Mert Bulan

5 November 2020 | reading time: 2 min(s)

How to invest and pay your taxes in Germany via DEGIRO

Since the banks give you almost no interest in Germany, the only way to earn money from your saving is investing in stocks or ETFs. If you don’t speak German...

18 October 2020 | reading time: 1 min(s)

Why some buildings in Hamburg have a greenish roof?

There are a lot of things I like about Hamburg and the buildings are one of them. Besides the brick buildings in Hamburg, I also like some buildings because of...

9 October 2020 | reading time: 2 min(s)

You probably pay around 100€/year for TV Cable that you don't use

and this doesn’t make sense at all. Let me start from the beginning. I was checking every detail in my Nebenkostenabrechnung papers as I mentioned in my previous post. If...

5 October 2020 | reading time: 3 min(s)

Paying property tax while being a tenant in Germany

Paying taxes in Germany is a very serious topic. My German friend once told me that killing a person has fewer consequences than tax fraud in Germany. Joke aside, I...

21 March 2020 | reading time: 6 min(s)

Should we #EnjoyCapitalism?

If you are a person like me who moved from a third world country (Turkey) to a first world country (Germany), probably your priorities and problems are different now. You...

12 January 2020 | reading time: 11 min(s)

Moving to Germany: Things that you need to know

I moved to Hamburg, Germany in 2018. During that time, I had to do a lot of research or ask a lot of questions to my colleagues. Nowadays, I am...

4 January 2020 | reading time: 3 min(s)

Effective way of saving lives in Africa

During my Christmas holiday, I had a chance to read a book called Factfullness. It became a really popular book after Bill Gates’s recommendation. The author of the book explains...

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