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Postby foxfire » Sun 10 Apr 2011 11:48 GMT

Hi I am new to this forum, I looking to retire to Malta in Oct. and I am seeking advice. Can I have a comfortable lifestyle on 1500euros per month, including
rental of apartment. Thanks, Foxfire
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Postby Kay » Sun 10 Apr 2011 12:05 GMT

Hi Foxfire, welcome to the forum. I'm shifting this to the Money Matters forum as your question really relates to that rather than choosing where to live. I'm pretty sure we already have some similar questions which have already been answered. I'll have a look for you.

Edit to add: there's loads in here about the cost of living. Please have a look around and let us know if there's something specific which we haven't already covered,
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Postby gozomark » Sun 10 Apr 2011 14:32 GMT

Hi, and welcome to the forum :-)

It all depends on your lifestyle, but there are plenty of people living a nice life in Malta and somewhat less than that, so you should be OK :-)
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Postby foxfire » Sun 10 Apr 2011 15:26 GMT

thanks I welcome any advice. Manuel
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Postby foxfire » Sat 16 Apr 2011 13:55 GMT

Hi Mark, I would like to subscribe to your premimum membership,
howevever, there is no provision for a Irish bank Laser card/mestro
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Postby Dave » Sat 16 Apr 2011 14:13 GMT

Hi Foxfire

I have a feeling Maestro cards count as MasterCard - in which case PayPal should accept the payment even if you don't have a PayPal account.

If that doesn't work, let us know and we'll try and think of another way round it. :-)
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Postby foxfire » Sat 16 Apr 2011 14:26 GMT

Hi Dave, tried your suggestion,it did not accept card info. or my R.O.I postal address.
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Postby Kay » Sat 16 Apr 2011 14:47 GMT

That's a shame as we'd love to have you as a new member. I guess it might need an international bank transfer of some sort. I don't know much about these things and how much they might cost. I think we should take advice from Mark about this.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 16 Apr 2011 14:56 GMT

international bank transfer - normally € 20 odd, but depends on countries and banks - however if intra eurozone, then international is the same as domestic transfer

foxfire - are you unable to use paypal for anything then ?
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Postby foxfire » Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:02 GMT

I have never used pay pal. I use my bankcard to pay airline trips or atm.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:06 GMT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_%28debit_card%29

"It was reported that Banks were turning away from Laser because of some difficutlies encountered by consumers in making online purchases"
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Postby gozomark » Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:07 GMT

"From 2005, some Laser Card holders were provided with co-branded Laser/Maestro cards; from 1 January 2008, all Laser cards were co-branded. The co-branded cards are Chip and PIN cards with both Laser and Maestro functions. The Laser facility is for use in the Republic of Ireland only whereas the Maestro facility is used both domestically and internationally."

you appear to have the co-branded one - I thought paypal accepts Maestro cards
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Postby foxfire » Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:08 GMT

I may ask my Nephew to submit his card.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:11 GMT

foxfire wrote:I may ask my Nephew to submit his card.


good solution

ps as you are having problems with this, it suggests your card may not be suitable for when you move to Malta, so maybe have a look at some alternatives before you make the move
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