Into Apartment Germany


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Getting Started Housing Living

The 5-Step Process to Moving into your Apartment in Germany

By on September 20th, 2018

Moving is a hassle no matter where you live. But here, we often have the added stress of a language barrier. And it’s not just the language barrier, but also the cultural differences in how things work. Put simply, the process is probably very different from what…

Claiming Child Expenses in Tax Return


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Living Taxes

When Can You Claim Child Expenses in Your Income Tax Return?

By on September 13th, 2018

Children can be included in your income tax return under certain conditions. The German tax law provides some benefits for parents as well as for single parents. The rules are quite complex and many requirements have to be fulfilled to get a tax benefit for your children…

Electricity Providers Dusseldorf


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Getting Started Housing Living

How to Find the Best Electricity Provider in Düsseldorf

By on September 11th, 2018

Depending on your living situation in Düsseldorf, Germany, you may be required to set up and pay for your own electricity. Oftentimes, in a WG (shared apartment) or fully furnished flat, expenses like electricity will be included in the full package, leaving you more time to get out and…

Internet Contract Dusseldorf


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Getting Started Living

How to Find the Best Internet Contract in Düsseldorf

By on September 3rd, 2018

This post will likely be one of the first places you head to gain some additional knowledge about settling down in Düsseldorf. Why? Because it’s 2018… we all need internet in our apartments, am I right?

While the process of actually registering for internet is all done online in German, we have Google…

Expat Banks in Germany


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Getting Started Living

5 of the Best Banks for Expats in Germany

By on August 28th, 2018

Without a German bank account, while living in Germany, you’re not going to get very far. However, the good news is that nowadays, it’s actually pretty simple to open up a bank account even without speaking German. In fact, there are actually banks like N26 who…

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